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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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    22nd Jan 2016 01:12 am Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Sep 2015 11:09 am Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Aug 2012 10:57 am Go to last post
  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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    28th Nov 2011 03:52 pm Go to last post
  1. problems converting idw's to autocad formats

    Hey guys, so I'm converting some IDWs to AutoCAD format, and when they go to open them dimensions are not showing up and some other things are jumbled about. I even opened them up in my AutoCAD and...

    Started by andar424‎, Yesterday 08:33 pm
    autocad, converting, drawings, idw
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 70
    Yesterday 11:19 pm Go to last post
  2. Stickers on inclined face

    Hi everyone i'm having issues on applying a decal on an inclined surface using inventor here's a screenshot to let you understand my situation. Using the decal tool I cant select the surface on...

    Started by coolface man‎, 28th Jun 2016 06:06 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    28th Jun 2016 09:30 pm Go to last post
  3. Extrude problem, not a meaningful result

    Hello world. CAD for a long time, new to Inventor. I have tried over and over to produce this extrusion but keep getting the the same error that "errors occurred during update", "could not build...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 28th Jun 2016 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 108
    28th Jun 2016 03:55 pm Go to last post
  4. quickly modifying hole tables

    Hey guys, is there a quick way of changing precision in hole tables? More specifically, I need to change the precision of holes B, D, and G of my table, but don't want to change all the holes...

    Started by andar424‎, 27th Jun 2016 02:14 pm
    hole table
    • Replies: 0
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    27th Jun 2016 02:14 pm Go to last post
  5. Question flexible strap with gravity?

    Quick question: I want to create an assembly in which a nylon webbed strap (like the one you tie stuff down with in trucks or the TRX straps) will be flexible. Is this possible in Inventor or...

    Started by 3dCADguy‎, 10th Jun 2016 07:59 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 333
    26th Jun 2016 03:46 am Go to last post
  6. Dimensioning Problem

    I am learning Autodesk Inventor and am having trouble adding a certain dimension to a slot to a product I am embedding into a 2D sketch. Attached is a screenshot that portrays the issue I am...

    Started by theinventor87‎, 10th Jun 2016 04:59 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 283
    21st Jun 2016 10:54 pm Go to last post
  7. What should have been a simple assembly constraint...

    Hi, All, I'm back at trying to design a project in Inventor and I have a problem. I just started using 2015 and it's got the "new" Joint functionality which has caused me some trouble. I built a...

    Started by HCb‎, 7th May 2016 10:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 308
    20th Jun 2016 08:07 pm Go to last post
  8. How to talk someone into implementing the vault...

    Working with a company that does not use the vault. They have 1000+ parts and 200+ assemblies. If the vault is installed, activated, how easy is it to upload all and have them work and not break...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 14th Jun 2016 12:02 am
    inventor, vault
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jun 2016 11:00 pm Go to last post
  9. "attempted operation" error when trying to sweep along a 3d sketch

    I am trying to draw a staircase for a customer that has helical corners. I have drawn a 3d sketch of the center line of the stringer and am trying to sweep a 2d sketch along it to represent the...

    Started by neilew‎, 13th Jun 2016 05:18 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 181
    15th Jun 2016 04:51 am Go to last post
  10. How to export harness to CST (computer simulation software)

    Hello I want export harness file from Inventor to CST for EMC simulation, but CST import nastran file (*.nas) and step ap212 (*.kbl) file format, so I must save my harness in *.nas or *.kbl format....

    Started by pcsen20‎, 12th Jun 2016 12:31 pm
    harness, inventor, kbl, nastran, step ap212
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jun 2016 10:24 am Go to last post
  11. Beginner questions

    I don't know what it's called, but I want to learn how to move parts, such as a gear attached to a servo and see all the interactions that it causes. For example, if I turn the servo motor and the...

    Started by HalloweenBob‎, 30th May 2016 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Jun 2016 07:00 pm Go to last post
  12. Embarrassed Newbie question: Stress analysis odd figures?

    I have been modelling my first assembly based on a sharp edge tester - a rotating cap on a fixed shaft, and am looking to see what happens to the stresses when I reduce or increase the size of the...

