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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
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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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)?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?