With Autodesk’s DWF file format, the new industry standard for sharing design information, it’s about more than just a pretty picture. Yes it is true that design information is visually rich. For example, 3D models typically have texture, bump, environment, and reflection map rendering requirements. Even 2D contains high fidelity geometry and raster images. As a result, DWF includes sophisticated graphics rendering capabilities; however, DWF also harnesses the underlying design intelligence of design data in the form of object properties. Object properties are attached directly to 3D objects and 2D geometry using Autodesk Inventor. All of the object property data is transferred to the DWF file when the model is published from Inventor. When a user views the resulting DWF file and selects an object, the object properties display within the user interface of Autodesk DWF Viewer and Autodesk Design Review.
This additional information gives users an even better understanding of the graphical information presented.
Users have a variety of options when working with object properties. The properties can be used to provide additional information to address common issues related to mechanical design:
|To Answer a Mechanical Design Question||Use Object Properties such as|
|What are the physical characteristics of this part?||area, center of gravity, density, mass, material, matter, volume|
|Where can I order this part?||catalog web link, forward to, mailstop, part number, part type name, received from, revision number, stock number, source, telephone number, vendor|
|Who worked on this part?||author, designer, editor, engineer, checked by, client, engineering approved by, manager, manufacturing approved by, office, publisher, recorded by, typist|
|When and for whom is this part being made?||owner, date completed, destination, recorded date, user status|
|To what project does this part belong?||authority, cost center, department, division, document number, group, project|
|How is this part to be used?||category, comments, description, disposition, keywords, language, purpose, subject, title|
All of the property data gets automatically transferred to the DWF file when the model is published from Inventor. With intelligent data, workflow solutions based on DWF go beyond the paper for the mechanical industry.