|Time Required||40 minutes|
|Tutorial File Used||bracket_no_rules.ipt|
iLogic extends the computational capabilities within Autodesk Inventor to include rules. These rules work with the parameter update mechanism of Autodesk Inventor and allow you to include much more sophisticated design intent into your models.
In traditional parametric modeling, dimensional parameters drive geometry. Parameter values can be input directly by the user, or they can result from fixed equations involving other parameters or even linked spreadsheet values. Using rules in a parametric model allows for conditionally defined equations. Conditional equations can involve all aspects of the design. Equations or relationships can be defined between the parameters, properties, attributes, features, components, or any other aspect of the design. Defining the relationships between all objects in a design makes it possible to update the model completely, correctly, and automatically when input parameter values are changed.