AutoCAD Inventor :: Restore Link Between Part / Assembly And Drawing

Jan 21, 2013

I wanted to know if there is a way to restore the link between a part/assembly and a drawing so that the drawing will open when "Open Drawing" is selected from right clicking the part/assembly from the Model browser in Inventor.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Link Hole Feature In A Part In Assembly?

Feb 22, 2012

I am trying to link a hole feature in a part in an assembly with the number of a particular feature in another part within the assembly. I have a base plate part with a coutersunk hole feature that I want to pattern by linking it to the number of bosses in another part within the same assembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Custom Property Link From Drawing To Part Breaks

Jul 14, 2012

I'm trying to see if I can write a rule that will link a custom property at the part level in a template and have it update when I copy the part and drawing to a new design.  Below is the formula I'm using and it works in the original files but when I use Design Assistant to create a copy for a new design, this formula will not update.

iProperties.Value("Custom", "Title")=Parameter("Bearing_#01.ipt.Build_Title")

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multi-link Car Suspension Assembly Drawing - Rotational Joints Binding

Nov 28, 2013

I've been teaching myself inventor over the past couple of months so I can design the rear suspension setup for my car.

I've got the IRS modelled with enough detail to show my engineer the concept, but I want the suspension to "work", ie each link will move as the suspension flexes.

I'm attaching the arms (blue, dark green, red and yellow) to the cradle (orange) using the joint command, and selecting "rotational".  This works fine and the arms can swivel about a single axis as they should.  But as soon as I attach the knuckle (lime green) to the other end of all the arms using the same type of joint (except the joint with the blue lower control arm, which is a ball joint), nothing will move. 

I understand that in real life, each joint has a bit of "slop" in it, allowed by rubber bushings, which prevents the whole setup from binding.

To my uneducated mind, the solution would lie in one of 3 methods: Convert all the joints to ball joints (I'd like to avoid this if possible) Add some kind of flexible rubber bushing to all of the joints (probably not possible) Get rid of the rotational joint constraints altogether and somehow mate all the parts to each other using work points, rather than a cylindrical bolt and eyelet, so that each arm has full range of movement in both the X and Y axes.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference Part In Assembly Drawing?

Sep 24, 2012

I'm having trouble showing a reference part in an assembly drawing. When said part is set to "reference" it is no longer visible on the drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Difference Between Assembly And Part Drawing?

Feb 18, 2013

I want to know if there is any api to check if a particular drawing is a assembly drawing or part drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part And Assembly Reference In Drawing?

Nov 7, 2013

I wonder if it's possible to see with ilogic if a part exciste in all others view (in assembly) of the same sheet?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Exclude Part From Assembly Section Drawing

Jan 16, 2013

I have an assembly were i want to exclude some parts in a sectional drawing view. I mean i want those parts should be visible in section view but should not get sectioned. And the remaining parts will be in a sectioned view. Is that posible or i may be missing something.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Extract Rev Of A Model (part Or Assembly) From Drawing

Dec 7, 2012

I'm trying to extract the Rev of a model (part or assembly) from a drawing.  Since Inventor has independent revs for the model and idw I am trying to drill down and put the rev from the model referenced.  I got it to work for ipts and many iams using:

Dim oModelDoc As Document
Set oModelDoc = oDocument.Sheets(1).DrawingViews(1).ReferencedDocumentDescriptor.ReferencedDocument

The problem I have is when the drawing only references an ipn presentation file.  The ipn ALSO has it's own independant rev!  I'm trying access the model the ipn references but cannot get it to work.

BTW, I do know about the ability to sync idw and ipt properties.  I have enable it for our template but we have a lot of legacy drawings that don't have this option selected.  I also haven't tested that method with an drawing that only references an ipn.

Code is below with offending section in bold:

' Find model (part or assembly) referenced by drawing if active document is a drawing
If oDocument.DocumentType = kDrawingDocumentObject Then
Dim oModelDoc As Document
Set oModelDoc = oDocument.Sheets(1).DrawingViews(1).ReferencedDocumentDescriptor.ReferencedDocument


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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part List In Assembly Drawing Does Not Automatically Updates

Apr 1, 2013

I have a Part List in the assembly drawing.

This list has Renumber Items activated.

All renumbered items become in blue cells in Part List properties table.

All added or altered after that Part Properties are not shown in this Part List.

For instance if I would add or change some Description, Comments or other properties to some parts which are in “blue” cells those will be not updated in neither auto nor any manual way.

So far I should delete and create the table again to see new added properties.

The question is: Is there are any other more simple ways to update the Part List table without recreating it from scratch?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Pass Properties From Assembly To Derive Part To IDW Drawing

Aug 10, 2012

I am using inventor 2013, and I have some model and like the word say they are model that i will use as derive parts to machined or change depending on the model. then I make the IDW drawing from the derived part.

Most os this models are assemblies. what i want is to pass the model number to my IDW drawing of the derived, so i can see from which model the part is derived.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Matching Title Block In Part Drawings To Assembly Drawing?

Dec 5, 2013

I do a lot of work where I start with a full assembly drawing, then make more drawings for the individual parts. Is there a way to link the title block parameters in the part drawings to the title block in the full assembly drawing? The only way I found was to link the parts together and then grab the info for the drawings off of the parts, but if I'm implementing this in a template used by others I want them to still be able to just fill in the blank on the assembly drawing to make it work.

