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

Apr 29, 2013

I have 5 separate .ipt's that were created within a major assembly. Is it possible to generate a subassembly of those 5 separate .ipt's within the major assembly keeping all the constraints?


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 :: 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 :: Creating Associated Parts In Assembly?

Aug 15, 2013

i am trying to create a part within an assembly to make sure it fits around a curved column. Please see my short video.

I can create the sketch on a plane and it will s how the potential extrusion however, it wont extrude.

This happens under any condition. I have tried different shapes and everything but i get the same thing. How to successfully create parts in the assembly and save the m out as part of the project?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Place Assembly Constraints With Parameters From Parts In Assembly?

Oct 30, 2012

it is possible to make a constraint that utilized a parameter of a part within the assembly.

For example, if I wanted to use the thickness of a plate, which I defined in the part, could I call that parameter in a constraint?

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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 :: Saving Assembly Parts As New (sub) Assembly?

Nov 28, 2011

Can I select a bunch of parts in an assembly and say "save these pieces as a new assembly"?

It is just such a needed tool but I cant find an easy way to accomplish this.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Assembly Of Multiple Parts To A Solid Part

Feb 15, 2013

My issue is we have Universal assemblies that never change. These assemblies are thousands of parts. (hardware gaskets other random assemblies.) this top level universal assembly never changes.

to increase time in layouts. we would like to create these universal assemblies into 1 sold part.

Is there a was to export an assembly into a single solid part.

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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 :: 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 Civil 3D :: Creating A Rail Sub Assembly In Sub Assembly Composer 2013

Jul 11, 2013

I thought I created a rail sub assembly.

So I created the rail sub assembly everything looks great in sub assembly composer.

Start a new dwg data reference in the rail alignment, Note the rail alignment type is set to rail.

Create an assembly and under the Construction tab for the assembly the Assembly Type is set to Railway. Attach my custom sub assembly to this assembly.

Created a corridor and I get this error: Something wrong with current subassembly: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object. 

So I delete my sub assembly attach the Civil 3D Rail Single sub assembly. Re run corridor and everything works fine.

So I promote the alignment change type to centerline. Delete the Rail Single sub assembly put my rail sub assembly back. Rerun the corridor and everything works.

So then I undo everything up to the point of promoting the alignment.

Opened the base file changed the alignment type to centerline.

When I tried to synchronize the references I ended up a broken reference with the following error. Invalid reference. Synchronization failed

Not good we already have plan sheets cut.

where in sub assembly composer were do I define the sub assembly to be for Rail? 

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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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: 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 :: Cannot Join Parts In Assembly

Dec 2, 2013

I am trying to assembled these 2 parts but the elbow gives no can i constrain the elbow to the straight pipe?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Rename Of Assembly And Parts

Mar 7, 2012

How could I rename a hole assembly and all parts (pre- or suffix)?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Deriving Parts From Assembly?

Nov 20, 2011

I am designing a component whose internal mechanism is housed in a plastic shell. I want to use the boss feature in the shell so I can hold together the components internally, but the boss feature is only available in the part workspace, but in order for me to know where the internal components are so I can design my shell accurately, I have to be in the assembly workspace.

Now, if I opened the shell as a part alone, and imported (through the Derive command) the parts that need to be fit into the shell, they will appear at random positions, and because you cannot create constraints in the Part Workspace, I have no effective way of holding them where they should go.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: CoG Of Selected Parts Within Assembly

Sep 4, 2013

I have a question about getting CoG of my assembly.  The only problem is that i only need 2 parts (the rest are just dummy solids with 'default material'.

When i control select two parts, right click and go 'iproperties' - the physical tab doesn't let me determine CoG of the two parts combined.

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