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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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  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
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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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    28th Nov 2011 03:52 pm Go to last post
  1. Inventor trial version

    Hi I would like to try Inventor, see how it look like and how I feel working with it. Does anyone know where can I get a trial version? I have a 32bit laptop so most probably has to be Inventor...

    Started by MCampinho‎, Today 12:02 am
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    Today 04:44 am Go to last post
  2. Computer Fan

    Hello! Im struggling with the modeling of a Computer fan. My idea is to make a fan with a diameter of 120 mm and to make it look somethin like the fan in the picture. . To create the fan blades...

    Started by TheValross‎, 27th Jan 2017 03:17 pm
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    20th Feb 2017 12:06 am Go to last post
  3. Appearance is visible only at the assembly level

    Hello everyone! I have a problem. I can see appearance assigned to a part only at the assembly level. It is not shown at the part level. What can be wrong here? I have reasons to believe that the...

    Started by Enfiel3D‎, 11th Feb 2017 02:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Feb 2017 03:53 am Go to last post
  4. Constraints

    I need help constraining the geometry sown. If the pieces of metal were at 90, i could use a mate with an offset distance.... BUT in this case, things are weird. PLEASE HELP

    Started by mattador04‎, 13th Feb 2017 11:45 pm
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    17th Feb 2017 03:41 am Go to last post
  5. Circular sketches?

    Is it possible to wrap a sketch around a circular surface. I know Inventor is all workplanes and stuff, but is there a way to do that?

    Started by mgrenier25‎, 13th Feb 2017 10:28 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Feb 2017 02:15 am Go to last post
  6. Sketch becomes invisible after edit

    Hello everyone! Recently switched to Inventor 2017 from Inventor 2013. Why sketch visibility is automativally turned off when I finish edit? Is there a setting to keep sketch visible? Must admit...

    Started by Enfiel3D‎, 4th Feb 2017 12:19 pm
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  7. Text position

    How to make text to follow a patch of a circle with 15° space. See my example, It should be numbers 1 to 24 for each holder around.

    Started by IronHorse‎, 12th Feb 2017 03:48 pm
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    13th Feb 2017 03:52 am Go to last post
  8. Angry Need some help with a sheet metal part

    I am trying to add a bend between the 2 lower faces of this cone, I've been on this for almost 2 days now, starting to get real pissed off, please help.

    Started by mgrenier25‎, 9th Feb 2017 05:03 pm
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    9th Feb 2017 05:24 pm Go to last post
  9. Help needed!

    Hi everyone! i need help of more experienced than myself inventor users.. How can I add material inbetween the drawing contour and surface of highlighted facets? ...

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 3rd Feb 2017 01:24 am
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    5th Feb 2017 09:56 pm Go to last post
  10. Inventor Metal Panel

    Hi, Was looking for some assistance with this part... I have some 'self intersecting' legs, and I was wondering how to make my part look like the picture. IPT attached.. I started with a sheet...

    Started by mattador04‎, 31st Jan 2017 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Feb 2017 05:21 am Go to last post
  11. Help with sheet metal part

    Hi all, I am a little stuck on this sheet metal part I am trying to recreate from a 2d drawing. So, the part that I am having issue on is the transition, pretty much a twist feature. This is my...

    Started by mandrews‎, 17th Nov 2016 05:56 pm
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    31st Jan 2017 08:17 pm Go to last post
  12. IMPORT IFC to Inventor

    Hi, First, excuse-me for my english, I'm french ;) I try to import IFC in Inventor. I know that it's not directly possible, but do you know how to do it ? I tryed with Autocad Architecture, but...

    Started by NiKotocad‎, 24th Jan 2017 11:57 am
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  13. 3D Printing

    I didn't have any luck in the Auto Cad forum so I thought I would try here; the following is what I posted there: I have 2 drawings that I am trying to get ready for printing in 3D. It seems that I...

    Started by Robert Newton‎, 20th Jan 2017 08:34 pm
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  14. Spiral Staircase

    Hello, I need some help with a spiral staircase. My only procedure I know about in INventor is Helix and rectangular curve function. I cant get my step to be in right position, basically having...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Nov 2016 10:40 am
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    20th Jan 2017 02:56 am Go to last post
  15. Question Chain and Sprocket Motion Assembly

    Hello, I'm trying to complete a custom chain/sprocket assembly and then open it in Studio for movement of both parts. I have everything moving but the chain links aren't lining up...

    Started by wrennels‎, 16th Jan 2017 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jan 2017 04:04 am Go to last post
  16. Inventor Contract Offer

    I've received an offer to do contract programming with .NET and Inventor. Was wondering if anybody could clue me in as to what would be a fair hourly rate to charge for my time. It will involve a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 11th Jan 2017 07:07 pm
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    16th Jan 2017 03:07 am Go to last post
  17. sheet metal

    Hello, I have been using a lot of Inventor. Seems like everyone around here uses it. I had same problem with other 3D mechanical programs. When is the point to leave a sheet metal part. I try...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 5th Jan 2017 04:32 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Jan 2017 05:19 pm Go to last post
  18. Can i pattern parts and loads in an ass'y?

    Hello all: I have a part that has some items suspended from it via a linkage system consisting of pinned together plates. I was thinking I could model the main piece, pins and connection plates all...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 9th Jan 2017 06:08 pm
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    11th Jan 2017 05:39 pm Go to last post
  19. Work Planes at Variable Angle?

    Hello folks, Happy Friday. I've got a couple problem items I'm trying to model and I think they can be handled with one bit of help from the world. I need to make a cylinder with rectangular...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 6th Jan 2017 09:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Jan 2017 04:05 pm Go to last post
  20. market share: Inventor Professional vs LT

    Hi I want to learn one of them, and therefore buy it. If LT is the one mainly used, then Professional won’t be necessary. I did not find that they offer it for free (for hobbyists) like...

    Started by mechaniker‎, 31st Dec 2016 02:17 pm
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    inventor lt, market share, professional
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  21. Break out in Inventor 2017

    I want to break out the two layers of lining in this kiln. Only to leave steel. But If I choose steel to not participate in section all steel show immediately since this view actually is also a...

    Started by IronHorse‎, 20th Dec 2016 07:54 pm
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    21st Dec 2016 07:37 pm Go to last post
  22. looking for icopy tutorial

    Hello Need some basic info about icopy for a real newbie student. didn't find any good videos out there (in English)

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 1st Jan 2016 06:45 pm
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    19th Dec 2016 12:31 am Go to last post
  23. Derive body at timestamp?

    Hello everyone! I normally use NX, but sometimes I need to work with Inventor as well. I now have a question - is it possible to associatively derive body from one part into another at given...

    Started by Enfiel3D‎, 12th Dec 2016 08:04 pm
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    13th Dec 2016 05:29 am Go to last post
  24. Inventor 2017 hatch models

    Today I use properties to add data and color/textures to solids (multisolids) This works fine since many years. But Is It possible to assign "hatch" to solids instead? So It will look more like...

    Started by IronHorse‎, 12th Dec 2016 07:37 pm
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    12th Dec 2016 10:08 pm Go to last post
  25. export dimension from .idw to excel sheet

    Dear JD Mather I have a question please could you help me? I want to export the parametric dimension from the .idw sheet to excel sheet. Sample photo document is attachment. it can...

    Started by ses4‎, 12th Dec 2016 08:41 am
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    12th Dec 2016 08:41 am Go to last post

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