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engineer-mechanical:inventor-drawinglayouts [2019/03/15 21:39]
jjensen [Inventor Drawing Problems]
engineer-mechanical:inventor-drawinglayouts [2019/06/10 16:38] (current)
jjensen [Borders in AutoCAD]
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 +===== Layouts - AutoCAD =====
 +  * All Borders include
 +    * Left Margin - 3 hole punch
 +    * Top Margin - Millimeters ruler, Architect Scale, Civil Engineer Scale, Machinist Scale, Inches ruler
 +    * Right Margin - GD&T
 +    * Bottom Margin - File Name and Path, ASME Dimension Standard used, Sheet Size, Plot Date
 +  * Letter - Landscape
 +  * Letter - Portrait
 +  * Tabloid - Landscape
 +  * Title Blocks
 +
 ===== Inventor Project Setup ===== ===== Inventor Project Setup =====
   - Background   - Background
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   * Background   * Background
     * Do all plotting using AutoCAD instead of Inventor. Reasons:     * Do all plotting using AutoCAD instead of Inventor. Reasons:
 +    * Inventor Sketch Symbols (imported AutoCAD blocks) can NOT be imported into a Title Block
 +      * Inventor Idea Board - [[https://​forums.autodesk.com/​t5/​inventor-ideas/​insert-sketch-blocks-ske-tch-symbols-into-drawing-sketches/​idi-p/​5692152|Insert Sketch Symbols into Drawing Sketches]]
     * Inventor cannot add a plot stamp date     * Inventor cannot add a plot stamp date
     * Inventor cannot plot in grayscale, WYSIWYG no plot styles (.ctb or .stb) like with AutoCAD     * Inventor cannot plot in grayscale, WYSIWYG no plot styles (.ctb or .stb) like with AutoCAD
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     * Inventor custom title blocks and borders are difficult to use (draw, move, edit)     * Inventor custom title blocks and borders are difficult to use (draw, move, edit)
       * Works ok, if setup correctly       * Works ok, if setup correctly
-    * Inventor doesn'​t support AutoCAD Blocks with MTEXTHATCH patterns, annotative ​text styles+    * Inventor doesn'​t support AutoCAD Blocks with  
 +      * MTEXT 
 +      * HATCH patterns ​(I think SOLID hatch pattern works if based on lines/​polylines) 
 +      * Annotative ​text styles 
 +      * SPLINE 
 +        * use SPLINEEDIT to convert the spline into a polyline
   * Step 0 - Projects (.ipj) - a workspace   * Step 0 - Projects (.ipj) - a workspace
     * Tells Inventor where to save files, can be a network drive     * Tells Inventor where to save files, can be a network drive
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     - Inventor Drawing Files (*.idw)     - Inventor Drawing Files (*.idw)
     - SharePoint GISEngineering\templates\GISE-A-Landscape-in.idw     - SharePoint GISEngineering\templates\GISE-A-Landscape-in.idw
 +    - SharePoint GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Templates\InchDecimal.dwg
 +    - "The location of the selected file is not in the search path of the active project file", just click Yes
   - Sheet:1 delete Default Border and ANSI - Large title block   - Sheet:1 delete Default Border and ANSI - Large title block
     - Edit Sheet: Size A, Name GISE-A     - Edit Sheet: Size A, Name GISE-A
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   * Line Properties - change width to 0.01 in   * Line Properties - change width to 0.01 in
 ==== Logo - Image ==== ==== Logo - Image ====
 +  * Essential Question - What is the best way to add a company logo to an Inventor Drawing?
 +    * Option 1 - Fastest - use an image
 +    * Option 2 - redraw the logo within Inventor
 +    * Option 3 - AutoCAD block of logo
 +      * Problems
 +        * AutoCAD blocks are inserted as Inventor Sketch Symbols, but these ARE NOT allowed in Inventor Title Blocks
 +        * Can manually place a sketch symbol in the drawing but CANNOT place is accurately, no way to dimension to it
 +        * Inventor DWG block import doesn'​t support - MTEXT, Annotative Styles, SPLINES, HATCH (appears Solid fill works if based on lines/​polylines)
   * Essential Question - How do I import my PNG/JPG logo into Inventor Drawing?   * Essential Question - How do I import my PNG/JPG logo into Inventor Drawing?
   * Model Browser: Drawing Resources -> Sketch Symbols -> Define New Symbol   * Model Browser: Drawing Resources -> Sketch Symbols -> Define New Symbol
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   * Step 1 - Adobe Illustrator CC   * Step 1 - Adobe Illustrator CC
     * open .ai file in Illustrator CC     * open .ai file in Illustrator CC
 +    * Set Units 
 +      * File -> Document Setup - Units Inches
 +    * create Artboard 1"​x1"​
 +      * Window -> Artboards
 +      * Artboard Options (3 horizontal lines)
 +      * Present: Custom
 +        * width: 1"
 +        * height: 1"
 +    * Export -> Export As
 +      * DWGs don't have an option to export based on a Artboard, so make sure Illustrator only has one Artboard
     * save as .dwg (version 2012)     * save as .dwg (version 2012)
   * Step 2 - AutoCAD 2018   * Step 2 - AutoCAD 2018
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     *      * 
  
