AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body For IFeature

Jun 1, 2013

Is possible create new Body (SolidBody) for iFeature? In VBA or .NET.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Use IFeature For Creating New Body

Jan 9, 2014

Is there  away to use an IFeature creating a new body?

 I mean, modeling a part as multibody, i would like to insert a feature with an iFeature, but i would like too that that new feature will be a new body.

I have tried in many ways.. including inserting in the ifeature a Split Feature..but with no sucess.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create New Body With IFeature For Reverse Nesting

Dec 18, 2012

I am trying to create multiple bodies within a part file using multiple ifeatures. It seems that it is not possible to force the ifeature to create a new body when it is inserted. If it is inserted into a part that has multiple bodies present.

I call it "Reverse Nesting". We have a sheet of a certain size (18" x 32" in this case). I need to completely cover a much larger (and oddly shapped) panel with these sheets. I want to cnc cut these sheets into the correct shape and be able to assemble them together on the larger panel.

Create an ifeature that creates a sheet of the correct size. In a part file with a sketch (or surface) of the panel we need to cover, we can insert the ifeature and constrain its sketch to the original sketch. My hope was that I would be able to do this multiple times (each as its own body),orient them as req'd to cover the panel, and the use the original panel sketch to do an interference extrude through all the bodies. I could then use Make Componets to create an assembly of all of the parts, and generate flat profiles for each piece for CNC cutting. This doesn't work because I can't geerate multiple bodies with multiple iFeatures in the same file.Create a template part that is teh size of the sheet and constrain them together on the panel I want to cover. Use assembly features to cut way what I do not need. This does not work because there are performance and associativity issues with assembly features and no way to push the cuts back to the parts for CNC profiles.

Similar to #2 except derive the panel we need to cover into our part and use split to remove what we do not want from our sheet. This does not work because it is not easy to move a derive around within a part and link it to the other sheets that are adjacent to it.Create a template that contains parameters that contain the sizes of the sheet. Manually create sketchs and constrain them to each other on the derived (as a surface) panel, extrude each one as a separate body and then  run Make components. This will work, but it is very time consuming.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Convert Surface Body In Solid Body

Mar 8, 2012

How can I convert a surface body in a solid body?

I attach my file.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Add As A New Solid?

Oct 3, 2011

I have an ifeature (find in an attachement).

My question is: it possible to insert ifeature and get end result as new solid added to a part file

As of now when I add ifeature it merges with the previous solid. I think I am missing something

Config :: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU E31245 @ 3.30 GHz, 16.0 GB, 64bit win7
Inventor 2013 and Vault Basic 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Split A Single Solid Body Into 2 Solid Bodies?

Sep 19, 2012

I'm trying to split a single solid body into 2 solid bodies. The problem is that the body I'm trying to split consists of two separate pieces. I can split a body when it is a single piece no problem, but I'm having the problem when the two pieces are not joined at all.

When I try and split it on the origin plane it gives this error:

"Creating parting line failed. Could not build this Split"

When I try and split it on a work plane lying on one of the pieces it gives this error:

"Creating parting line failed. Modeling failure in ASM. Redefine inputs."

Or, another variation on this erorr:

"Creating parting line failed. Split feature could not create two bodies. Change the Split Tool so that split feature can create two bodies."

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sweep Cut With Solid Body

Feb 28, 2011

i used to use Solidwork's sweep-cut with a solid body feature but i can't find it in Inventor now.


In part file;

Create a second solid body (must be axis-symetric, like revolved feature),

Create a path that intersects with the solid (can be a line or a curve),

Sweep the solid along the path with cut command.

I need this where the sweep-cut with a profile is not enough, to get surfaces obtainable by milling on a cylindirical body on a helical path.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body Visibility In Drawings?

Sep 6, 2012

I'm making drawings of assemblies in Inventor 2012 and was wondering how to turn off the visibility of specific solid bodies within a single part containing multiple bodies, or make it match the visibility in the assembly and part file itself.

