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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: 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. Angled Sweep

    Hey I am a new user to autocad Inventor and already watched a lot of tutorials. So I really start to get the hang of it. Now i'm trying to make a barbecue design but I don't really find how to...

    Started by AlbatiQue‎, 29th Aug 2014 04:52 pm
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    30th Aug 2014 12:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Precise detail box in a drawing

    Hi All, How can I have a Precise detail box(or circle by its default) in a drawing so I can locate it in x & y dimensions from reference point of my drawing. Cheers Ali

    Started by alijahed‎, 28th Aug 2014 07:21 am
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    29th Aug 2014 09:42 pm Go to last post
  3. Inventor Frame Generated part is inserted at a different place than I selected

    Hello all, New to the cad forum...and new to inventor after taking a two year break. I am creating an equal angle frame member using the frame generator, everything seems to work as per...

    Started by vespazari‎, 29th Aug 2014 06:08 am
    inventor 2015
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  4. Extrude Cut

    Hi Guys, New to the forum, so thanks in advance for the help. I'm returning to autodesk products after many years to jump on the 3d printing bandwagon. I'll have a couple of newbie questions while...

    Started by glowbrain‎, 21st Aug 2014 03:50 am
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  5. Exclamation Images not displayed when converted to PDF from an .idw file

    So out of the blue after converting an idw. file to PDF, my company logo (which is an embedded jpeg image on my drawing template) was not being displayed. I have been converting idw. files to PDF for...

    Started by Rarehumanjeff‎, 21st Aug 2014 09:51 pm
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  6. Navigating without Navigation bar

    HI I try to navigate to Inventor model space and assembly space, without using any Navigation tool (View cube, Navigation wheel etc). For example a tool using angle input related to X,Y,Z axes for...

    Started by Malog‎, 2nd Aug 2014 06:34 pm
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    20th Aug 2014 09:11 pm Go to last post
  7. Why units different?

    Dear All, My name is Hiandy and I am using Autdesk Inventor Pro 2014 I have a problem with measurement unit. First, I created a part. Then, I used feature of 'thicken' to one surface. After...

    Started by hiandy‎, 13th Jul 2014 12:05 pm
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  8. Hole Chart labels, Inventor 2014

    Is it possible to modify the way Inventor labels holes for charting. I want all holes of a certain specification to have the same label in all views in all drawings all the time. Ideally, I want to...

    Started by Dieguy‎, 19th Aug 2014 04:24 pm
    hole chart, hole labels
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  9. Exporting part intelligence

    OK, the Inventor noob is back with a question or two that I came up empty searching for as I'm probably using the wrong terminology. As I'm working on the model truck's axle, I came to the point...

    Started by mjncad‎, 18th Aug 2014 07:39 am
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    19th Aug 2014 07:56 am Go to last post
  10. Bolt pattern centerline and angle

    Inventor 14............ I am trying to dimension a Diameter to the CL of a hole pattern...... HOW? I am trying to dimension the angle these. How? I have attached .pdf Thanks Andy B

    Started by abishop‎, 15th Aug 2014 03:38 pm
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  11. JD Mather's 60 hints in 60 minutes

    I do not really get hints 39-40. I am very familiar with SolidWorks' curve driven pattern. I do not see how you can do this in Inventor. Any helpful information would be great. How are you...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 18th Aug 2014 01:31 am
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    18th Aug 2014 06:25 am Go to last post
  12. Constraints-Motion-Driven tools

    Hello, I ran into my first major issue with Inventor. I have tried to upload an assembly file but CADTUTOR will not let me. Anyway, I attached a drop box link to access the file for a good...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 14th Aug 2014 08:03 am
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  13. Need help with creating a "Fly eye" Lens.

    Hello and thank you in advance for reading my post and helping me figure this out. I've been trying to add a "fly eye" pattern to a partial dome shaped part.Its more challenging than I thought it...

    Started by KennyJ‎, 13th Aug 2014 08:25 pm
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  14. Fillet is to complicated?

    I am trying to add a fillet to the top of the two ribs in this .ipt. Inventor says this is to complicated. How should I go about doing this. Thanks in advance! The forum says that my .ipt is too...

    Started by irishobo‎, 13th Aug 2014 06:40 pm
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    13th Aug 2014 09:17 pm Go to last post
  15. Block Library in Inventor

    Hi All, It is good to have block in sketch in Inventor. But I came across a situation here. Is there any way to have a block library folder so I could keep all my sketch blocks in there (like...

    Started by alijahed‎, 13th Aug 2014 03:15 am
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  16. Is it possible?? Convert DWG format (2D) to Inventor (.ipt) format?

    This may sounds other way around, but i was wondering if i have 2D autocad drawing and i want to somehow convert that to inventor .IPT format. i am just curious to know. Thanks for any suggestion.

    Started by Sengna‎, 12th Aug 2014 05:51 pm
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  17. Rename and or Copy Files?

    Hello again, I run into this problem quite often and I hope someone out there can point me in the right direction. I often do preliminary Part and Assembly models for quote purposes for...

    Started by BillB‎, 21st Dec 2010 05:20 pm
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    12th Aug 2014 10:53 pm Go to last post
  18. Tube Routing Problems

    Hey all! I am relatively new to inventor and am having some difficulty with the Pipe & Tube route function. I would like to have a rigid tube w/ bends & .125" OD go from one fitting to another....

    Started by Nctukek‎, 12th Aug 2014 03:17 pm
    routing, tubing
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  19. inventor vs solidworks

    Hello, I recently downloaded inventor's 30 day trial. I am astonished how similar it is to solidworks. It has almost the same interface but they changed some names around. These the same...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 8th Aug 2014 03:23 am
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  20. Tapered Extrusion Surface + Plane Sculpt not working

    Hello, Why does the Sculpt command display "try with different inputs" error when attempting to create a sculpted feature from extruded surface (with taper) and a 3-point plane? This seems very...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 12th Aug 2014 06:02 am
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  21. Associatively projecting sketch to the assembly level

    Greetings all! I'm exploring ways I could use Inventor for the top-down modeling. The simpliest scenario - assembly without machining at the assembly level - is really smooth and positive. ...

    Started by Enfiel3D‎, 4th Aug 2014 05:19 pm
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  22. Splitting a Part in an assembly animation

    Is there a way to split a single part in an assembly in order to show two separate halves during an animation. Scenario: My company wants to split a 40 ft shipping container in half to scab...

    Started by guitar-bimbo‎, 7th Aug 2014 06:02 pm
    animate, animation, container, split
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  23. Inventor won't let surface be used as a sketch plane

    Hello, I have a loft with two profiles which defines a ridge feature. The top surface of the loft (on Front view) needs geometry to be defined to continue it, but Inventor does not allow a...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 1st Aug 2014 08:39 am
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    7th Aug 2014 05:45 pm Go to last post
  24. How do I MATE Constrain or FIX to a compound curve?

    I have an helical screw with its face at an angle to the longitudnal axis. I wish to FIX (so that it will move with the screw) a planar paddle to that surface: I can align the axes of the parts...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 5th Aug 2014 12:49 am
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  25. level of detail

    good morning fellas right, I am at the end of my tether with an issue on inventor one of my inventor users is have great difficulty with a DWG, He is using a custom level of detail in a...

    Started by stuartlowes‎, 6th Aug 2014 09:04 am
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