AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly File Independent From Part Files

Jan 30, 2013

How can I make an assembly file independent from the part files that went into it? I tried converting it to STL then opening the STL document, but that causes problems with what I'm trying to accomplish.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part Inserted In Assembly File As Tube And Pipe Run Part?

Mar 28, 2012

Dear Sir, In particular project, when I insert part in Assembly file, It is inserted as a Tube & Pipe run part. so that It is not Grounded automatically. What is the settings by which I can insert as a normal part in assembly file ? I have attached herewith the JPG file also.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part Created In Assembly Does Not Update To Part File

Nov 15, 2013

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Part created in assembly does not update to part file.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Import IProperties Of Part File Into Assembly File?

Sep 24, 2012

I want to import some of the iproperties of one ipt file into an iam to do it.

IV 2010 Suite
Digital Storm PC:
EVGA & Intel components
Win 7 Pro 64 bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: External Referencing Of Part File By Assembly File

Dec 13, 2013

Describe the external referencing of a part file by an assembly file? I keep getting confused between part file and an assembly file.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part And Assembly File Dependencies?

Sep 14, 2012

Is there anyway of finding out a part or assembly files dependencies external to inventor without using vault?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: VBA Location Of A Part In An Assembly File

Nov 7, 2013

Is it possible to identify the location of a part in an assembly file?

I cannot access (or find access to) global locations, just local.  You may ask, whats the problem?  Well, right now, I have 10 subAssemblies and they are all "located" at (0,0,0), which means I have 10 solids sharing the exact same space. This problem can be easily fixed if I can compare the Global Origin to a Local Origin, but I can only find the "work axes origin" which is worthless to me.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly To Part File Linked Parameters?

Jan 22, 2013

My goal is to open have people go into a central assembly file, type in their specific parameters and the various part files update within the assembly. I wish to do this without the need for an excel sheet, but when I try to link the parameters from the assembly file to the part files, it will not allow me to insert these parts. I get an error about an "assembly can not be placed into itself."

Iparts will not work as this has an infinite amount of sizes.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Precisely Move A Part In Assembly File

Jan 30, 2013

I have finished all my parts and now i have to assemble them. I normally just use the constrain tools, but this time i need to set a part in mid air. I would like to use the move tool, but with exact xyz coordinates. I only seem to be able to do that with  an UCS (coordinate system), not the part itself. I guess it's just a button i'm missing somewhere.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Copy Geometry From Assembly To Part File

Sep 9, 2012

I have an assembly with a few parts inside and want to create a new part(hose) in the assembly and link some faces from other parts within the assembly to my new part to show the routing of the hose.

Can I link faces within an assembly to one of the assembly components.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Extract Part Locations From Assembly File

Nov 6, 2013

I am trying to extract part locations from an assembly file.  I've been successful UNTIL I come to a part/subAssembly where the workAxes is orientated differently then the overall assembly axis.  Is it possible to compare the local axis to the global axis?  If the answer is 'yes', can sample code be posted (i.e. dim sameOrientation as bool; sameOrientation = ... )?

Also, once I know that "sameOrientation = false," how would one convert local coordinates to global coordinates?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: 2013 - Assembly Will Not Accept Updated Part File Name

Nov 22, 2012

I am currently working on a school group project that requires me to submit all inventor files as "LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PART,ASSY,DRAWING,etc..NAME". My original parts were all done in mm instead of cm, so for our project, I opened all new files and derived the same parts at a different scale to fix this scale issue between the members. For the new derived parts I temporarily allowed the file name to remain as part1, part2, part3.... and continued with the assembly. Now that my assembly is complete and I would like to change my part file names to the required format, my assembly will not show the parts and (?) symbol is shown by all parts with updated file names. I also changed the original file names and now the new derived parts, when opened, have the same (?) which I assume is related to the fact that the derived parts are dependent on the original file. Is there a way to update this information? We are using INVENTOR 2013.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic For View Representation Of Part File (in Assembly)

Apr 17, 2012

I have received a great solution from Bobvdd allowing ilogic control of the view rep in a part file (not an assembly file). The code below works brilliantly when the part file is the active document. However when the part is placed in an assembly and the ilogic is run with the assembly active, the code produces no result. How to modify the top 6 lines of code?

