AutoCAD Inventor :: Place Simple IFeature - Offset From Reference Geometry

Feb 8, 2013

I am trying to place a simple Ifeature, its basically an offset from reference geometry but when I place the ifeature it offsets the feature the wrong side of the line.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Deleting IFeature Leaves Reference Parameters?

Jan 11, 2012

When a table driven i-feature is placed in a part the parameters are reference. I believe that is how it has always been.Although, to my recollection in versions previous to 2010 when an i-feature was deleted the sketch was maintained and the parameters then became model parameters.

To test this I created a table driven i-feature from scratch to make sure it was not a migration issue.

I have include a screen shot of the deleted i-feature and the result of the parameters is shown. Verify that prior to 2010 the parameters became model parameters or did they stay reference?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Place IFeature With Point And Plane

Mar 13, 2012

In the programming I found an example to place an ifeature on a face.I've modified it to place it on a face without selectset but with features. faces. item(1)

how to place it on that face with a vertex from that face or a workpoint that lies on that face.I've tried to adapt other code on this forum but can't find it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference Geometry In Assembly Drawings

Dec 6, 2011

We have some serious problems by creating assembly drawings with reference geometries in inventor 2010. Our target is, to create a drawing that look the way, the attachment shows (Picture-1) The sheet metal plates Pos 10-100 are an assembly. And the assembly in the back is the reference geometry. It’s a frame consists of steel sections. What we want: 1. The frame must be phantom lined in the idw. 2.

The Sheet Metal parts must be thick lined. 3. The Partslist of the Assembly should only contain the sheet metal parts and not the frame We have some ideas to solve this case, but each of them is nor perfect (please see the attachment Box.pdf) And there’s another problem (described in part 3 of attachment), we cannot position viewports or drawing elements to each other exactly. You have no possibility to give them dependencies. Also if you want to position symbols to each other. All of them are only near to be exact, but that’s a big problem. If you change contents of a viewport, another should be aligned to it, but that doesn’t work.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Frame Elements (Reference To Non-existing Geometry)

Jun 11, 2013

I have an iCopy solution that when resized smaller than the master some frame members no longer reference existing geometry (and aren't needed).

Is there a way to delete these with an iLogic rule? Curtis has a neat solution for sick constraints, I was hoping to use the same type of rule, but I'm at a loss as to how to reference the frame elements.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference To Original Sketch When Projecting Geometry

Apr 10, 2012

In an assembly document, if you want to project a sketch from one part into another, you go through these steps:

- select the part

- edit the part

- create a 2D sketch

- select the plane

- select project geometry

- select the sketch in the other part

- finish sketch

This creates a reference to the original sketch, so if I move the original sketch the new sketch will also move when I hit Assemble.

I am trying to do the same through the API, so I create a proxy for the original sketch and a proxy for the new sketch. I then use the AddByProjectingEntity method on the new sketch proxy passing the original sketch proxy.

This works for projecting the sketch, but it doesn't create the reference, so if I move the original sketch the new one doesn't move, even if I hit Assemble. How to create this link between the two sketches?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Constrain Or Dimension Reference Or Fixed Geometry

Jul 27, 2006

I've come across this many times now. When in an assembly, I create a sketch. I then try to project geometry and I will sometimes get this error:

"Cannot constrain or dimension reference or fixed geometry."

why I can't project edges/faces/points of certain parts?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Reference Parts Geometry On Detailed Drawings

Jun 17, 2012

How can you force the geometry of reference parts to print behind to print behind your visible  parts. I have my reference parts print out on a light gray layer to be shown indistinct on a drawings, but it prints over my object lines in effect hiding them. This is even true if a reference part is hidden. Then hidden line will print over the object lines as well.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IPart Dimension To Unresolved Reference Geometry

Sep 2, 2009

I am having trouble with Iparts getting a red cross due to dimensions and constraints to unresolved reference geometry. If, for example, I have Hole 2 dimensioned from Hole 1 in one member and in another member I suppress Hole 1 and Hole 2 I get an error stating (correctly) that the sketch for Hole 2 has a "Dimension to unresolved reference geometry". I understand why I should get this error if Hole 2 was unsuppressed and Hole 1 was suppressed but why do I get this error when they are both suppressed.

If I get this error on a member that has these two holes suppressed and I switch back to a member that has them both active the error dissapears. I guess in the end this is a question for Autodesk. Can you set up Iparts so that when a feature is suppressed Inventor completely ignores it instead of still trying to resolve it. This functionality is a major headache for us because we don't want to leave models with the Red Cross on but if we want to dimension our features appropriately (ie referencing other, related features) we have to leave a model with errors in it.

