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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
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Aug 2012 10:57 am Go to last post
  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. emboss photography

    Good day.. I am using inventore 2014 pro and I made a design but I need to emboss an photography of my client I really dont know how to do it but I think you guys can help me with it .. thank...

    Started by karimla131‎, 15th Jan 2015 01:18 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 08:25 pm Go to last post
  2. Inventor LT vs AutoCAD

    Hello wise forum members, At my very small company, we currently use AutoCAD LT 2008 (it’s ok to laugh). I would like to upgrade to a 3D product so I can produce 3D renderings as well as the...

    Started by brioche‎, 20th Jan 2015 08:07 pm
    autocad, inventor lt, solidworks
    • Replies: 5
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    Today 08:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Cannot create construction plane

    I'm very new to Inventor and trying to teach myself through watching videos online. I've gone through a couple of tutorials that cover the absolute basics (although not enough, judging by how quickly...

    Started by setspeed‎, 22nd Jan 2015 11:20 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jan 2015 03:20 pm Go to last post
  4. Split or trim ellipses without destroying drawing functionality.

    Hi, I'm a student and have the task of modelling a spanner, that changes proportions depending upon the distance specified for the jaw opening. (Distance AF) I have a drawing that works...

    Started by griff701‎, 22nd Jan 2015 04:53 pm
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    23rd Jan 2015 03:02 am Go to last post
  5. Inventor VBA Macro - How to left justify the title text on a custom table?

    I'm having trouble getting the Title text to justify to the left on a custom table in Inventor. oGenericTable.TitleTextStyle.HorizontalJustification = kAlignTextLeft The above does not seem to...

    Started by KennyJ‎, 12th Jan 2015 07:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jan 2015 01:22 pm Go to last post
  6. Vault Projects - how to use projects & Vault successfully

    Hello world We are implementing Vault as our document management tool, also handling our Inventor modelling and drawings. The company is a combination of three seperate companies, all of which...

    Started by Doove‎, 20th Jan 2015 12:28 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  7. Section Arrows

    I'm running Inventor 2015. I am wondering if there is a way to make custom section arrows instead of what is defaulted on the system? I have clients that have their own standards for drawings and...

    Started by rileybreed‎, 14th Jan 2015 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Jan 2015 01:44 pm Go to last post
  8. Tabs & Ribbon Are Missing

    Today, I opened Inventor 2013 & found that my ribbon (& associated tabs) are missing. I can not figure out how to turn then back on. I looked at the tutorial, but could not find the solution....

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 12th Jan 2015 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jan 2015 11:49 pm Go to last post
  9. Tapped hole symbol not displaying in idw (2015)

    I recently updated to Inventor 2015 and since then tapped holes are not displaying correctly in idw. They only show the core drill. My custom hole chart identifies them as tapped holes correctly...

    Started by kifmarn‎, 6th Jan 2015 01:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Jan 2015 07:29 pm Go to last post
  10. Do engineers actually use Inventor?

    As a designer getting more experience with Inventor; I have to ask...do engineers actually do their own CAD work? The reason I ask is that there is a lot to Inventor, and I have 30+ years experience...

    Started by mjncad‎, 5th Dec 2014 09:03 am
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    10th Jan 2015 02:28 am Go to last post
  11. Axial Blade

    Greetings, I am in the process of revisiting my original approach thus I removed the original message. Thanks, Nick

    Started by njs‎, 3rd Jan 2015 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  12. HELP! General queries regarding Inventor CAD and FEA

    I'm a mech engineering student and I have no experience whatsoever using any CAD. For a project I'm doing, I want to produce (or even better, have someone do it for me!) a 3D CAD model for a bicycle...

    Started by setspeed‎, 29th Dec 2014 09:32 pm
    fatigue, fea, simulation
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Jan 2015 12:34 am Go to last post
  13. No object show up after import Autocad dwg into Inventor (Inventor 2014)

    I followed the tutorial below to bring my autocad object into inventor but after import, i just saw this yellow origin point, i tried to zoom in just in case i was somewhere out space but could not...

