I am currently designing a heat exchanger and want to adjust the number of water channel using iLogic. The number of channels to be active is based on the channel dimensions, and is calculated in my excel spreadsheet, but up to a maximum of 19. This is stored in the parameter "no_channel". Each channel is a seperate feature (extrusion) and named from "Channel 1" though "Channel 19".
My idea of doing this automation was to have iLogic suppress all the features, and then doing a closed loop to unsuppres the features I want active:
Feature.IsActive("Channel 1") = FalseFeature.IsActive("Channel 2") = False...Feature.IsActive("Channel 19") = FalseFor i = 1 To no_channelFeature.IsActive("Channel"(i)) = TrueNext
However, this gives me the following error:
Error in rule: Number of channels, in document: Radiator fin side.ipt
Feature.IsActive: No feature found with the name: "h".
I have one problem in ilogic i developed the model using ilogic rules and dimension values updated through the User interface form.
problem is while entering the values in UI, model updates automatically, but I want to stop automatic update and after entering the all the parameters in the UI then click the done button only update the model.
Just got my Wacom draw tablet working with GIMP....but now I have a whole new set of issues GIMP will not respond to either the Wacom pen or mouse then stops responding to my main keyboard and main mouse ., lets me draw a little on one layer and then just stops working. Today when I tried to configure the tablet settings in the tool box it didn't read the tablet at all. And yes the tablet was plugged in. I think I am starting to hate GIMP.
I have a sphere body whose material is partly removed by a boolen subtraction with another sphere. When I query the EdgeLoop of sphere for Outer edge loop using function InvEdgeLoopPtr::GetIsOuterEdgeLoop(), I always get a value of VARIANT_TRUE. check for the inner and outer loop of a sphere? use the attached file for reference.
Have sketched the geometry for an 18 tooth circular sawblade. However I have had difficulty applying the close loop function. As a result am not yet able to extrude the saw blade. What to do to implement close loop?
I am trying to create a logic rule to replace the model reference in a idw file and then save as using the new file reference name. I am able to do this for individual files or components within an assembly file.
However what I would like is to check through all files of a certain type (for example ipt with filenames beginning "SSUA" ) in a specific folder.
The following code from Curtis Waguespack works well for individual selected files but I would like to take it a stage further with the above parameters.
Dim oDoc as DocumentoDoc = ThisDoc.DocumentDim oRefFile As FileDescriptorDim oOrigRefName As Object For Each oRefFile In oDoc.file.ReferencedFileDescriptors'get the full file path to the original internal referencesoOrigRefName = oRefFile.FullFileName'present a File Selection dialogDim oFileDlg As inventor.FileDialog = NothingInventorVb.Application.CreateFileDialog(oFileDlg)oFileDlg.InitialDirectory [Code]........
I'm desperate to know how should i heal the errors for loop orientation issues. I had imported the .stp file into inventor so i can do stress analysis. After imported the file and enter into repair environment, after i find the errors shown 9 errors in loop orientation issues.
I am not sure exactly why this is a limited feature of Inventor 2011 but when you want to select a sketch to create a boundary patch you have to select each part of the sketch in sequence. It's a pretty laborious task. I am looking to a way to automate this using i logic.
I am attempting to split a face so I have a good area to apply a load in simulation and 3/4 of the areas split just fine but I CANNOT get the 4th area to split! This is all just projected geometry but left and right are symmetrical so I can't figure out why the L side works but not the R side.
way to redefine a point that was placed in a model with a "Center of Loop of Edges" command? Inventor doesn't seem to recognize type of placement unless it's been selected from the Point drop-down menu, but picking this in the midst of a redefine only creates a new point, it doesn't redefine the original point.
As it is, I've been forced to just delete the original point, create a new one and go from there.
Infrastructure DSP '14 / Product DSP '14 / Vault Professional 2014 Dell Precision T1650 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit Intel E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz / 32G RAM Nvidia Quadro 2000, Driver 331.82 Space Navigator, Driver Version 6.17.7
I'm designing a lift truck with a "chain over" lift - the lift cylinder has a sprocket mounted on the end of the rod, and the chain is grounded on one side. The other end of the chain is mounted to a lifting carriage so that as the cylinder extends and pushes the sprocket up, the chain rolls over it and the carriage moves up (at twice the speed of the cylinder). This is nothing new - it's pretty much how every single fork truck in the world operates.
My question is this: can I use the roller chain generator to model this chain, or should I model the links and array them along a path? My thinking is that if I can use the chain generator, I should be able to animate the chain using Dynamic Simulation. But the chain generator seems to require a minimum of 2 sprockets in order to work - there's no way that I can see to have a "non-looped" chain or any way to just ground the end of the chain.
I'd like to use the Cable and Wiring tools to model some fibre optics. I can see how this could work well, being able to set and check for the minimum bend radius. However, I'd also like to include a loop of greater than minimum bend radius between the two connection points, we tend to do this to reduce strain on the fibres. Any elegant solution for inserting the loop?
I want continuously to display the loop measuring of a Spline/Arc/Line/Slope (or even have it as a dimension / parameter on a sketch/part) because it change in relation to the block-position that constrains to the slope.
I'd like to create a macro that I can run from within an assembly that will loop through each BOM item and add the quantity req'd to a custom property within the component. I'm very familiar with VBA from Office, but I'm new to it with respect to Inventor so I'm pretty fuzzy with object titles and options.
Here's an outline of what I'd like to do:
Execute Macro from within Assembly file
For Each BOM Item to # of BOM Items
If Vendor = "Make" then Set Component Custom Property "Qty_Reqd" = Total Qty from BOM Endif
I am trying to setup some rules to print various PDF files which we have managed to do without any problems.
The bit I am stuck on is when one of the PDF files being saved is open by another user.
We have been able to error trap it when it is open by showing a message box on error asking them to close the file befopre continuing. The current message box being used is the Retry / Cancel box.
When the user clicks Retry we would like it to re-run the rule, or loops through the rule and check is the file is still open. If the file is open return the same error, and if the file has been closed save the PDF file. When Cancel is pressed it ends the rule (This Bit has been done).
My questions is how do I get the rule to re-run / loop through when the retry button is pressed.
Is it also possible to show the user who has the file open (or Previewing it in a Window Explorer)?
I have attached the Code currently Being used but I can post it here of preferred?
I have lists of Documents I am altering and saving automatically in a loop, The problem is that if the file needs to be migrated you get a dialog box in your face for every file in the list. How can I temporarally turn the dialog off?
I have defer updates set to on yet every time I drag a part in an assembly inventor rebuilds everything, even though the part being moved has no adaptivity, no mates and no derived parts. It's rebuilding over 300 unrelated and unaffected parts every time.
I just want to drag parts around for concept layout and lying so I don't want mates just yet. How can I make it stop?
I am using 2013 and my construction surfaces keep displaying in my drawing views. They are hidden at part and assembly level and include surfaces is greyed out but they show as visible in the feature tree in the idw, and in the views.
Is there a setting somewhere to stop this. This is from IDW. They should not be visible.
how to stop Inventor from creating splines of in IDW where the geometry is in fact a true arc or circle?
This is absolutely ridiculous and maddening!
If it is a freaking arc or a radius, then make it a freaking arc or a radius instead of a spline!!!
If not, then give AutoCAD a tool to convert a spline into a true arc!!!
Come on Autodesk! Not everyone is using your product for design, some of us are doing so to actually make the damm parts that are drawn in Inventor! A spline that supposed to be an arc is wicked difficult - if not impossible - to send to a waterjet, laser or EDM to cut properly!!!