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Connector Class Properties active or not

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate TAR_Loki on ‎02-15-2017 02:17 AM - last edited on ‎02-15-2017 02:19 AM |

Hi together,

 

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.

 

As example:

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.

 

Greetings,

Sven

User Parameters as Export Parameter

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate TAR_Loki on ‎02-15-2017 02:29 AM

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.

 

Kind regards,

Sven

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

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:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/factory-design-utilities-forum/forms-in-assets-to-be-the-only-user-int...

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/factory-design-utilities-ideas/factory-properties-like-in-ilogic-formu...
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/factory-design-utilities-ideas/asset-parameter-real-names-groups/idi-p...

Status: Under Review

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.

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!

 

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

 

Process Analysis 360

Status: Gathering Support
by Contributor DMRICSJN on ‎10-14-2015 05:07 AM

Hi Guy's

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:

  • A SW tool for writing strings that constrain more sophisticated features e.g.  What if ...then or Case, Math functions or other Events
  • Input/output options from PLC SW
  • Inputs from e.g. external sensors
  • 3D illustations tools and/or smooth interaction with Inventor/Factory/Navis..

 

Claus

Asset Audit before Publishing

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate JHUNT107 on ‎10-14-2016 01:58 PM

Maintaining lightweight assets in your library is key to FDU performance. I would like FDS to run an audit on the asset before publishing.

 

  • Reflective Appearances on whole model or faces.
  • File Size
  • Number of Faces
  • Work planes, axes, points visibility OFF.
  • Blank Asset Properties

The checks could be configured based on the company needs. I'm sure other checks would be useful.

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

 

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.

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.

 

best regards

Alessandro

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

Floor/ Grid Settings

Status: Gathering Support
by Contributor nischant on ‎09-06-2016 02:11 AM

Hello Autodesk people!

 

I have a few ideas/requests regarding the Floor Settings in Inventor Factory Design.

 

  1. Is it possible to remove the Floor Border? Not turn off visibility but having my Floor for example 100 meters long and 30 meters wide when I measure it, if I put those values in the ´Length/Width´fields, withought the additional Border.
  2. Is it possible to define my Coordinate system to be in a corner of my Floor for example? Even if I manipulate my Floor Size manually, I can´t get closer than 5 meters to my corner.
  3. The Floor Size – width/length have min and max values defined… can this be bypassed somehow to make my Floor smaller or larger than the values it allows in the User Defined Settings?

 

Regards, 

 

Schwarzkopf

API for FDU

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate JHUNT107 on ‎10-24-2016 08:05 AM

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.

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

Connectors with various colors

Status: Accepted
by Participant SveinnIngi on ‎01-08-2014 04:27 AM

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.

 

 

Status: Accepted
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