Learn about CMS – Component Management Software
What is CMS?
What is a DSTV file?
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What profile types can the software generate?
How does the “CMS for Inventor” plug in work?
The “CMS for Inventor” is a plug–in solution that runs on Inventor and runs with a web– based licensing platform. It is easy to install and is activated with alpha-numeric activation keys.
This solution can convert any native Inventor part (*.ipt) files, and STP/ STEP/ IGS files directly from your Inventor platform.
“CMS for Inventor” new UI:
*For parts created from “content center”, created via “frame generator”, and via “feature recognition”
“CMS Settings“ allows to map your Inventor iProperties (e.g., Part Number, Quantity) to DSTV Header Data, to set up your DSTV file’s name, and the path to save your DSTV files.
Our solution works on a part level basis as well as an assembly level, given each part is a single-body part. Meaning that the software will allow users to generate DSTV files for each individual component required.
“CMS for Inventor” UI on assembly level:
Although a new feature was added users are not limited to just reviewing their part within inventor, users can also review their part from our free DSTV Viewer.
The user would only have to understand certain rules to generate DSTV files, for example:
- Assure that orientation for your part is correct: the profile sketch is facing the “front” view
Note: Parts created from content center, and parts created via Frame generator places the part’s profile sketch on the front face by default, thus no addition action is required. Otherwise, use “Set Orientation”.
- If you are using non-Inventor native parts, e.g., STP/ STEP/ IGS files. you will have to utilize the “Feature Recognition” tool (available on Autodesk Store <here> for free with an active Inventor Subscription) before using the CMS functionality.
- Be sure that the part you are trying to create is listed within the shape catalog library. If you prefer more bespoke naming conventions, you can do so within our software.
For more detailed information on how CMS for Inventor works, please watch our webinar below:
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