AutoCAD Inventor :: Thickness Analysis Of Parts?

Jun 19, 2012

How can do the thickness analysis in autodesk inventor like solidwiorks thickness analysis, it show the  thickness of the part in point to point 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Stress Analysis Thin Sheet Multiple Thickness

Jul 3, 2013

I have an assembly of multi-thickness, thin sheets, essentially welded together. (see image attachment)

One component is composed of land and bay areas, a single planar sheet where the edges are thin, and the central body is thickened.

I can get Inventor to treat the remaining multi-thickness, right angle components as midplane by going with separate bodies.

The top plate is a single planar sheet, and Inventor will not treat it properly as a mid-planed plate.

Will Inventor translate the constraints properly if I build the thin region separate from the central thicker region in order to produce feasible mid-planed mesh?

Question already posted by other in forum - using local control to develop multiple element thicknesses through cross section of plate (by thin face selection), one cannot verify that the smaller elements along the cross section are built properly through the entire component.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Select All Sheet Metal Parts With Certain Thickness

Nov 21, 2012

How to select all sheet metal parts with a certain thickness ? 

I am looking for a sample code to select all sheet metal parts with, for example thickness 0.5 mm.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Frame Analysis - Additional Parts

Jul 5, 2013

Having an assembly, modeled in the frame generator, then with some additional parts (ribs, plates, etc) added to the assembly as parts and constrained with assembly constraints.. which is the best way to do a frame analysis with the frame analysis enviroment for considering  the all structure (frame generators parts + the additional enforcing parts) ?

The assembly look like for example, to this (modeled in autocad).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Sheet Metal Parts Material / Thickness Bend Radii From Assembly

Nov 22, 2013

How do we change sheet metal parts material, thickness Bend Radii from an assembly in groups.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Replacing Parts With Custom Parts Created From Content Center

Sep 27, 2012

I am trying to replace a custom part - created from a content center part -  with a copied part with a different name.  (I am using the replace tool in an assembly.)  However, Inventor is not replacing the part with the part I pick but rather the content center version of it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Showing Two Instances Of Parts List And Adding Custom Parts

Mar 30, 2012

On the main sheet of my drawing I have the overall Parts List.  Shows almost all parts except for the few that we don't want to list.  On the second sheet I inserted a Parts List to show only parts that are shown in a detail on that page, made the rest non-visible.

On the main sheet there is an item (#13) that has a QTY of 3.  Two of those Three are optional parts.  What I'm trying to do is insert a custom part into the Parts List, give it an item number of 13A and put in the description "OPTIONAL", then do an Override in the balloon to show 13A.

I get it in the Parts List, Apply it, close it, save the drawing.  Looking at the Parts List, item #13A is there, but item #14 is gone.  I go back into the Parts List and 13A is there and there's a blue box around the item # and the description.  I uncheck Static Value and number 14 shows up (item # and the description).

Then I go over to sheet two, open that Parts List and it lists 13A at the bottom with all the info I added in sheet one and it's non-visible.  Go back to sheet one, open the Parts List and there is no 13A to be found.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Parts With Work Planes Defined By Other Parts

May 2, 2013

I am working on an assembly that is designed around a box (bounding box) that could change size.  I modeled the bounding box and placed it in a new assembly file.  All other parts have been created within the assembly by referencing that bounding box with starting work plane and project geometry.

The problem comes in when I change the bounding box dimensions.  The work planes for each additional part, which were defined by the faces of the bounding box, do not move when the sides move.  Also, my projected geometry is not updating correctly.  This is a simple box, with all 90° corners.  So, all associated parts (at this point) are just rectangles. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Parts List Update When Modifying Model Parts In Idw

Aug 21, 2012

My parts list on my idw do not update when I make changes to the model. Specifically, I have deleted a bolted connection on my design and replaced with a different components but the parts list table does not update - all I see is a lightning bolt in the browser next to the parts list but I cannot update it here.

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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AutoCAD Inventor :: Virtual Parts Weight Total BOM And Parts List

Aug 7, 2013

I was using virtual parts to add nuts and bolts to a drawing in 2013

I can make a VP bolt in the assembly, no problem, set it's size, weight, etc.

In the VP itself, there is no option for number of bolts I want it to emulate. For arguement's sake the weight was 1 pound per bolt (they are big bolts).

I can go into the BOM and say quantity 60, hit done and save the assembly.

If i open the drawing, the parts lists shows 60lbs for the 60 bolts total - which it should when summing the weight.

