AutoCAD Inventor :: Assemble An Extruded Tube That Has Holes Drilled

Apr 9, 2013

I am trying to assemble an extruded tube that has holes drilled, to a flat plate to be bolted together. when i go to assemble the parts the drilled holes will not highlight to attach the plate to.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part That Needs Multiple 9mm Gun Drilled Holes To Different Depths

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)

I understand that this isn't a common hole callout but in my situation it is what is needed. The values need to be linked to the part and not simply overridden as text. I am essentially wanting to make a style that I could apply to any hole note that would give the hole diameter a metric dimension and the depth an inch value.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Assemble Fasteners To All Holes Created In Single Hole Feature

Jan 18, 2012

I have a part with multiple holes created in a single hole feature (i.e. not patterned but made by selecting multiple sketch center points).  As desired, the holes all have the same size since they all fit the same fastener.  Is there a way to easily assemble fasteners to all the holes?  Currently, I am using insert for each fastener and this gets tedius if there are many holes.  Additinally, if the number of holes changes, a manual update is required.  I'm hoping there is something that works similar to associative patterns.

INV 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Get A Sheet Metal IFeature To Create Nail Or Extruded Holes

Feb 18, 2013

Where I can get a sheet metal iFeature to create nail holes or extruded holes?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Best Way To Insert One Tube Into Another Which Has Holes?

Jul 15, 2013

If I have a "large" tube with a series of holes along it, say 9mm diameter...

I have another component (an 8.9mm solid cylinder) which should be inserted in those is the best way of doing it?

I thought about adding a work axis in each hole, but can't find an easy way of doing even that!So how would you do it?

If I make a hole in a rectangular block it all works out, the toroid appears and I constrain the small 8.9mm to the axis of the hole in the block.That does not seem to work with holes in the large tube.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Calculating Tube Length (not Tube And Piping)?

Mar 16, 2013

I have a question about calculating the maximum tube length. Why do i ask this, because you can just measure it on drawing?

I'm building a parametric model for building simple storage tanks, and the goal is to get a complete BOM out of the model without any difficulties.

I have 4 possibilities of tube positioning on the tank. (see image)

1. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank.

2. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

3. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank.

4. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

These 4 possibilities can be flush with the inside of the tank or not.

Is there a easy way to determinate the longest point from the front of the tube? This longest measurement will be the length i need to get into my description for the BOM.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Repair Tube Constraints In Tube And Pipe?

May 27, 2013

How do I repair a tubing constraint?

I use tubing in inventor, I always attached tube to whatever fittings I am using and everything is fine but if something gets moved that the end of the tube loses its contraint I'm ready to jump off a cliff!

Is there any way to get the end of the 3D sketch contrained to the fitting again?

Up until now I have always had to deleted the route and started over. Inventor Pro 2014

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Frame With Tube Connectors?

Oct 10, 2013

I want to build a pipe or tube frame and use tube or pipe connectors to join the pipes.

What is the best way? "Tube and pipe" or "Frame generator"?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Publish Drilled Shank And Use It In Bolted Connection

Apr 18, 2013

Would it be possible to publish a Drilled shank to CC and reuse it in the bolted connection?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Show A Hole Drilled At Compound Angle

Sep 6, 2013

In the attached part, I am trying to show a hole drilled at a compound angle. I have attached a pic of what the part is supposed to look like. I am having trouble laying out the plane on a compound angle. The hole should be centered on the width of the flat and drilled through. 15° angle one way and 20° another way.

The ipt file attached is really messy in attemps to acheive the compound angle.

I am using Autodesk Inventor 2013.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Parts Then Assemble Them?

May 15, 2013

I was wondering if you create the parts then assemble them.  Or can you create and assembly then break out the parts?  I am just testing inventor out to see if it would be good for my company.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Constraints To Assemble Project

Feb 10, 2012

Something is strange with the constraint activity.

I'm using the constraints to assemble a project. I select the parts with the proper constraint, when "apply" is clicked the parts do not "pop" to location as they use to. I have to go up to "manage" the click "rebuild all" for the parts to move to new location.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can't Extrude In Assemble Drawing

Apr 4, 2013

Can’t extrude in assemble drawing in inventor when I draw a sketch and finish sketch

And try to extrude the sketch it extrudes but only in cut mode  it is the only button that is working the rest are all faded out.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Difference Between Constrain And Assemble?

Jan 10, 2012

What is the difference between Constrain and Assemble?

They both seem to create the same mating constraints, but Assemble doesn't work with adaptive parts.

