In my last blog post on iFeatures (see that post here), I extracted and placed an iFeature, but that was all we did at that time. I did mention that dimensions could be added to the iFeature, but I stated we'd get back to that.
Well, we're back to it! In this blog (and its video), we'll add dimensions to the iFeature we used in the last blog.
The basic steps for this process are below:
- Rename Parameters (okay, this isn't strictly necessary, but it makes the process easier, and I recommend it.
|Renaming the parameter in the feature|
- Extract the iFeatures you want. Note in the image below, the renamed features automatically are made available to the iFeature.
|Extracting the iFeature|
- Set any ranges or lists you need
|Setting a range|
|Setting a list|
- Save the iFeature, and you're ready to go!
|Saving the feature|
- Now the feature can be placed, taking advantage of the settings used!
|Placing the iFeature. Notice the list being used.|
So that will place the iFeature into the parts you intend to use it in, and now you've seen the steps to create this iFeature.
But it would be an Inventor Tales blog without a video. So here it is, a video showing the process!
Have a suggestion on how you might use iFeatures? Throw a comment!