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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. Equation in .IAM

    Can you make an equation within an assy that says, "ok, if this constraint is moved this far, then this other constraint has to move this far".... get it? For example, I want to turn a nut. If the...

    Started by mattador04‎, 16th Jul 2014 04:01 am
    • Replies: 3
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  2. How to make a wave spring...?

    How do you make a wave spring?? Let me guess: make points on a circle, array them, have two planes connect them with what, a spline? Then you have a path along which to sweep your profile, which is...

    Started by mattador04‎, 16th Jun 2014 12:28 am
    • Replies: 9
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    Today 12:07 pm Go to last post
  3. bevel gear

    i wanna get a bevel gear thats fits on external 20mm dia and has a bore of 8mm dia ,,,i tried using inventer but not able to figure out ,,,can ya help me to create a cad file using inventer 2012 ,,...

    Started by bnmitrobocon‎, 18th Nov 2011 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  4. Trying to use design accelerator for a bevel gear

    Hey guys, im having an issue creating a bevel gear to my required specs without a design failure. I need the smaller gear to have 7 teeth with a diameter of 5mm or so. the second gear can be...

    Started by urb-nurd‎, Yesterday 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 07:02 pm Go to last post
  5. Retaining Part Colors when changing Assembly Color

    I have an assembly made up of several assemblies, one of my parameters is the finish color for the majority of the assembly. So when I select the color in the parameter list, I have iLogic code that...

    Started by dpolsky‎, Yesterday 12:52 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Sharp Bends in Inventor

    Hello, I have a part with two 45 degree bends. The geometry is mostly flat, like the "machined crank handle" youtube example for the Bend feature in Inventor. When I apply the Bend it creates a...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 20th Jul 2014 06:55 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday 02:48 am Go to last post
  7. Theoretical Sharp Corner Dimension Placement

    I need help placing a dimension at the Theoretical Sharp Corner. I understand how to do it with two angles and a straight line by using the Intersection. I am having trouble with two angles and a...

    Started by gbradley‎, 23rd Jul 2014 03:50 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Jul 2014 09:43 pm Go to last post
  8. Autodesk Inventor 2013 Loft problem

    I try to make motorcycle tank model and chose loft feature for construction. For loft practice I began construct 1/4 of model using loft feature (with rails). When I chose objects "Start point",...

    Started by essemenov‎, 23rd Jul 2014 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jul 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  9. Angry 2D or 3D Sketch

    I'm new to Inventor 2014 and am having trouble with it's capabilities. I have a vertical part..rotated in several directions (see below). The top and bottom needs to be level with the ground plane...

    Started by spiker7221‎, 22nd Jul 2014 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jul 2014 06:18 pm Go to last post
  10. Parts List (Re size)

    Hello everyone Maybe I am trying which is not possible however, having been retired now for a few years and only learning Inventor as a hobby I only have accsess to an A4 sheet printer. When I add...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 19th Jul 2014 02:41 pm
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  11. Inventor 2015 measure angle (want complementary)

    In both part and assembly files in Inventor 2015 Update 1, whenever I use the measure angle tool between planes or lines I get the "large" angular dimension whereas 95% of the time I am looking for...

    Started by ConMan‎, 16th Jul 2014 08:53 pm
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    18th Jul 2014 04:45 pm Go to last post
  12. Rotation about an axis?

    I'm sure my beginner is showing, but I'm not sure how to constrain something to allow it to rotate about an axis. Basically, I have an axle which is grounded, and I need a wheel assembly to freely...

    Started by smashmash‎, 17th Jul 2014 03:19 pm
    beginner, constraint, rotation
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jul 2014 04:43 pm Go to last post
  13. Assemblys and Excel

    I want to know If It is possible to control one assembly from Excel. I have linked parts to Excel and that works fine. But Is It possible to control the whole assembly through one Excel sheet. I also...

    Started by IronHorse‎, 17th Jul 2014 02:36 pm
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  14. iLogic question

    Good evening all, I am trying to make an iPart using iLogic rules and I'm stuck. The part (put simply) is a solid box with a rectangular hole running right through it, slightly off centre. ...

    Started by adlamabad‎, 3rd Jul 2014 10:42 pm
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    17th Jul 2014 07:16 am Go to last post
  15. 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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    16th Jul 2014 06:45 pm Go to last post
  16. Problemas desarrollo Sheet Metal

    Good Morning, I'm doing a cover for a mixer and I can't develop it. The piece with yellow lines (radial section) of the two lower corners. I can't make a break in those sections. When I try...

    Started by phyro222‎, 16th Jul 2014 05:03 pm
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  17. Angry opening drawings from vault - serious issue with Previous versions

    I am having issues with vault/inventor. in a particular set of drawings I seem to be pulling out past versions of parts and assemblies ie. not updating to the current versions. please can...

    Started by stuartlowes‎, 16th Jul 2014 01:31 pm
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  18. Presentation ZOOM Feature ???

    I am creating an Inventor presentation. I have finished "tweaking the components". Everything is moving properly. My problem is that I want to be able to zoom in & out, during the...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 10th Jul 2014 10:54 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Jul 2014 06:18 pm Go to last post
  19. "make part" or "derive"...which is better?

    I'm trying to figure out which is better, "make part" or "derive." I'm sure both have there pros and cons, and I'd like to hear what experienced users have to say. Yes I searched the forums and...

    Started by mjncad‎, 10th Jul 2014 06:52 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jul 2014 01:22 am Go to last post
  20. Latest version

    How do I check to see if I have the latest update for my Inventor 2013 which is part of my Product Design Suite Professional ? I went to Autodesk and it seems there is a Rev. 4 for Inventor but...

    Started by RBPrice‎, 11th Jul 2014 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jul 2014 11:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Newbie question

    I am trying to transition from 25 years of 3D solids work using AutoCAD to Inventor 2013. One of my concerns is how to create a complex weldment that will have 25 or 30 parts, some of them are...

    Started by RBPrice‎, 9th Jul 2014 09:57 pm
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  22. Getting multiple alignment

    How do I get the other axle to align? The need is to have the axes 1 and 2 to align. As you can see the other end has aligned okay. The scissor arms are independent and the adjuster arm...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 29th Jun 2014 02:01 am
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  23. Appearance browser in Inventor 2015

    I started recently to use Inventor 2015 at work. In 2013 I created some new appearances for our material. This migrated over to 2015 no problem. But how do I delete one appearance wich I do not...

    Started by IronHorse‎, 8th Jul 2014 09:38 am
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  24. Edit dims in .idw

    I there a way to make some of the dimensions in a detail view (ones that refer to items OUTSIDE of the detail view) look like this (pic_1)? This is what i have (pic_2):. I tried enlarging the fence...

    Started by mattador04‎, 3rd Jul 2014 12:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jul 2014 06:27 pm Go to last post
  25. 3D tracing from image

    I have 4 images taken from front back left and right of an item I need to reproduce in 3D. It is essentially an uneven, organic spiral shape. I have gotten as far as creating a sweep based on tracing...

    Started by deRabes‎, 4th Jul 2014 02:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jul 2014 03:51 pm Go to last post

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