AutoCAD Inventor :: Translate Assembly Component Using ILogic / Offset From Parent Assembly Origin

Nov 9, 2011

I want to be able to control the location/position of a component in an assembly. This is easy enough through the iProperties/Occurrence tab and then adjust the location of the X,Y, and Z offsets. Is this possible using iLogic? I have been unable to find a function to access via iLogic. Ultimately I am trying to translate a component about an axis not a pattern.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Assembly Styles Don't Translate Into Other Assembly Files

Feb 9, 2012

I have encountered a problem with the Tube and Pipe styles. 

As you can see, I have a rack assembly with a custom tube and pipe style. A wire as a tube in orange, and a tube support in white. Both have their seperate colorations at a style in the tube and pipe styles editor

When placing the rack assembly into the main assembly, it reverts to the coppor coloration I changed from the original style.

Steps I've taken:

Exported the styles .xml and Imported the styles into the master tubeandpipe.iam 

Imported the user created .xml styles into the main assembly file nothing seems to work

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic - Turn On Origin Planes On Selected Parts Within Assembly?

Aug 19, 2012

 Is there a way using ilogic,that when you select/highlight a part within an assembly and run the code that it will turn on the Origin planes only and also turn turn them off ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change BOM Structure Of Component Within Assembly Using ILogic

Nov 22, 2011

I have a wall of frames, if you will, and some frames within this wall are different sizes. When doing the BOM, I want to be able to combine anything that has the same stock number as well as the same cut length. The only way I have thought to do this so far is to cycle through each stock number and if the cut length is the same, I override the quantity of one and change the BOM Structure of the other to "Reference". 

How can I change the BOM Structure to reference without selecting the part or going through the BOM Editor? Is there some VBA code I could utilize? I am striking out by solely using iLogic.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Assembly Component Occurrence Definition?

Sep 28, 2012

I have a simple code below trying to iterate through all the assembly component and copy the iProperties > Occurrece Name (i.e. "Part1:1") and paste it to iProperties > Project tab > Part Number field for each individual part in assembly.

' set a reference to the assembly component definintion.
' This assumes an assembly document is open.
Dim oAsmCompDef As AssemblyComponentDefinition
oAsmCompDef = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument.ComponentDefinition

'Iterate through all of the occurrences
Dim oOccurrence As ComponentOccurrence
For Each oOccurrence In oAsmCompDef.Occurrences
Dim oName As String
oName = oOccurrence.Name
iProperties.Value(oOccurrence.Name, "Project", "Part Number") = oName
MessageBox.Show(oOccurrence.Name, "iLogic")

The Debug message shows the correct output for every iteration, but when I check each part's properties they all have the Occurrence Name of the last part in the aseembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Separate Assembly Out Of Various Component Parts In Existing Assembly

Jul 10, 2012

I'm looking for the best way to create a separate assembly out of various component parts in an existing assembly so that the whole thing can be placed in an assembly as you would a part, I know it's possible to demote components within an assembly but are there any other methods similar / better ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic Assembly Has Double User Request At Inserting In Assembly

Sep 18, 2012

We have an iLogic assembly with to parts in it. Maybe to cylindrical parts. The iLogic rules should do the following.

1. Start a Rule after open document.

2. This Rule starts a Rule in the first cylindrical component.

3. This Rule ask the user for a diameter.

4. The assembly gives this new parameter value to the second component

5. Then the assembly calls another rule in the second component to change it with the new parameter

Everything is working fine when the following combinations are taking place:

1. I open up the assembly out of vault or from a local drive or an accessible server drive

2. I insert the assembly as sub assembly in another assembly from a local drive or an accessible server drive

It don't work with the following situation:

- I insert the assembly as sub assembly in another assembly out of vault

Then the user becomes the dialog "Choose a diameter" twice.

I don't know why, but I have the idea it has something to do with the functionality of inventor to insert a component more than once. If you insert a component in an assembly Inventor gives you the opportunity to add more than one occurence after each other. 

change that behaviour? Maybe a switch to change that inventor "add more than one occurence" behaviour.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: ILogic / Run Assembly-level Rule From Component Rule?

Aug 2, 2013

I need a way to run a rule which is saved in my top-level assembly using iLogic rule which is saved in a part file in the parent assembly.

