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Hello,

 

I just read about the chain builder in the Factory Warehouse. It would be pretty nice if we could use this tool directly in the FDS.

 

Things we need :

- Draw the polyline also in Inventor (we don't want to leave Inventor :D)

- Make an Chain Asset out of our own assets and define the length and so on with our own parameters (also our own native language) 

- Define which asset is the straight, turn, Y-Piece, and maybe 30°/45° lines from a straight line

- Define the connectors which should be used

 

Kind regards

All,

 

Good afternoon!  I would love an option to add a drawing file (IDW or DWG) to a published asset.  Ideally, I would like to create an asset (even an assembly asset) and be able to place views in a drawing, dimension and even add a Parts List.  When ready to publish the asset, I would like to add the drawing file as well as an NWC file, and the drawing file would automatically update, as the asset is modified inside an assembly.  Now when I create a layout, instead of having an entire BOM of all the parts, I could open up the drawing of a specific assembly asset and see its BOM and detailed drawing.  This would help with more assembly operations where users have to see how the assets are constructed (or send instructions to the final installer).  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed night!

 

Peace,

Pete

Update Factory Asset

Status: Gathering Support
by Enthusiast ederson.balbinot on ‎02-15-2017 04:03 AM

Hello.

 

Currently it is not possible to update the assets through the Inventor API.

 

At least I could not if someone knew how to accept the answer with pleasure!

 

I would like to create an update command for the Assets through the API, currently the assets can be modified through parameters and it is totally possible to handle assets through the API.

However when values are exempted the asset on the screen is updated but its assets are not.

 

I believe it's simple to create this "update asset".

 

Thanks.

Add Marking Menu when placing Assets

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate idubail on ‎01-25-2017 02:15 AM

When I place Assets in Inventor, I have to do a RMB, then Clic "Done", or hit "Enter" key.

Please add a marking menu to do it quickly !

 

Factory Marking Menu.png

FDS Parts list export to XML

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate TAR_Loki on ‎02-15-2017 02:26 AM

Hello together,

 

It would be nice, to export the part list, with all done Factory Properties (parameters) to an xml file.

 

The reason is, that we want to reread the parts list in our Camos (ERP System), to create automaticly an quotation with all nessassary informations.

 

Kind regards,

Sven

Two of best customers (Many seats) have Problems whith assets whith many Parameters

In Ilogic Formular we can change the order of Properties/Parameters and create Kategories.

 

In Factory we can only create Kategories for Propertys not for FX_Parameters and the Order ist Alphabetical.

 

Please Change the optics from Factory Property window and create an Editor like in Inventor Ilogic Formular 

 

Hi,

it would be nice if the "active connections" would be displayed into the model browser. In big layouts its a mess to find the correct connection.

 

Could look like this:

ActiveConnections.png

 

Asset Parameter in genereral

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate mk92 on ‎11-03-2016 12:11 PM

Together with petestrycharske and olegd.prod we discussed about the usability of Asset Parameter. Also i will try to combine ideas i found in the Idea Station.

 

1. Parameter Visibility - we would like to be able to determine which Parameter is shown depending on other Parameter.

Example: Motor = Yes, Motortype is Shown Else Motor = No ,Motortype isnt shown.

[Link to discussion]

[Idea from petestrycharske]

 

2. Parameter category and organization - we need to be able to create categories in the Parameter window.

Example: Base, Motor, Support...

Also we need the possibility to organize the Parameter logically and not alphabetical.

My example from the thread:

"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."

[Idea: Real Names and Groups]

[Idea: Edit like iLogic formular]

 

3. Copy Parameter from one Asset to the other - this Feature would save a lot of time.

I explained it here:

[Idea: Match parameter]

 

4. Using comments for Explanation - often technical Parameters arent the real names so it would be helful to deposit the Information anywere so when you hover over the Parameter in the asset an Pop up window appears with the Explanation in it.

 

5. Passing NonKey Parameter throught connector Points would also be very helpful. Because not every Information, maybe some Information for calculating something, is important to Show to the user.

petestrycharske mentioned this in his Idea.

 

If i have missed anything do not hesitate to add ideas with a comment!

 

To save time with complex assets it would be nice if we had the option to create the assets variants directly while uploading the asset to the library.

 

Also it would be good if the asset placement begins after you choose the variant from the list directly.

Display DWG overly in Inventor drawing

Status: Accepted
by Contributor pabethell on ‎07-01-2014 04:04 PM

Would like the ability to deplay the DWG overlay in the Inventor drawing. 

Also would like to able to create dimensions relative to the dwg overlay.

I believe this is a key feature missing from the factory design suite. This would allow me to present one drawing file that contains all the 2D and 3D representations.

Status: Accepted

Better Connector Points

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate mk92 on ‎06-16-2016 01:34 AM

Hello,

 

if you have a very modular system in the FDS the connector Points are getting a mess for the Performance and handling in big layouts.

 

Nice examples:

If you have a conveyor with up to 10 supports in unregular distances you Need to create 10 connector Points.

 - It would be great to give connector Points the possibility to be used multiple times.

