Good morning! I'm working on a project in Inventor 2017 where I wish to control the parameter lists that are available for users when certain configurations are selected in a given factory asset. In the past I've used iLogic and the IsKey functionality to accomplish this. However, it just doesn't seem to work with Inventor 2017. I've knocked out a video below and am wondering if there is a setting that I'm not aware of or if there is another way to update the assets? Really appreciate any assistance, as I'm kind of in a bind without it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!
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Thanks for filling me in, but I'm not going to lie, that's a real bummer. Part of my problem is that I've already built assets for others that used this functionality. As soon as they migrate to 2017 or newer, that functionality will disappear, requiring new coding or new assets being built. I'm not sure why this was considered a bug, because I thought the functionality was excellent and allowed for some pretty flexible assets and prevented confusion for non-technical users (think sales people who may benefit from limited choices). Is the Idea Station the best way to formally request that this get changed back?
I'll try the methodology that you're recommending, but I'll likely have to build several assets in order to minimize confusion. Again, I would really like the development team to take a look at adding this functionality back in. Sorry for my mini-rant, but this is pretty disappointing. Hope all else is well and have a most blessed day!
You are correct, I'm not as concerned about the exact methodology as much as I'm looking for the desired result. That being said, I've tried using iLogic Forms and Message Boxes, but can't get those to work either. Will I be running into a similar limitation with these? Otherwise, I can post those to a new thread. Thanks for your patience, hope all is well and have a most blessed day!
So you say there will be no way to recover this "bug" ? Nearly all of our Assets are using this "bug". Using a Asset with over 20 Parameter is a mess and as we aren't able to bring them in any categories or anything the loss of the IsKey feature is a huge depreciation of user friendliness.
We do not blame you personally, hope that is clear. We only would like to make sure that you see the importance of a feature like this. Imagin buying a car or even better a electronic device where your knowledge isn't really the best. And the configurator on the website shows you a huge list of things you can add and parameters to change, and the half of them is without any use on your special case and additionally the parameters are in an order which doesn't make any sense because its alphabetical. I think enrage is the word we need there.
I will take a look into the Idea Station and create an Idea. I think I have saved some ideas I found already in the idea station, so I can combine them, with links, with my requirements.
Good morning! I haven't had a chance to create an idea on the Idea Station and would love it if you could! If you could please respond with a link to your idea in this post and another forum post (here), I would like to drive as much traffic to it as possible. Losing this functionality is a big problem and I'd like some resolution as soon as possible. If you'd rather have me post the idea, let me know and you can comment on things that I've missed. Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!
No problem I can create the Idea and I will post a link to it in both threads. I will post it later this day, so I can combine my notes, saved ideas an threads to an detailed Idea. Also if I miss something feel free to comment on it!
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