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en mCADForums.com mCADForums.com 30 Every once in awhile I have this small problem, and I have not been able to determine the ryme or reason for it:
I sometimes put a sketch into a part that's just for a mating reference for when it goes into an assembly. Sometimes it's just a point, sometimes a circle, or a line whose endpoint can be used. Problem is, now and then I find that once this component is placed into a particular assembly, the sketch cannot be seen, and therefore cannot be accessed for mating purposes. And the only right-click option I'm given is to hide it. (?) Rebuilding doesn't change anything. The sketch in the component is just a stand-alone sketch; it's not associated with any feature, so by default it shows when the part is open - just not in the assembly. No combination of hiding or showing in the part makes any difference in the assembly; it remains invisible/inaccessable. What gives? ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10791&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:46:03 +0000 Test post ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10789&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:30:00 +0000 I wonder what software was used?
./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10788&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:34:28 +0000 So how do you guys approach this?
Do you create a custom Table as a sketch symbol?
Do you create a Table Style then overlay text on it?
Do you import an .xls as an OLE or image?
I sure wish IV had an iPart Table as a built in solution
We currently have a "Part No." symbol which consist of a custom sketched table with 1 row and 1 column that gets placed in the upper left corner of the border...and right now I am using multiple variations of these symbols to represent 1,2,3 column variations as "A" "B" "C", etc..columns, and consequently overriding the dim value (hide it) and manually type whihc column I want...we also then include more symbols to correlate with the qty of column symbols called "Part No. Add a row (1 column)" etc..
Anyone have a more clever way of tackling this dilemma? ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10786&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:09:11 +0000 I need an example of an overly complicated detail drawing. Lots of notes, leaders, unnecessary GDT etc...
I need to use it in a presentation. I can black out any sensitive data and it'll only be on screen, not downloadable.
Thanks... ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10785&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:02:03 +0000 http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/3116/tw
This article was very interesting...thought you guys would like to know
...we are about to embark on a whole new level of hardware performance tech here soon!
Multi thrd Apps
...looks like its all coming together soon to achieve new performance speeds! ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10783&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Tue, 02 Feb 2010 09:41:39 +0000 Not being on the inside circles of SW, I see the attendance for SW World in the neighborhood of 5000 people. That's more than 2/3 of the entire AU attendance and yet it's only for one Autodesk's competing product lines. Am I missing something or is the ratio of SW users to Inventor users that disproportionate? ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10782&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Tue, 02 Feb 2010 07:13:37 +0000 We have been running Design Review 2008 and 2009 for a couple of years with few problems. We take snapshots of 3D models created in inventor, add markups such as callouts, submit these to our graphics department. The graphic artist pulls the image from the Inventor 3D file, ensures proper layering for our custome and adds callouts as requested by our developers.
We recently started seeing models created in Inventor 2009, with many of the images being huge (in excess of 15 Meg). Our graphics coordinator recommended upgrading to Design review 2010 to be able to open some of the larger dwfs. We are seeing several issues with Design Review 2010:
Some people cannot install the program - the computer locks before completeion.
Some people load the program successfully, but cannot run the program (they get the hourglass briefly, then it goes away and nothing else occurs.
Many people's computer simply locks up when opening a dwf of any size.
Others open the dwf, but it shuts down Excel and/or Access.
All of this is acurring on laptops running Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2, with at least 1.5 Gig of RAM and some with as much as 2.5 Gig. Plenty of virtual RAM is available in all cases.
Anyone out there have any ideas???? ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10781&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:32:51 +0000 Can anyone recommend a good step by step tutorial online for the "Cable and Harness" portion of Inventor 2010? I seem to be struggling through this on my own. Thanks in advance for any help. ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10779&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:56:24 +0000 How can a company that makes a living creating CAD software be so bad at math?
I've attached a picture of the BOM interface showing 2 iAssemblies with virtual parts placed into an assembly. No matter what I do, when inventor adds the quantities of the virtual part it defaults to the quantity in the first assembly times the number of assemblies.
As you can see the quantity should be 20, not 28. If I place the assembly with 6 parts first the total quantity shows as 12.
This is very frustrating in that I use a lot of iAssemblies with fasteners and I would like to replace the fastener parts with virtual parts in order to streamline my large assemblies.
Can someone please verify weather or not this is still an issue with 2010?
Does anyone have any suggestions to overcome this issue?
Keith ./forums/viewtopic.php?t=10777&sid=45aa549cd8ea48258eb0827b79256c4e Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:41:22 +0000