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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: 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: 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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  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. convert inventor files to DSTV or NC1 files

    Does anyone know how to convert inventor files to DSTV files? I've inserted a part I want to convert. The Part has to be cut and drilled by a CNC controlled Machine

    Started by hassebassie‎, 2nd Jul 2014 02:19 pm
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  2. Question Help!!!

    i need help bending a loft inwards or create a whirlpool curve so i am trying to make the corner peice of a rubix cube 2.0 ...

    Started by redjoker81‎, 9th Feb 2016 02:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Feb 2016 11:56 pm Go to last post
  3. Flat Pattern Problem

    Hello, I had this same problem last week, but figured it out through a combination of things - now it's happening again and I can't solve it. For some reason my simple sheetmetal profile won't make...

    Started by rberger‎, 2nd Nov 2010 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Feb 2016 01:30 pm Go to last post
  4. Anyone else find Inventor the most frustrating program ever?

    This is pretty much just a RANT... please go easy if your gonna flame me... don't wanna turn it it into a full scale flame war. Okay, so i'm not gonna claim to be a CAD expert of any degree, i've...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 3rd Dec 2007 12:39 pm
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    5th Feb 2016 03:19 pm Go to last post
  5. How do I extrude on an angle?

    I'm making an Audi R8 as a project but how can I extrude an arc on an angle? I'm trying to extrude from the top view to make the body side arcs.

    Started by laurenl‎, 17th Jan 2016 06:54 pm
    angle, arc, extrusion
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Feb 2016 01:20 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimension from face to face

    Hi All, Please see the image attached. I used to measure from face to face quite simple but now with 2016 it measures it on an angle not perpendicular! What's going on here?

    Started by alijahed‎, 1st Feb 2016 06:19 am
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    4th Feb 2016 01:18 pm Go to last post
  7. Free Inventor Plugin that saves tons of time

    The plugin toggle between visibility of Work planes, Sketches, Axes, and Points, without the pain of searching for it in the browser tree. Simply click on the selected parts and use the show/hide...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 25th Oct 2015 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Feb 2016 10:51 am Go to last post
  8. I drew a rectangle

    OK, It's more complicated than that... I'm working through a tutorial on linking parameters to an Inventor part. I have a spreadsheet set up to drive a regular box shape. My parameters are WIDTH,...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, 14th Jan 2016 03:58 pm
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    28th Jan 2016 10:01 pm Go to last post
  9. Not creating Flat pattern the way that I would like Any pointers?

    I am trying to create a Chain guard with the Sheet metal .ipt When I try and Create a flat pattern with this part, it doesn't work. I'm sure that it is because of the way that I drew up the part....

    Started by gbradley‎, 25th Jan 2016 05:49 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Jan 2016 01:07 am Go to last post
  10. Lost With iPart

    ok. so i managed to create ipart based on some parameter (width and length), created three different rows and everything looks good, in part mode i can click on any of the instances i have on the...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 26th Jan 2016 02:15 pm
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  11. EMBOSS Icon Location ???

    Using AutoCAD Mechanical 2013, I can not find the EMBOSS Icon. Where is this button located? I even searched GOOGLE & YOUTUBE, but couldn't find an answer there, either.

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 3rd Sep 2014 02:14 pm
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  12. model tab will not show in my assembly drawings

    How do I turn on the Model tab that shows my assembly components in my assembly drawing. This tab would automatically show up in my assemblies until I opened an old drawing and now I cannot get the...

    Started by WSTOKES‎, 24th Jan 2016 02:28 pm
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    25th Jan 2016 03:14 am Go to last post
  13. Hatch in Inventor

    Could anyone help please. I am using Inventor 2016. and looking for a way to add hatch to a sketch or a drawing. Can anyone say if this is possible in inventor, if so where would you find the...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 22nd Jan 2016 10:54 am
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    23rd Jan 2016 09:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Animation of a MacPherson Strut

    Hi all, I've been using AutoDesk Inventor for the past 3-4 months, working on two separate projects - one to design a front wheel assembly, and another to design a suspension assembly. For my...

    Started by masheyrd‎, 20th Jan 2016 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jan 2016 02:13 am Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD 2d to Inventor 3D workflow -with metric to inches thrown in....

    Does six months a Zombie thread make? I found a different thread in a different sub-forum in which someone had asked a very similar, but somewhat different question. I thought I'd start my own...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, 22nd Jan 2016 01:05 am
    insunits, insunitsdefsource, insunitsdeftarget, match, metric
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jan 2016 01:35 am Go to last post
  16. SavingPartFileAndDrawingFileSimultaneously

    OK I have a drawing "A" that is attached to a part. Part "A" I know how to save a part with Save As… When I Do a Save As with the Drawing, I have to delete all of the placed views, place new views...

    Started by gbradley‎, 20th Jan 2016 07:18 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jan 2016 03:46 pm Go to last post
  17. Sample assemblies for tutorials

    I'm going through a nice set of tutorials. I feel like I got through the 2D and Part modules well and picked up a lot. Now I'm getting into placing and constraining part in assemblies. There is a...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, 12th Jan 2016 03:59 pm
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  18. Use of Position Reps with I-Assembly

    I am Working with Inventor 2016. I made a sub-assembly (Pn. Cylinder) with some pos. representations. I insert this sub-assembly in main assembly, selected a pos. representation (for Sub-Assembly)...

    Started by jitenkumar‎, 13th Jan 2016 11:17 pm
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  19. Unable to Deselect "Advanced Feature Validation" Option

    Hi, We recently migrated from 2010 to 2016. Some Parts are having "Advanced Feature Validation" Option in Tools>Documents Settings>Modeling tab. This particular part does not retain the property....

    Started by jitenkumar‎, 13th Jan 2016 11:02 pm
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  20. New to Inventor. Random menu appears when in sketch

    Good day, When I try to draw in a sketch, a menu appears: http://imgur.com/a/cAw5N and often moves my mouse on it, interrupting what I was doing. Is there a way to disable it? Than you in advance!

    Started by GPseudo‎, 13th Jan 2016 03:27 pm
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  21. exporting a face from igs

    I received a .igs flat view drawing for a trough. Half of the drawings will highlight the full face of the sheet, but the others will only highlight between the fold marks, there for not letting me...

    Started by Robert B‎, 12th Jan 2016 10:38 pm
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  22. bending a part converted to sheet metal

    Hey guys! I have a print from a customer of a part that gets made as a flat piece of sheet metal and then either rolled or bent in some fashion for it's final operation. I started with a regular...

    Started by andar424‎, 6th Jan 2016 07:21 pm
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    6th Jan 2016 08:36 pm Go to last post
  23. Picking Dimension Points

    I tried Right-clicking and using Intersection, but I can't seem get the Theoretical sharp Corner pick points on this part. I went back and drew the sketch with sharp corners and then added the...

    Started by gbradley‎, 5th Jan 2016 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Jan 2016 02:52 am Go to last post
  24. looking for icopy tutorial

    Hello Need some basic info about icopy for a real newbie student. didn't find any good videos out there (in English)

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 1st Jan 2016 06:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Jan 2016 07:46 am Go to last post
  25. Template Location

    First let me state that I am not a user of this program I am the IT person at the high school I work at so I may not present this in the best light. The teacher who uses this program is having an...

    Started by cturner0034‎, 4th Jan 2016 04:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Jan 2016 05:01 pm Go to last post

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