Progress on the iCabinet has hit a snag in the creation of an iLogic/API Rule to automatically demote promoted solid bodies to assembles and sub assemblies.
Due to my total ineptitude in writing the part demotion code, I will simply model the process manually and use the opportunity to report the time it takes and any mistakes (if any) that pop up along the way. In the end, this will at least give me the baseline figures for comparison to the procedure once the code is in place –which shouldn’t be too far off.
So I dug the trusty stopwatch that I bought back in the Inventor 10 days when I was tasked with evaluating Inventor’s feasibility as a replacement for AutoCAD…….. it did not go well until Inventor 11 came out, but I’ll leave that for another post –if ever. Since Inventor 11, the program has become incredibly stable, the sun shines brighter, everything seems to taste better, yada, yada, yada…
Anyway….with stopwatch in-hand, I will be placing all of the lower cabinets in the little test layout, then doing all of the demotions to sub-assemblies by hand.
When all of the cabinets are properly demoted to sub assemblies, I’ll move on to creating output automation.
Drawings should be relatively easy, but time will tell. The question I am asked the most though is “does Inventor output to CNC?”. The simple answer is no. Continue reading