Any other difference (other than the interface)?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Draft And Assemble Parts

Oct 14, 2013

I went through a bunch of tutorials on how to draft and assemble parts and when going through them step by step everything looks really neat and works well.  Start with blank files and try creating something from scratch and that is when the laws of the universe no longer apply.

I am sure I am doing something wrong here but the problem is when logic and common sense no longer apply and each mouse click and drag is bound by some law that cannot be documented let alone repeated that is when I start getting lost.

My assembly is mainly comprised of pipes, clamps and pipe T-joints which are joined by rotational joints.  I am sure this has to be a tricky assembly task since I have witnessed numerous times my assembly flying apart in every possible direction into a tangled mess from just trying to nudge one part.

For example -> Currently I have a part bound by a single rotational joint and I ground the pipe this joint is connected to.  I have used this many times now to rotate parts relative to one another to prevent the arbitrary explode and re-arrange that occurs if you do not ground a part.  Now all of a sudden when I try to rotate this part I get a circle with a cross through it beside the mouse pointer telling me that this will not happen.  Why now?  For a sanity check I went back to a previously saved file and the same scenario works.  Why?

The best part of this software is the: "The assembly cannot be solved" dialog that pops up as soon as anything gets more complex than a single joint.  This dialog fascinates me since after it pops up and I cancel it I will spend a half hour trying to ground parts and nudge the pieces closer together.  Then I try the exact same joint and...... it WORKS!  It blows my mind every time.  So is there a internal timer that ensures you spend an appropriate amount of time screwing around before it will let you pass to the next level?  If I can ground/nudge the two pieces I want to join in about a half hour why can't the software do this, maybe I am missing something but I thought this was the point for software like Inventor?

How I would try manipulate it if it was in front of me.  I see a part that needs to be rotated so I try click and drag it into place, of course Inventor has no clue that the part I click on could possibly be the one I want to move so every piece not grounded will fly off into random directions.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Assemble A Manufactured Pipe Nozzle

Oct 8, 2012

I am struggling with a relatively simple exercise in inventor. I would like to assemble two pipe segments intersecting one another to form a pressure part nozzle, as shown below:

I cannot seem to find a relatively easy method of doing this. I've tried pipe & tube routing but it doesn't seem to have this functionality. Apart from actually modeling the nozzle to have the contour shown above, how would one achieve this easily?

Pipe & tube routing allows one to align these two segments of pipe, but it doesn't contour the nozzle pipe segment to the circumference of the pressure part segment.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assemble Components In Circular Pattern?

Sep 25, 2012

I want to arrange these outer circles in a corcular pattern at equal distance and at equal angle from each other without using circular patten feature in assembly tab. How do I do that.

The reasomn I dont want to use circular pattern in assembly tab is if I do that then, I cannot change color of each outer circle separatly If I change one color it changes color for all of these whcih i dont want.

I want to have each outer circle of different color.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assemble Two Parts Together By Constraint Feature

Nov 17, 2011

I am trying to assemble two parts together by the constraint feature, but the problem is that I mirrored one of the parts to make the other and now that I am trying to assemble them together they both light up showing that they are the same part.  I am trying to make them to individual parts so that I can assemble them. Can I fix it in the Assembly  or Part drawing?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assemble Multiple Leds On Matrix

Sep 26, 2012

I am assembling multiples leds on a matrix that I made.

Is there any way to make the assembly using constrains to place the ipt LED design on the matrix without placing one by one?

The constrain I am using for each led is Insert.

There got to be a way to insert the leds directly, like when you are placing screws and it detects all holes and places the necessary number os screws on the existing holes.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly Extruded Cut

Feb 17, 2012

Is there a way to extrude a cut through an assembly but only cutting the parts I want cut?  I am using Inventor 2012. Basically I want to use a part in the assembly as reference for the cut.  But I do not actually want to cut that part only the surrounding parts.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Angle Either End Of A Piece Of Material After It Is Extruded

Dec 14, 2012

I'm new to autodesk. I cannot seem to figure out how to angle a piece of material after it has been extruded.

For example, If I create a shape ie. a 10mm square and extrude the shape to a length of say 100mm, and want to miter either end at 45 degrees so as I can join them to create a 90 degree angled piece....

How do I angle the end of the extruded piece?

I know it can be done with a simple chamfer but this is not ideal when dealing with more complicated shapes.