In particular my situation is that I have a camera whose part model includes a solid body for its view cone. The visibility of this solid is turned off, so when opening the camera itself, or the assembly containing it, it doesn't appear, but when I place that assembly or part in a drawing it's included, and the only way I've figured out to get rid of it is to turn the whole camera's visibility off within the drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Customizable Volume Of Solid Body

Jul 26, 2013

I want to make an ipart of a container with as customizable parameters (the Diameter and the Volume of one of the solid bodies). 


Here comes the problem:

when i was changing the volume parameter, i recieved an error that this property was it possible te use the volume calculation from inventor the calculate back to the diameter or height? ,and also for a solid body?

If so, what do i need to do? I am using inventor 2013 (basic).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Make Same Solid Bodies Around Another Body

May 24, 2013

Is there a way to get that long tube and that rectangular part all around that middle circle.


Open this picture. In the end it would end up looking something like that lamp shade. I got one part down so is there a way to get a bunch of those around instead of redrawing it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Converting Surface Into Solid Body

Sep 28, 2012

I am trying to convert this composite surface into a single solid body, however when I try to stich the surfaces in the construction environment it always crashes. I have also tried edditing the STEP file import options but it still always opens as a composite surface.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Hide Solid Body In Detail

Dec 4, 2012

I have created two solid body in the modeling mode &maintained seperate body ( Didn't combine) there after hide & visibility off  one solid  body .while taking the detail that time two solid body is appearing. how to switch of the body in detail.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body Assemblies And BOMs

Nov 4, 2011

I've created an assembly by using "Make Components" from a part comprised of solid bodies. If I suppress a feature in the "Control Part.ipt" (the part that holds all the solid bodies) it removed the part from the assembly, but it does not remove it from the BOM. What do I have to do to make the BOM follow what the assembly looks like?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body To Sheet Metal?

May 15, 2013

I am currently building my library of equipment in Inventor.

I have now some how changed a solid body part into a sheet metal part.....

Is there a way to change it back?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Through Solid Body

Mar 26, 2013

I'm trying to bolt a solid body (Honda GX160 engine) onto a piece of angle iron (from frame generator).  Starting with a point on a plane on the engine, the Bolted Connection Generator will not let me select a termination plane on the angle iron.

IV Pro 2011 64bit SP2; Win7 Ultimate SP1
ASUS MB Intel i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz, 8GB RAM
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series, 1GB RAM

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Multi Body Surface To Solid

Dec 16, 2012

I have a multibody surface part, which is derived from a multibody part. Therefor there are multiple contiguous surface parts  that are isolated from each other.

Is there a way to STITCH or convert one of these contiguous surfaces into a solid part ? 

Note:  I tried the THICKEN tool but the hole features do not come out right. Some holes are missing or the hole depths are wrong.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body Visibility Control In IDW File

Aug 11, 2012

I've created a tie-on-cable marker tag using Loft, Replace Face and Split techniques.  After splitting, I turn off the visibility of one of the two resulting solid bodies.  File A208P03_Label.jpg shows the results with solid body Solid2 visibility either on or off. 

The cable marker tag is then used in an assembly file shown in MI-CA-0261.iam.jpg and a drawing file shown in MI-CA-0261.idw.jpg.  The problem I have is that Solid2 is showing up in the idw drawing file when I'd rather it's visibility be off as in the .iam assembly file. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body Part File Sketches?

May 22, 2012

I'm editing a solid body part file.

I've made all sketches and workplanes etc not visible.

When i edit a sketch down the tree, obviously the sketch becomes visible but the problem I have is some other sketches and workplanes also become visible.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body Made Components Orientation

May 8, 2013

I'm currently using the "Make components" feature to convert solid bodies into parts. This works great, but we use this method to construct angular roof structures, and after the parts have been made the parts have angular relationships to the .ipt files UCS co-ordinates. It would be very useful if I could align the longest edge of the part (Which is a timber truss) with the x axis in the model space and "lay" the plank flat on the X-Y plane.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Patterned Threaded Hole In Solid Body

Oct 23, 2012

I just did a Circular Pattern of a threaded holes to a second solid body. The hole came through but the thread did not?Right now I have SP1 installed. I have been using solid bodies for a long time now and have not seen this.

