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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ - New and Interested Users of Inventor

    Draft FAQ Last Updated 19/11/04 1) Where do I start ????? :oops: Run and install the Help file CD and "getting Started CD" 2) I was trying to model a specific feature but ... ?

    Started by Mr T‎, 1st Apr 2004 11:20 pm
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Inventor 101

    DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD. If you feel the desire to respond or need further instruction - start a new thread and paste the reference url in your new thread....

    Started by JD Mather‎, 15th Apr 2014 01:36 pm
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Inventor FAQ Please read BEFORE POSTING

    ___ INVENTOR FAQ_ OCTOBER 03, 2005 ___ ____________________________________________________________________ New 10/03/05 Added Multiple Hotfixes for R10 AIS and AIP. Also Augi Inventor Group...

    Started by Mr T‎, 3rd Oct 2005 07:40 pm
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  4. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Inventor Related Websites and Resources

    I have cut this out of the FAQ so specifically help/tutorial sites are listed below. Please post any others and I will edit the post and please post any errors or broken links. I have not used...

    Started by Mr T‎, 4th Mar 2007 05:55 pm
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free Inventor Onscreen Demo Videos

    An excellent flash movie with intro and demos of Inventor Features. 8) http://download.autodesk.com/us/interactiveoverviews/inventor/main.html Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 23rd Mar 2006 08:39 pm
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  1. how to turn many assemblies into parts

    Hello is there a fast way to use parts i download from vendor (like parts coming from traceparts.com) that comes as assembly but i want to use as one part? i have thousands of those parts but they...

    Started by danielk‎, 17th Nov 2014 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Nov 2014 10:37 pm Go to last post
  2. select hidden features for constraint

    Hello, All Just downloaded trial ver of 2015 (as win8.1 upgrade incapacitated my earlier version) trying to select a back edge (or face) of a 3d solid for a constraint and even in wireframe view...

    Started by albroswift‎, 13th Nov 2014 02:24 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Nov 2014 08:57 pm Go to last post
  3. Center snap in sketch mode to a different part in an assembly

    I am working on this assembly where I need to align a circle on the gold colored part with the grey rod in a different part. I can not figure out how to get the circle I am drawing to snap to the...

    Started by ibreakstuff‎, 26th Nov 2014 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Nov 2014 07:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Help with simple sheet metal part

    Can anyone help me with this sheet metal part? I'm sure its really straight forward. I want the 40mm distance between the two holes on the folded part, to be 40.5mm when the flat pattern is...

    Started by joesymonds‎, 26th Nov 2014 11:10 am
    • Replies: 2
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  5. how to trim corner via sheet metal? Inventor 2014

    What tool can i use to trim something like this on the image in .ipt or sheet metal environment? i was looking something like miter tool in assembly environment but i am not on assembly file. Thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 14th Oct 2014 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Nov 2014 02:59 pm Go to last post
  6. Place iLogic component error - Frame generator

    Hi I just spent a few of hours trying to figure out iLogic, but fear I may be coming to an abrupt end. I have made a simple frame using the generator and then applied a working rule for sizes,...

    Started by adlamabad‎, 21st Nov 2014 01:07 am
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  7. Help with New: Standard.DWG

    So I'm doing a project for my one class. I did some engineering stuff and need to draw up a report with my results. It's not required that we use cad but I want to provide a new cad drawing. I'm use...

    Started by CVRIV‎, 17th Nov 2014 12:23 am
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  8. Replace the Origin Node in a sketch

    I am still learning Inventor and one of my problems seems to be that I often delete the origin node when selecting a bunch of crap I want to erase. Okay I know about the Undo command but I often find...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 1st Nov 2014 02:30 pm
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    18th Nov 2014 07:04 pm Go to last post
  9. What tool to use for this?

    Does anybody know which tool to use for what i want to do? I want to enclose this end of this part (see pic below), so that when i finish, i should have close end like very bottom picture (close red...

    Started by Sengna‎, 13th Nov 2014 08:27 pm
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  10. File save error

    It’s been over a year and I am still having this problem, so here are answers to the questions asked. I am using projects, saving locally. All service packs and hotfixes have been installed. This...

