CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 5507 

CAD tip CAD tip # 10161:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Automatic checking of design limits in Inventor.

A - answer Since many versions back (R11), Inventor and Inventor LT contain a useful function for automatic checking of design limits in parametric models - AutoLimits.

If your ribbon (Inspect > AutoLimits) does not show the AutoLimits tab, check loading of the module "Automatic Limits" in the dialog Tools > Options > Add-ins:

With the AutoLimits function, you can add a number check-functions (points) to your model. These points will automatically watch any exceeding of the user preset limits - either geometrical (length, distance, angle, diamater, minimum distance, area, perimeter, volume), or physical (mass).

E.g. in this model, the limit-checks were added for lowest- and highest-possibler mass (the center point) and limits for radius on the leading edge of the propeller blade:

If you exceed these limts by editing the model parameters or geometry, the AutoLimits function will warn you by displaying a warning (yellow) or critical (red) icon.

The limits for the warning and alert range can be customized (in percentage or in absolute +/- values). You can also suppress displaying specific states (e.g. hide the "OK" status):

So you can easily check minimum required offset in assembly parts, impending collisions, electrical cross-talks, maximum mass or other design or manufacturing parameters in your models.
100% *  CAD 
13.1.2015    3572×  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?
Tip 11614:How to reorder custom properties in a dynamic block?
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11279:How to set word-wrapping in Report Creator tables?
Tip 10938:The Publish property at View representations.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Changing the orbit mode inside the 3DORBIT command. « | » Error "You do not appear to have any language database files installed." in Simulation Mechanical Fatigue Wizard.

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Extend your AutoCAD LT productivity with our popular add-on
CADstudio LT Extension More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.