Autodesk’s Introduction Tutorial for iLogic – Part Two
In this tutorial, we will continue your introduction to Autodesk® Inventor® iLogic 2010. This is the second of three tutorials to help you become familiar with iLogic and some of the common features that you will be using.
This tutorial expands upon the information presented in the Basic Tutorial. If you are new to iLogic and haven’t gone through that, we recommend that you take the time to do that before you go through this one.
In this tutorial we will be adding rules to a parametric part. Inventor iLogic provides you with the ability to write rules that can drive the parameters, features, attributes, iProperties, and other elements in an Inventor model. The rules are stored within the part or assembly document. Rules are written in a language that is a slightly modified version of Visual Basic .Net (VB.Net). It is easy to get started in this language and to learn more advanced features if needed. In the next tutorial you will learn how to add rules at an assembly level to affect Inventor parts and iParts. In the course of these tutorials, you will be provided with 3D parametric models to add rules to.
The skills you will learn include:
- Using the iLogic parameter interface
- Adding a rule
- Writing a rule
- Running a rule
- Editing a rule
- Editing the iLogic Tree
- Read data from an embedded spreadsheet
- Setting feature and component activity
The screenshots used in this tutorial will present Inventor 2010’s new Ribbon UI. The iLogic functionality that’s available from the various ribbon panels is provided from an iLogic toolbar and panel bar when using the Classic UI.
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