    Started by Dieguy‎, 14th Nov 2014 04:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Nov 2014 06:42 pm Go to last post
  11. How to import 3D autocad format to inventor assembly environment Inventor 2014

    I have 3D object .dwg, how can i import to .iam file, what format should i convert first so that i will show up in assembly world? or i don't need to convert. Thanks note: Format not formate

    Started by Sengna‎, 24th Oct 2014 10:21 pm
    dwg to iam
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Nov 2014 06:11 pm Go to last post
  12. origin indicator in centermark

    Hi all, i am an engineering student an I'm writing a vba code to create an Inventor dwg. I'd like to know if is it possible to attached the origin indicator (needed to make an Ordinate Dimension) to...

    Started by Rossi_Ing‎, 13th Nov 2014 09:07 pm
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  13. File Save Error

    I am frequently seeing an error when I save, especially in the idw file, that says "Cannot save file because it is in use by another process". I have only one intance of inventor running and only one...

    Started by Dieguy‎, 30th Aug 2013 01:51 pm
    save error inventor 2011
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Nov 2014 02:28 pm Go to last post
  14. Paramters Not Working Quite Right

    I just went through this tutorial and learned a great deal (even without narration) from it but similarly to at least one other user who completed it, my stair steps did not expand with the movement...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 30th Oct 2014 02:39 am
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  15. Assembly drawing for Manufacturing

    Does Inventor allow you to make an assy drawing showing the parts blown apart? Kind of like showing how the assy goes together and show ballons? Thanks Andy B

    Started by abishop‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Oct 2014 02:34 am Go to last post
  16. Smile Inventor Professional Scaling Part

    Hey, I've made a part which 2.15 times too big. As a result I'd like to scale the entire part to 0.46 (1/2.15) times the size, keeping the ratio of all the different components of the part the...

    Started by Shaunyy‎, 27th Oct 2014 08:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Oct 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  17. Copying assembly features

    Hi I have created an assembly file .iam with an assembly feature with two participating parts. I want to copy this feature to other point in the assembly. Selecting the assembly feature in the...

    Started by Malog‎, 16th Oct 2014 09:17 pm
    assembly features, copying features
    • Replies: 5
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  18. how to rotate obj 90 degree in assemble world Inventor 2014

    I tried to use the free rotate tool but i can't get to rotate 90 degree so that i perfectly set inside the frame structure. when i insert the tank Scrubber in the assembly how can rotate so Y...

    Started by Sengna‎, 22nd Oct 2014 10:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  19. Milling animation possible with inventor?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uL911STe6A I couldn't find what this was made with, but is the lathe/mill action from :30 to :50 possible in inventor? I can get the animation to rotate and have...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 16th Jul 2013 10:48 pm
    animation, inventor, lathe, mill
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Oct 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  20. would shrink wrap help?

    Hey guys, I have a job I am working on that has a customers file (step file) that is somewhat large and complex and it really bogs my machine down (working on getting the boss man to upgrade our...

    Started by andar424‎, 20th Oct 2014 09:22 pm
    shrink wrap
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    21st Oct 2014 01:47 pm Go to last post
  21. geodesic domes

    I am looking for some inventor specific tutorials on geodesic domestic with a 4 or 6 frequency.Thanks

    Started by gort ben‎, 19th Oct 2014 06:31 pm
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  22. TraxMaker to Inventor

    I am importing boards from TraxMaker to Inventor using a DXF file as a go between. The odd thing is the legends on the secondary side of the PCB, layer BO-STR, are individually flipped horizontally...

    Started by dcuddihy‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:08 pm
    dxf, traxmaker
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2014 12:52 pm Go to last post
  23. Contour Roll Command creatiion failed.?? What?? why?? Inventor 2014

    I tried to use the contour roll but i got this error message on the pic below, can any one tell me how to decrease bend radius? where can i find the option? screenshot would be great. thanks ...

    Started by Sengna‎, 10th Oct 2014 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    14th Oct 2014 01:01 pm Go to last post
  24. Smile Windows to Mac

    Hello out there, back again after a break. Could anyone offer some advice please. I am currently running Inventor 2014 Student using Windows 7 with parallels desktop on a Mac. I would like to...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 7th Oct 2014 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Oct 2014 12:15 am Go to last post
  25. Inventor 2014 Dimensions, what is it called? and where can i change it at?

    I want to change my dimension arrows to something like below, what is it called? and where can i change it at? screenshot if possible please, thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 6th Oct 2014 11:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 624
    7th Oct 2014 04:38 pm Go to last post

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