yesterday I created a project drawing, where I used the connector points.
With the connector points I also used the created connector class.
Most time this is great, but yesterday it was not so usefull, because I need a different parameter like the connector classe told the asset.
I created two assets, a machine and an equipment, that belongs to the machine.
In the connector class, I told the equipment, to ask, which machine typ is connected to it. According to the machine typ, the equipment change his size.
So far, so good
But yesterday, I need a smaller size of the equipment and to make that possible, I had to delete the constrains that are created by using the connector points.
Now my Idea.
It would be great, to have an option, which turns the connector class on or of in an asset.
Hello again, ;)
It would be nice, to get the User Parameters also as Export Parameters, to use them in a part list.
Often we have information in that parameters, that we need also in a part list.
When working on a Factory Layout it is to bad that the parameters can be changed trough the 'Factory Properties' only. You can't change the names of parameters, you can't change the order in which they appear, and the parameter names must have under scores. The nice Forms which can be made are not available in the Factory Layout.
My idea is to combine the functionality of the 'Factory Properties' and the Forms, and erase either one of them afterwards. This way Autodesk can reach a great improvement of both the user interface, intuitivity en simpleness of the program. It would anyhow bring the design and the use of assets closer to eachother, in my opinion.
Feel free to ask or share toughts.
Please also refer to:
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
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.
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.
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."
3. Copy Parameter from one Asset to the other - this Feature would save a lot of time.
I explained it here:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Process Analysis is easy to start and operate even as a newbee, but also very limited if it should work in a logistic or manufactoring industry!
I will apreciate if:
Maintaining lightweight assets in your library is key to FDU performance. I would like FDS to run an audit on the asset before publishing.
The checks could be configured based on the company needs. I'm sure other checks would be useful.
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:
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:
And new functions:
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.
Hi, I'd like to display the name of the connectors of the assets during command Connector, and in the window Link connector when I manege the connector Link.
This feature is very useful when you have multiple connectors in the same position but with different orientations.
The name of the connectors should be visible in the graphics area with interactive selection and in the browser inside the components.
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:
Because the important dimensions refer to customer's items, like walls, columns or somthing like that !
Hello Autodesk people!
I have a few ideas/requests regarding the Floor Settings in Inventor Factory Design.
My specific desire is for Descriptor or Extended Descriptor to read the Asset Properties (not iProperties), manipulate the string, then display as the Descriptor iLogic or Extended Descriptor iLogic.
Of course there would be many other uses for Factory API.
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)
By selecting a connector in the browser while in the Asset Builder, the color gets selectable. However, it doesn't stick to it if the asset is published or the AB is closed.
I see huge value in different colored connectors to ease up the progress of making layouts. Many different people are making layouts in my company, but usually none of them are making the assets.
Then an extra step might be taken and we can only connect blue+blue, green+green, yellow+yellow etc.
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