AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces In Drawing With Assembly With Sub Assemblies

Oct 3, 2013

Using Parts created with "As Application surfaces" (only to aid positioning in assemblies). Main assembly built up from sub assemblies which include these parts have the issue on the displaye views in the drawing. When creating drawing views of the Main assembly the application surfaces cannot be hidden by deselecting the "Include All Surfaces" option on each assembly view.

They can be hidden as, shown with an assembly made up only of parts.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: (Include All Surfaces) In A Drawing?

Mar 16, 2012

I have placed the views but whenever I want to include all surfaces from the history tree they appear for 1 second and then they disappear.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces

Dec 4, 2013

After you create a drawing view, surfaces can be included or excluded from drawing views. Files that contain only surfaces automatically include the surfaces in a drawing view. Is there a way to disable this functionality?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Include All Surfaces Option Grayed Out On Browser

Aug 5, 2013

Am using Inventor 2013.  I have imported some surface models into an IAM.  They are not visible in the idw.  When I attempted to make them visible by right-clicking on the item in the idw browser, then selecting the "Include all Surfaces" option, the option was grayed out.  How can this function be enabled?

Also, can "Include all surfaces" be enabled in advance for all surface models/all views in the idw so that it does not have to be done after creation of each view?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut Through Parts And Surfaces Of Assembly

Feb 1, 2013

I have a BIG assembly with parts and surfaces. Of this I only need a relatively small cutout through the XY plane.

I tried extrude cut but that won't include the surfaces, and it will still calculate everything before the cut, right?

Inventor standard 2012, 12GB of RAM,.

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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 :: Get Name Of Current Assembly When Editing Sub-assemblies

Sep 25, 2012

I have a script which currently references ThisApplication.ActiveDocument which is fine if you are in the top level assembly. But when I go into a sub-assembly to edit it, I would like the script to get the name of the sub-assembly.

So is there a simple way to get the name of the sub-assembly you are currently editing?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Forming Sub Assemblies Within Master Assembly

Mar 6, 2012

Is there a way to create sub assemblies from components already in an assembly?

See attached link from Solidworks doing this.  Looking for something similar. [URL] ........

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Placing ILogic Assemblies Into Larger Assembly

May 28, 2013

I'm new in iLogic. I started making an assembly where it has a form where I put the dimension and iLogic controls the subparts including a frame generated profiles (in this case, iassembly don't work with FG).<br><br>The problem is: In the Larger assembly, I also put an iLogic and a form where I want this sub assemblies (this is the assembly mentioned above) to be driven by the parameters I will input on this large assembly. I don't know how to handle this but what I want is to:<br><br>1. I need that when I place this sub assembly there will be a form that will popup during the placement like when I put a bolt on content center.<br>2. Save as a new number and when the set of parameters exist on the previous large assembly it will notify that the sub assembly exist.<br><br>is this possible?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Getting Family Tree Of All Parts And Sub-assemblies Of Main Assembly?

Jan 22, 2013

Is there a way of getting a family tree of all the parts and sub-assemblies of a main assembly?

I would like this so I can keep track on what parts need drawings (manufactured parts) and if the drawing has been done.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Copy Filename To Part Number For All Parts And Sub-assemblies In Assembly

Sep 22, 2006

here's a macro I wrote to copy the filename to the Part Number iProperty for all parts and sub-assemblies contained in a top-level assembly. I wrote this after using a bunch of custom iParts and all the Part Numbers were the same for each part! (my fault of course, but a pain to fix one at a time).

Public Sub SetAllComponentPartNumbersToFileName()
Dim oAsmDoc As AssemblyDocument
Set oAsmDoc = GetActiveAssembly
If oAsmDoc Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
SetAssemblyComponentPartNumbersToFileName oAsmDoc
End Sub


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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Include Plane In A Drawing View

Apr 15, 2013

I have a drawing view with many recurring instances of the same part. I want to include the "XY Plane of each of these occurrences using the API. My code appears to be correct but the projected planes just won't show up. I get an error when I try to include the plane that is not normal the the view so I know it is doing something.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Surfaces In Layout Drawing

Jul 12, 2012

I've been doing a layout drawing of a plant

The floor of the plant is split into different faces to denote walkways etc.