A co-worker just came up with the same thing?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Duplicate Solid Body 4 Times In Part File?

Mar 31, 2012

I want to duplicate a solid body 4 times in a part file.  i did that by going for circular pattern.  But after creating that, i had to add on few more features.  I did that in parent solid body.  then I noticed that other 3 solid body is not getting updated.  I know in assembly file it gets updated but any way in part file.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Simple Mold Using Solid Body And Split

May 14, 2013

if i draw up a 3d sold part as the finished part, can i then draw a new rectangle solid body over the top of this and split the new solid body using the part as the split tool?

the idea being that i am left with a rectangular plate with a female 3d impression of the finished part in the top.I can't seem to use the part as a split tool?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Hole Feature In Solid Body Part File And Bolted Generator

Nov 21, 2011

If we require to create patterned holes thru a number of solids, this works great only requiring the one hole feature.

However, once an assembly is created with the parts, (these parts obviously have their own derived individual solids in them) when needing to place a bolted generated assembly to the patterned holes. It won't recognise the pattern.

So I've come to the conclusion that the bolted generator/drop place function really needs improvement for solid body modelling technique. (Mind you, the BG needs a complete rethink because its at about 50% complete).

What I can see needs to be added, is the functionality of the parts recognising the hole pattern. e.g. when using the make components function it gives an option to add a link to the hole feature.

My only other option at present is to create the holes within the assembly file and transfer the hole feature to each part file. This obviously loses the parametric functionality.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Export Body From Multi-body Part

Sep 12, 2013

Can I export a solid from a multi body part to an other part file. how?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Body To Solid?

Oct 14, 2010

I was given a .sat file from a third party company. When i pull it into CAD 2011 it comes in as a "body". It views like a wireframe object. I can't slice, subtract, union, etc. when i import it to Navis works it views like wireframe. The problem with this is that i can't run clash detection against this part then.

Any way to convert it to a solid?

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AutoCad 3D :: Creating Solid Body From 2D / 3D Wireframe

Mar 7, 2013


I'm trying to create a solid body from a non uniform 3d frame Actually I bought this model and it turned out to be hollow inside. How to make it a complete single solid body? [This model is a part of human bone]

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Can't Change Radius Of Solid Body

Mar 19, 2012

i can't change the radius of a solid body.

example :i made a radius with the command "fillet edges",radius=50 mm.

the next day i decided to cahnge to radius= 30 mm.

i presssed the "ctrl" bottom, clicked the radius surface to change ,but in the properties tab was written "solid face",with no radius change option.

finnaly i delleted the radius face,and made a new solid edge radius.....

is this the only way?

(solidhist variable is set to 1 ).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Put IFeature On Workplane

Aug 12, 2013

I want to put my iFeature on my workplane,but i can't.However, if I change my PlaneInput = oFace , it can work perfectly.My program is below:

Private WithEvents oInteraction As InteractionEvents
Private WithEvents oselect As SelectEvents
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    Set oInteraction = ThisApplication.CommandManager.CreateInteractionEvents
    Set oselect = oInteraction.SelectEvents


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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Drop Down - Add New Value

Oct 14, 2012

Is it possible to add new value to the drop down list in the sheet metal punch feature sizing dialog boss.

I see there are 3 sizes bu default.. i need to add new values.

Inventor Professional 2013
Vault Collaboration 2013

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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 :: How To Obtain X And Y Location Of IFeature

Dec 3, 2012

Is there any way to obtain the X and Y location of an iFeature that is placed on a center point?  I cannot find a way to relate the iFeature to the point or vice versa with VBA.  Holes are easy to relate but I am stuck on relating iFeatures.

My goal is to obtain the X and Y location of several iFeatures placed a piece of steel channel.

Inventor Professional 2014 64 Bit
Windows 7 Professional
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
Dual Intel Xeon E5540 CPUs
16GB DDR3 Ram

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