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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. How to bend or fold sheet metal?

    I have never used sheet metal in inventor before, Is it possible if i want to bend this pan along the red line? I tried to use Bend or Fold commands but I was unable to get it. I want to connect the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 25th Sep 2014 01:36 am
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  2. Where is the viewpoint ?

    Hello With navigation bar tools we can see the 3d model or assembly, from different viewpoints. Is there any way to get the coordinates of the viewpoint?. Any way to manipulate them ? ...

    Started by Malog‎, 16th Sep 2014 10:17 am
    inventor, navigation
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 09:54 am Go to last post
  3. Smile break dimension lines

    Hi I am currently using Inventor 2012. I have about 200 hours experience, most of my background is on CATIA however, the problem I have is that I have dimensioned an assembly drawing and can see...

    Started by rogerbeaumont‎, 19th Sep 2014 12:57 pm
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    Yesterday 07:43 am Go to last post
  4. Showcase 2014 - Switching from perspective view to orthographic

    Hi All, I have just started using showcase 2014 and I've experiencing different issues! here, when you right click on the cube it doesn't give you the option to select "Perspective" or...

    Started by alijahed‎, Yesterday 05:47 am
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  5. Milling animation possible with inventor?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uL911STe6A I couldn't find what this was made with, but is the lathe/mill action from :30 to :50 possible in inventor? I can get the animation to rotate and have...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 16th Jul 2013 10:48 pm
    animation, inventor, lathe, mill
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Sep 2014 09:10 pm Go to last post
  6. 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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    30th Sep 2014 12:29 am Go to last post
  7. iLogic On Click Action not there

    Hi, I have been using iLogic to do some things in Inventor. I have researched how to close a form after a button has been pressed and they directed me to the 'On Click Action' property. However,...

    Started by milesfrankland‎, 22nd Sep 2014 03:55 pm
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    22nd Sep 2014 06:41 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensions don't attach to part in drawing

    I have made an assembly using skeleton modeling. Everything looks OK in the assembly. When I want to dimension the part in a drawing, some dimensions don't attach to the part.

    Started by hassebassie‎, 22nd Sep 2014 02:31 pm
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  9. Cable bend radius as a constraint.

    I want to define to Inventor a cable's bend radius (the diameter multiplicand) and then I want Inventor to define the minimum, ultimate route the cable needs to follow to satisfy both <joining the...

    Started by luckyivan‎, 22nd Sep 2014 08:25 am
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    22nd Sep 2014 08:25 am Go to last post
  10. Suppresing features in a part to make view representations

    My current design request is a shipping container with the sidewall cut out and another container welded to it basically turning an 8ft wide container into a 12ft wide container.. part of the...

    Started by guitar-bimbo‎, 12th Sep 2014 09:18 pm
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    18th Sep 2014 09:03 pm Go to last post
  11. Inventor 2015 Service Pack 1 Released

    Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 for Inventor 2015, http://inventortopix.blogspot.com/2014/09/inventor-2015-service-pack-1.html

    Started by jdits7‎, 16th Sep 2014 03:13 pm
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  12. Annotate Assembly iProperties in a drawing

    I am wondering how to data mine iProperties of an assembly for text in a leader (or Balloon) in a .idw. I can pull up any iProp of a part within the assembly but can't select the assembly as the...

    Started by beardrafter‎, 5th Sep 2014 07:23 pm
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  13. Inventor 2015 BIM Exchange, export to RFA not available.

    Hi, I have been playing around with the BIM exchange and as the title states I appear not to have the file type option available for exporting to a RFA file (see attachments) I know it is...

    Started by Cubes CDS‎, 8th Sep 2014 08:12 pm
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  14. ? Derive an Assembly meaning

    What does it mean to derive an assembly?

    Started by mattador04‎, 6th Sep 2014 02:43 am
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    8th Sep 2014 06:35 pm Go to last post
  15. Can I slot a plate along an irregular line?

    I tried slotting a plate along an irregular line by SWEEPing an extruded hole alone a spline No luck! :cry: Inventor 2015 does not select the spline as a path. I must have this wrong somehow...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 6th Sep 2014 06:52 am
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    6th Sep 2014 11:50 pm Go to last post
  16. How to flatten the inner vanes of transit mixer drum

    I have been trying to create the inner vanes of transit mixer drum. As you can see in the images the vanes it is a double start helix which has been color coded green and yellow respectively. The...

    Started by Goku360‎, 6th Sep 2014 08:34 am
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  17. Drawing Drawing a roof of a train

    Hi, I'm currently trying to construct a train for my model railway. Since it has never been mass produced by any manufacturer, I have to make my own. Fortunately a manufacturer once made a model...

    Started by MasterGollom‎, 5th Sep 2014 03:46 pm
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    5th Sep 2014 09:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Customize BOM for nuts and bolts

    I have to create a BOM for bolt packages. In the past we have created an excel doc and imported into the 2d in place of a BOM. Keeping track of this manually sucks. The customer needs to see the BOM...

    Started by beardrafter‎, 5th Sep 2014 07:17 pm
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  19. Drawing views not updating changes to color

    I'm running Inventor 2015. I have views placed into a drawing with the shaded view option. I go into the assembly and override the colors of some sub assemblies, but these don't get updated in...

    Started by Big Mike‎, 4th Sep 2014 06:46 pm
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  20. modeling wires

    What is the best way to model wires into my assy?

    Started by abishop‎, 27th Feb 2013 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Sep 2014 02:07 am Go to last post
  21. EMBOSS Icon Location ???

    Using AutoCAD Mechanical 2013, I can not find the EMBOSS Icon. Where is this button located? I even searched GOOGLE & YOUTUBE, but couldn't find an answer there, either.

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 3rd Sep 2014 02:14 pm
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    4th Sep 2014 03:13 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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    3rd Sep 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    28th Aug 2014 02:10 am Go to last post

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