The problem is the BOM/assembly. If the weight of my assembly (without bolts) is 10,000lbs, the assembly sees the VP weighing 1lb and says the total weight is 10,001 lbs. Am i going to have to pattern a fake part to get this to work right? Shouldn't the total weight take into account the quantity set in the Bom??

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Display Density Of Materials Assigned To Various Parts In Parts List On Drawing?

Dec 9, 2013

Is there a way to display the density of materials that are assigned to varius parts in the parts list on a drawing?  I don't need the mass of the parts I just need the material density to show up next to their respective parts.

For example, if I have a part with [steel mild] material assinged to it (no matter the size) I need a column in the BOM on the drawing to show: 490.684 lbs/ft^3.  "Worry when there's something to worry about."

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assemblies Showing In Parts Only Parts List

Jul 10, 2012

I have an assembly with a lot of purchased parts. I need to create a buy out list for purchasing. I've done this many times in the past and have a template set up for this purpose.

So now the problem, In this assembly, I have subassemblies showing up on my parts only parts list.

One of the subassemblies cinsists of two purchased parts. Both parts are set to purchased in the Bill of materials. If I do a parts only list on this assembly, it works as expected, showing two purchased parts. However, if I put that assembly into a higher level assembly, A parts only parts list shows the assembly instead of the individual parts.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IDW View / Parts List Changes From Structured To Parts Only

May 3, 2013

IV 2010 Suite

Been working over an idw MANY times due to project lag.Today I opened it up and tried adding balloons to an already ballooned assembly.

The parts list has not changed, and is "structured".But, if I try adding balloons, they tag each part, not the entire assembly.

Also, I verified this by trying to add another parts list, which defaults to "parts only".

I can't show my data set, b/c it's HUGE, plus it's proprietary.

IV 2010 Suite
Digital Storm PC:
EVGA & Intel components
Win 7 Pro 64 bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Variable Spiral Thickness

Oct 20, 2011

Is there a way to use the coil command to make a spiral out of a rectangle where the thickness of the rectangle starts at one value and ends at another? This would be a spiral torsion spring with decreasing thickness approaching the center.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Shape Will Not Shell Out With 3mm Thickness

Dec 12, 2013

This shape will not shell out with  a 3mm thickness.....i suspect i may have not modelled would you model this shape part so as it can be shelled out?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Customize Thickness Of Edges

Aug 10, 2013

Is there is any way of customizing the thickness of edges. I want to customize this... I am using Autodesk v2012

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Add Material Thickness To A Face

Feb 13, 2013

How can I add a material thickness to a face trimmed from IGES file?

I have a surface imported from IGES file, then trimmed to a single face in IV that I would like to materialize.

I tried times for thickness, but IV doesn't like it.

Neither can I apply Shell for part, nor thickness adding from Sheet metal.

It is a 3D Lofted surface, very simple single one.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Parts Not Selecting For Parts List

Sep 22, 2011

I have a .idw that I'm trying to make a parts list on.  I select parts list and highlight everything.  There are two screws that are not showing up on the parts list.  I cannot select them manually either.  It's acting like they are not there.  Even if I do a complete parts list (adding the assemblies parts into one big list), they still don't show up.

How can I select these parts?  What is wrong with them that they do not show up in the parts list?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Reuse Parts Rather Than Create New Parts

Jul 25, 2012

I have been working with an assembly today where it is ideal to mirror parts and have figured out how to reuse the parts rather than create new parts. Now I find that when the parts are mirrored, they ate not retaining the mates. Where do I find the setting so they either retain their mates, or prefferably retain the mirror so that if I move the origional, the mirror moves as well?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Shell Out The Part With 2mm Thickness Walls?

Nov 16, 2012

How can i shell out the part with 2mm thickness walls?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Find Sheet Metal Thickness?

Oct 24, 2012

I am looking for a solid way of finding the Thickness parameter of a sheet metal part. I have tried two ways so far:

1. oCompDef.Parameters.Item(Thickness)

This works but if Inventor is installed with a different language pack like German for instance then it fails

2. oCompDef.Parameters.Item(1).Value

This also works but if the user started the part with a normal part template and then converts the part to a sheet metal part down the line, then this method fails.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: What Setting Controls The Line Thickness

Dec 2, 2011

What setting controls the line thickness attached to the arrows in the attached Detail View?

