AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Make Component Sketch Show In Assembly Drawing

Dec 8, 2011

I have a sketch on a component. That component is being used in an assembly. The assembly drawing (.idw) does not show the sketch on that component. I have made them visible on the component, but don't want it visible on the assembly model. (only the assembly drawing)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Show Component In Assembly In Hidden Lines

Jul 17, 2013

I want to show one of the parts in a drawing of an assembly in hidden lines, it's a reference part only.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Using A Solid Component To Cut A Different Component In Assembly

Jan 11, 2013

I am trying to make port rims for pipes that can be swapped in and out of an assembly.  However, the ports will all be different sizes and located differently so I need the cut to be part of the port rim component, but affect the entire assembly it is part of.  I've been trying to get this to work for the better part of a day now,Here's a picture of what im talking about. I'm running Inventor 2008 by the way.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Show The Model Parameters Into Assembly Drawing

Nov 12, 2013

I am working in one assembly. in that assembly i created all the part with using i part & same part i called in to the assembly & created i assembly. while creating drawing  i have facing problem to show the model parameters in to the assembly drawing table. How to link the model parameters in assembly parameters with using i assembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: New Parts Added To An Assembly That Don't Show On A Drawing?

Oct 13, 2011

I'm referencing an assembly on a drawing.  When new parts are added to this assembly, they show up on my drawing, anyway to stop this?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Separate Assembly Out Of Various Component Parts In Existing Assembly

Jul 10, 2012

I'm looking for the best way to create a separate assembly out of various component parts in an existing assembly so that the whole thing can be placed in an assembly as you would a part, I know it's possible to demote components within an assembly but are there any other methods similar / better ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Translate Assembly Component Using ILogic / Offset From Parent Assembly Origin

Nov 9, 2011

I want to be able to control the location/position of a component in an assembly. This is easy enough through the iProperties/Occurrence tab and then adjust the location of the X,Y, and Z offsets. Is this possible using iLogic? I have been unable to find a function to access via iLogic. Ultimately I am trying to translate a component about an axis not a pattern.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Move Component In Assembly

Aug 12, 2013

I made a new positional representation (maybe it's connected, i don't know), and removed all the constraints from a part, but still can't move it.

It has other parts connected with it, and bolt, but i think i removed the governing constraint, but, cannot move it.

It's an assembly of about 5 parts, should i zip and attach it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Editing A Component In Assembly

Mar 29, 2012

I'm working on an iLogic application for an assembly. I need some code to edit a particular component occurrence and then open one of that component's iLogic forms.

Basically automating the keystrokes that I'm doing manually (Select, right-click and edit, then open the iLogic form for that part). Do I have to scroll through all occurrences in the browser or is there a way to call that component by name? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Component Name On Assembly Browser

Nov 15, 2012

I use Inventor 2013 as a single user, my company is about to invest in Vault and we are about to introduce a new automated Part Numbering Scheme as well.

I use a spreadsheet and iLogic rules as ‘Product Configurator’ to generate new iterations of my master assembly.

Now, the Assembly Browser in Inventor may display my assembly tree and its components by Part No or File Name or Default Browser Nod. See attached image.

This can be selected and set on the ribbon: click Assemble tab Productivity panel Rename Browser Nodes.

For example at Top Level Assy I have a rule to run other rules in components. Should I change the displayed components names on the Assy Tree the rules loose reference. So they wouldn’t run.

(for example:    iLogicVb.RunRule("PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1", "Tie Rods & Washer Plates 2ndS")

PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1 is a component with a rule in it "Tie Rods & Washer Plates 2ndS"

This is the default Browser Nod Name and it could also be

-          AAA-0111 --> Part No

-          PANEL ASSY 2ndS.iam:1  --> File name

-          PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1 --> Default

I suppose this can be avoided by not changing from Default, but what an inconvenience should we have to.Unless if there is an other way to reference our components in iLogic?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Copy Part Sketch Into Drawing Sketch

Sep 20, 2012

How do I duplicate the 2D line work from a part level sketch into a drawing level (overlay) sketch?

I started a simple 2D piping system diagram sketch by opening a new part file and using a sketch to stick draw the system schematic including some annotations.  Then I opened a new drawing file and made a base view of the part file to bring a view of the original sketch into the drawing.

