I just heard from Richard over at TigerStop, and he informs me that their software engineers are going to make the Autodesk Inventor .csv output a default profile in TigerStop’s Workflow Manager!
What this means for us Inventor users is that there will be no farting around configuring things in TigerStop’s software, all we will have to do is pick Autodesk Inventor from the list of programs during setup, and we are on our way. Sweet!
Now the thing to do is figure out a reliable way to automate the output from Inventor via iLogic, and maybe some additional help from the Inventor API –possibly triggered by the Rev. number? I could see having a company’s drawing templates having a Rev number set to -1 until RTM, at which point the trigger would be pulled and the Rev number would go to 0 –which would fire an iLogic rule that send the cutlists to the queue. If that can be done relatively easy, even smaller shops could implement the start of their own mini ERP systems!
I imagine the code would look similar to this…