Autodesk Inventor extension for automatic copying and renaming of assemblies

Assembly Copier

Assembly Copier – Autodesk Inventor extension for automatic copying and renaming of assemblies

Assembly Copier allows you to make an independent copy of any existing model. Therefore, the designer is able to quickly design similar model of the same concept having different configurations and dimensions.

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

It is simple to transfer the values of the tabular fields (iProperties) of all assembly components from one field to another, during copying. Thanks to this feature, the designer doesn’t have to bother about the code of the component being created. It all he needs to do is to assign functional names to the components: side, bottom, top. Later these values can be transferred to a name field. Moreover, single operation allows 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 Assembly Copier 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.