AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces

Dec 4, 2013

After you create a drawing view, surfaces can be included or excluded from drawing views. Files that contain only surfaces automatically include the surfaces in a drawing view. Is there a way to disable this functionality?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: (Include All Surfaces) In A Drawing?

Mar 16, 2012

I have placed the views but whenever I want to include all surfaces from the history tree they appear for 1 second and then they disappear.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces In Drawing With Assembly With Sub Assemblies

Oct 3, 2013

Using Parts created with "As Application surfaces" (only to aid positioning in assemblies). Main assembly built up from sub assemblies which include these parts have the issue on the displaye views in the drawing. When creating drawing views of the Main assembly the application surfaces cannot be hidden by deselecting the "Include All Surfaces" option on each assembly view.

They can be hidden as, shown with an assembly made up only of parts.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces Option Grayed Out On Browser

Aug 5, 2013

Am using Inventor 2013.  I have imported some surface models into an IAM.  They are not visible in the idw.  When I attempted to make them visible by right-clicking on the item in the idw browser, then selecting the "Include all Surfaces" option, the option was grayed out.  How can this function be enabled?

Also, can "Include all surfaces" be enabled in advance for all surface models/all views in the idw so that it does not have to be done after creation of each view?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Include Axis In IFeature

Nov 3, 2005

The Axis is part of the iFeature, yet when I place it there is nothing available.

The objective for this is to automatically include an axis to mate to with the iFeature. The axis runs through a centerpoint on the iFeature.

I have a feeling the answer is I can't but I am hoping it is operator error.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include Sketch In DXF Export

Jul 30, 2012

Is it possible to include Model Sketches when exporting a DXF from a drawing document?

Previously I could do a simple export : 

ThisDoc.Document.SaveAs(DXFNAME , True)
 
Which used the options I'd set in the 'DXF File Export Options'

However, now I need to include some geometry from 'Sketch 2' within my DXF.

I've looked at the TranslatorAddIn Interface but can't see any options to include sketches in DXFs.

I'm using Inventor 2011

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Include Plane In A Drawing View

Apr 15, 2013

I have a drawing view with many recurring instances of the same part. I want to include the "XY Plane of each of these occurrences using the API. My code appears to be correct but the projected planes just won't show up. I get an error when I try to include the plane that is not normal the the view so I know it is doing something.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Use Include / Exclude In Pattern Of IAssembly?

Jun 11, 2012

I need use Include / Exclude some components in a Pattern which include an iAssembly. But looks like this option is not available (maybe I missed something)?

I use Inventor 2009, XP32 OS.

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 (64 Bit) SP2
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645
12.0 GB Memory

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Save IPT As IGES And Include 3D Sketch?

Jan 28, 2013

I am using Inventor 2013. I want to save an IPT as IGES and include the 3-D sketch. That is a simple operation which was performed correctly.  Whe I open the IGES file I want to be able to EDIT the 3-D sketch or our supplier would want the ability to do that.

The 3-D sketch shows up but there is no option to EDIT.

Dell Precision T3500
Windows 7 Pro
Quad Core Intel Xeon
6 Gb SDRam
NVIDIA Quadro
Product Design Suite 2014 Premium

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include / Exclude Imates From Two Parts And 1 Whole Part

Nov 15, 2013

I want to exclude imates from two parts and 1 whole part at the same time.

This is my situation:

PartA with 2 sets of imates(for constrains on 3 axis for no movement) on the right side. Set A and set B.
PartB with 2 sets of imates, one on the left side set A and one on the right side, set C.
PartC with 2 sets of imates on the left side. Set B and set C.

i want, in a iPart, part A connected with part C connection with iMate set B. And in the same ipart i want Part A, B and C connected respectively with iMate sets A,C

So in the first situation i want iMates A and C and part B to be suppressed and in the second i want iMate set B to be suppressed.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include Material Library In 2013 Project With API?

Nov 20, 2012

I have a lot of project files to migrate from INVENTOR 2012 to 2013. So I created an VB.NET application to get and check out all project files from my VAULT, change the different paths and check in the files in the vault. However, I need to include the new material library in each project files.

I found that we could change almost everything, but not include material library.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Include Geometry Malfunction

Jun 11, 2013

Inventor 2013. I use user workplanes to define my pipe runs. I set them up in the top level tube and pipe assy, include them in routes then constrain sketch geometry to them. I have done lots of this in my assembly and it has worked fine. They need to be visible and clicked on in the model window; for some reason you can't click on them in the browser. Now it won't include them in my routes. It thinks about it for half a second but does nothing. It will include planes from solid model geometry, origin planes, and user workplanes created in the run.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Edit Derived Part And Include Parameters

Apr 4, 2011

How do I edit a derived part with a part file and include parameters I'm after?

I cant' seem to work out how to get to the reference components parameters to select whats visible and not visible.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Face - Include In Flat Pattern

Dec 19, 2013

Using a sketch, i've made a sheet metal face with a 1/4" thickness.

When i select "create flat pattern", inventor only uses a very small portion of the part, and the rest disappears.

Inventor doesn't prompt any windows or generate an error message of any kind. How can i include everything in my flat pattern?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can Change Default Naming System And Include Parameters In Name

Jan 23, 2012

When I make a part in Frame Generator, by default it will name the part a big lengthy name like "frame 000001 etc etc". Is there any way that I can change the default naming system and include parameters in the name (the parameters is not necessary, but would be useful).