See attached part. If you switch within the first 2 members there are no errors, if you move into the last 2 members you will see the cross highlight.

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AutoCad 2D :: Draw Single Line Offset To Geometry That Select?

Oct 5, 2012

Is there a way to draw a single line offset to the geometry that I select? I am trying to use multi line by modifying a style but it will not allow for one line offset at 4".

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AutoCAD .NET :: How To Allow Read Only Xref Files In Edit Reference In Place Mode

Jun 6, 2012

I am working on Xrefs in autocad, I come across one scenario as below,

AutoCAD application is not allowing me, when tring to  "Edit Reference In Place"  mode for read only xref file. and displaying below dialog box.

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Maya :: Creating Texture Reference Object - Stick To Geometry Throughout Sequence

Dec 16, 2012

I have keyframed some ojects. I then set up a camera projection texture at keyframe 179

Is it possible to create a Texture Reference Object from keyframe 179 so this texture will stick to the geometry throughout the sequence?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Put IFeature On Workplane

Aug 12, 2013

I want to put my iFeature on my workplane,but i can't.However, if I change my PlaneInput = oFace , it can work perfectly.My program is below:

Private WithEvents oInteraction As InteractionEvents
Private WithEvents oselect As SelectEvents
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    Set oInteraction = ThisApplication.CommandManager.CreateInteractionEvents
    Set oselect = oInteraction.SelectEvents


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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Drop Down - Add New Value

Oct 14, 2012

Is it possible to add new value to the drop down list in the sheet metal punch feature sizing dialog boss.

I see there are 3 sizes bu default.. i need to add new values.

Inventor Professional 2013
Vault Collaboration 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Add As A New Solid?

Oct 3, 2011

I have an ifeature (find in an attachement).

My question is: it possible to insert ifeature and get end result as new solid added to a part file

As of now when I add ifeature it merges with the previous solid. I think I am missing something

Config :: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU E31245 @ 3.30 GHz, 16.0 GB, 64bit win7
Inventor 2013 and Vault Basic 2013

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 :: Take Simple Logo And Place It On Image?

Mar 11, 2011

This is probably a moronic question to most of you, but in my defense I just started using coreldraw X5 yesterday, and I have no graphic designing experiance.

My boss is having me design the backdrop for a competition he is hosting. He is an Event Producer.  And Im trying to take the company logo and place it on an image in corelDRAW X5.  I cant figure out how to erase the white from behind the logo.  Or convert the image that will do it automatically.. I dont need a power point presentation, I have full access to all the tutorials and the stuff the program came with, and I need the education on this product anyways. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Use IFeature For Creating New Body

Jan 9, 2014

Is there  away to use an IFeature creating a new body?

 I mean, modeling a part as multibody, i would like to insert a feature with an iFeature, but i would like too that that new feature will be a new body.

I have tried in many ways.. including inserting in the ifeature a Split Feature..but with no sucess.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Include Axis In IFeature

Nov 3, 2005

The Axis is part of the iFeature, yet when I place it there is nothing available.

The objective for this is to automatically include an axis to mate to with the iFeature. The axis runs through a centerpoint on the iFeature.

I have a feeling the answer is I can't but I am hoping it is operator error.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Solid Body For IFeature

Jun 1, 2013

Is possible create new Body (SolidBody) for iFeature? In VBA or .NET.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Obtain X And Y Location Of IFeature

Dec 3, 2012

Is there any way to obtain the X and Y location of an iFeature that is placed on a center point?  I cannot find a way to relate the iFeature to the point or vice versa with VBA.  Holes are easy to relate but I am stuck on relating iFeatures.

My goal is to obtain the X and Y location of several iFeatures placed a piece of steel channel.

Inventor Professional 2014 64 Bit
Windows 7 Professional
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
Dual Intel Xeon E5540 CPUs
16GB DDR3 Ram

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Folder Paths

Jan 21, 2013

I'm a single user at a small company tooling company.  I've created a handful of useful iFeatures that I've saved just in the default path:  C:UsersPublicDocumentsAutodeskInventor 2013Catalog

However, we're in discussions now about hiring another designer, so as I do new projects, I've been trying to do things cleaner and making sure that the method to my madness is obvious.  So I'm considering moving the contents of this folder to a network drive, and also one that's independent of Inventor upgrades (version # in the folder path). 