I have even tried using an external rule in a txt file, but that gives the error "Component: This function can only be used in an assembly."  - which makes no sense to me.   I hope I am just missing something simple.  I cant believe with all its other strengths, that iLogic would be so limited in that regard.   Why is there not simply a snippet under the 'Run Other' that allows you to specify an assembly file and the rule name?  (like there is for running a rule in a component from the assembly)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Using A Solid Component To Cut A Different Component In Assembly

Jan 11, 2013

I am trying to make port rims for pipes that can be swapped in and out of an assembly.  However, the ports will all be different sizes and located differently so I need the cut to be part of the port rim component, but affect the entire assembly it is part of.  I've been trying to get this to work for the better part of a day now,Here's a picture of what im talking about. I'm running Inventor 2008 by the way.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Run Subassembly Rule From Parent Assembly

Oct 3, 2012

Is there a way to run a rule which is part of a sub assembly from the parent assembly?

I have a parent skeleton assembly containing many icopy assemblies. These subassemblies are based of one master assembly which in turn has a common part. (hence why I am using the icopy feature)

This standard part has an ilogic rule which varries the number of creases in a wall panel. eg. when the panel is 1200 wide there are 2 creases, when the panel is under 800 wide there is one crease and when the panel is less than 600 wide then there are no creases.

When I insert the icopy assembly into the master skeleton assembly and click select the widths of the panels they stretch and change to suit my skeleton. However I am having to visit each copied panel to run the crease rule.

Is there an operation or some sort of trigger I can implement to make this rule run as soon as the sub assembly is inserted?

Inventor 2010 Pro SP4, Vault Collaboration 2010
HP Z820 Xeon E5-2643 0 @ 3.3Ghz 16.0GB RAM
Nvidia Quadro 5000

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Readjusting ORIGIN In Assembly

Mar 28, 2013

How can i a re-adjust the orignal origin on an assembly? For example: i have a trailer frame (an assembly) and want to add a tank centered on top of it by constraining the center planes of both assemblies.. When i select the X-Axis/Pane from the trailer, it is not in the center of it, instead the X-Axis/Plane is 3/4 of the way off centered.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Insert Number Of Occurrences In Parent Assembly

Feb 1, 2013

I have an Inventor drawing which contains multiple sheets. One of the sheets is a drawing of the master assembly. Another sheet is a drawing of a part that is in the master assembly. This part shows up multiple times. I'd like to have a text box or something in the part's drawing that I can put: "Quantity: [Quantity]" where [Quantity] is the number of occurances of the part in the master assembly. I've been searching for a while and can't find a way to do this.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create IDW View Of Subassembly By Inserting Parent Assembly

Jan 7, 2014

I create an IDW view of a subassembly by inserting the parent assembly, make it a non-associative view, then turn off visibility of unwanted subassemblies.  When later working in the model and adding a part to one of the non-visable sub-assemblies, that part becomes visable in the IDW views in which the subassembly was non-visable, requiting me to edit all veiws in which the subassembly was non-visible. This can be quite a number of instances.  Is there a way to prevent this?

I may have a more fundamental workflow problem:  I create assemblies composed of subassemblies that need to be detailed sperately.  I have found that in order to correctly create a structured BOM and to have the ballon lables to correspond to the structured BOM, I create the drawing views as described above.  If I would just insert the subassembly to detail it, I don't understand how to get it to relate the balloon labels in the subassembly view to my master BOM.  

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Direction Of Assembly Origin Axes

Oct 4, 2011

I recently found an error in my top level assembly which is that the origin axes x & z are pointing in the wrong direction (x-axis points in the negative x direction and the z-axis points in the negative z direction).  how to "flip" the origin axes of an assembly?

Additional information:  I have a top level lattice assembly that consists of a number of lattices (a part to which components are constrained) with the lattice origin planes constrained flush with the top level lattice assembly origin planes.  This top level assembly is used in many other assemblies to constrain entire systems.  Re-constraining my lattices correctly inside of the top assembly is infeasible.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Origin Folder Not Being Shown In Browser Of Assembly

May 5, 2004

Is there a setting or something somewhere that turns off/on the display of the origin folder? I have rebooted and restarted Inventor. For some reason, I can't get see the folder. Even when I edit a part, it is not there. See attached images.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Placing Content Center Parts At Assembly Origin 2012

Mar 14, 2012

I have just installed Inventor 2012 and am experiencing a bizarre problem with placing content center parts.  When I start a new assembly, and place a content center part, I would expect it to locate itself central to the assembly origin.  What actually happens is that it grounds itself wherever I click on the screen.  This doesn't happen with parts that I have created myself.

