AutoCAD Inventor :: Sculpt Part Composed Of Multiple Solids

Feb 28, 2013

Is there a way to sculpt a part composed of multiple solid bodies without having to perform the sculpt command for each solid body? I want to use the same work plane to remove material from a part but the sculpt command only allows me to select one body at a time. This means after the first sculpt of one solid, I need to turn on the visibility of the consumed work plane and perform a sculpt on each of the remaining solids.

Not a huge issue, but in the future I may need to do a large number of these tasks. I attached a sample file. I threw it together in 30 seconds so it's not the prettiest looking thing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part File With Multiple Instances Of Multiple Solids?

Apr 18, 2013

I'm designing a part that in Autodesk Inventor 2013 that is constructed from several layers laminated together. I have 4 layers:

F (front)

M1 (middle, variation one)

M2 (middle, variation two)

B (back)

The final solid will lhave 17 layers laid out like this:

F | M1 | M2 | M1 | M2 | M1 | M2 ... | B

I currently have a part file containing

F | M1 | M2

What's the best way to create this solid if I want to a) keep all instances of M1 and M2 in sync, and b) make it easy to work on all 4 layers. Do I have to export F, M1, M2, and B as individual parts and import them into an assembly or can I keep them in one part file? I really like the ability to be able to work on all the solids at the same time because they're visually dependant on each other.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Derive Multiple Solids From A Part?

Jan 24, 2013

derive multiple solids from a part. I use the code shown below but it seem as I only can get the first solid in the part that I am trying to derive from.

''More Code'''
' Create a new part document, invisibly.
oPartDoc = m_inventorApp.Documents.Add(DocumentTypeEnum.kPartDocumentObject, , True)
oPartDoc.UnitsOfMeasure.LengthUnits =UnitsTypeEnum.kMillimeterLengthUnits
' Derive the assembly into the part.
Dim oDerivedPrtDef AsDerivedPartDefinition
oDerivedPrtDef = oPartDoc.ComponentDefinition.ReferenceComponents.DerivedPartComponents.CreateDefinition(oTopDoc.FullDocumentName)
Call oPartDoc.ComponentDefinition.ReferenceComponents.DerivedPartComponents.Add(oDerivedPrtDef)
'''More Code''' 

How can I get all the solids from the part that I am deriving from?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Possible To Have 2 Solids In 1 Part And

Aug 31, 2012

I was wondering if it is possible to have 2 solids in 1 part and being able to pick which one I want to see in an assembly and which one I want to see in a drawing?

I have a leafspring that should show up unbended in the drawing (for the supplier) and bended in the assembly (for visual correctness). (I used Reference Sets for this in Unigraphics.)

I'm using Inventor 2012 (64-bit) with SP1 installed.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut And Paste Solids To Create Multi Body Part

Jan 31, 2011

After migrating my project from MDT2009 to Inventor 2010, every solid body in MDT became a part file in INV.  If I were modeling from scratch, some of the .IPTs should be multibody parts.  Is there any way to cut & paste a solid from one part to another to create a multibody part?  I’m not talking about deriving a new part from the source parts.  The end result should be a multibody part with all sketches intact and all solids fully editable, as if I had modeled them as a multibody part right from the beginning.

I’ve attached a simple example of two separate parts that should be combined into one multibody part, as shown in the .JPG file.  Can it be done without deriving the parts?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Extrude Cut Multiple Solids?

Jan 15, 2013

Is there any way in inventor to use one extrude cut feature on two different solids at the same time?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Select Multiple Solids For An Extrusion Cut?

Apr 11, 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IProperties For Parts With Multiple Solids

Jun 11, 2012

I have a part which has 2 solid bodies in it which were created using the extrude command. When setting the iProperties for this part I get the material properties applied to both solids. Is it possible to set a material for each solid so that they will be listed separately under iProps ? I suspect this can't be done in which case how would I go about separating the solid bodies ?

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)

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Jun 6, 2013

what's the best way to subtract one solid from another then turn the remainder into multiple solids?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create A Solid But It Will Not Sculpt

Nov 25, 2013

I used surfaces to try and create a solid but it will not to this feature...Can it be made into a solid the surfaces or is there another far better way to create?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sculpt Command - Fatal Error

Sep 23, 2011

My sculpt command seems to be temperamental. I've created some surfaces using the revolve command and now want to sculpt using those surfaces.  It won't show me a preview of the section to be removed and as I keep trying I get bumped out of inventor (fatal error).  The other strange part to this is that i t worked once before on one side of the part and not the other.  And now that I try again on the part that worked; it won't work any more. ?

(Using R2010 service package 0)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Project Solids To Multiple Section Views

Jun 13, 2013

The new features in 2014 does not work. I can project solids to a section view but not to multiple section views.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: One Part Multiple Lengths?

