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Talking iLogic rule to check part material in Inventor (default material).

A - answer With a simple iLogic macro you can check material assignment for each part saved from Inventor.

Creat a a new iLogic rule with the following contents:

materialName = ThisDoc.Document.ComponentDefinition.Material.Name
If materialName = "Generic" Then
 objSPVoice = CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")
 objSPVoice.speak ("Your component has no material assigned")
End If

As a trigger for this rule, set e.g. "Before document save". A part with no material assigned will report itself automatically on save, by "telling it" (voice).

The default material for parts, or iLogic macros can be preset in the part template - see I > Save as > Save copy as template.

Inventor2013Inventor2012
100% *  CAD 
16.5.2012    7818×  
applies to: Inventor 2013 · Inventor 2012 ·

See also:
Tip 12712:How to set the option "Active Window on Save" through iLogic?
Tip 12697:Opposite angle for angular dimensions in Inventor drawings (iLogic).
Tip 12644:How to identify parts and assemblies imported from STEP/IGES?
Tip 12520:How to set Inventor Display style and Lighting style from an iLogic macro?
Tip 12508:How to assign an expression (not value) to a user parameter with iLogic?


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