    Started by NikNak‎, 3rd Jun 2016 03:13 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Jun 2016 06:52 pm Go to last post
  13. Tank Design, looking for dimensions for Ingold Ports....

    Hi all, I am looking for dimensions of standard Ingold ports both 1” (25mm) and 2” (50mm). I’ve done many searches so far and have found some limited info in vendor part catalogs, but is very...

    Started by PCMacGuy‎, 11th May 2016 03:18 pm
    ingold ports, spec info, tank design
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jun 2016 09:01 am Go to last post
  14. How to assemble cam and follower in inventor?

    Hi everybody! I need some help because I don't understand how I can put together a cam and its follower so that I can make them move. Attached to this post there are my parts. My goal is to make in...

    Started by BBBLLL‎, 18th May 2016 05:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th May 2016 11:47 pm Go to last post
  15. Left hand version and Right hand version auto dimensiong issue

    Hi, I have a model which is in LHV, and all the dimensions have been done in 2D drawing. Now I would like to have a RHV .By creating a plane and mirror the whole model from LHV to RHV and it work...

    Started by oryon‎, 26th May 2016 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 250
    27th May 2016 12:33 pm Go to last post
  16. File Save error... Still. "The process cannot access the file..."

    This has to be something I'm doing but I don't know what. I have experienced this on 2011, 2014 and 2016 versions. The attached screenshot is from 2016 Professional. I have asked before and scoured...

    Started by Dieguy‎, 24th May 2016 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th May 2016 02:02 am Go to last post
  17. Excluding a hatch for ribs.

    I want to exclude hatching the sectional area of a Rib in INVENTOR 2011. Is it this possible?

    Started by yahia madieh‎, 20th May 2016 02:55 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd May 2016 08:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Sweep / Loft

    I am struggling to create a solid as per attached drawing. Is it possible to do it in inventor? Thanks.

    Started by ankurpraja‎, 12th May 2016 07:17 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 483
    22nd May 2016 07:10 am Go to last post
  19. Inventor UCS and default sketch plane orientations

    Hello folks... new to Inventor, been using AutoCAD near daily at work for about 12 years or so. I'd like to change my default UCS orientation AND the default sketch planes' orientations to be...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Apr 2016 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 433
    4th May 2016 02:37 pm Go to last post
  20. driven dimension?

    on a part I was working on all of the sketch dimensions have become driven without the (). has anyone had this issue? trying to convert it with the format tab fails. using inventor 2013

    Started by zaphod‎, 28th Apr 2016 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd May 2016 08:04 pm Go to last post
  21. What situations in lofting result in non-meaningful results?

    I am attempting a fairly simple loft. I wish to create a lofted surface from two curves drawn on planes 90 degrees from each other, with end points coincident. The issue arises when I add rails. I...

    Started by CBDraft‎, 23rd Apr 2015 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd May 2016 07:38 pm Go to last post
  22. How to Scale Patterned Features to Geometry

    I'm trying to figure out how to scale features on a cone. See photo. I have the feature, a box in this example, being replicated with a rectangle and circle pattern on a cone. As the rows of...

    Started by gluebar‎, 29th Apr 2016 11:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd May 2016 07:34 pm Go to last post
  23. Inventor Piping Wonderings

    Greetings. I would like to know if anyone has used iLogic to program piping? I am having an issue where I logic will not run because I have a new dimension randomly popping up when I run the rule. ...

    Started by jbaum‎, 2nd Mar 2016 11:23 pm
    ilogic, pipe, tube
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 583
    2nd May 2016 02:30 pm Go to last post
  24. Use a USB stick to transport inventor project?

    Hi folks. Is there an easy way to save a full inventor project to a USB memory stick that would allow me to work on the project at both collage and home? The collage is running an education...

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 27th Apr 2016 08:09 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 532
    1st May 2016 10:12 pm Go to last post
  25. Inventor not responding

    Can anyone help please. I have been using Inventor student 2016 since last March on Widows 7, and now windows 10 without any problems at all until now. Shut down the program yesterday as normal....

    Started by Jake8090‎, 11th Mar 2016 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 781
    28th Apr 2016 08:36 am Go to last post

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