When i saw they were missing from the drawing i thought it could be because i haven't  'included surfaces'.

I clicked on include surfaces on the model and it worked!

However, when the green arrow update finishes, they disappear, and the include all surfaces box is unticked! i didn't untick it, so what did?

Inv 2013 64bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Calling Out Assemblies In Drawing Views?

May 20, 2013

I have a top level assembly created from multiple subassemblies.  In my drawing view, I would like to add leaders calling out the subassemblies.  Is this possible with Inventor 2013?  It seems easy - am I missing something?

I tried adding leaders, and selecting the model properties, selected the subassembly, then picked part number.  The leader always reverts back to the part level. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Overview Drawing Multiple Assemblies

May 17, 2013

In my company there are a lot of standard parts with variations. An object can have for example a left and a right variation, or can have three a different heights. I've created and iAssembly with the different variations, in which every member has a different part  number. I'd like to make an overview drawing containing all the variations of that object, so the user can easily see the options and can choose the one he wants. On the sheet I'd like to have views of all the different members of the iAssembly, plus a table of all the members with their part number. It was no problem to create the views and the table. But I have two other questions.

1. I want to show the name of the Assembly with the view. So I'd to have in the view a text with the description of the Assembly-member, which is linked with the Assembly. I've tried to use a balloon to tag the assembly, but this only balloons the parts of the assembly. (How) can I do this for the whole of the assembly?

2.When I make an overview of all the columns we use, I'd like to align all the views at the bottom of the view, so you can see that all the columns have different heights, and how they differ in relation to each other. When I align the views with each other, the alignment is done in the middle of the object, not at the bottom. Is there a way to choose what lines of the view must align with each other? Or a way to align the views to a line (for example in a sketch)?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Derived Surfaces Showing In Drawing Views

Apr 28, 2013

I have an assembly which is a plated structure. I am using a skeleton file of surfaces to define these plates. I am deriving the required surface/s from this skeleton file into a part file. In the part file I have used thicken to create my plate part. I also turn off the visibility of all derived surfaces in this part.

Now in the plate part when I go into edit derived part - the surface I have used is not grayed out showing it has been consumed by my thicken feature??? I place all my part files into an assembly and create views for each part using isolate (I use these views in a drawing which is used for NC plate cutting)

So the problem I am having is that when I place a view in my drawing the derived surfaces are also showing.

However I have used this modeling technique for many previous projects on previous versions of inventor and have never had this problem.

As mentioned above I have used isolate to create these views. I have since gone back and created the views by turning off the visibility of all other components and the surfaces do not appear in my drawing views.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Turn Off Visibility Of Parts In Assemblies On A Drawing

May 20, 2010

Since changing to Inventor I seem to be unable to turn off visibility of parts in assemblies on a drawing. Usually I just expand the view in the browser then right click on parts and turn off visibility. When I try this the visibility option is grey.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Separate Configuration Assemblies And Parts List On Same Drawing

Mar 7, 2012

I have an assembly that is identical to another assembly with the exception of 2 or 3 components. I want to create 2 different configurations of the assembly, e.g. 12345-009 for the original assy and 12345-019 for the similar assy that has a couple of different components and/or additional components. I can create the -009 assembly and then do a "Save As" for the -019 assy and do a "Component/Replace" and add (or delete) other components.

I want both of these assemblies to be on the same drawing with a base number of 12345. I know I can do this and create a separate parts list (BOM) for each configuration and put it on the drawing. Is there a way to "merge" the two PLs so that there is a quantity column for each configuration (-009 and -019)? For example, if the same gear is used in both assemblies, I want a quantity of 1 in each column. If a component is used in one but not the other, i want only the quantity to show up in the appropriate configuration column.

 I am using Inventor 2011.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Make Few Assemblies In Separable For Parts List In Drawing

Mar 13, 2013

I'm trying to make a few assemblies inseparable for a parts list in a Drawing, but I can't seem to make it work.

I know I have to do this in the Bill of Materials menu, but for some reason the part I want to make inseparable is greyed out whiles the one that is just one part isn't.

My only option right now is to make it a weldment which works but not ideal, because now the material isn't correct.