Inventor 2013
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
HP EliteBook 8470w
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Memory: 16 GB
AMD FirePro M2000
3D Connexion SpacePilot

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AutoCAD Inventor :: DOF In Stress Analysis

Oct 20, 2011

I`m trying to determine will Inventor satisfy the needs that I`m having regarding simulation options. So I started with some elementary stuff.

If it is possible in stress analysis to manually select which degrees of freedom body has.

"Fixed constraint" block all 6 DOF and I would like to block only transitional DOF so that I keep rotational degrees of freedom?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Modify Object Line Weights Thickness

Dec 15, 2011

I know this option makes all lines the same thickness when printing, but where can i modify this "global" thickness.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: No Continuous Wall Thickness With Shell Command

Mar 26, 2012

I have a blade housing that requires a continuos radius around the profile. It is not a full radius. When I shell the blade, it looks like the raidius wants to continue. I was told I had to use two fillets and the particial radius will not work. However, the continuous radious in the customers requirement. Is there a way to shell this part correctly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Finding Minimum Wall Thickness In A Part

Jul 10, 2013

are there any other analysis tools available to find the minimum internal wall thickness in a part?  I'm aware of the cross-section tool, but that only analyzes an area the user has already noticed.  In a prismatic part with several cross-holes and features (cavities), it could be easy to miss a thin spot that could give up under internal pressure just by 'eyeballing' the part with Hidden Edges turned on.

I guess I could try the 'unground and move the part thru a sectional plane' trick, but I think it would be too haphazard, especially if the weak point is not thru a principal plane.

Is there a tool I'm missing or maybe something that has been added in newer releases?  Maybe this is too much analysis to ask of a modeling package.

Inventor Professional 2014 64 SP1
Windows 7 64 bit - SP1
Xeon E5-1620
16 GB Ram
Quadro 2000

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Nodes In Frame Analysis

May 3, 2013

I have created a report from a frame analysis of an arrangement of I-Beam steelwork. I need to check that I have placed the nodes in the right order and this is reflected in the results of the report. I have the parent and child nodes connected at the ends of the beams as shown on the attached screen shot. I'm interested to know if the order in which I have selected the nods makes any difference to the results. There a 3 node connection points at each corner section.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Fame Analysis Function

Dec 22, 2011

I have purchased the Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium. It comes with the Frame Generator but does not seem to have the Frame Analysis with it. Is that provided in other Suites or should I have it??

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Stress Analysis Contacts

Oct 8, 2013

I am trying to simulate the following:

I have an 8" OD/5.523" ID steel tube. A 5.5" OD/4.957"ID tube is placed inside.  The 8" and 5.5" tubes are placed over a 4.9375"OD shaft.  So basically you have a hollow shaft attached to a drive shaft, with a filler tube placed between them to fill the gap.  Two 1-1/2" UNC bolts are placed in matching1.531" diameter holes in every component (thru bolted) with a nut.  Tightening the nut will tend to flatten the pipes, taking up the clearance between then and creating a contact pressure on the drive shaft.  I have having trouble getting all of the contacts correct since the components are not in contact at the beginning of the simulation due to the radial clearances.

Two axial bolt loads of 129,000 lbs will be placed on the tubes.  I have used a sliding/no separation contact between the bolt and nut.  Then I put a fixed constraint on the bottom face of the nut (not in contact with the tube) and put a 129,000 force on the top of each bolt head to simulate the axial load created by the bolt preload.  What type of contact should I use between the tubes that have radial clearance?

I have attached the tubes and drive shaft.  The 1-1/2" bolts and nuts (both heavy hex) were found in the library.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Set Up Symmetric Stress Analysis?

May 9, 2013

How to set up a symmetric stress analysis?

I read about using symmetric analysis on a symmetric assembly, but no description of how it is done.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: G-Forces In Stress Analysis

Jan 6, 2014

I am trying to properly stress test a steel aircraft fuselage. I can easily model the estimated weight of the pilot, copilot, etc as loads on the airframe. However, when it comes to simulating a high-G situation, (a load factor of around 7.5 times the force of gravity), I am not sure what to do. On one hand, I can simply multiply the loads on the airframe by the load factor and see if the frame can take it. In most cases, it performs very poorly, (safety factor less than 1). However, if I model all the loads under normal conditions, (normal pilot weight, etc.), then add a gravity load equal to 7.5 G, the airframe performs well. Yet I am not sure if the loads on the airframe, (such as pilot weight), are being adjusted along with the increased gravitational load. 

My question is, what is the best way to accurately simulate real world loading for high-G situations?

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