I was able to get iProperties to show parameter buttons, but I haven't seen any way to link to other files or anything like that.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Get Parts List In Assembly Drawing To Fill Part Number Column?

Nov 19, 2011

I'm using Autodesk Inventor 2012 SP1 64 Bit on a Windows 7 machine without vault.

I seem to be missing something. I cannot get the parts list in assembly drawing to fill the part number column. See the image below.

The BOM has the part number field filled out as shown below. Is there someway that I need to map the iProperty to the part number column in parts list?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Link Part Feature In One Part To Another

Jun 21, 2012

Very new to inventor 2012 coming form solid edge way back in the day (1998 to 2008)  to autocad 2d. getting ready to move to the inventor and trying to figure out some things.  searched videos , training etc but not even sure what to call it.

My questions are:

1. I design stamping dies and I will want to build sections from a stock strip with the outside then adding hole, dowels etc.  what is the best work flow for this? It is kinda the middle between top down and bottom up. 

2. what is the best work flow for adding counter bore , dowel in the block and then having this tied to the mating block so if I move the location of the holes in the block then move as well?

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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 :: 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 :: CoG Needed For Each Sub Assembly In A 2 Part Assembly On An IDW

Oct 3, 2013

I have a two part duct fire damper assembly. The IDW has the combined two part assembly, which I know how to turn the CoG on, so that it can be dimensioned. The problem is each piece will more than likely be hoisted separately so I would like to show the CoG for each piece, not the combined master there a way to do this?

Inventor 2014
Windows 7 Pro SP1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770k CPU @ 3.50GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000
3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro

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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 :: 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 :: 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 :: Link One Part File Dimension To Another Part File?

Jul 6, 2012

Is it possible to link one part file dimension to another part file?

1. Part first is a cylinder in parametric table i changed it,s name OD , ID  and thk. ( find attachment )

   Cylinder ID is ( ID=105)

2. Then i made 2 nd part whose step od ( od=102) is going to insert in to cylinder id.There is 3 mm clerance every time 

3. So i have to make equction in 2 nd part that ( Step OD= ( ID-3).

means next time when i will change ID of cylinder OD of 2 nd part will ger changed automatically minus by 3 mm than id of cylinder.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unresolved Link To Deleted Part

May 31, 2011

I was recently updating an assembly which contained a part that had been subsequently deleted from my folders. I skipped it while opening the assembly, then deleted the part in the Model Tree (and replaced it with a different component). So, to summarize, the assembly no longer has the part in the Tree, and the part does not exist anymore on my system. These parts and assemblies have not been Vaulted, so that should not be an issue either.

My problem is that every time I open the assembly, it wants me to resolve this deleted part, and I have to skip it every time just to proceed. Once the file is loaded, I get no other issues, no "red cross" items, just a question mark next to the file name at the top of the Tree indicating that the file needs to be resolved.

The old part is gone; I tried recreating it using the same file name, and using the same third-party SAT file from which it was originally generated, but Inventor detects that it's not the original part and won't accept it.

How to get past this "part resolution" issue?

Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2013
Inventor 2013 64-bit Edition
Win7-64, 8-core Intel® Xeon® CPU W3550 @ 3.07GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
454 GB HD, Intel® ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
SpaceNavigator, 3.14.2 / 6.14.0 / 3.18

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Derived Part Link

Jan 26, 2011

Is it possible to change the derived part link to another part like you would replace a component in an assembly?  My issue is that i created a part and used a derived part within.  Well this part number changed and it just so happens that the derived part needs to change as well.  I tried the design assistant, and changed the link there but it didnt seem to want to take.  I tried renaming the derived part, and opening the file...i get the error but i still am unable to change the link that way either. 

Autodesk Inventor 2011

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Suppress Link To Derived Parts Inside Assembly

Dec 4, 2007

I am having some trouble with this quick VBA app, I want a utility that can traverse all the parts in a top level assembly and suppress the link to each derived part (multiple) in all the parts in the assembly.

I have played with the following

Public Sub SuppressLink()
Dim partdoc As PartDocument
Set partdoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
partdoc.ComponentDefinition.ReferenceComponents.DerivedPartComponents.Item(1).SuppressLinkToFile = True
End Sub

Which works, but only on one part file, and only on the first derived part. Is there any easy way to make this work on ALL the dervived links and every single part inside an assembly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Frame Link To Normal Part

Feb 27, 2012

I have several frames built by Frame Generator in project.

Than one frame has been diminished much while design so I use just several frame links just like parts without skeleton.

Those frame links I have renamed since I have several copies and I would like to have unique name. Now when I start the assembly consisting those links Inventor naturally inquires about missing files.

I show to renamed one and everything works ok except when I start the file again it asks again nevertheless file has been saved. Inventor still remember this frame link names as it used to be in browser and does not accept replacement.  


I wish I must not rebuild those parts from scratch again. Therefore I have two questions

Is it possible to save this frame part as normal part (save as does not do it) ?
Is  there some other way to get rid of Frame Generator status of some part built by Frame Gen?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Link IPart Members Into New Part File

Aug 7, 2013

I have facing issue to link the ipart members in to the new part.

for example, i have one machining part that machining part showing  make from number. so, i created make from first. it has 10 instance.using iPART i created 10 members.after that i need to be do the machining.machining drawing also having 10 members. How i call the each make from members in to the machining model.

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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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