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It seems Inventor is on the rise. This forum is here to introduce the wonderful world of Autodesk Inventor. Ask questions, make comments and view tutorials.

  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: 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. Constrain pin-in-groove

    I've been searching Google for what feels like days now, watching YouTube videos and trying nearly every possible constrain combination that I know of, yet I'm no further than where I began. ...

    Started by TorqueCAD‎, 12th Nov 2016 09:37 pm
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    1st Dec 2016 05:21 pm Go to last post
  2. Virtual Component - Part List

    Hi all Please bear with me as a new IV user. I am having some trouble with the data showing in the Parts List in my Inventor .dwg and hope someone can show me where I am going wrong. I...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 29th Nov 2016 08:17 am
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  3. Help with sheet metal part

    Hi all, I am a little stuck on this sheet metal part I am trying to recreate from a 2d drawing. So, the part that I am having issue on is the transition, pretty much a twist feature. This is my...

    Started by mandrews‎, 17th Nov 2016 05:56 pm
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    29th Nov 2016 06:54 pm Go to last post
  4. I need a hole in a convex surface

    Well, here I am in class and I've created this nice piece from the sketch dimensions provided but I can't for the life of me seem to be able to place a hole into the convex side of this part. I tried...

    Started by af7xm‎, 19th Nov 2016 01:11 pm
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    23rd Nov 2016 05:26 pm Go to last post
  5. While we're at it, how about screw slots

    Like the thread title suggests, I managed to make some real purdy screws but can't figure out how to put the slots in the screw heads. Documentation to follow... Drawing here but for whatever...

    Started by af7xm‎, 19th Nov 2016 01:19 pm
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    20th Nov 2016 09:43 am Go to last post
  6. Quick ? - why are lines highlighted here?

    Any idea why these lines are highlighted yellow? I'm not editing any sketch or feature right now, not sure why they're lit up. TIA!

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 10th Nov 2016 04:47 pm
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  7. Spiral Staircase

    Hello, I need some help with a spiral staircase. My only procedure I know about in INventor is Helix and rectangular curve function. I cant get my step to be in right position, basically having...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Nov 2016 10:40 am
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  8. Question on Rotation/Translation constrain

    Hello folks... I've been working all day trying to make a vice assembly "work" like a real one. I see examples all over the internet, but none that really have explained the rotational/translational...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 17th Nov 2016 08:29 pm
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    18th Nov 2016 12:03 am Go to last post
  9. Advice on constraints?

    Hello folks of the forum. I've attacehd a screen shot of the second ass'y I've ever created, and I feel like I completely hacked through it. The part modeling was no problem, but being an ACAD...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 16th Nov 2016 10:55 pm
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    17th Nov 2016 06:44 pm Go to last post
  10. Inventor Sheet Metal

    Hello, Been out for a while, back for action! I'm trying to make a sheet metal part in Inventor. What basic first steps should I be taking? Can someone advise me as to where the sheet metal...

    Started by mattador04‎, 17th Oct 2016 02:46 pm
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  11. Not understanding something with part names here

    I have what seems like a stupid question... I created a part template called CWPpart.ipt which I have been using to model numerous different parts as I work through a book on IV I bought. In this...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 15th Nov 2016 10:38 pm
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  12. Cool Drawing view

    Could anyone help with some advice please. I have done a set out drg using sketch on a part file. I have closed the the sketch but am using it just as set out for the project (No extrusions). I...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 15th Nov 2016 08:27 pm
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  13. visibilities

    Hello, Have not been on here in awhile but having to flip flop to different pgrms all the time it seems like. Is it possible to get the points, intersection/midpoints/etc bigger. I went into...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 12th Nov 2016 11:26 am
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  14. Parametric relationship to depth of extrusion?

    hELLO FOLKS :) I'd like to set a chamfer to be 1/2 the extrusion depth of an object depth on one of the faces. Can I do this parametrically? I don't see this depth in the parameter dialog on the...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 3rd Nov 2016 08:15 pm
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  15. Newbie Inventor questions about folds and bends mostly.

    So i am in an inventor class and my teacher assigned the three drawings i attached below. 1.) How would i go about drawing this? There is no assigned thickness. I'm not sure what the height of the...

    Started by Elforbo1987‎, 19th Oct 2016 01:59 am
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  16. ISO DimensionModificationInInventor

    I know that you’re not supposed to dimension ISO drawings. Anyway I was trying to create something for reference, and I didn't like the angle of the Dimensions. Is there a way to make the...

    Started by gbradley‎, 3rd Nov 2016 08:59 pm
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  17. Constraining to origin with unexpected results

    Hello all: I've managed to get this sketch fully constrained but not located in any particular location. Then somehow I broke my F.C. condition and am trying to get back there AND have it stuck at...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 2nd Nov 2016 04:38 pm
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  18. copy/cut geometry to new sketch?

    I made a sketch of two features that I am trying to add to my main 3D object. It's two bosses, so two circles on the same side of the object. I extruded one of them and it consumed all of my sketch...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Oct 2016 07:22 pm
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  19. Constraint ?

    Hello All: Thanks in advance. I'm trying to hack my way through learning Inventor and I want to avoid the Auto-Dimension until I really get a feeling for the "best" and/or fastest ways to get...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Oct 2016 03:36 pm
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  20. DWF to DWG

    I have a DWF file that I am trying to get into a DWG (AutoCAD Mechanical 2010) file. Ive tried using dwfattach and a ton of other workarounds (like trying to use a 3rd party converter) such as this....

    Started by Devented‎, 25th May 2011 10:59 pm
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  21. Copy

    Can anyone please advise whether or not a part file can be copied from one project file to another project file. I have file which I would like to use in different projects without having to re draw...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 14th Oct 2016 09:01 am
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  22. Layers in Inventor

    Hi All, Simple but confusing! I am in drawing area. I go to Manage>styles editor hitting to layer structure then setup layers there. All good... Then you go to your title block or any sketch...

    Started by alijahed‎, 10th Oct 2016 11:36 pm
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  23. Sheet Metal Die Bend Clearance

    Started doing a bunch of sheet metal bending and trying to streamline our process. We have 50+ dies all labeled and organized on a rack, but at my computer we don't have reference to these dies other...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 30th Sep 2016 08:34 pm
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  24. Visability for solids in Inventor 2017 problem

    When I migrate 2015 models to 2017, I am not able to turn off visability for solids (multisolid parts) I uncheck visability but nothing happens? It works for models created in 2017.

    Started by IronHorse‎, 2nd Sep 2016 09:16 pm
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  25. isolines

    hello from night shift! learning inventor, and using 2015 version. i need to chaneg isolines on cylinder and i have no clue how to dio it (google is not of any help). other thing i would like...

    Started by dusko‎, 15th Sep 2016 09:50 pm
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    18th Sep 2016 01:48 pm Go to last post

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