AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Copy Subassembly To Create Similar But Different Subassembly

Sep 27, 2013

(in Inventor Pro 2014,64 bit):

I've made an stairs assembly that contains adaptive parts that are all controlled by the assembly parameters.

Here is my assembly and the controlling parameters. The stringers on the side are made with the frame generator and use the "extend" feature to get the appropriate length, as driven by the parameters. The reason I used frame generator is so that I can easily change sizes of the stringers down the road, if needed.  I chose to make the parts associative so I could control all of the parameters from within the assembly instead of opening each part separately.

My goal now is to be able to use this assembly (or something similar) as a template to create new sets of stairs, all to be placed in the same main assembly.

I attempted to duplicate all of the parts (append a "2" at the end of each file name and replace components in the new set of stairs with the 2nd version) but ran into problems with the two stringers. I can't figure out what to do to get the Frame00001 and Skeleton00001 to reassociate to Frame00002 and Skeleton00002. So any time I change my slope, the original stairs will end up trying to copy the new stringers instead of keeping the old ones.

how can I make this assembly reference a new frame, and secondly?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Import Subassembly API For Custom Subassembly - Error?

Nov 12, 2013

When I use ImportSubassembly API to import my subassembly created by Autodesk Subassembly Composer  into my civil project, it reports error-"eFilerError".

the code like this:

atcFile = @"D:9f92eaa4ef514ac982518852e1169932.atc";
itemId = "ab660722-c69d-4ade-b373-0e9f99c94e55";
SubassemblyCollection subassemblyCollection = cDoc.SubassemblyCollection;
ObjectId subassemblyId = subassemblyCollection.ImportSubassembly("TestSubassembly", atcFile, itemId, this.doc.Editor.GetPoint("Select import subAssembly location").Value);

However, it is OK if to import subassembly provided by Cilvil 3D.

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Jan 3, 2014

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Jan 7, 2014

I create an IDW view of a subassembly by inserting the parent assembly, make it a non-associative view, then turn off visibility of unwanted subassemblies.  When later working in the model and adding a part to one of the non-visable sub-assemblies, that part becomes visable in the IDW views in which the subassembly was non-visable, requiting me to edit all veiws in which the subassembly was non-visible. This can be quite a number of instances.  Is there a way to prevent this?

I may have a more fundamental workflow problem:  I create assemblies composed of subassemblies that need to be detailed sperately.  I have found that in order to correctly create a structured BOM and to have the ballon lables to correspond to the structured BOM, I create the drawing views as described above.  If I would just insert the subassembly to detail it, I don't understand how to get it to relate the balloon labels in the subassembly view to my master BOM.  

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create A Subassembly Of Separate Parts In A Major Assembly

Apr 29, 2013

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Do I have to start a separate .iam file and import each .ipt and regenerate the complicated constraints all over again?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference Parts In A Subassembly / Unable To Create Balloon And Drawing

Jun 14, 2013

I have assemblies that are comprised of reference parts - the assembly is a purchased part such as an air cylinder.  I have them as reference only in the assembly (ie right click on the parts in the model tree->BOM Reference->Reference). I do it this way so I can adjust the air cylinder how I need it, but still only asign one part number to the whole assembly - as an example we'll say "cylinderX" is the part number, and filename is "cylinderX.iam"

The problem arises when I put cylinderX.iam into other assemblies and try and make drawings of those assemblies.  Even though cylinderX.iam is not a reference part (but all it's sub components are), it shows up in an IDW just like reference parts.  I am able to make it show up how I want by editing the view properties (Edit View->Model State Tab->Reference Data Line Style "as parts"), but I still cannot balloon cylinderX.iam.  It shows up in the parts list, but I cannot attach a balloon to it.

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Jul 24, 2013

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Mar 7, 2013

I am trying to create a subassembly with a curve in it. See attached .pkt and .dwg files. Very small and simple.

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The link that represents the curve does not display; only the tesselated points display. In the Subassembly Composer the curve does display.

The file called needs to be renamed to curved.pkt. This forum does not allow attachment of files with pkt extension.

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Jan 12, 2014

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Move FG Subassembly To Another Assembly?

Nov 15, 2013

I have a frame generator assembly that I created to take advantage of the frame analysis tools. This assembly was later broken down into the main fabricated assemblies (for drawing purposes) using the "demote frame generator component" tools. The basic question is this: can I take one of the "demoted" sub-assemblies and move it to another assembly file all-together?

best way to move the four legs from the platform assembly to the tank assembly after the fact? I was thinking I would just place the leg sub-assembly into the tank assembly and then delete it out of the platform one but I'm not sure of the ramifications.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Transfer Subassembly Location To Another

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How can I know the XYZ axis on corresponding locations without having a reference to another nozzle?(If no nozzle in 0 degree and 90 degree angle of the equipment, so on and so forth).

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Sep 5, 2013

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In this subassembly I made a view representation: NoSKT..When this is activated the skeleton is hided (see picture).If I now make a pattern of this subassembly in my head assembly with for example a parameter from my embedded excel or a parameter in inventor "quantity = 2" inventor will add 1 element with the same view representation. Still no problem.

The problem is now when I change the parameter. If I change the quantity to for example 3, the view representation of the third element is gone and the skeleton will become visible.I have many parts like this in my head assembly and quite a lot of patterns. Which means a lot of skeletons become visible. Is there a way to stop this from happening?

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Jul 31, 2013

I've tried this code here after setting the assembly flexible in the top level but it doesn't work. 


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Feb 11, 2013

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Feb 2, 2012

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Nov 18, 2013

I have some parts in a subassembly that I want to make invisible. When I input my iLogic code(that I used hundreds of times before) the part is made invisible in the subassembly only if I open the subassembly. When I go back to the parent assembly it still shows the part visible. Here is a sample of my

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Subassembly Constraints Constantly Need Rebuilding

Jun 5, 2012

I'm working in a large top level assembly and the following is happening

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3. Error message pops up telling me dozens of constraints in subassemblies are broken
4. Click Accept, assembly does not visually update
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Jan 6, 2012

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Feb 14, 2013

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Inserting the main assembly into the drawing, so that I can see both the main assembly and the sub assembly together, messes up the parts list and balloons.

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Nov 26, 2013

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See the picture attached for the example.

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Oct 3, 2012

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This standard part has an ilogic rule which varries the number of creases in a wall panel. eg. when the panel is 1200 wide there are 2 creases, when the panel is under 800 wide there is one crease and when the panel is less than 600 wide then there are no creases.

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Is there an operation or some sort of trigger I can implement to make this rule run as soon as the sub assembly is inserted?

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Jul 12, 2013

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However, all the other instances of that component disappear (which makes sense since that component is no longer in the subassembly).  Unfortunately, this means I have to assemble and constrain all the other instances that disappeared.

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Feb 4, 2013

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2 - manufactured parts - so production know which and how many parts to make.

Both of these can be setup in Inventor (using filters) so they display only the correct parts from the BOM. However, neither of these show assembly / subassembly files (and consequently drawings). Is there any way of creating a parts list that can show assembly files only?

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Nov 24, 2011

I have an Assembly2 in Assembly1. I'd like to insert Assembly2 to Assembly 3 without losing any constraints or adaptive feature to Assembly1, while Assembly2 replaced with Assembly3.


 - Assembly2.iam

   + Part1

   + Part2

This is what I want:


 - Assembly3.iam

   - Assembly2.iam

     + Part1

     + Part2

But Assembly2 shouldn't lose any constraints to Assembly1.

Software: Inventor Series 2011 SP1 x64
OS: Vista Business x64
CPU: E6400
RAM: 2*2Gb GeIL
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