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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. 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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  2. 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, Yesterday 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 09:44 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
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    27th May 2016 12:33 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
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    22nd May 2016 07:10 am Go to last post
  7. 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
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  8. 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
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  9. 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
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    4th May 2016 02:37 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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
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    2nd May 2016 02:30 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
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    1st May 2016 10:12 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
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    28th Apr 2016 08:36 am Go to last post
  16. Hole ?

    So, I'm sure anyone that knows Inventor will be able to tell, but I am new to it. Many years of CAD but about a week in Inventor. I've been trying all morning to add holes to a part. My idea was...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Apr 2016 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2016 07:48 pm Go to last post
  17. Shrodinger's CATIA

    I know that I should be able to open CATIA V5 drawings in AutoCAD Mechanical 13 or Autodesk Inventor Pro13. I've done it before but I am unable to do so at this time. Any suggestions? Is CAT alive...

    Started by Netminder‎, 23rd Mar 2016 08:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Apr 2016 05:17 pm Go to last post
  18. content center for office and home

    Hey guys, how do you set up your content center so it works at work AND home? I have some some custom bolts and other fasteners I use with simplified names so on the BOM I don't have to change a...

    Started by andar424‎, 22nd Mar 2016 06:48 pm
    content center
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Apr 2016 05:13 pm Go to last post
  19. Using Inventor to Create Complex Stairs

    Hello fellow CAD geeks! I'm looking for a little information on Inventor. I've been researching using driven dimensions to create staircases, and have found that there's quite a wealth of info,...

    Started by Frozen_Planet_Fan‎, 16th Apr 2016 02:24 pm
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  20. Inventor 2017

    Another great release. Personally 3d sketch is amazing along with boundry patch. I know other packages have these but it makes my job easier now Inventor has them.

    Started by Lazer‎, 31st Mar 2016 10:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Apr 2016 06:27 pm Go to last post
  21. ToggleShadingInSketch

    I'm sure that this is really simple to do. Is there a toggle switch to turn off shading when working in Sketch mode? Sometimes it's hard to see my sketch lines through the part.

    Started by gbradley‎, 13th Apr 2016 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Apr 2016 03:07 pm Go to last post
  22. Inventor iLogic/ VB

    So, I have successfully used the iLogic browser to input an excel file as a Table on my drawing. Not an issue. However, what I am having an issue with is having Inventor read a column in my new...

    Started by jbaum‎, 5th Apr 2016 10:05 pm
    i logic/ vba
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Apr 2016 08:34 pm Go to last post
  23. qblade txt file read from inventor api

    hi to everyone, You will find attached a txt file which contains coordinate points from a naca that i created with qblade. I want someone to help me with creating a program at inventor's api that...

    Started by CHESS‎, 10th Apr 2016 11:07 am
    • Replies: 0
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    10th Apr 2016 11:07 am Go to last post
  24. Question Auto cad 2016 to inventor file

    Hello, 1) How can I convert a file to be applicable to be edited in inventor from auto cad? 2) I have an STL file which I have tried to use the mesh add on from inventor to convert it to an...

    Started by koko‎, 5th Apr 2016 08:01 pm
    auto cad, inventor 2015, stl files for 3d printing
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Apr 2016 08:58 pm Go to last post
  25. Inventor linked File Managment

    So, This is an issue that i am having with files. I am using a base set of parts to create multiple assemblies. However, when I manipulate the part in the assembly, it changes all files to the new...

    Started by jbaum‎, 3rd Mar 2016 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 549
    5th Apr 2016 10:33 pm Go to last post

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