AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Sub Assembly From Parts From Main Larger Assembly?

Oct 31, 2011

My assembly has grown (about 50 parts) to where I need to consolodate some parts into subassemblies for reuse and alternate iterations of the basic design.

When I import the original parts into a new assembly, all of the constrains I created are not there of course.

I've tried creating a new empty part and then deriving a new part from the assembly, but I can't add, delete or edit any parts.

I looked at using Shrinkwrap, Substitutes, iParts, Multi-body Parts, and Multiple Solids but I remain confused.

In retrospect, maybe I should have created the subassemblies between the part and assembly stage but I didn't.

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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 :: 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 :: Place Assembly Constraints With Parameters From Parts In Assembly?

Oct 30, 2012

it is possible to make a constraint that utilized a parameter of a part within the assembly.

For example, if I wanted to use the thickness of a plate, which I defined in the part, could I call that parameter in a constraint?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Saving Assembly Parts As New (sub) Assembly?

Nov 28, 2011

Can I select a bunch of parts in an assembly and say "save these pieces as a new assembly"?

It is just such a needed tool but I cant find an easy way to accomplish this.

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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 :: Subassembly Not Moving In Main Assembly

Jan 6, 2012

I have a sub assembly with a sliding part in the main assembly but the sliding part is locked, the "flexible" option is greyed out?My head is not in gear this year yet!  Am I able to move unconstrained parts in sub assemblies  via the main assembly by pulling them with a mouse?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Stop Update 2D DWG From Main Assembly?

Dec 5, 2013

i have some parts in my assembly wich are rotatable, i made some 2d drawings of my machine.

when change a position in the assembly it also change in the 2d drawing which is logic.

is there a way i can stop inventor from updating my 2d drawing when i change something in the main assembly?

im using inventor 2013.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Show Main Assembly As Ref In Subassembly

Feb 14, 2013

I have a sub assembly that I am making a drawing of. The assembly drawing needs to also display the main assembly as a reference part (in phantom lines). The sub assembly is made up of flexible hoses that need their connection points referenced.

Inserting the main assembly into the drawing, so that I can see both the main assembly and the sub assembly together, messes up the parts list and balloons.

There must be a way to dislay the sub assembly in the main assembly and still have the part list and ballons reference the sub assembly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Constraint In Subassembly Driven From Main Assembly

Jul 22, 2013

I have 4 different sub assemblies , each with a common part , I need to line up all these common parts in my main assembly.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Use Level Of Detail From Subassembly In Main Assembly?

Nov 19, 2012

How can i use a level of detail from sub assembly in the main assembly?

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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 :: Show Part From Main Assembly In Multiple Subassemblies?

Nov 8, 2013

I've got a machine designed that has a couple hundred parts - originally built as one main assembly (with a number of weldment subassmblies).  The problem is that the BOM is too large to feasibly have on the drawing and still show assembly detail.  I'm trying to avoid a multi-sheet configuration.

So I've grouped certain items and demoted into subassemblies.  The problem is that all the subassemblies are attached to a main frame- and I'd like to show this frame in each of the subassemblies as a reference.  Is there a way to add a "phantom" copy of the framework to each of the subassemblies to that it can be seen? (and the assembler can see how the subassembly is mounted on the frame)  Otherwise all these parts are just floating in space on the subassembly (and constraints are lost on the subs).

I'd like to keep the frame on the top assembly, as it may be customized for future machines, while using the same subassemblies.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Rotate Part Round Main Assembly Axis

Sep 28, 2013

Although the part, marked in blue in the picture, has, to my opinion, degrees of freedom, i cannot rotate it round the main assembly axis, the Z axis.

Maybe it's connected to the 2 holes underneeth it, which i projected?

Or maybe because of the axis i made through the M24 thread?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Join Parts In Assembly

Dec 2, 2013

I am trying to assembled these 2 parts but the elbow gives no can i constrain the elbow to the straight pipe?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Rename Of Assembly And Parts

Mar 7, 2012

How could I rename a hole assembly and all parts (pre- or suffix)?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Deriving Parts From Assembly?

Nov 20, 2011

I am designing a component whose internal mechanism is housed in a plastic shell. I want to use the boss feature in the shell so I can hold together the components internally, but the boss feature is only available in the part workspace, but in order for me to know where the internal components are so I can design my shell accurately, I have to be in the assembly workspace.

Now, if I opened the shell as a part alone, and imported (through the Derive command) the parts that need to be fit into the shell, they will appear at random positions, and because you cannot create constraints in the Part Workspace, I have no effective way of holding them where they should go.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: CoG Of Selected Parts Within Assembly

Sep 4, 2013

I have a question about getting CoG of my assembly.  The only problem is that i only need 2 parts (the rest are just dummy solids with 'default material'.

When i control select two parts, right click and go 'iproperties' - the physical tab doesn't let me determine CoG of the two parts combined.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: BOM - Best Way To Organize Parts In Assembly

Mar 15, 2012

I have 4 columns in BOM that I call out in Parts Lists on my drawings.

I need to be able to organize parts in my assembly somehow and to be able to display if needed (on Parts List) only parts belonging to one category (level?).