Dim oApp As Inventor.Application
oApp = ThisApplication
Dim oDoc As Document


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AutoCAD Inventor :: Saving Part And Assembly File In Lower Version

Apr 27, 2012

I would like to save my inventor Part and Assembly model file in a lower version. Like in our company we use both Inventor 2012 and 2010. Once the file is created in 2012 and when shared to 2010 users they are unable to open, is there any possiblities to open 2012 files 2010 like how we do in Autocad.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Thickness Of Each Of Layers In Assembly Are Generated From Part File

Dec 13, 2013

I have an assembly in which the thickness of each of the layers in an assembly are generated from a part file that is split via a sketch. I use the Make Components tool to break the part into the individual layers, which also spits out an assembly. 

Is there a way to push the thickness value of these parts that will update automatically if the thickness is changed in the parent part, in order to reference this property on the drawing?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Different Parametric Version Of Assembly From Master Part File?

Apr 24, 2013

I have created a parametric, multibody master part file to derive parts from it, and then put them in an assembly. See attached file. Now, I need 3 different versions of this setup (with different values of the parameter 'bending_angle').

What is the best way to do it? If I derive parts from it, they always follow the *actual* status of their master file. Is there some method to do this: "derive from this file, with parameter bending_angle=55deg", but keep the dependency relation, i.e. if I modify something on the master file, the derived part fill follow the modifications (with the value of bending_angle=55deg)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Getting User Selection Within Part Edit Mode In Assembly File

Feb 24, 2013

I'm working on Autodesk VBA, and I'm trying to get user input on which vertex to use for a constrain. I want to make a macro that can go into part edit, allow user to select a vertex, and then automatically set up the constraint. Initially I wanted to do this in a single macro, using this short piece of code

while oSelectSet.Count <>1

While this worked when run directly from VBA, if I call it as a macro in Autodesk itself, the DoEvents doesn't seem o work because I wasn't able to make any selection at all. I googled and it seems like this is just how macros are.

So I split the code into a 2 subs and a function (as attached), and put them into separates rules that I call using a form in Autodesk. The first sub "Meta1Pin1_1" works, then I would select a vertex in edit mode. But when I go ahead and call the second sub "Meta1Pin1_2", I get the error message that I created which says no vertex is selected. But if I select a vertex and call the second sub again, it will work.

So I've been trying different things and I realize that every time when I first call the second sub, my selection is erased teh moment it goes into the sub. But, for some unknown reason, the selection will remain when I call it the second time. I can't figure out what exactly happened between the first and second call of the same sub, that allowed the selection to remain.  

' prepares assembly for user input by grounding bones and going into part edit
Public Sub Meta1Pin1_1()
Dim oDoc As AssemblyDocument


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AutoCAD Inventor :: Open A Assembly File / User Selects A Part / Plugin Automatically Runs

Feb 27, 2013

is it possible to write a plug in that runs when a user does something.example. you start inventor and open a assembly file the user selects a part and the plugin automatically pussing buttons, no quick key, it just runs.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Rule For Each Part In Assembly To Change Part Parameter

Apr 1, 2013

I`m looking for the iLogic code that can change one parameter (user defined) for each (ipt) part in assembly (iam)

The one below doesn`t work.

Sub Main Dim oApp As Inventor.Application = ThisApplication Dim oAssy As Inventor.AssemblyDocument = oApp.ActiveDocument For Each oSubDoc as Inventor.Document In oAssy.AllReferencedDocuments On Error Resume Next Parameter(oSubDoc, "FH") = 15.26 Next End Sub

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Simplified Part - Assembly Won't Merge Into One Seamless Part

Dec 11, 2013

I would like to simplify this assembly into one seamless part for FEM calculation:The assembly consists out of parts that, in reality, will be welded together. Due to their form, there is no way to place them exactly onto each other, therefore there are slight gaps between the parts:

Now when I try to merge the assembly into one part via "simplify" --> "create simplified part" and choose "single solid body with seams between planar faces merged", Inventor does not fill these gaps (even though it displays only one part in the bottom right corner of my window). Unfortunately, the remaining gaps brings "contact" problems in the FEM simulation.

how to close the gaps and really merge the assembly into one part?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can Part Make Alterations To Other Part When Inserting In Assembly

Mar 29, 2012

I have a part that has protrusions. When i mate that part up to another part that second part needs to have cutouts/holes to receive those protrusions.

i mainly use it in sheetmetal parts. and use the rectangular protrusions on de contour to mate up with corresponding cutouts in the other sheet. this works with positioning and also makes for a nice weld spot/area.

