I will be posting some additional information and a short video to explain the motion I added to the assembly. We get to know how the competition works at the same time as yourself so I added motion where I thought it would be required.
First of all, thank you and Autodesk for putting the Field CAD together every year, it’s a fantastic resource which I am extremely grateful for. However, while taking some measurements from the alliance wall to the base line I noticed some discrepancies between the CAD and the game manual. The game manual states “BASE LINE: a green line that spans the width of the FIELD and is 9 ft. 4 in. (~284 cm) from the ALLIANCE WALL diamond plate.” Measuring that same distance in CAD returns 7.787 feet. Is this just an error in my copy of the CAD or does the official field CAD have this as well?
Thanks for the comments. I don’t have access to the game manual before Kick Off so there may be some discrepancies between the CAD model I was supplied with and the Inventor model I create and posted today.
Easy fix, the green line is grounded in Inventor. Remove the grounding, then apply the necessary constraints to place it 93.3" from the alliance wall.
I also applied a green color to the line.
I have updated my model for official posting on the Autodesk site on Monday.
I am also checking the other lines supplied to me against the Inventor model.
My team and I tried to download the Inventor and the Fusion 360 but somehow cannot open it in neither of the programs, is there something else we need to do in order to open those files (apart of downloading the programs) or an explanation to why we cannot open them?
What version of Inventor/ Fusion are you using? Autodesk files are not backwards compatible (you can’t open an Inventor 2017 file in Inventor 2016). If that’s the issue, you could try the STEP file as others have suggested.
Thank you for making the Field CAD available. The ability to visualize this game from a drive team perspective has been quite shocking. I have not seen much discussion of the visibility challenges that the AIRSHIPs are introducing to this game. I think that it will be very difficult to cycle GEARs or even FUEL depending upon your PLAYER STATION because FIELD visibility appears to vary wildly. Am I missing something?