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Autodesk Inventor iLogic Basic Tutorial

Autodesk Inventor iLogic Basic Tutorial



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Anleitung zu iLogic
Anleitung zu iLogic

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Published by: JW on Mar 26, 2009
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This tutorial will provide you with a hands-
on introduction to Autodesk® Inventor™
 iLogic. iLogic extends the computational capabilities within Inventor to include rules.These rules work along with the parameter update mechanism of Inventor, and allowyou to include much more sophisticated design intent into your models.Traditional parametric modeling involves driving geometry with dimensionalparameters. These parameter values can be input directly by the user, or can resultfrom fixed equations involving other parameters or even linked spreadsheet values.Using rules in a parametric model allows for conditionally-defined equations. These
“conditional equations” are not limited only to the parameters, but can involve all
aspects of the design. Equations or relationships can be defined between theparameters, properties, attributes, features, components, or any other aspect of thedesign. Defining the relationships between all objects in a design makes it possible toupdate the model completely, correctly (according to the rules), and automaticallywhen input parameter values are changed. A rules-enriched model is therefore farsuperior to a simple parametric model.This tutorial will introduce you to the most important aspects of working with iLogicrules, and show you how to create simple (but powerful) rules that control themodeling of a simple part.Subsequent tutorials expand on this information, and show you how to create evenmore intelligent models, still with only very simple rules.This tutorial assumes that you are familiar with Inventor 2009, and its basic partmodeling functionality and concepts.
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In addition to the numeric parameters that you’re using to using with Inventor, iLogic
lets you create additional type of parameters, including String and Boolean values,which you can then use to control your model.This portion of the tutorial will guide you through the steps of creating additionalparameters in your model, which you will later use in iLogic rules.
All of this will be done in the context of a sample part model. We’ll get that model set
up first.OPEN A PART FILE TO WORK WITHLaunch Inventor 2009, and m
ake sure that the “iLogic
Tutorials” project is active.
 Open the file called
, which is in the “1) Basic Tutorial” folder
in the project workspace.Use File -
> Save As… to save this document
as a
new file, called “bracket.ipt”. This isthe file that we’ll make changes to in this tutorial.
 At this point, you should have this newly-saved
open in Inventor.
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 OPEN THE ILOGIC PARAMETER EDITORA panel bar is docked on your screen. Click on the Part Features Tab. In the drop downmenu select
At this point you may want to show the iLogic toolbar. It’s available under the Toolbars 
tab of the Inventor Customize dialog: 
to bring up the iLogic Parameter EditorIn the Parameter Filters box at the bottom of the Parameter Editor window,select the
option. This will display all of the parameters associated withthe bracket model.CREATE A
PARAMETERIn the blank cell at the bottom of the Name column of the list of parameters, enter thename
. A drop down menu appears in the Type window. The available options areUser, String and Boolean. Select the
Parameter names in iLogic are case sensitive. Please be sure to follow the case being used in the parameter editor, and while creating rules.

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