I realize now that it would have been much easier to have created the schematic directly in a 2D sketch at the drawing level, which would have made editing the annotations much easier at the drawing level, and there is really no need for the part file to exist.  I have no intention of creating a 3D model or "real" part in the .ipt file, was just using it as a jumping off point to sketch.

I was thinking that I could correct my error in judgment by just copying the sketch and pasting it into a new sketch on the drawing, but it doesn't want to work that way.  I have tried copying both the whole sketch at the browser level, and the entire sketch contents (all of the lines and annotations) from the opened part sketch, but when I attempt to paste either of those into the drawing, paste does not seem to be an option.  I'd rather not have to draw the whole thing again, as in typical fashion, my once simple sketch has grown in proportion and complexity from its simple beginning.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Size Of Component After Assembly

Mar 10, 2013

I just download the AutoDesk Inventor 2012 but I didn't use this software before. I just download an example and refer youtube to create my own parts. But when I place all parts together, i.e. assemble all parts, I find that the parts are not looks good because the size either too big or too small. I try the whole afternoon but I still can't find the way to change the size of an individual component.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Suppress A Component In Main Assembly?

Oct 11, 2011

I was wondering if there was a way to suppress a component in the main assembly, and keep it from appearing in the parts list whenever I create one in the idw. environment? I am creating an iassembly, and generating different file versions from the main assembly in my table. In order for me to create different versions off of this main assembly, it is required that I suppress certain sub assemblies or components. I can't get the suppressed componenets to not show up in my parts list when I create it. I turned off enabled and visibility and it still appears in the BOM. Creating a different level of detail doesn't even solve this.

I know I can manually not have it show up in the BOM, but it becomes very time consuming trying to make certain rows not appear in the BOM table.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Top Line Assembly And Component Drawings

Oct 2, 2012

I have an iassembly model with iparts in it. I am trying to make one absolutely complete model rather than have several models with redundant parts in it. For example having the full assembly and making a Top Line Drawing from that, but then also making a drawing from the individual components.

So for example I have a Top Line assembly drawing with a tank with all the fittings, gauges, and instrument panels shown. Then I would want to make another set of drawings showing the tank itself, fittings, gauges, and the instrument panel. My main issue is with the tank drawing; the tank drawing is supposed to be simply the tank so I would need to remove the fittings, gauges, instrument panel etc.

I would like to know if there is a way to "Hide" or "Supress" the components that I do not need for a particular drawing without taking them out of the model; yet at the same time removing it from the BOM because they wont be necessary at this level.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly Constraint Errors When Resizing Component

Mar 30, 2012

I have an assembly that is nearly completed.  I am trying to change the lengths of two side rails (arrow pointing to one of them).  On each end of these rails are several components that have been constrained to the rails. 

When I change the length of the rails, many of the constraints show errors.  I expected that all components would move with the ends of the rails as they are shortened since that is where they were constrained, but this has not happened.

The constraint recovery tool has not been useful to me. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Find Excluded Component Patterns In Assembly

Mar 12, 2013

I have an i assembly with some lengthy and unique ilogic to control what parts are included / excluded based on user inputs in a form.  To begin, the program includes all components, and then excludes the ones that aren't needed.  This is basically, briefly what the first part of that looks like:

For Each oCompOcc In oCompDef.Occurrences
'Include all currently excluded components
If oCompOcc.Excluded=True Then
End If

So this works just fine, mostly.  I run into an issue with the component occurrences that are within patterns (I have 2 patterns - 1 circular and 1 rectangular).  This code will "Include" all occurrences inside an "Excluded" pattern, but the pattern itself remains "Excluded".  In other words, in the browser, the pattern name appears greyed out and crossed out, but all the elements and the components within them appear "alive", so to speak.  But the BOM indicates a Qty. of ZERO for these components since the pattern that.

I can toggle include / exclude of patterns using the same method:


But it seems I can't identify which patterns are excluded to start with, like:

If oPattern.Excluded=True Then...

