by Sajith Subramanian
The Forge Design Automation API for Inventor allows you to leverage the automation capabilities of Inventor as a cloud service, thereby enabling various possible workflows without the need to have Inventor locally installed.
This programming class speaks about one such workflow where we combine the Forge Design Automation APIs with iLogic rules to create a configurator, whilst viewing the results directly on the web browser using the Forge Viewer.
This is the first time we presented at AU, with it being virtual, and having to present a programming class without a live audience! But the fact, that these recordings would be available on the AU website motivated us to ensure that we put forth the best possible content for our participating community to view in their convenient time zones!
With so many good classes with fantastic content and veteran AU speakers, I was a bit apprehensive about the turnout for the Live Q&A, but we had a great turnout with terrific audience with a lot of good questions and awesome feedback, which made all the effort, worth it!
In addition to this class, I’d highly recommend looking at this sample if you haven’t already! – http://inventor-config-demo.autodesk.io/
Do visit the Forge showroom, that has many awesome apps created using the Forge platform! – https://forge-showroom.autodesk.io/
MFG473705 Using iLogic with Design Automation for Inventor to create a Configurator
Design Automation for Inventor software generally enables the desktop APIs to be used in the cloud—similar to how they would work on the desktop, but without the need of any installed software or dependent licenses.
An additional, easily overlooked advantage of Design Automation for Inventor is its capability to run iLogic scripts in the cloud. These scripts being embedded in the CAD file itself can be programmed to auto execute under certain conditions.
This class will address taking advantage of this capability to combine the Forge Design Automation API with iLogic to create a configurator by modifying an input Inventor file (IPT) in the cloud, according to the inputs provided by the user on an easy-to-use user interface.
The results can be viewed immediately on a web browser using the Forge Viewer API, and are available for download in multiple formats such as IPT, IDW, and PDF. This web application sample uses the latest web technologies and is OS independent and mobile-device friendly.
- Learn how to create a Rim configurator using Forge Design Automation for Inventor and iLogic.
- Learn how to render the result onto a web browser using the Forge Viewer.
- Learn how to drive dependent file formats like IPT, IDW, and PDF.
- Experience the essence of Forge Design Automation for Inventor.
CHANDRA SHEKAR G – I born and brought up in Bangalore. My graduation and post-graduation are done in University Visveshwariah College of Engineering UVCE, Bangalore, India. Initially, started career with Unigraphics or NX customization and then worked on Inventor, Solidworks, Pro-E and AutoCAD. Working in CAD Customization or Design Automaton field since 2011. Worked with companies like Wier Minerals, Tantra Info solutions, Honeywell and Mphasis.