Toolbox V1 – Desktop

Concept

Toolbox V1 – Desktop is a stand alone application you can use to analize Autodesk Inventor documents without the need of Inventor installaed . You just need to install Autodesk Inventor View or Autodesk Inventor Apprentice.

This application can show documents information and related iProperties.

You can visualize by use a combination of treegrid, flat list and iProperties viewer

 

Documents Tree grid

Topics in this section:

  • Show tree grid
  • Show columns of your choice
  • Expand nodes and or select all nodes

Show tree grid

Here is an example of the tree rappresenting a windows folder with its sub folders and documents:

You can select a folder to be used for the creation of the treegrid. You can select it by using the browser button or by typing its path.

From this view you can see a few information related to each individual document.

You can select documents by using standard key combination like in Windows explorer (left mouse button, left mouse button + ctrl and so on).

When one or more documents are selected you can use the copy or cut button to copy their paths to the windows clipboard. At this point you can use Windows exploere and past these selectd documents to a particular folder.

Show columns of your choice

Right click on a column header and you will be able to select the columns you want to display.

Expand nodes and or select all nodes

Right click on a node to display the documents context menu.

Flat list of documents

Topics in this section:

  • Show Flat list of documents
  • Groups creation
  • Exporting to Excel
  • Show columns of your choice

Show Flat list of documents

Click “All documents” to show a flat list of Inventor documents.

You can filter columns or group documents.

Groups creation

Drag and drop a column header to the group area and you will se the new structuration.

Here is the result:

Exporting to Excel

To export the Flat list of documents, right click on the grid and than choose: File –> Export to Excel

Show columns of your choice

To export the Flat list of documents, right click on the grid and than choose: File –> Column chooser.

Drag and drop the columns names from the column chooser to the header section to show a column.

iProperties viewer

Topics in this section:

  • How to show iProperties
  • How to display iProperties of a selected document
  • How to save iProperties modifications.

How to show iProperties

To show iProperties viewer, click on iProperties button.

How to display iProperties of a selected document

To display iProperties of a particular document, select a document in the treeggrid or in the Flat list.

How to save iProperties modifications

To save the modification of the iProperties you modified click on save button.

If the document related to the iProperties viewer is in NEEDS MIGRATING state, you cannot save the modification.

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