Use of prototype and assembly copying

Renaming of files, connections between components, hierarchical encoding, etc.

Woodwork for Inventor allows you to make an independent copy of any existing furniture model thus the designer is able to quickly design similar furniture of the same concept having different configurations and dimensions.

The copying process allows you to rename files and retain links between components in the way they are arranged in the prototype model. Designer then simply needs to change certain model parameters and create a new specification. All related model drawings will also be copied and reflect the copied furniture.

During copying, it is simple to transfer the values of the tabular fields (iProperties) of all assembly components from one field to another. Thanks to this feature, the designer does not have to bother about the code of the component being created. It is simply enough to assign functional names to the components: side, bottom, top. Later these values can be transferred to a name field and, by a single operation, it is possible to assign a hierarchical code value to the code field and the file name. This greatly facilities navigation within a specification and at the same time in the entire issued documentation.

Hierarchical encoding is one more feature that makes Woodwork for Inventor copying different from an analogous feature in Autodesk Inventor products. This function allows you to recode the item’s components so that, based on the code of the part, it is easy to identify what product the part belongs to and what assembly level it is at.

Instruction of how to use the prototype and assembly copying.

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