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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: 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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    12th Sep 2015 11:09 am Go to last post
  3. 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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  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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  1. download FREE iLogic templete model

    hello we can download a free iLogic templete model at: https://grabcad.com/library/plate-2-holes-1 https://grabcad.com/library/shaft-with-ilogic-1

    Started by mc-cad‎, 22nd Aug 2016 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 193
    25th Aug 2016 08:33 pm Go to last post
  2. Export BOM with Thumbnails

    Hi All, Probably, it is a very common question. How can I export BOM with thumbnails? Apparently, Inventor doesn't have this feature! In that case, I think it is a serious problem with...

    Started by alijahed‎, 17th Jun 2011 03:21 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 7,872
    25th Aug 2016 08:09 am Go to last post
  3. Exploded view within drawing

    Hello there, Is it possible to produce an exploded view in an .idw file? I need to produce the front, side and top views of a product in the same drawing file but not exploded - only a visual...

    Started by Lewis C‎, 4th Aug 2016 11:52 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 379
    4th Aug 2016 02:21 pm Go to last post
  4. Drawing Straight Length For Bent Bar

    We had a custom part needed to be fabricated, guy bent bar stock to desired shape, gave to me. Now I am trying to reverse engineer to get manufacturing drawings and try to figure out the best way to...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 29th Jul 2016 10:10 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 274
    30th Jul 2016 02:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Wink Extentioin to spiral handrail

    Having managed to add a handrail to my spiral stair which has two rest landings. Could anyone please advise how to extend the ends both at the base as a finish and at the top to join landing...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 19th Jul 2016 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Jul 2016 11:01 am Go to last post
  6. How to emboss on a curved/ spherical surface?

    I am currently trying to make some tread for an atv tire. Now i want to emboss the tread from the spherical surface. When i attempt to wrap to the face it will not wrap. After id emboss, i would...

    Started by ryan864‎, 5th Jul 2016 05:06 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 352
    25th Jul 2016 10:42 pm Go to last post
  7. Inventor 2017 R2 update available

    Inventor 2017 R2 is now ready to download from the Autodesk website if you are on subs :) Some nice new tools and released very early this year.

    Started by Lazer‎, 25th Jul 2016 10:23 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  8. Unroll a rope

    Hi everyone. Someone of you can explain me how can I create and animate an unrolling rope just like in this video? Thank you all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg7x8j6wZ6A

    Started by coolface man‎, 8th Jul 2016 08:20 am
    animate, inventor studio, rope, unroll, wire
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jul 2016 10:12 pm Go to last post
  9. Newbee, How to show a threaded part partially inserted into another part

    Using Inventor 2016, In sketch drawing two parts, one to be inserted into the other. On the primary part I dimensioned a threaded female hole full depth. On the part to be inserted I dimensioned the...

    Started by berol‎, 23rd Jul 2016 11:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jul 2016 03:58 pm Go to last post
  10. Seemless tangent joints?

    Hi Folks I am working on a project (in Inventor and using assembly) that requires me to constrain to or join to a surface profile that consists of two intersecting arcs, which have been extruded....

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 18th Jul 2016 09:13 pm
    2016/7, inventor
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Jul 2016 09:13 pm Go to last post
  11. Set hole diameter with formula

    Hi folks, happy Friday. I'm falling all over myself trying to learn Inventor here and I'm working through some exercises in a book I bought. Task is to create a shape (done) pace a bunch of holes...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 8th Jul 2016 04:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Jul 2016 03:32 pm Go to last post
  12. Constraints for a tie rod end to produce rotational movement on an assembly?

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I bet i will be on hear quite a bit from now on since i am in school for Mechanical Engineering Technology. Anyways, At the moment i am designing a...

    Started by ryan864‎, 2nd Jul 2016 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2016 07:45 pm Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Spiral Handrail

    Could anyone give some help please. I have constructed a spiral stair in Inventor 2016. It is complete but for handrail but I cannot grasp how to do this. having looked on youtube at various methods...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 1st Jul 2016 09:44 am
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Jul 2016 01:41 pm Go to last post
  14. 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, 29th Jun 2016 08:33 pm
    autocad, converting, drawings, idw
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Jun 2016 11:19 pm Go to last post
  15. 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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    28th Jun 2016 09:30 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
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    28th Jun 2016 03:55 pm Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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
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    26th Jun 2016 03:46 am Go to last post
  19. 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
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    21st Jun 2016 10:54 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
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    20th Jun 2016 08:07 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. "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
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    15th Jun 2016 04:51 am Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Views: 436
    14th Jun 2016 10:24 am Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Views: 459
    3rd Jun 2016 06:52 pm Go to last post

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