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Pablo Ferral

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  1. Pablo Ferral

    Break out in Inventor 2017

    Section view > slice option? Cut away view? It depends how you built the model. Are the kiln walls separate parts or a multi body?
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    Derive body at timestamp?

    Hmm. No I don't think Inventor can do that. Two alternative strategies could be to derive the part then use 'Delete face' to remove the chambers (or BIM Simplification 'Auto) Or Create the base feature, then derive, then create the chamfers.
  3. Pablo Ferral

    Auto Scroll or Pan while making polyline

    Are you using the pan command, or the mouse button pan? Have you tried typing coordinates? How about zooming out and using OSNAPS to ensure you hit the spot?
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  5. I don't think that's possible. Here's the best reference that I know of http://www.crlf.de/Dokumente/Diesel/Diesel.html Do you want one button to open multiple dwg files? You may need to use multiple diesel strings in one macro or write a Lisp script and call that from your button.
  6. Can you try this. With your viewport layer turned on, BEDIT your view block. Edit the attribute that should be picking up the viewport details. It should looking for'object' properties. Use the pick button to pick your viewport. You should now be able to pick from it's properties. Save and close the block editor to see the results.
  7. Hi Alan, That sounds right, the non-tangent condition at the ends may have created a little ridge meaning that the face wasn't continuous. You might have also been able to solve it by adding a bend across the edge, but the solution you found sounds neater. here are a few more tips you might find handy: http://graitec.co.uk/blog/entry/autodesk-inventor-sheet-metal-flat-pattern-success-every-time
  8. Here is an explanation of a bezier curve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9zier_curve You have described segment curves very well yourself.
  9. Pablo Ferral

    Flat Pattern Problem

    Hi rberger, Flat patterning issues seem to come up for Autodesk Inventor fairly often, so I put together this blog post with a few tips: http://www.graitec.co.uk/blog/entry/autodesk-inventor-sheet-metal-flat-pattern-success-every-time I hope that you find it useful! Paul
  10. Don't change the drawing - Change the dimensions! Draw at 1:1 scale. In order to get your 1/50 scale dimensions create a new dimension style with the value set to 0.02 (I'm on my phone right now, so I can't show you how this is done - sorry). Put each dimension style on its own layer so that you can make use of layouts and viewports to show the 1:1 dimensioned drawing and the 1/50 scaled drawing on the same sheet if paper.
  11. Pablo Ferral

    CAD/CAM automation

    Hi Steven-g, This sounds like a great opportunity, while there is an overwhelming choice, it's worth putting the ground work in. Whatever you chose will become the back bone of your company! IMHO - most of the 'cabinet' creation packages are very good - as long as you only want to build cabinets in the way the software company designs them. On the other extreme you could use software like Autodesk Inventor, which will allow you to model anything, but you have to set it up yourself. It really depends on how much flexibility you want. You may have to chose multiple CAD/CAM tools in order to have the right tool for each job. Here's a few more suggestions: Autodesk Inventor with the Woodwork for Inventor Plugin and or HSMworks Fusion360 with HSMworks Toposolid Pytha
  12. Pablo Ferral

    Add extended data for 3d solid

    To mimic the way that inventor works in AutoCAD. Either Add the meta data as DWGprops and then x-ref your part models into an assembly DWG file... Or Turn each part model into a block and use attributes to hold the meta data. You can then use Dataextraction to create a BOM table. Does that help? Paul
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    Mirror Assembly

    Nope, I think that's pretty much it. I'd love to hear if someone has a hack for mirroring assemblies without creating derived parts.