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Most Complicated Parametric Model

Most Complicated Parametric Model

Most Complicated Parametric Model

Most of the parametric modeling software (e.g. Autodesk Inventor), have capability of linking to Microsoft Excel as a calculation sheet, which can gives some dimensions upon them, our parametric model is based. Then, corresponding dimensions can be shown in 2D drawing sheets with proper title blocks.
In my experience with this software, the most complicated model which used full parametric feature (i.e. basic inputs in Excel, then updating linked model, which in turn updates drawing sheets) was a Hydraulic Actuator. Most of the parametric models that I've seen are simple assemblies like manholes, davits, and so on.
What is your most complicated seen model, which use full parametric feature of Inventor (or similar software)?

RE: Most Complicated Parametric Model

I know of one company that uses matlab to work out the functional parameters it needs for its product (which includes a performance simulation) which then generates the shop drawings via a CAD program.

Sadly their matlab guru has left.


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RE: Most Complicated Parametric Model

Thanks, Greg, for your reply.
I also, wrote a program in Microsoft QuickBasic, which made calculation of a hydraulic gate (made of structural steel) and after sizing it, it generated "script" file which could be called in AutoCAD environment to produce main and shop drawings. But, this was for "MS DOS" era. Nowadays, software are powerful and its better to use their capabilities.

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