I am using autodesk 2012.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Propagate Extruded Cuts To Components

Feb 5, 2012

I have two simple parts: an (almost) rectangular prism and a simple polygonal extrusion. The polygonal extrusion needs to be situated inside the prism, so I placed them in an assembly constrained the polygonal extrusion made a sketch on the extrusion with a simple 1/8 outward Offset of the profiledid a Model >  Modify Assembly > Extrude using the profile and Through All selected removed the polygonal extrusion as a participant to get the desired effect (in the photo, the offset is enlarged for clarity):

This works perfectly at the assembly level. However, I would also like this cut to be propagated to the rectangular part itself (the part through which the cut passes). When I open the part file, I still see the original part without the cut. Is there a way I can cut the part itself without recreating the shape in the part to be cut?

I've tried using Model > Create > Derive with the intention of using Model > Modify > Combine with an operation mode of Cut, but when I Derive the part, it is placed in the wrong location:

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Sketch On Extruded Surface

Dec 16, 2013

I have draw in DWG the front view of a ship's frame. I've closed the loop in inventor and extruded the object but I am unable to sketch on most of the surface to complete the side view..??

I can only sketch on one section the upper and lower sections it won't allow me too.

The top should be offset to the right but I am unable to draw the sketch onto the fame.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating A Hole On Extruded Side?

Oct 29, 2013

I'm making a throttle body spacer in 2013 For some reason I can't get a hole made on the side of the extruded side.I place a general point on a new 2d sketch and no luck.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Only Allow Sketch Entities If Directly Associated To Extruded Feature

Aug 12, 2012

I have a simple ipt file (attached)

It is a simple rectangular plate with 13 holes through on a pitch circle.

I have used a "circle" to construct the "Pitch Circle" and a "line" to construct the top dead centre of the circle.

I have then added a circle to use as a hole feature and used the circular pattern to make the holes equi-spaced around the circle.

This circle is then extruded "Through All".

My question is, How can I eliminate the construction "Circles" and "Lines" from the following code, only allowing sketch entites that are directly associated to an extruded feature to be accepted?

Public Function WriteDxfSketchEntities(Doc As PartDocument, sketch As PlanarSketch) As Boolean
Dim partCompDef As PartComponentDefinition


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AutoCAD Inventor :: Extruded Hole IFeature For Sheet Metal

May 5, 2006

Extruded hole iFeature for sheet metal (see image attached)? I found one but it's in German & I can't get it to work. I tried making one but not I'm apparently experienced enough to get past learning curve yet for iFeatures like this.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Finished Length Is Not Same As Initial Extruded Solid

Apr 19, 2013

After creating a solid and made some cutting, notching etc. the finished length is not the same as the initial extruded solid. so to get the length of the final solid ,

1. I would project geometry , and get the extreme end to get the finish length,this reference dim is now shown in parameter,

2. Go to parameter and change this ref dim name to "length" , 

3. Check the export box ,

4. Right click this ref dim to change the custom property format

5. Where i would uncheck the "units string" box

All these steps to extract the length of a single part , so just imagine if my assembly consist of 50 parts, i would do this 50 times! and usually i have almost a hundred assembly to work everytime.

Inventor 2011
Vault pro 2012

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Calculating Combined Length Of Extruded Parts

Mar 26, 2012

Is there a function in Inventor 2012 for Inventor to quickly calculate the combined length of a collection of extruded parts?

What I want is to multiple select a series of extruded lengths in the browser, hit a button and see a total length.

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 :: 2012 - How To Change Color Of Extruded Items

Jan 20, 2012

how can i change color of the extruded items becuase when i view it from the top it doesn't look like if anything is extrude. you would have to look from the side to tell if its extruded.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Quickest Way To Create Part That Starts Off As Basic Extruded AISC Shape?

Dec 10, 2013

I am new Inventor user (2014 version) trying to get up to speed on best practices and the most efficient work flows. I find myself designing individual parts that start off as base AISC shapes (angles, square tubes, rectangular tubes, etc.).  These are parts that start off as base extrusions that then have multiple machining operations performed on them.  In most cases, the parts are stand along parts that aren't involved in any type of frame.

In these cases, I generally sketch the profile from scratch using my AISC book and then extrude.  I'm sure this is silly.  Frame generator already has the profile data built in- so why am I sketching these profiles from scratch?  But using frame generator in an assembly environment to make a single member part seems silly to me also.  Why should there be an assembly file at all?  I just want a single part that starts off as some length of some standard profile.  Using frame generator in an assembly environment seems like overkill.

What is the best practice for starting off a part with some length of a standard ANSI, ISO, or other profile? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Holes Do Not Go Through?

Nov 27, 2011

-Did I do the rectangular pattern correctly? If not, the correct one with step-by-step information

-Why the holes do not go through the thickness of plate?

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