ALSO, if I name 2 parts the same name will it show up as "QTY 2" in my parts list?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include Template Files And Custom Style Libraries In Deployment

May 21, 2013

Is there a way to include template files and Custom Style Libraries when creating a Product Design Suite Deployment?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Surfaces Appear Transparent In DWG

Sep 26, 2011

How to get surfaces in a dwg to display correctly in inventor 2012? (just upgraded after SP1) I keep getting random results. I have a seat from our supplier translated from solid works brought in as a composite (converted in inventor 2011). I have assigned colors to faces and in the part/assembly environment it is fine, as soon as it is in a DWG it goes randomly transparent! Some times it is completely see through and others you get an odd face displaying correctly! Even in different views on the same sheet different faces appear normal. 

Attached jpegs are: surfaces in dwg and surfaces in an assembly.

Inventor 2014 Professional
Dell Precision T3500 Intel Xeon
Windows 7
Quadro 4000
Inside Leg 35 inch

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cleaning Up Surfaces

Nov 27, 2011

Working on a part and after much extruding and intersecting ended up with pretty much what I was after, but there are all these surfaces that don't seem to clean up by boolean operation of the solids.  Will this cause a problem when I go to manufacture from STL file ?  

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Revolve Between Surfaces

May 16, 2012

I am attempting to revolve a sketch between two surfaces in Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012. The problem is that the extrusion is being created on the opposite side of the two surfaces that I want.

For example, I have two flanges on a cylinder. I would like the feature to be created to stretch on the lower side, the larger angle, where the sketch is. Instead, it is creating the feature on the upper side, the smaller angle.

I have adjusted everything I can within the revolve feature options, including unchecking "minimum solution" and switching the starting and terminating faces.

In the attached file I am attempting to revolve "Sketch 7" about the x-axis, between the two flanges closest to the "top." The sketch is centered on where I want the revolved feature to be created.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Stop Surfaces Showing In IDW

Oct 11, 2013

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.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Defining Surfaces And / Or Materials - BOM

Jan 24, 2013

I have successfully opened a STEP file from our Engineering group and saved it away as an Inventor Assembly. I would like to define Materials and/or Surface finishes for all parts. Why wouldn't the Surfaces and Materials synchronize between the Styudio's Surface Creator and the BOM Materials Control in the Assembly area?

I have found the way to define a new Surface in the "Inventor Studio" Interface and saved it with a unique name. Now, I would like to assign that Surface as a Material to the parts in the assembly ... and of course I would like to define numerous other surfaces and materials for assignment to all the parts throughout the assembly. Finally, I would like these surfaces / materials to follow the model into Showcase for presentation purposes.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Showing Surfaces In IPart

Oct 11, 2012

Is it possible to show surfaces in a drawing view of an ipart member - although the option of include all surfaces is there I can't get them to show. Similar issue with showing sketches - get model sketches is there but nothing can be shown.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Surfaces In Layout Drawing

Jul 12, 2012

I've been doing a layout drawing of a plant

The floor of the plant is split into different faces to denote walkways etc.

When i saw they were missing from the drawing i thought it could be because i haven't  'included surfaces'.

I clicked on include surfaces on the model and it worked!

However, when the green arrow update finishes, they disappear, and the include all surfaces box is unticked! i didn't untick it, so what did?

Inv 2013 64bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Symmetrical Surfaces

Feb 27, 2013

I want to make symmetric surface i.e. golf ball with dimples. I found that I can do them by using revolve cut but how can I set them symmetrically on whole spherical surface.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Part From Surfaces

Jun 25, 2013

I'm trying to make a solid part from the attached file. I tried sculpting the part but only the sides of the bracket become solids.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Split All Intersecting Surfaces

Feb 7, 2013

is there a command or workflow to split all intersecting surfaces?  currently we build surface models and split manually or open in autocad, explode, overkill, breakall, then export the lines for rebuilding in an FE package.

Ideally we would like to export straight from inventor with one hit i would like to do the 5 splits below the EOP marker automatically

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Solid From Two Surfaces

Jan 10, 2013

I have two .dwg files that represent two different surfaces.  I would like to import each .dwg file into Inventor, then create a solid with the original surfaces serving as the top and bottom. I can send the .dwg files if necessary.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Split All Intersecting Surfaces?

Feb 5, 2013

is there a command or workflow to split all intersecting surfaces?  currently we build surface models and split manually or open in autocad, explode, overkill, breakall, then export the lines for rebuilding in an FE package.

we would like to export straight from inventor with one hit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Converting Surfaces To Solid

Oct 11, 2013

URL....However when I try to export to .STL it won't do it because it is only surfaces and not a solid.I have searched everywhere on how to convert from surfaces to a solid but nothing I have tried has worked.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut Through Parts And Surfaces Of Assembly

Feb 1, 2013

I have a BIG assembly with parts and surfaces. Of this I only need a relatively small cutout through the XY plane.

I tried extrude cut but that won't include the surfaces, and it will still calculate everything before the cut, right?

Inventor standard 2012, 12GB of RAM,.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Offset Assembly Surfaces

Oct 11, 2012

I have an assembly that I am trying to offset surfaces from other components to create a different part.  I have this part inserted into the assembly (only planes and axis exist on this part for now).

When I try to edit it in the assembly, and select "Copy Construction" from the surfaces menu it will not select the surfaces I need.  First is this the correct command?  This looked like the closest to an offset surface command.

If not, what is the correct command?

I should also add that this assembly has welds in it, if that makes any difference.

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