    Started by Sengna‎, 12th Dec 2014 02:29 am
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jan 2015 11:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Fillets on a tapered cylinder

    Hi I'm having trouble executing some fillets on a tapered cylinder. Some are working nicely, others are not. I know its probably a lack of geometry available on the Cylinder but I don't really...

    Started by deRabes‎, 18th Dec 2014 03:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Dec 2014 01:03 pm Go to last post
  15. Extrude - Cut through a surface model

    Hi All, How can I Extrude - Cut through a surface model? You can easily do this on a solid model but when it comes to surface model it seems it is not available! See attached

    Started by alijahed‎, 15th Dec 2014 08:46 am
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    28th Dec 2014 11:35 pm Go to last post
  16. Automatic plots after every save

    Hello all and thank you in advance for help. I am familiar with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical, but I am new to Inventor. There are several detail files that I have had to go into and make...

    Started by BiggBlue62‎, 23rd Dec 2014 06:01 pm
    automatically, plot, save
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Dec 2014 12:21 am Go to last post
  17. Flipping Embossed Text

    I made some numbered Embossed text. I want to flip Text on the other side, but upside down. I think that I should create a new sketch, but every time I do, the text comes out in the same...

    Started by gbradley‎, 19th Dec 2014 07:45 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Dec 2014 05:46 pm Go to last post
  18. Bim ?????

    We are an Architectural Millwork fabricator and we have a G.C. that is starting to request that we provide BIM. Our casework is drawn and designed to fit within the finished walls of a building....

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 17th Dec 2014 05:03 pm
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    17th Dec 2014 08:26 pm Go to last post
  19. Macro , How to use in each model ?

    vie downloaded a macro and run it , works great! i gave it a HotKey and its working , the problem is that in any new file i open i need to go to macro, find it and hit RUN . how do i make it as a...

    Started by danielk‎, 14th Dec 2014 04:11 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Dec 2014 01:02 pm Go to last post
  20. Creating a stamped feature for a sheet metal part

    I'm currently trying to get a contoured feature stamped into the edge of a piece of sheet metal, such as in the attached picture, but I'm not sure if I need to crate a punch tool or use another tool...

    Started by Viu‎, 25th Jan 2014 10:01 am
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Dec 2014 09:24 am Go to last post
  21. Placing Pivot Points for constraint pruposes

    It would seem that the Place Component function can no longer place a Pivot in this version. How can it be done?

    Started by gabenator123‎, 15th Dec 2014 02:27 pm
    2015, component, inventor, pivot, points
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Dec 2014 05:12 pm Go to last post
  22. Dimensioning Beam's

    I have used standard beams to create a design in Inventor. Now I want to dimension the drawing and want to specify which beam is which. I can't get Inventor to generate the beam-name itself (ie IPB...

    Started by matramurena‎, 14th Dec 2014 02:07 pm
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  23. select hidden features for constraint

    Hello, All Just downloaded trial ver of 2015 (as win8.1 upgrade incapacitated my earlier version) trying to select a back edge (or face) of a 3d solid for a constraint and even in wireframe view...

    Started by albroswift‎, 13th Nov 2014 02:24 pm
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    13th Dec 2014 04:56 pm Go to last post
  24. how to rotate obj 90 degree in assemble world Inventor 2014

    I tried to use the free rotate tool but i can't get to rotate 90 degree so that i perfectly set inside the frame structure. when i insert the tank Scrubber in the assembly how can rotate so Y...

    Started by Sengna‎, 22nd Oct 2014 10:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Dec 2014 05:42 pm Go to last post
  25. Mouse Trap

    I am currently running Inventor Pro Suite 2013, will upgrade to 2015 next month, and would like to purchase the SpacePilot Pro. How many of you have used this type mouse, what do you think and do...

    Started by Netminder‎, 10th Dec 2014 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 441
    11th Dec 2014 08:13 pm Go to last post

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