Inventor iLogic is oftentimes based on the concept of a “Master Model” where everything is self-contained including all parts, assemblies, and their corresponding constraints. A second method, one without the “Master Model”, is something KETIV Engineers have begun to explore with customers. Jonathan Kriek, MFG Solutions Engineer, shows how KETIV is using a templated automation approach with “Generative” capabilities using iLogic along with the Inventor API to create highly-customizable designs, build components on the fly, and assemble automatically based on ever-changing conditions. In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, see how this design methodology has helped us solve some unique customer problems.
A long time ago, in a college not so far away (Cal Poly Pomona to be exact), I found an urge to want to split myself in two. The fun side of Jorge would be able to go out with friends and the responsible side could focus on studying, homework, classes, and work.
Lately, I find myself trying to figure out a way to duplicate myself again. However, it’s so I can take on more work. Not so long ago, the industry found itself trying to figure out how to do more with less. Now, we want to do more with what we have. I’m here to tell you, through Inventor’s iLogic tool, we can!
On Friday, January 20th, I had the pleasure of partnering with Autodesk Inventor Product Manager, Sanjay Ramaswamy, to put on an iLogic Design Automation webcast. Those who attended learned how iLogic can be used to accelerate time to market, decrease wasted resources, and automate processes to build better products.
Sanjay and I highlighted some key benefits and shared case studies of customers using iLogic. Sanjay also spent time discussing what the future of iLogic looks like and hinted towards upcoming capabilities. Take a look at what was discussed and download resources and a case study to witness the power in iLogic.
In a recent Autodesk Virtual Academy session, Travis Evans showed us how you can use iLogic and Configurator 360 together and how these tools can benefit both the design team and the sales team. Today we're going to take a step back and and give you an introduction to iLogic. We'll start from the beginning and show you how to use to use and configure it.
What is iLogic?
iLogic is a tool within Inventor that enables rules-driven design, making it easy for users to reuse their work, automate their design processes, and even configure their virtual products.
How does iLogic work?
iLogic implements rules as objects directly into part, assembly, and drawing files. These rules then determine and drive a parameter and attribute values for your design. By controlling these values you can designate how the attributes, features, and components of your model will behave.
Today we have a guest post from Travis Evans. Travis is a Technical Specialist at Autodesk and is a member of the Manufacturing Frontline team. You can follow his blog, Manufacturing Toolbox, here.
Now days people want what they want and if you can't give it to them, then they will go elsewhere to get it. I'm in the middle of planning a Kitchen remodel, and believe me, what my wife wants she gets. I've been on numerous peoples websites trying to configure my kitchen. Working at Autodesk I have many tools I could use to layout out my house.
I first took a test drive in homestyler. I laid out my kitchen and decided on the layout I liked. I could have picked manufacture specific pieces for the cabinets and appliances but at this point I didn't know who I wanted to buy my cabinets from. But it helped me get an idea on the styles I liked.
This is Jonathan Kriek for KETIV. I work daily with customers to help them achieve their goals within the PDM, PLM, and automation spaces. A particular passion of mine over the last 17 years has been developing solutions that help automate everyday repetitive tasks. Naturally this overflowed into the design and engineering realm, specifically for Autodesk software. I was overjoyed when I was asked to write for this blog, because if I'm honest, I can talk about this stuff till the cows come home ;)
With the introductions out of the way, let's get to today's topic!
Today I'll be showing you how to capture the Inventor Version reserved property that you see in Windows and put it into a iProperty where you can actually use it.