‶iLogic″ rules for 3D models
What is an "iLogic" rule?
An iLogic rule in 3D design, is a Visual Basic program (VB.NET) incorporated into AUTODESK’s IVENTOR design and modeling software.
Through parameters, iLogic rules allow the control and the management of components and the motion of Autodesk Inventor models. In other words an iLogic rule is used to standardize and automate 3D parts and mechanisms design processes.
ILogic directly embeds rules as objects into the parts, assemblies, and drawing documents. The rules determine and control parameter as well as the attribute values of your design. By controlling these values, you can define the behavior of the attributes, the features, and the components of the model. The rules are saved and stored directly into the attribute of the model in the same way that the geometric design elements are stored.
Automation functions in iLogic
Designers and engineers can implement iLogic automation functions for the following objectives:
- Search automatically and change iPart or iAssembly configurations based on the conditional statements defined in the rules.
- Activate parts and assembly features, or assembly components and constraints, from rules using conditional arguments.
- Update and drive thread specifications automatically when a change occurs in a hole or rod size.
- Read, write, and react to the material or the appearance aspects of design documents, mass or volume of parts, and design parameters.
- Update Bill of Material information when the model changes result in a new configuration.
- Restrict or auto-correct user input values in order to ensure that the resulting configurations are valid and comply with the design specifications and standards.
- Automatically manage the database export and import information.
Those are the main reason why Genielt uses iLogic to easily create, different configurations of 3D parts and assemblies (by just changing a parameter). Thus allowing our customers to benefit from the efficiency generated in terms of competitiveness, cost saving, productivity improvement…
REFERENCE : AUTODESK KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
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