AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Casting Part From Machined Part

Oct 7, 2011

I have a part that is designed to be made from a casting. In my workflow it makes more sense to create the as machined part first and then base the casting on the machined part usually by using save as and then deleting the machined features. I understand that you can easily go the opposite direction by creating the cast and then creating a derived part that you apply the machining features to.

I tried to derive the casting in this way hoping that you could just suppress of delete features without altering the associativity between the two files but it appears that the derived part doesn't "know" about the features on the original, it's just a solid.

It would seem that this workflow would be a no brainer since most of the time the casting depends on the finished part which depends on the design specifications, so am I missing something or is there really no way to do what I want to do without having to go the messy route of having to manually alter two separate parts every time I alter the design?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating A New Part Out Of Two Different Ones

May 14, 2012

I have to design a new part based on joining two of an already made ones. I thought it would be as easy as a "union" command in AutoCAD... but couldn't find anything that resembles that, and I really need them to be a joint part, since I will be printing them in a 3D printing machine. how I can do that in Autodesk inventor?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Nest For Part

Mar 19, 2013

I have some parts that I need to make a nest for. I get the part from a customer and it's not in the most usable shape. It's just a bunch of surfaces. I can't change anything from it. I create a square block and place both the block and the part into an assembly. In the assembly I place the part in the block how I would like it to go. From there I create my whole mechanism around these nested parts. What I need to do is cut the shape of the part into the block so that I can bring the block into a CNC program and mill it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Part In Top Down Assembly

Jun 19, 2012

I am facing problem in creating part in top down assly.

Find attachment.

I first part as pipe having dim 300 mm.In assly I select create option and made sketch having diameter 100 circle . I have extrude this circle up to the wall of 1 st component . I select to option but surface of 1 st component not getting selected. If I select 1 st part rectangular shape, that case 2 part extrude using same concept. (# ref 2 attachment)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Nest For Part

Mar 4, 2013

I have a part that I get from a customer that is imported into Inventor. The part doesn't' come in as a solid, I can either bring it in as surfaces (thousands for them in fact) or as a composite. What I want to do is create a nest for the part to fit into on the machine I am building. I create a part thats nothing more than a block, bring the part and the block into an assembly and I place the part into the block where I want it to go. What I need is to be able to cut the contour of the part into the block. I use Mastercam for my milling programs and what I ultimately need is just the surfaces (the top surface of the block and the cutout surface).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: InvalidCastException When Creating New Part

Mar 5, 2012

I am trying to create a new part in Inventor from Microsoft Visual Studio and the code I have so far is:

Dim invApp As Inventor.Application Try
invApp = GetObject(, "Inventor.Application")
Catch ex As Exception Try
invApp = CreateObject("Inventor.Application")

[Code] ......

When I run this, it opens Inventor and creates a new part then gives me the following InvalidCastException was unhandled:

Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to class type 'System.Xml.Linq.XDocument'. Instances of types that represent COM components cannot be cast to types that do not represent COM components; however they can be cast to interfaces as long as the underlying COM component supports QueryInterface calls for the IID of the interface.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Derive A Part Containing Only A Block Into A Sheet Metal Part

Nov 15, 2011

I set up our company log which gets embossed on most parts as a sketch block in an .ipt.  The .ipt contains nothing but the sketch block.  To use it, the designer only needs to derive the Logo.ipt file into their part and then use the scale setting to set the derived block to the desired size for that part.  The result is a scalable set of line geometry that can easily be used for extrusion or emboss that is standard for all users.  It works beautifully, that is until you try to use it in a sheet metal part in 2012.

For some reason, when this same part, which works perfectly in normal parts, is derived into a sheet metal part an error pops up stating that, "Selected part does not have any geometry that can be derived."  Say what?

I was able to find a workaround by directly copying the block into the sheet metal part, but you no longer have the ability to go back and scale it if needed.  Even more strange, when the block was copied over, it could not be deleted from the new part.

Is this just a bug with 2012?  Why does it work in a normal part but not sheet metal?

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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 :: Make As Sheet Metal Part And Have Option To Flatten Part?

Dec 28, 2012

The part i make is from solid model>The part needs to be in sheet metal.What steps do i use to make as sheet metal part and have option to flatten part.

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

Nov 15, 2013

New user 2014

Part created in assembly does not update to part file.

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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 :: Converting Solid Part To Sheet Metal Part?

May 4, 2012

convert the part that I have drawn to sheet metal. I have tried to make the part from sheet metal and it did not work out at all. I have attached both versions of the part.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: 2012 Crashes When Opening Part Or Making New Part?

Feb 14, 2012

As soon as I open a piece or try to make a new piece, it crashes! I can open the program but can't use it! I installed it and activated it and I can't use the program at all. I have sent many error reports beacuse I have opened it many times and had it crash many times and have always given my email address. Attached is the Error Report Details screen shot. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Convert Standard Part To Sheet Metal Part

Aug 29, 2012

In previous releases (2009 i think) when i converted a standard part to a sheet metal part i could recall all the sheet metal styles by linking back to the sheet metal template (i can't remember exactly how this was done, but it was possible with one operation)

In 2011 i canot find a quick way of doing this, it looks like i have to open the sheet metal template and export each different style (about 40 of them) and then import each one into the converted part. am i missing something? is there a simpler way similar to how it used to be done? Why have Autodesk made this more difficult?

