In a drawing, if you create a top view, project a front and then try to project a bottom Inventor doesn’t recognize it should be a bottom view - it gives you another front.
I would like Inventor to recognize that in this case, I have placed a front view and a bottom view is required.
This would apply to any view creation that has 2 or more projections in the same direction.
When i mirror a part and select reuse in an assembly the mirrored parts are not constrained or linked to the position of the original part. It is not parametric.
the mirrored parts should be linked to the base parts position much the same way as assembly pattern works and pattern in a part works
I think it may be useful if Inventor displayed the main feature values in the browser tree. This would save you from having to click on the feature or look in the parameters dialog to find the value of any given feature. I think for features such as holes, just the diameter would suffice without the reference dimensions to keep it simple yet useful.
when in an assembly we often use "open drawing" on parts in the browser, via right click context menu.
interestingly now in inv 2013 the command has been moved to a sub menu of the context menu. not a biggie i know but consider:
1. do the developers have more important things to be working on?
2. this extra time to find or access context commands multiplied by hundreds of drawings a day adds up.
3. why was it moved in the first place (moved from location shown in attachment 1 to new location in attachment 2)
4. (also there are other things being moved around and changed for no apparent reason. see attachment no. 3 which has commands in different places than previous versions).
for the users who access the commands many many times over the course of a day or a year, the locations are important to say the least as we can access them without thinking. Especially with rmb context menus. To change them must warrant a serious evaluation. Changes to these things can be a source of enormous frustration and cost time & money.
one example is - not every one uses the same version software all of the time. some of us work for multiple clients in multiple locations, sometimes the different clients are using earlier versions of the same software. this means that in the morning we could be using 2011 & in the afternoon we could be using 2013.
we already have questionable interface changes being forced upon users. i would bet money that we were better off 3 versions ago on this topic. please lets focus on critical topics.
ps- consider to move the commands back to where they were in 2012. if you wish to add more, just put them at the end of the existing menus.
pps- for some topics especially interface related topics, we may be better off if the developers have a "wish list" that needs to get approved by majority vote before roll out rather than making changes first.
When a sketch is fully constrained and dimensions is added as reference with (xx)
When deleting dimensions reference dimensions still is reference. Is it possible to get it to change to standard dimensions
(xx) to xx
I use numerous different file templates for numerous different clients, plus I also have my own company templates.
So I have numerous project files I work in (one for each client), currently the only way I be assured of selecting the proper template files for Parts, Assemblies, etc for that specific client is to select the New File Icon only. If I am to select the New File pull down arrow or the Inventor Yellow Icon and New file, Inventor points to the software's default Standard.idw or Standard.ipt, etc.
Can we possibly get Inventor to change this and have these icons point to the templates tied to the specific project file templates? Or at least give us the option to set that up?
Thanks and kudos on whoever made the suggestion of adding this discussion forum!
It would be nice to have an option in the idw where I could list ALL parts reguardless of level in a single, non-structured, parts list. If I have one top level and 30 sub-level assemblies with one 3" elbow in each of them, I want one line that says I need thirty 3" elbows. Currenty, I have to place a structured parts list, expand all the sub-levels and export to excel and combine the parts from the sub-levels to give to purchasing. This open up potential for math errors, etc that Inventor would handle automatically. All I want to know is how many 3" elbows are in my whole machine. I still need the structured for drawings and stuff, but purchasing wants all parts in one list. They don't want to look in 5 different spots for 3" elbows. When we used to run the pipe in the top level as 300+ individual fttings it was not too big of a problem (but took a long time to model), but we started using the Tube and Pipe feature which save tons of time modeling but making a list when from 20 minutes in Inventor to 2 hours in excel. And excel doesn't update too well when I make a change to the model.
Can you add the possibility to give a list of files to handle in task Scheduler like that:
It's a very little works for a big improvement of this tools.
Thanks in advance.
1.) there is no control possibility if parts from CC are sectioned or not.
2.) And if we could do boolean parameters in part but can´t steering them from CC table it is useless!
Both things i think are easy things to change in CC handling
I want the ability to import pictures I have taken (possibly from prototypes I have made or received).
It would help with sending problem areas to various developers that I deal with. I am currently using Microsoft paint to draw arrows and write text then saving as a .jpeg and simply adding them as an attachment in my emails along with a PDF that I generated from and .idw .
Instead I want to be able place the picture in the .idw and make the necessary notations and export to PDF (which will help everyone with consolidating data and information)
Sometimes I would like to dimension an arc by angle, not by length or radius/diameter. I know that you can angle dimension the three points of the arc, but I think it would be more efficient and an improvement to the interface. There are times when I need to dimension lots of arc angles and it quicly gets difficult to identify center points.
Sometimes it can be very frustrating and time consuming to create an .ipn. Mainly because when you are applying tweaks, sometimes a part can get missed in the selction. If you notice early enough (before you have let go of the mouse button) you can return to 'zero' and add the missed part. It would be much easier to be able to add a missed part to a tweak group. This would also be very beneficial for tool modifications as these items could also be added to a group.