How to ceate a part you can dimension while placing it in an inventor assembly


This is the method I use to create a parte which will get it's final dimensions when it is inserted in an assembly. This example will use a part with holes, the amount of holes is changed with the part size.

  1. Step 1:

    create jour part.

  2. Step 2:

    create two sets of holes.

  3. Step 3:

    Supress one of the sets of holes

  4. Step 4:

    Change dimension d0 into Width, this will be our variable dimension. To do this go to the "manage" tab and click on "Parameters"

  5. Step 5:

    Then go to the "manage" tab and click on "Add rule" then enter the same text as I did. This will result in:
    When the width is less than 75 mm there will be 2 holes in the part, when the width is larger than 75 mm there will be 4 holes in your part.

  6. Step 6:

    Click on the little arrow under iLogic and Add form. Name your form.

  7. Step 7:

    Grab and pull the variable "Width"to the rigth window and click ok.

  8. Step 8:

    Test your Form. You can put as much variables into your rules and forms, but for this tutorial I kept it simple. Just enjoy.


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    Nice tutorial, it works great in the part.
    the form isn't available in an assy, or how do i get the form to pop up when placing it in an assy

    July 12th, 2018 15:04