I saw a thread on Reddit, where someone asked how to “show both Imperial and Metric steel sizes in a Parts List” I initially replied with a single line of iLogic, but this got me thinking. I’ve written an iLogic utility that lets users specify an alternative value for each of the members in their … More Show Imperial & Metric Frame Sizes on BoM
Autodesk Inventor’s BoM environment is a really useful tool for understanding the composition of Assembly files, but the one thing it does not offer, is the total Mass of the assembly. To remedy this, I have written some iLogic code to create a virtual component, the Mass of the Assembly is written to a custom … More Display Assembly Mass on BoM with iLogic?
And that’s a wrap! 2020 is on the horizon. I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited the site in 2019, thank you for your support. I run this site as a hobby, generally putting blog posts together on the weekends, usually early on Saturday mornings with a cup of … More 2019 – A Year in Review
If you have ever wanted to suppress a component using iLogic, you may have come up against the error message below. Error in rule: RuleName, in document: XYZ.iam Component.IsActive: Cannot change the suppression state of component ABC:1. The active Level of Detail in XYZ.iam is not a custom Level of Detail. The reason for this, … More iLogic: Avoiding Errors with LOD’s
I wrote a blog post a few weeks back, talking about Suppressing/Unsuppressing & deleting iLogic rules, and I got asked on Reddit if this could be applied to Assemblies and Components too. The short answer was yes, the tricky part was including some code to handle custom Levels of detail, which I’ve done in the … More iLogic – Suppress/Unsuppress and Delete Parts
What is iLogic? iLogic is an interface that allows Inventor users (non coders) to create routines that automate common tasks, such as changing parameters, updating part numbers, or checking that the correct material has been assigned to the model. Here are 3 reasons to use iLogic: Rules-based design with no programming expertise required Simple way … More What Exactly is iLogic?
few months back I published the “Creating a Star Wars Intro Scroll in Autodesk Inventor” blog post. This is the updated version, I’m calling it IntroScroller2.0 : In the original post I did not share the files, which a few people have since asked me for, so I thought I would post them, but I also … More Updated Inventor Starwars Intro
Have you ever wanted to use iLogic to print drawings, or create specific printer setups? Look no further, I have converted the Inventor print API sample to iLogic and expanded it to expose additional functions. Using this code you could set up rules for specific print job types, or just for specific printers. The code … More iLogic: Automate Your Print Jobs
You may need an easy way to delete, suppress or unsuppress iLogic rules in an Inventor file. Generally you may want to delete internal rules in files, as running rules externally is often better (maybe I’ll explain my thoughts in another blog post). Doing this is quite simple, see the line of code below. iLogicVb.Automation.DeleteRule(DocumentName, … More iLogic – Suppress/Unsuppress and Delete Rules
I’ve written an iLogic rule that gathers the names of all of the internal rules in a file, and then shows them on an input list box. The user can run any rule on the list by clicking on the rule in the list. This could be quite useful for users, as it could pop … More iLogic – Run Rules From a List