Jun 25, 2012

I'm creating an assembly and in this assembly I need to add some foam pieces. These pieces are the exact same part number but can vary in length. How can I make such a part so that i can insert it into an assembly multiple times but have different lengths? I'd rather not make multiple pieces of foam for every single assembly for all of our product lines and am looking for the "one foam to rule them all" option. I would assume this would be an ilogic component I would have to create, but i haven't really made a part like that yet.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multiple K Factors - Same Part

Dec 12, 2011

Using Inventor 2012, is it possible to use a different K factor value for 2 different bends?

Why would I want to do this? It comes into play based on large and small bend radii in the same part. The large bends require a slightly differnt K factor. I searched the forums and don't think I found what I was looking for. The other thread I found was about bend tables.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Separate 1 Part Into Multiple Parts

Apr 4, 2012

attached is a basic IV2012 part made as 1.....can i separate the 2 features and make 2 independant parts from the single part?

If yes can i then use these separate parts and place in assemblies?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multiple Part Lists In 1 Drawing

Jan 29, 2013

I am currently working on a product where I want to make 2 part lists in my drawing of the same assembly. The first parts list has to view all the parts that are always delivered with our product, and the second one has to show the optional parts and features that could be delivered with the product.

I want both lists to be categorized the same way (comments, material, name), I want the numbers of the list to be chronological (also I don't want the second parts list to start the numbering at 1) and I want both lists to stay connected with their balloons.

Is there any way this can be done, like adding or removing part links to the list manually?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multiple Extrusion Depths On Same Part

Nov 28, 2013

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I have read two solutions that use a "share sketch" function, that I can't find by right-clicking as indicated in the write-up.

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Oct 30, 2013

I have 2 assemblies and drawings of those assemblies. in both the same part is among the parts.

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I think this might happen because when i open only the part in Design Assistant, it doesn't let me change it's name, so, Design Assistant might not know where this part is inserted in.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Saving Part Files Multiple Times

May 2, 2013

In testing my latest automation project, I've found that I can't save copies of a part multiple times (after deleteing the files off the disk) unless I close out of the top level assembly document, and reopen it. I used Process Monitor and determined that Inventor is trying to save to an existing file instead of creating a new file.

Inventor 2013 SP 1.1

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Nov 4, 2013

I am working with a part that needs multiple 9mm gun drilled holes to different depths. The problem I am having is not being able to create a truly custom single line hole callout. Example( DIA 9mm +.50mm -.00mm TO DEPTH 1.25in)

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Jul 23, 2013

I would like to change the way a linetype appears for a specific part, globally throughout my drawing package. How is this done?

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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.

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

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Jul 23, 2013

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Nov 8, 2013

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So I've grouped certain items and demoted into subassemblies.  The problem is that all the subassemblies are attached to a main frame- and I'd like to show this frame in each of the subassemblies as a reference.  Is there a way to add a "phantom" copy of the framework to each of the subassemblies to that it can be seen? (and the assembler can see how the subassembly is mounted on the frame)  Otherwise all these parts are just floating in space on the subassembly (and constraints are lost on the subs).

I'd like to keep the frame on the top assembly, as it may be customized for future machines, while using the same subassemblies.

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Intel Xeon E5-1620 @ 3.60 GHz 16GB RAM
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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multiple Parts Use Lines / Rectangles To Separate Each Part

May 7, 2012

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multiple Components In Assembly - Derived Part Not Updating?

Jun 14, 2013

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 Using the sketch to drive geometry, using the parameters to drive various extrude lengths.

Geometry changes seem to propogate quite well, while parameter changes do this a bug or am I doing something wrong?  Generally have to open each individual part and "edit derived part" to force changes to propgate...

files attached (move end of part marker down for all .ipts).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Showing Multiple View Reps Of Sheet Metal Part?

Jun 8, 2012

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Can this be done all in one part file?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can't Make Individual Parts Adaptive To Multiple Assemblies Without Saving Each Part

May 4, 2013

   We use a similar sub-assembly in almost every assembly we design.  So what I would like to do is make a template from this sub-assembly that I can make adaptive, constrain to the proper parts and have it resize to the main assembly.  I've been trying to do this for a few weeks now with little success.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Importing 3D Dwg Solids?

Jul 17, 2012

I am having a bit a troubles with importing 3D solids to Inventor. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Add Solids To Cut Extrusion

Apr 12, 2013

I have a multibodied part (roughly 700 parts) and I need to do a cut extrusion.  The problem is that when I'm cutting through a hundred or more solids I might miss one if it's close to the edge.  I though, no problem I'll just go back to the extrusion command and add those solids I missed.  Problem, the program only lets me select one solid and undoes all I had previously. 

2013 FDS

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Apr 2, 2012

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