As it stands at the moment it would be quicker for me to remodel the parts from scratch using the sheet metal template. I know this is the obvious solution, but seems strange to change something that worked well to something that doesn't!

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Remove Part Form Part In Isometric View?

Oct 23, 2013

I order not to hide components, i want to make a break sketch and remove a piece from a part from an assembly in the isometric view in a drawing. can i do that?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend Part Of Normal Part (not Sheet Metal)

Apr 3, 2013

I have a structrual rectangular tube as shown in the picture below. I need to fold the four flanges inward to create a sort  of point or pyramid.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Insert STEP (STP) Part Into Existing Part File?

Sep 11, 2013

The simple question is… how can we insert a step (stp) part into an existing part file? 

The story behind the question is this:

Normally when we get a step file assembly from a customer, if the part has changed, we put our part into Old Versions and save their new step file as our ipt number and replace it in our assembly file.  With Vault, in order for us to maintain the history of the part files, we need to keep the original file so we can’t just delete it or replace it, so now we need to figure out how to get a step file into an ipt.  The Import command on the Manage tab (with 2013 at least?) does not allow import of stp files just yet.

The only other option I can think of is to put the original part into an assembly with the step file, create a copy of the step information in the part file and use it to recreate the new (step based) part.

Inventor 2013 (SP2 Update 2), Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), SP1, Intel Xeon 3.07GHz CPU, 12GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 2000, Vault Basic 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Single Surface Of Part Transparent So Inside Of Part Is Visible?

Mar 11, 2013

I'm modeling a temperature gauge and would like to have glass over the gauge so the inside is visible. I can easily do this with an assembly, but I'm wanting to do this with a single part. I tried to derive a new part from the assembly, but the transparent part turns solid so nothing inside is visible. Is it possible to do this?

I've include pictures of what I want and what I end up with.

Inventor Professional 2013
Intel Xeon W3680 @ 3.33Ghz
NVIDIA Quadro 2000 GPU
Windows 7 Professinal 64-bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Part Type From Normal To Purchased Part Like Bearings / Bolts?

Apr 11, 2013

Some times we use standard parts which we could not find in content center. We creat part ourselves. But it looks like standard part in BOM or part explorer window...

I want to change type of part to PURCHASED type and icon like other purchased parts like bearings or bolts...

Is this possible?...

It can be also assembly parts like bearings. Bearings have many parts but it looks only one part in part explorer. This is very good. I want same thing too...

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Make Mirrored Copy Of Part Created By Altering Standard Part

Apr 1, 2013

I have created the part based on piece of standard angle taken from library. Now I want to make a mirrored copy of this part by Component-Mirror.

Inventor does not let me do it with standard part.

The question is: How I can transform a standard part to normal one, I mean I could get rid of belonging to standard part? Making a copy does not work. The only way is to derive and mirror this part but I wish there could be easy way.

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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 :: Quantity Of Each Part That Are Merged By Part Number?

Feb 19, 2012

Is it possible, if you have a merged BOM.row to get the total quantity of each part?

inventor professional 2011 / 2012 / 2013

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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 :: Drawing Of Part Made From Driven Part

Oct 4, 2012

To create my new  part, i used the deriven part of another part, and used only ‘Body as work surface’ before inserting in my new part.

When I create the drawing of my new part, why is it that I still see all the ‘Body work surfaces’ of the direven part?

When I make it on my other computer  I dont see it... so it is surely an option…

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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 :: Creating Void Or Hollowing Out A Part?

Aug 5, 2013

I have a complex part that will be created using additive manufacturing. Since this type of machining is adding material needed rather than removing material, I would like the make voids and hollow out the part wherever possible to reduce the manufacturing time, and the weight of the part. Are there any features in Inventor that allow you to click on an internal volume and specify a void that produces certain wall thickness? The closest feature I can think of is the Shell feature but that only works for parts with very simple geometry and it doesn't make a void like I would like. The shell feature cuts out material from the face so it is good for making something like a cup but does not make an internal void.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Part That Also Contains A Hole Surrounding It

Jul 23, 2013

I am just starting with inventor and love the capabilities, which makes me think this is possible.  I am creating a cross dowel nut (also called a dowel nut) that looks like a barrel with a threaded hole on the side.  This nut is intended to be inserted into wood and connect with a screw.  Is it possible to create this cross dowel that also contains the hole surrounding it so when I insert the part into an assembly (a sheet of wood), the hole is created as well?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: No Browser When Creating New Part From Scratch?

Jul 2, 2013

I have a program which creates a new part. It works, but
The browser pane sets to "No Browser"The actual part window is not maximised inside the Inventor but in "normal" mode.
If I click on the brower I can go into Model mode, and the No Browser option disappears.

And I can simply maximise the window using the maximise icon in the part Window.

But how do I do these programatically? And why is there no Model browser by default?

This is C++ COM from an external EXE.

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