I get an error when I try this.  Is there a way around it?  How can I find and select excluded component patterns in order to toggle them to "Include"?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change BOM Structure Of Component Within Assembly Using ILogic

Nov 22, 2011

I have a wall of frames, if you will, and some frames within this wall are different sizes. When doing the BOM, I want to be able to combine anything that has the same stock number as well as the same cut length. The only way I have thought to do this so far is to cycle through each stock number and if the cut length is the same, I override the quantity of one and change the BOM Structure of the other to "Reference". 

How can I change the BOM Structure to reference without selecting the part or going through the BOM Editor? Is there some VBA code I could utilize? I am striking out by solely using iLogic.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Assembly Component Occurrence Definition?

Sep 28, 2012

I have a simple code below trying to iterate through all the assembly component and copy the iProperties > Occurrece Name (i.e. "Part1:1") and paste it to iProperties > Project tab > Part Number field for each individual part in assembly.

' set a reference to the assembly component definintion.
' This assumes an assembly document is open.
Dim oAsmCompDef As AssemblyComponentDefinition
oAsmCompDef = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument.ComponentDefinition

'Iterate through all of the occurrences
Dim oOccurrence As ComponentOccurrence
For Each oOccurrence In oAsmCompDef.Occurrences
Dim oName As String
oName = oOccurrence.Name
iProperties.Value(oOccurrence.Name, "Project", "Part Number") = oName
MessageBox.Show(oOccurrence.Name, "iLogic")

The Debug message shows the correct output for every iteration, but when I check each part's properties they all have the Occurrence Name of the last part in the aseembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Geometry Not Updating After Replacing A Component In Assembly

Apr 29, 2013

I have geometry not updating after replacing a component in an assembly.

I have drawn part A and in the assembly environment I have projected cut edges on a XY Plane in a 2D Sketch.

After replacing component A in the assembly with part B (not identical but very close) i was expecting the projected geometry to update. But it doesn't. The "local update" button is greyed out in assembly mode. also the Rebuild command does not seem to update the projected geometry.

I can see the new 3d shape and the old projected geometry. How to get the projected geometry to update?

Inventor 2013 Build 176 SP1.1

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Importing Component As Separate Parts Into Assembly

Sep 21, 2012

 I want to import a component consisting of about 50 different parts into an assembly that is about 300 different parts.

When I "place as component" into the assembly it imports into the assembly fine as a component.

When I make an exploded view I can split the component into seperate parts but when I make an .idw file the parts list just shows the component as one part number.

I would like to the .idw to show all of the parts that are in the component separately.

Is there some kind of expansion menu or do I have to re-make the component in the assembly file?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Parameters On Component Instances In Assembly?

Aug 11, 2013

I have a part called "bracket" which has a multi-value parameter "mass" which can be 100, 200, 300, or 400 and controls the width of the bracket.I have an assembly into which I have placed thee brackets.

How do I set different parameters for each of the instances of "bracket"?I want one bracket with mass = 100, one with mass = 200, and one with mass = 300, such that I have three brackets of different widths.

I must not be searching on the right text in Google because I find only ways to change the value of the parameter within the core component (such that all brackets change and end up the same width).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Switch Component Rows Within Assembly

Oct 4, 2011

I am trying to switch component rows within my assembly file but can't seem to do so. All of the files are generated, yet and still I am not able to change component rows based on user parameters. Files are attached.

My code is as follow in Ilogic

MultiValue.Setlist("Material", "1", "2")
If Material = "2"
iPart.ChangeRow("RING", "RING-03:1")
End If

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Show Dimension For Component Patterns

Feb 27, 2012

I want to be able to use the same dimension parameter as a previous component pattern to create a new component pattern.  Is there a way to be able to do this?  On features, you can use the Show Dimension and then select the dimension you want.  With rectangular patterns I don't see a way to do this and there is no way to even note which parameter it gave it as it is being created.  I guess I could name the parameter on the fly and then use that same name, but was wondering if there was a different way.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Grounding A Demoted Assembly And Losing Component Motion

Aug 2, 2013

I have a damper, I started it with the bottom frame member, which was grounded at origins when it was placed and I built the rest of the damper from there. All my constraints for blades and linkages and all related parts were able to move (with the damper held in place in "space" by the grounded frame member.

For parts list purposes I need all 4 sides of the frame to be one BOM item so I demoted the 4 frame pieces as one inseparable assembly.