Is there a bug in the system or maybe an option that I have unknowingly switched off?

Inventor Professional 2012 SP1
Windows XP Pro 64 Edition SP2

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Move Component In Assembly

Aug 12, 2013

I made a new positional representation (maybe it's connected, i don't know), and removed all the constraints from a part, but still can't move it.

It has other parts connected with it, and bolt, but i think i removed the governing constraint, but, cannot move it.

It's an assembly of about 5 parts, should i zip and attach it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Editing A Component In Assembly

Mar 29, 2012

I'm working on an iLogic application for an assembly. I need some code to edit a particular component occurrence and then open one of that component's iLogic forms.

Basically automating the keystrokes that I'm doing manually (Select, right-click and edit, then open the iLogic form for that part). Do I have to scroll through all occurrences in the browser or is there a way to call that component by name? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Component Name On Assembly Browser

Nov 15, 2012

I use Inventor 2013 as a single user, my company is about to invest in Vault and we are about to introduce a new automated Part Numbering Scheme as well.

I use a spreadsheet and iLogic rules as ‘Product Configurator’ to generate new iterations of my master assembly.

Now, the Assembly Browser in Inventor may display my assembly tree and its components by Part No or File Name or Default Browser Nod. See attached image.

This can be selected and set on the ribbon: click Assemble tab Productivity panel Rename Browser Nodes.

For example at Top Level Assy I have a rule to run other rules in components. Should I change the displayed components names on the Assy Tree the rules loose reference. So they wouldn’t run.

(for example:    iLogicVb.RunRule("PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1", "Tie Rods & Washer Plates 2ndS")

PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1 is a component with a rule in it "Tie Rods & Washer Plates 2ndS"

This is the default Browser Nod Name and it could also be

-          AAA-0111 --> Part No

-          PANEL ASSY 2ndS.iam:1  --> File name

-          PANEL ASSY 2ndS:1 --> Default

I suppose this can be avoided by not changing from Default, but what an inconvenience should we have to.Unless if there is an other way to reference our components in iLogic?

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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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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Size Of Component After Assembly

Mar 10, 2013

I just download the AutoDesk Inventor 2012 but I didn't use this software before. I just download an example and refer youtube to create my own parts. But when I place all parts together, i.e. assemble all parts, I find that the parts are not looks good because the size either too big or too small. I try the whole afternoon but I still can't find the way to change the size of an individual component.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Suppress A Component In Main Assembly?

Oct 11, 2011

I was wondering if there was a way to suppress a component in the main assembly, and keep it from appearing in the parts list whenever I create one in the idw. environment? I am creating an iassembly, and generating different file versions from the main assembly in my table. In order for me to create different versions off of this main assembly, it is required that I suppress certain sub assemblies or components. I can't get the suppressed componenets to not show up in my parts list when I create it. I turned off enabled and visibility and it still appears in the BOM. Creating a different level of detail doesn't even solve this.

I know I can manually not have it show up in the BOM, but it becomes very time consuming trying to make certain rows not appear in the BOM table.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Top Line Assembly And Component Drawings

Oct 2, 2012

I have an iassembly model with iparts in it. I am trying to make one absolutely complete model rather than have several models with redundant parts in it. For example having the full assembly and making a Top Line Drawing from that, but then also making a drawing from the individual components.

So for example I have a Top Line assembly drawing with a tank with all the fittings, gauges, and instrument panels shown. Then I would want to make another set of drawings showing the tank itself, fittings, gauges, and the instrument panel. My main issue is with the tank drawing; the tank drawing is supposed to be simply the tank so I would need to remove the fittings, gauges, instrument panel etc.

I would like to know if there is a way to "Hide" or "Supress" the components that I do not need for a particular drawing without taking them out of the model; yet at the same time removing it from the BOM because they wont be necessary at this level.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly Constraint Errors When Resizing Component

Mar 30, 2012

I have an assembly that is nearly completed.  I am trying to change the lengths of two side rails (arrow pointing to one of them).  On each end of these rails are several components that have been constrained to the rails. 