But also for making holes to accommodate a mold pin used in custom punch dies. I want the intervening part to receive a corresponding (propperly tolleranced) hole automatically. Much like a bolted connection does.

same for parts like circlips. i want them to automatically generate the seat in the part it's mated to. Rather than using the axle generator.

Ofcourse one can place the parts and do an in assembly interpart projection and go from there, but i want the part to generate the (predifined) modification to the other part. It would save time and also reduces problems as the parts are moved about or even removed.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Find Mass Of A Part At Its Part And Assembly Level

Jul 1, 2013

I have an assembly with 10 parts in it. We use many assembly features at the assembly level (Revolve cut, Extrusion cut..etc). How to find the mass difference of each part by comparing at its parts level and its assembly level.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: CoG Needed For Each Sub Assembly In A 2 Part Assembly On An IDW

Oct 3, 2013

I have a two part duct fire damper assembly. The IDW has the combined two part assembly, which I know how to turn the CoG on, so that it can be dimensioned. The problem is each piece will more than likely be hoisted separately so I would like to show the CoG for each piece, not the combined master there a way to do this?

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Windows 7 Pro SP1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770k CPU @ 3.50GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000
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AutoCAD Inventor :: Find Part Which Is Inside Another Part Or Assembly?

Aug 20, 2013

If I want to find part which is inside another part or assembly, which means no matter how I turn camera, I always cannot see that part.

Does inventor has this function? Or is it possible to develope by .NET API?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Project Sketch From Part To Another Part In Assembly?

Feb 7, 2013

I can't seem to find how to use the Inventor 2012 API to project an entire sketch profile from one .ipt to another .ipt file from within an .iam file.

i7-2720QM Dell Precision M6600, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, 8GB RAM
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013
Autodesk Vault Professional 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Mirrored Part Gets New Part Number In Assembly

Dec 3, 2013

Why when I mirror a part in an assembly the mirrored part gets a new part number? I want to mirror only the position of the part which is always the same part. Is it possible to do that in Inventor?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Template Files In Existing Part File?

Sep 1, 2011

We just installed the new version of 2012 Product Design Suite.  I've spend many hours creating great little ilogic dialog boxes to populate iproperty fields using custom iproperties and then automatically place this data on the .idw file when the view is placed on the new drawing.  All works great when the part is created with my new 2012 part template and then placed on my new 2012 idw template.  The trouble is with parts that were created with 2011 Inventor.  Obviously, the old template does not have the ilogic data built into it.  Is there a way to upgrade/migrate the part template file from 2011 to 2012 on an existing part?

I think I'm asking for a miracle here, but I have an assembly with 40-50 parts that I created in 2011 and now need to build the idw files for them and would really like to be able have the customized iproperties added to the existing part files.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Assembly Styles Don't Translate Into Other Assembly Files

Feb 9, 2012

I have encountered a problem with the Tube and Pipe styles. 

As you can see, I have a rack assembly with a custom tube and pipe style. A wire as a tube in orange, and a tube support in white. Both have their seperate colorations at a style in the tube and pipe styles editor

When placing the rack assembly into the main assembly, it reverts to the coppor coloration I changed from the original style.

Steps I've taken:

Exported the styles .xml and Imported the styles into the master tubeandpipe.iam 

Imported the user created .xml styles into the main assembly file nothing seems to work

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Link One Part File Dimension To Another Part File?

Jul 6, 2012

Is it possible to link one part file dimension to another part file?

1. Part first is a cylinder in parametric table i changed it,s name OD , ID  and thk. ( find attachment )

   Cylinder ID is ( ID=105)

2. Then i made 2 nd part whose step od ( od=102) is going to insert in to cylinder id.There is 3 mm clerance every time 

3. So i have to make equction in 2 nd part that ( Step OD= ( ID-3).

means next time when i will change ID of cylinder OD of 2 nd part will ger changed automatically minus by 3 mm than id of cylinder.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Get Assembly Name From Part?

May 8, 2013

I am in Inventor customization using as development language. 

There is one issue which is troubling me from some time. 

Is it possible to identify the name of parent  assembly of part/sub-assembly.

For Instance there is a Sub-Assembly/Part, how can i identify the parent assembly using without opening that assembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Part Within Assembly

Oct 1, 2013

I have an assembly of  stair made from steel. There are lots of part the same. Is there a way to make a hole (inside assembly) to one and that hole would appear on all of them.

And another problem, how can I made cut (inside assembly) through more then one part so that would affect a part also when I open it alone.

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