I could do it by creating another custom iproperty in a part template and each part would belong to a particular group. Then I could sort them in BOM in .iam environment and have particular category visible on Parts List with the other categories with visibility turned off.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly - Parts Not Visible

May 11, 2012

I'm working on a small Assy (25 parts). When I open one of the parts from this Assy and work on it then go back to the Assy many parts are not visible. The update button is usually off so I can't use it.

This started only about 2-3 weeks ago - in every assy. I changed the nvidia driver but didn't work.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Referencing Parts In Assembly?

Jan 18, 2013

I have a rather complex assembly that I didn't draft but I am trying to work with. Most of my experience is with Solidworks. I'm trying to create a hole in a plate that lines up with a hole in a different part in the same assembly. I know there is probably a way to create the hole in the assembly and reference the other part but I dont know how.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Moving Parts In Assembly

Apr 8, 2013

When I place parts in my assembly they are stuck in the position I place it and can only be moved once I mate it to another part of my assembly. I have only recently encountered this problem, as usually when I place a parts in an assembly I am able to simply click on the component and drag/move that part around to put it in a place that suits before I use any constraints.

What is the problem, have I clicked on some function unknown to myself which has disabled the ability to move parts/assemblies when I place them into an assembly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Adding Parts To Top Down Assembly?

Sep 28, 2011

I've created an assembly from the solid bodies of a part. Is there a way to add more parts to that assembly from other solid bodies of the original part? If so what is the procedure?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Editing Parts Within Assembly?

Nov 25, 2011

I have a machine with some internal parts.To see the inside parts i need to make the outside parts Glass.Can i make the outside parts Glass while in the assembly or do i need to open each part up from there folder and make the material Glass.This would be slow if i need to open up each part to make the material Glass and when finished would again have to open the part up and set back to original material.Can all this be done while in Assembly mode?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Parts In Assembly

Oct 31, 2013

When creating a new part in an assembly and I select a face of an existing component, how does Inventor determine the orientation and origin of that new part?   I understand how Inventor works when I select the plane/origin of a part or pick out in space in the assembly.But the placement based on the face of an existing component seems random..

I normally do not like creating parts inside of an assembly but I was trying some new workflows.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Editing Parts In The Assembly?

Jan 26, 2012

I have firgured out how to create a part within the assembly.I have also figured out how to add a feature in an assembly, but that feature does not attach to a

component when I need it to.What I haven't figured out is how to edit an existing part within an assembly to add a feature that references another part.  Basically having an external reference (SW term).Also, is there a way to see the features of a part within the assembly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Parts Not Updated In Assembly

Sep 22, 2011

On a different station, a component was checked oud, altered (100mm became 110mm), the corresponding dwg was also checked out and updated, and then everything was checked in.

Now i have an assembly that contains the part that was modified, but i still have the old version of it stored locally, as well as the assembly containing the part. Now when i open the assembly, i get the message stating some components had changed and that the assembly should be updated. After selecting YES to update the assembly, i get it on screen, but the part itself had not been updated. The vault tree now does show that i don't have the latest version though (red filled circle). In order to get the part to appear correctly, i need to manually select "refresh from vault" to get the correct version.

After selecting the YES i want to update the assembly I expect the parts to be updated properly without requiring additional manual actions. This has already resulted in out-of-date drawings to hit the production floor. Obviously, THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!

I know one way to overcome this issue would be to delete the local source files after having used them, but i have lost plenty of work by allowing that setting to be enabled. (IV crash during check-in resulted in deletion or corruption of the files and they were not properly checked in.)

Should i log this issue or is there a solution available i failed to find?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Use Only Visible Parts In Assembly

May 13, 2013

in my assembly part visibility is controlled by a Ilogic rule which selects an Iassembly. This assembly is a parametric model controlled by excel. The visible parts have to be exported to dxf.

Everything is working (iterating through parts, export sheet metal to dxf), but how can I check whether a part is visible within the assembly?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Update All Parts Within An Assembly?

Oct 18, 2012

It is possible to create parts that can update there size from changing the "root" (possibly called the derived-from part??) dimensions. I have a tubular frame structure and there is sheet metal components that enclose this structure.

We make these units in 2 standard sizes, but in the last few months, we have been getting requests from clients for extra components to be installed or sometimes components to be removed. This changes the size of the unit. Also depending on which mine they go to, some need to be shorter or longer and wider or narrower.

I have created a frame that I can change easily to to required dimensions, but it would be a dream if all the sheet metal components updated to the frame size. Most times these doors and sheet metal components stay in the same location, so if everything updated with a simple change to the frame size, that would make my job easier, and leave me more time to create new products.

I can't upload any files due to size, but I have attached a few screen shot to clarify things. Basically it is a frame unit, with doors and access panels to electrical components inside.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Open All Parts In Assembly At Once?

Oct 3, 2012

is it possible to open all parts in an assembly at once?

I tried to select them all in the modelbrowser, and then open, but ain't working. I tried also with the design assistent, but also not working.

I will use this function to place all (open) parts from an assembly in one drawing. Then i am sure that i don't forget any parts.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Take Away Lines From Assembly Parts

Mar 4, 2013

I've just started using Inventor and am getting the hang of things, but one thing that really annoys me is these lines that are all over the parts I use in assembly. Screenshot attached.

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