When I change the length of the rails, many of the constraints show errors.  I expected that all components would move with the ends of the rails as they are shortened since that is where they were constrained, but this has not happened.

The constraint recovery tool has not been useful to me. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Find Excluded Component Patterns In Assembly

Mar 12, 2013

I have an i assembly with some lengthy and unique ilogic to control what parts are included / excluded based on user inputs in a form.  To begin, the program includes all components, and then excludes the ones that aren't needed.  This is basically, briefly what the first part of that looks like:

For Each oCompOcc In oCompDef.Occurrences
'Include all currently excluded components
If oCompOcc.Excluded=True Then
End If

So this works just fine, mostly.  I run into an issue with the component occurrences that are within patterns (I have 2 patterns - 1 circular and 1 rectangular).  This code will "Include" all occurrences inside an "Excluded" pattern, but the pattern itself remains "Excluded".  In other words, in the browser, the pattern name appears greyed out and crossed out, but all the elements and the components within them appear "alive", so to speak.  But the BOM indicates a Qty. of ZERO for these components since the pattern that.

I can toggle include / exclude of patterns using the same method:


But it seems I can't identify which patterns are excluded to start with, like:

If oPattern.Excluded=True Then...

I get an error when I try this.  Is there a way around it?  How can I find and select excluded component patterns in order to toggle them to "Include"?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Show Component In Assembly In Hidden Lines

Jul 17, 2013

I want to show one of the parts in a drawing of an assembly in hidden lines, it's a reference part only.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Geometry Not Updating After Replacing A Component In Assembly

Apr 29, 2013

I have geometry not updating after replacing a component in an assembly.

I have drawn part A and in the assembly environment I have projected cut edges on a XY Plane in a 2D Sketch.

After replacing component A in the assembly with part B (not identical but very close) i was expecting the projected geometry to update. But it doesn't. The "local update" button is greyed out in assembly mode. also the Rebuild command does not seem to update the projected geometry.

I can see the new 3d shape and the old projected geometry. How to get the projected geometry to update?

Inventor 2013 Build 176 SP1.1

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Importing Component As Separate Parts Into Assembly

Sep 21, 2012

 I want to import a component consisting of about 50 different parts into an assembly that is about 300 different parts.

When I "place as component" into the assembly it imports into the assembly fine as a component.

When I make an exploded view I can split the component into seperate parts but when I make an .idw file the parts list just shows the component as one part number.

I would like to the .idw to show all of the parts that are in the component separately.

Is there some kind of expansion menu or do I have to re-make the component in the assembly file?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Parameters On Component Instances In Assembly?

Aug 11, 2013

I have a part called "bracket" which has a multi-value parameter "mass" which can be 100, 200, 300, or 400 and controls the width of the bracket.I have an assembly into which I have placed thee brackets.

How do I set different parameters for each of the instances of "bracket"?I want one bracket with mass = 100, one with mass = 200, and one with mass = 300, such that I have three brackets of different widths.

I must not be searching on the right text in Google because I find only ways to change the value of the parameter within the core component (such that all brackets change and end up the same width).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Switch Component Rows Within Assembly

Oct 4, 2011

I am trying to switch component rows within my assembly file but can't seem to do so. All of the files are generated, yet and still I am not able to change component rows based on user parameters. Files are attached.

My code is as follow in Ilogic

MultiValue.Setlist("Material", "1", "2")
If Material = "2"
iPart.ChangeRow("RING", "RING-03:1")
End If

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Grounding A Demoted Assembly And Losing Component Motion

Aug 2, 2013

I have a damper, I started it with the bottom frame member, which was grounded at origins when it was placed and I built the rest of the damper from there. All my constraints for blades and linkages and all related parts were able to move (with the damper held in place in "space" by the grounded frame member.

For parts list purposes I need all 4 sides of the frame to be one BOM item so I demoted the 4 frame pieces as one inseparable assembly.

After that all motion is lost in the main assembly and I can drag it all over "space" since I lost the bottom frame member ground point. I can ground the demoted frame assembly to lock it down, and drive the constraints to make the damper parts move to create positional representations.

I guess I'm just wondering if I'm not really supposed to be able to "move" components arbitrarily and I should just be driving the constraints all the time in the first place...I'm just not sure why the motion is lost after the initial ground point is lost.

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