October 12, 2020

Configurator 360 to Design Automation

As it was announced on the Configurator 360 website, current customers are encouraged to migrate to Design Automation API for Inventor.

In order to help with that process, the Design Automation team produced a comprehensive sample whose code anyone can take, modify, and deploy on any server: AWS, Azure, Heroku, etc

The app has 5 tabs:

Projects

Here you'll find two sample models that you can configure.

List of sample models

It also allows you to log in using your Autodesk account (Forge account not needed) and then upload your own models. Once you logged in this tab will only show your own models.

List of private models

Model

Here, on the left panel, you'll find the parameters of the selected model that you can change to configure the model. If the model has an iLogic Form in it, then the list of parameters and their layout will reflect that. On the right side you'll see the model shown in the Forge Viewer.

Model tab

If the value of a parameter got changed as a result of the update (e.g. the iLogic Rule keeps its value under a certain max value), then those will be underlined in orange.

Overridden parameter value

BOM

Here you'll get the BOM (Bill Of Materials) information extracted from the model.

Bill Of Materials

Drawing

On this panel you'll find he drawings that were also part of the model files and you can select which one you want to see. Before showing the drawing it will get updated so that it's in-sync with the 3d model that you modified on the Model tab.

List of drawings

It also enables you to download the drawing as PDF

Downloads

On this tab you'll be able to download the model, the drawing, the BOM information, or export the model to Revit Family file format (*.rfa).

Download in different formats

Live versionhttps://inventor-config-demo.autodesk.io/

Source codehttps://github.com/Autodesk-Forge/forge-configurator-inventor

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