My question is this:  In the application settings, there are (3) different path settings on the iFeatures tab.  How are these different? 

When I've developed iFeatures I've usually had them initially in the Workspace directory for the current project.  Once completed and tested, I would put them in the default folder.  When I go to insert one later, the "Insert iFeature" dialog box doesn't take me to this path and I have to look it up all the time.  It just takes me back to wherever I inserted the last one from.  So what does this path in the settings box actually do for me?

If there's no "shortcut" to point to the iFeature root folder quickly, why do I care where I put them?  Couln't I create a network folder such as "Z:CADifeatures" for these and add it as a Library to my projects and save myself time?  I'd also not have to change the settings and/or make copies when we upgrade to IV2014.

Would there be a downside to doing this?  It almost seems too easy and like there's room for product improvement here.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Specifying Insertion Point For Ifeature?

Aug 17, 2012

I have created a set of standard panel cutouts for connectors as ifeatures.

they work good however i created them all from one file and they were in various locations in the original file.

when i insert the objects i am unable to place them by their centers and have to re-position afterward.

Is there a way to edit the ifeature and modify the location of the insertion point?

Windows 7 64 bit
Inventor 2012 Professional
Dell T1600 CPU E31245 @ 3.30GHz

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unable To Rotate IFeature

Oct 11, 2011

This is my i Feature inserted. When I try to insert it and rotate it, the slot and nubs do not rotate. Also, if I try to mirror it over the plane, the slot and nubs do not mirror. It always stays the same direction. I am on Inventor 2011.  Also, If I try to rotate it 90 deg, Inventor crashes.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Obtain Louvre IFeature

Nov 16, 2012

I'm trying to obtain a louvre iFeature for Inventor 2010. the ifeature on the c-bliss website no longer seems to be available... it redirects to or something.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature With Multiple References - Placement

Jan 21, 2013

Im just starting to look at I features to design, but even though my sketch is fully constrained when I place the iFeature with multiple references i can still move it using the arrows. How i could place them more accurately.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: IFeature Fails When Making Table?

Aug 23, 2012

I'm trying to make an Ifeature of SAE ports and I can make the Ifeature just fine but when I try making a table for the different size it fails.

I attached the base part I extracted the Ifeature. The two sizes I edited in the table SAE #2 and #6 both fail while the original size SAE #8 (and all the other unedited sizes) work.

the forum doesn't seem to like .ide files which is the ifeature file

Update: Well it seems changing the thread size fixes the part about the ifeature not working properly. However if I try moving the ifeature it fails. I'm guessing some geometry isn't "following" the base feature.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Failing To Extract Sketch As IFeature?

Mar 7, 2012

I created the attached parametrized CF Flange iPart (one can change size, bored/blank, tapped/through, fixed/rotatable). I wanted to extract the cross-section sketches as iFeatures, so that I can reuse it also as sketches. I can extract the "Cross Section (Fixed)" sketch as an iFeature, but not "Cross Section (Rotatable)". I created this iPart file about half a year ago, and as far as I remember I created these two sketches in exactly the same way.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Possible To Create Troquel Punch As IFeature

Mar 14, 2012

I want to know if is possible to create a troquel punch as iFeature for just bend, not cut o drilled, for example, to create a squared punch  for to make a bending in a sheet metal,

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Multiple Plane Ifeature

Nov 17, 2011

I'm new to Inventor, less than a month of experience learning by myself. I want to create an ifeature that uses sketches from 2 different planes. I found out how to place a simple ifeature but i'm having difficulty with the multiple plane references. I can select the 2 planes when inserting and tried using the "activate sketch for placement", but I can only reference the first feature, the second one isn't available at that point, therefore does not appear after completion.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Inserting IFeature Is Suddenly Failing

Oct 31, 2011

Just when I thought I was getting somewhere I come to a complete standstill. I'm attempting to insert an iFeature, louver to be exact. I inserted the one from cbliss easily and was able to edit the width, length, thickness etc. but had trouble trying to change angles. I later tried inserting one someone emailed me, so I removed the other one and now I can't insert new one and I can't even go back to insert cbliss one. Not sure what changed or what I messed up. I'm new to IV and not overly experienced in AutoCAD period.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Geometry Editor - Slope-Slope Intercept To Place PVI

Aug 20, 2012

Can you not perform a slope-slope intercept to place a PVI?  Essentially holding the sta and elev of the PVI's directly before and after the PVI of interest and changing the grade in and out so that the sta and elev of the PVI of interest are changed.

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