 

If we place a sideguard also all the connector Points for walls, supports, and so on Display but we dont Need them at this Moment

- It would be great to have a Setting like: Connector Point Support:1 only Shows up if you place an asset with an Support:1 in it or anything simular.

 

Regards

 

Revit in FDS

Status: Gathering Support
by Enthusiast wezpb on ‎01-20-2016 05:31 AM

I think it would e a good idea to include a version of Revit in FDS. how else would you conbine a Revit 3D model with a system model to enable to creation of contextual sections i.e. sections that include the building and the system. Inventor can import Revit but not the scale of projects that we work with.

Asset Parameter real names + groups

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate mk92 on ‎07-26-2016 11:16 PM

In our assets we use our model variables they are a short form of the real names of our Parameters. We need them for the BOM we export directly from the FDS. So we aren't able to use the full name of our Parameters in the assets.

 

For our sales team or teams who don't use these variables every day its kind of hard to find the right parameters.

 

So it would be pretty helpful to use the Comment Function in the Parameter Window to add the real name.

 

In the FDS they could be visible like in Auto CAD. When you hover over the Parameter Name with the mouse cursor a small popup shows which contains:

 

Short Name

Long Name or Maybe a short description

 

Small thing but very useful!

 

In addition to this it would be nice to have the ability to deliver well sorted Parameter Lists to our users.

 

With this two Ideas from the Inventor Ideastation:

 

Groups:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-ideas/custom-parameter-groups/idi-p/6447176

 

And new functions:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/inventor-ideas/parameters-dialog-overhaul/idi-p/4774867

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Measure from DWG Overlay

Status: Accepted
by Advocate mk92 on ‎03-08-2016 04:10 AM

It would be nice if we could measure from the 2D Overlay to 3D Faces or generally measure in the 2D overlay in Inventor. So actually you need to use Inventor and AutoCAD at the same time side by side.

 

Would be perfect together with this idea:

FDS Idea Station AutoCAD in Inventor Drawing

 

Because the important dimensions refer to customer's items, like walls, columns or somthing like that !

 

 

 

Status: Accepted

BOM Reference BUT normal in Drawing

Status: Under Review
by Advocate mk92 on ‎06-14-2016 06:38 AM

Hello,

in many cases it would be helful to have the opportunity to mark a Part/Assets as a reference but keep it normal in the drawing. Therefore it would be great to have another Version of "Reference"!

 

- Not in the BOM

- Normal in Drawing (also the coloured view)

 

Regards

Status: Under Review

All,

 

I would like the ability to label a parameter as key, but hide it from the view of the users.  That way it could be passed along via Connectors, but not accidentally edited by users.  For example, there may be some parameters that I set in the starter asset that gets passed along to each of the following assets.  These could either be explicit choices or values that are driven by a formula.  Regardless, I want that value to be passed along and consistent.

 

Unfortunately for a connector class file to be applied, it requires that passable parameters are set as Key, which will then display them in the Factory Properties dialog box in the layout.  This is what I would like to be avoided for some of the asset parameters, because the users may end up changing them...

 

Hopefully, this is clear, but if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

Status: Under Review

MEP Connector data inheritance

Status: Gathering Support
by Explorer sahire on ‎04-07-2016 07:23 AM

When we add ” BIM exchange “ connectors for Pipe flow , electrical connectors etc, to an asset, when that asset is consumed into an IAM, the connector detail is lost.

 

The enhancement is for the Assy to retain the BIM exchange info for each asset within the Assy IAM….

 

Please contact robin.ballew@autodesk.com for more details.

Thanks

Please please please please fix the Plugin so it doesn't overwrite my keyboard customizations all the time. 

 

The default setup is ridiculous. I want to draw a Circle in a sketch. In plain Inventor I press C and I'm ready to go. In FDS Inventor I have to Press C + Enter... 

 

It's the same with T for text and C for constrain and on and on and on... oh and F for fillet. Why are Facebook and Twitter even options in there? 

 

I understand why you may want to set them initially, but in no way should a plugin EVER override the settings a user has implemented with in the UI.

 

This has driven me nuts for 3 years now... my only regret is it's taken this long to post it on the Ideastation.... I have however brought it up for the last 3 years during the beta and this sillyness is still in the product... I mean come on, Facebook and Twitter shortcuts from within a Sketch? I would have loved to have been in the room when that idea was suggested. Bonkers. 

 

My sarcasm is justified when you consider how much of a pain this is on a daily basis. Please fix this ASAP.

Status: Implemented

Customized 2D Views in Inventor Drawing

Status: Under Review
by Advocate mk92 on ‎03-08-2016 04:15 AM

It would be nice if we could use customized 2D Views in Inventor drawings so we dont need to place every midlane by hand or make sketches in the Inventor drawing if a conveyor is rising or falling.

Status: Under Review

Better replace with asset

Status: Implemented
by Advocate mk92 on ‎02-10-2016 06:05 AM

The replace with asset function in the Feature Pack is nice but it doesnt improve the workflow pretty much if the connectors doesnt reconnect. It would be nice if Connectors reconnect using their names. When you replace an asset it is mostly with anything similar and the connector points use the same names.

Status: Implemented
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