After that all motion is lost in the main assembly and I can drag it all over "space" since I lost the bottom frame member ground point. I can ground the demoted frame assembly to lock it down, and drive the constraints to make the damper parts move to create positional representations.

I guess I'm just wondering if I'm not really supposed to be able to "move" components arbitrarily and I should just be driving the constraints all the time in the first place...I'm just not sure why the motion is lost after the initial ground point is lost.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Form - Show On Place Component

Feb 22, 2012

Show on Place Component

If I set this to true, then when I "place iLogic component", I don't get the form displayed or the parameter table or the model preview.

 If set True, displays the form when placing this model as a component in an assembly. This setting affects Place Component and Place iLogic Component. If the template file has a form, this setting also affects Create In-Place Component.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Sub Assembly From Parts From Main Larger Assembly?

Oct 31, 2011

My assembly has grown (about 50 parts) to where I need to consolodate some parts into subassemblies for reuse and alternate iterations of the basic design.

When I import the original parts into a new assembly, all of the constrains I created are not there of course.

I've tried creating a new empty part and then deriving a new part from the assembly, but I can't add, delete or edit any parts.

I looked at using Shrinkwrap, Substitutes, iParts, Multi-body Parts, and Multiple Solids but I remain confused.

In retrospect, maybe I should have created the subassemblies between the part and assembly stage but I didn't.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Putting A Sketch Into Assembly

Dec 21, 2013

What I have is a sketch of a hole.  The hole has a flattened side to prevent the part from rotating.  What I want to be able to do is to put this "part" (an ipt file with just the sketch in it) on any surface of any case, top, left, right, bottom, or even the front or back.  So it needs to rotate 90 degrees in x, y or z or combination thereof.

I've been told several things by the local assistants, such as "copy it, place it on the desired plane in the .ipt file, delete the original sketch, then insert it into the assembly", which doesn't work, or use the Component>Rotate command, which gives me infinite degrees of freedom, making it hard to tell when I've rotated 90 degrees in the correct axis.

The sketch will be used in a number of assemblies, including machined aluminum, 3D printing, and laser-cut acrylic. 

In essence, I want to place this sketch flat on a surface, then extrude "To" the other side of the surface.  I want the flat edge of this sketch (the side that keeps the part that will be inserted in the hole from rotating) constrained to be parallel to one of the edges.  I have looked around a lot through the documentation and several other Web sites, and there does not seem to be an answer to this.

The sketch is simple: a circle with a flattened side, so if that sketch needs to be discarded, it is no major "expense" to me in effort.  But given my projected series of projects, creating reusable drawings is going to be important.  So how should I be thinking of this?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sketch AddWithOrientation In Assembly

Mar 12, 2013

I'm trying to create a PlanarSketch in an assembly with a predefined orientation.As a sketch plane I want to use the YZ-plane of the assembly, as the x-axis the x-WorkAxis.

If I use the code below in a part, everything works fine, but I cant get it to work in an assembly.The AddWithOrientation function will fail and complain about a wrong argument.

Sub Test()
    Dim oAssyDoc As AssemblyDocument
    Dim oWorkPlane As WorkPlane
    Set oAssyDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
    Set oWorkPlane = oAssyDoc.ComponentDefinition.WorkPlanes(3)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part Sketch Not Showing In Assembly?

Oct 15, 2013

I am using Inventor 2014.  I have a sketch on a part that does not show up when I put the part into an assembly.  Any way to make the sketch show up in the assembly?  It is a 3d sketch that is projected to a surface.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly Sketch Driven Dimension

Aug 31, 2011

In 2012 when in a sketch in an assembly all the stuff under "Format" is grayed out.

You cannot make a dimension driven, nor can you make a line construction or a centerline and you can't change a sketch point into a center point. Do I have some setting wrong?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Rectangle In Sketch In Assembly

Oct 2, 2013

I have problem with creating of a Rectangle in a sketch. I would like to make a profile in assembly and then make a "revolve".

Dim oAsmDoc As AssemblyDocument
Set oAsmDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument

Dim oCompDef As AssemblyComponentDefinition
Set oCompDef = oAsmDoc.ComponentDefinition

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