Sq/Ft Calculation - Inventor 2012
How do you calculate square foot in inventor 2012, i have 3 major user defined parameters (height, width, thickness) and i want inventor to calculate there square foot.
There are two options,
1. define a new numerical parameter (foot_sqr for example) that multiplies the two values and then multiply that result by a conversion factor (assuming the original values are in metric units). If you export this parameter it can then be shown on a drawing within a notes field.
2. Do exactly the same but within an iLogic rule
The easiest option is probably to do it as a parameter.
to get it to work and to use it as a 'base quantity' you have to divide the area calculation by 1 (Unit/Type) in your case the equation would be (d0*d1)/1
(Autodesk Inventor will fill in the proper units) to get rid of the "extra" unit. You need to set the unit/type for the custom parameter to a single linear unit i.e. "ft"
Then you can use that 'Area' parameter as your base unit. It will display as ft but the value will be the square footage.