 +==== Sheet Number 1 of 3 ====
 +  * 11x8.5:1 -> Letter-Simple-Landscape -> right click Edit 
 +  * Sheet Properties -> Sheet Number
 +  * Drawing Properties -> Number of sheets
 +  * click Add Text Parameters button
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​titleblock-sheetnumber.png?​400|Title Block - Sheet Number}}
 ==== Drawing Resources - AutoCAD Blocks ==== ==== Drawing Resources - AutoCAD Blocks ====
   * translated blocks can only have    * translated blocks can only have 
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 ==== Borders in AutoCAD ==== ==== Borders in AutoCAD ====
   * Step 1 - Create border and title block in AutoCAD   * Step 1 - Create border and title block in AutoCAD
-    * C:​\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\templates\Borders-in-AutoCAD.dwg+    ​* C:​\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\titleblocks\machinist-acad.dwg 
 +    ​* C:​\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\templates\Borders\Border-11x17-acad.dwg 
 +      * Borders-in-AutoCAD.dwg
   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​border-11x17-autocad.png|Figure 3-0 Border on 11x17}}   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​border-11x17-autocad.png|Figure 3-0 Border on 11x17}}
  
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   - [Q] How do I snap or dimension from the paper edge? I want a border with 0.75 left margin, the rest 0.5   - [Q] How do I snap or dimension from the paper edge? I want a border with 0.75 left margin, the rest 0.5
   * Layer   * Layer
-    * lineweight 0.70mm (~ 0.028"​) for 8.5x11 +    * <del>lineweight 0.70mm (~ 0.028"​) for 8.5x11</​del>​ 
-    * lineweight (0.055") for 11x17+    * lineweight ​0.50mm ​(0.020") for 8.5x11 and 11x17
   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​titleblock-letter-portrait-rse.png|Figure 3-0 Title block and Border - Size Letter - Orientation Portrait}}   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​titleblock-letter-portrait-rse.png|Figure 3-0 Title block and Border - Size Letter - Orientation Portrait}}
  
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       * Line Weight 0.020"       * Line Weight 0.020"
       * Color Black       * Color Black
 +
 +==== Border Text ====
 +  * Textstyle ArialNar05pt01x
  
 ==== Three Ring Holes - Sketch Symbol ==== ==== Three Ring Holes - Sketch Symbol ====
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 ==== Hole Table ==== ==== Hole Table ====
-  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​holetable-title-bold.png|Hole Table Title}}+  ​* Add a hole table for all holes in a view 
 +    * Annotate tab -> Table panel -> Hole, click arrow next to Hole command then select Hole View 
 +    * in graphics window, select the drawing view 
 +    * click a point to place origin indicator for the hole table 
 +    * click to place the hole table. Hole tags display in the view next to each hole 
 +  ​* {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​holetable-title-bold.png?400|Hole Table Title}} 
 +  * How to add a custom column to the hole table 
 +    * right click on the Hole Table and select **Edit Hole Table** from context menu 
 +    * Formatting tab 
 +    * Column Chooser 
 +      * New Property 
 +        * DRILL SIZE 
 +    * Add button to move to Selected Properties 
 +    * Manually edit table values 
 +      * double click on the "​-"​ to change the value (note it pain/​difficult to select) 
 +    * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​holetable-add-column.png?​400|Hole Table - Add Column}} 
 +  * Problems 
 +    * no padding to the right of text on right justified values in a table 
 +    * How do I display the fraction for tap drill diameter instead of the decimal number 
 +  * Reference 
 +    * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2020/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-C8BCD600-830A-4110-B9D8-9364FF0BAD21|To Add a Hole Table to a Drawing View]] 
 +    * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2020/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-69649F97-C0C7-4296-8CE4-FDD2D782C670|Modify a Hole Table]] 
 +    * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2020/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-ABB15CD3-60F0-43B9-9B1A-3F9898245B5E|thread.xls - ANSI Unified Screw Threads]] 
 +      * cool settings
  
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