PowerPack for Autodesk

Inventor Features

Features

Visibility Enhancements

Within the Powerpack for inventor, the visibility tools all he user to enhance their control over what elements hey choose to see visual within the workspace. The range of options available to control the elements are:
• Switch off All
• Switch off Axis
• Switch off Planes
• Switch off Points
• Switch off Sketches
• Switch off Surfaces
These tools allow for a cleaner presentation of the main modelled components when the user is working within the different aspects of the design process.

Purge Tools

‘Purge Tools’ allow the user clean up parts and assembly files by getting rid of unwanted geometry and information,  this tool is comprised of several feature tools as explained below:

Broken References

When removing a feature within the model, this can cause broken references within the model, this tool from the purge series allows the user to select and confirm the removal of these broken references, select prompts to confirm and feedback when completed.


Sick Relationships

During the modelling process, constraints are used to build relationships between elements. These can become disassociated–or as we term them, Sick–so using the sick relationship tool allows the user to remove these constraints and clean up the model, again with selection prompts and feedback after deletion.


Unused Parameters

This tool within the purge tools will select all Parameters that are now redundant within the model, with a prompt to confirm their selection and removal, then showing feedback prompt when the process is completed.


Unused Work Features

Selecting the Unused work features will prompt for the selection of Planes, Axis or points that are not utilizes within the model, the user receives a series of prompts to confirm selections and removal during the functionality of this useful clean up tool.

Export File Properties 

Using the Export File properties command allows the users to export all Assembly, Part, Drawing or Presentation iProperty information to a txt file.  This document can then be shared with other users.  

Title Block Swap

The powerpack ‘Title Block Swap’ feature allows the user to take the created drawing part of assembly file and change the page header part of the created document, by simple selecting a new Header.IDW and this is then changed within the current document workspace. This allows the user to change out header style of the document to suite client and user requirements.

Inspection Dimension Table

Set dimensions within a component as required for inspection, then transpose them into a tabular format for the inspection department.  The inspection dimension table can be created within any drawing that has inspection dimensions, columns include label, size, and inspection rate. This allows the inspection department quick and easy access to the key dimensions required during the inspection of the component after manufacturing.

Tolerance Table

Set dimensions within a component to have certain tolerance allowances for manufacturing. These dimensional settings are then transposed into a simple table format that can then be positioned and placed within the drawing workspace. This then allows the manufacturer and inspector to see the relative tolerances values during their processing.