I'm trying this on the assembly in the picture.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Drawing Based IPN Shows Trimming Surfaces Even Visibility Is Turned Off

Oct 1, 2012

Drawing based on .ipn shows (should not show) surfaces used to trim, even their visibility are turned off.

Drawing is normal if based on .iam.

Only one part of the assembly is the problem. Other parts, also with trimming surfaces, are shown normal.

Please see images in .pdf attached.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Promoting Parts In Assemblies From Stock Sub-assemblies Or Component Groups

Oct 3, 2011

I am working in an Inventor Assembly .iam, I have about 250 fasteners (screws) that are constrained to a flat washer and lock washer. I would like to put them in as a single unit (sub assembly if you will) and then promote or explode them in the top level so that my bom has 250 screws, 250 washers, and 250 lock washers all at the same level, not associated to one another except thru the constraints that were entered in the original assembly. I have tried Promote but that doesn't work because it removes the washers from the original file and I end up with only 1 instance of the assembly. Am I approaching this incorrectly? Is there a better way? I run across this scenario with different components quite often.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Busting Up Sub Assemblies In Upper Level Assemblies?

Mar 8, 2012

If you have created a sub assembly and inserted it into an upper level assemby, is there a way to bust up the sub assembly at that level?

The issue arising is the individual components need to be called out on the upper level, but in the drawing are all showing up as the same balloon.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: BOM For Assemblies Within Assemblies

Jul 12, 2012

i have a valve vault assembly that i am creating that has two headers running through a large cylinder vault.  how i get a total BOM if i were to create the header assembly file separate from the the total vault assembly file.  is there a way to explode the header assembly bom when i do the drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Drawing Not Updating To Assembly Changes

Mar 4, 2011

I have a drawing of an assembly with approx. 15 parts.  I dimensioned and notated everything on the drawing as I usually would, and everything seemed fine.  I have now gone back to that assembly a while later to adjust the position of some of the parts.  When I open the drawing, however, these changes do not show up in the drawing environment.  All of the parts are still in their original positions, even though in the assembly they are in new locations.

I've checked and it seems that the drawing views are referencing the correct assembly model.  I tried deleting and replacing the dimensions, but that does not change dimension value to be correct.  I also checked to make sure the "Defer update" box in the Options window is not selected.

If I place a new base view of the same assembly in the same drawing, it shows up with the new locations, but the original base view will not update.

I really would prefer not to delete the entire drawing and start over.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference Part In Assembly Drawing?

Sep 24, 2012

I'm having trouble showing a reference part in an assembly drawing. When said part is set to "reference" it is no longer visible on the drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Missing Components In Assembly Drawing

Mar 15, 2013

I am working on a large plant piping project and while I've seen this behavior before I've never seen it this bad.

Attached is a screen shot of a small portion of the assembly drawing in which you can see a good example of what I'm dealing with.

At the top you can see a weld neck flange that appears to be attached to air where there should be an elbow. In the middle you can see that on one side of the elbow there is missing geometry.

At the bottom is another flange that attached to air where there should be an elbow. This drawing is littered with these errors and as such is unsuitable for even a reference document.

I have turned visibility of these components off and on without resolution. I have turned on tangent and interference edges without resolution.

I have translated a copy to ACAD to see if it's simply graphical but the ACAD file shows the same errors. I have checked parallel and perpendicularity and all is well.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Difference Between Assembly And Part Drawing?

Feb 18, 2013

I want to know if there is any api to check if a particular drawing is a assembly drawing or part drawing.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Rotate Assembly Drawing Using Vba Codes?

Jan 10, 2012

how to rotate an assembly drawing using vba codes?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Suppress Assembly Features In Drawing?

Mar 8, 2005

Is it possible to suppress an assembly feature in a drawing view?We make some components in an assembly oversized and then do a final machine step after welding or brazing. We show the completed assembly in the drawing but would like to see the assembly prior to machining in some views.If I suppress the machining features in the model it affects all views. Can we suppress the features in just one view?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Part And Assembly Reference In Drawing?

Nov 7, 2013

I wonder if it's possible to see with ilogic if a part exciste in all others view (in assembly) of the same sheet?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change Different Colour In A Assembly Drawing?

Jun 11, 2013

how can I change different colour in a assembly drawing. That means in a single drawing there is so many parts assembled I want to change the different parts in a different colour.

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