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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: 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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  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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    28th Nov 2011 03:52 pm Go to last post
  1. How to Scale Patterned Features to Geometry

    I'm trying to figure out how to scale features on a cone. See photo. I have the feature, a box in this example, being replicated with a rectangle and circle pattern on a cone. As the rows of...

    Started by gluebar‎, Yesterday 11:28 pm
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  2. driven dimension?

    on a part I was working on all of the sketch dimensions have become driven without the (). has anyone had this issue? trying to convert it with the format tab fails. using inventor 2013

    Started by zaphod‎, 28th Apr 2016 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  3. What situations in lofting result in non-meaningful results?

    I am attempting a fairly simple loft. I wish to create a lofted surface from two curves drawn on planes 90 degrees from each other, with end points coincident. The issue arises when I add rails. I...

    Started by CBDraft‎, 23rd Apr 2015 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  4. Use a USB stick to transport inventor project?

    Hi folks. Is there an easy way to save a full inventor project to a USB memory stick that would allow me to work on the project at both collage and home? The collage is running an education...

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 27th Apr 2016 08:09 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  5. Inventor not responding

    Can anyone help please. I have been using Inventor student 2016 since last March on Widows 7, and now windows 10 without any problems at all until now. Shut down the program yesterday as normal....

    Started by Jake8090‎, 11th Mar 2016 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Apr 2016 08:36 am Go to last post
  6. Hole ?

    So, I'm sure anyone that knows Inventor will be able to tell, but I am new to it. Many years of CAD but about a week in Inventor. I've been trying all morning to add holes to a part. My idea was...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Apr 2016 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2016 07:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Inventor UCS and default sketch plane orientations

    Hello folks... new to Inventor, been using AutoCAD near daily at work for about 12 years or so. I'd like to change my default UCS orientation AND the default sketch planes' orientations to be...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 26th Apr 2016 02:09 pm
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  8. Shrodinger's CATIA

    I know that I should be able to open CATIA V5 drawings in AutoCAD Mechanical 13 or Autodesk Inventor Pro13. I've done it before but I am unable to do so at this time. Any suggestions? Is CAT alive...

    Started by Netminder‎, 23rd Mar 2016 08:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Apr 2016 05:17 pm Go to last post
  9. content center for office and home

    Hey guys, how do you set up your content center so it works at work AND home? I have some some custom bolts and other fasteners I use with simplified names so on the BOM I don't have to change a...

    Started by andar424‎, 22nd Mar 2016 06:48 pm
    content center
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Apr 2016 05:13 pm Go to last post
  10. Using Inventor to Create Complex Stairs

    Hello fellow CAD geeks! I'm looking for a little information on Inventor. I've been researching using driven dimensions to create staircases, and have found that there's quite a wealth of info,...

    Started by Frozen_Planet_Fan‎, 16th Apr 2016 02:24 pm
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  11. Inventor 2017

    Another great release. Personally 3d sketch is amazing along with boundry patch. I know other packages have these but it makes my job easier now Inventor has them.

    Started by Lazer‎, 31st Mar 2016 10:12 pm
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    14th Apr 2016 06:27 pm Go to last post
  12. ToggleShadingInSketch

    I'm sure that this is really simple to do. Is there a toggle switch to turn off shading when working in Sketch mode? Sometimes it's hard to see my sketch lines through the part.

    Started by gbradley‎, 13th Apr 2016 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Apr 2016 03:07 pm Go to last post
  13. Inventor iLogic/ VB

    So, I have successfully used the iLogic browser to input an excel file as a Table on my drawing. Not an issue. However, what I am having an issue with is having Inventor read a column in my new...

    Started by jbaum‎, 5th Apr 2016 10:05 pm
    i logic/ vba
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Apr 2016 08:34 pm Go to last post
  14. qblade txt file read from inventor api

    hi to everyone, You will find attached a txt file which contains coordinate points from a naca that i created with qblade. I want someone to help me with creating a program at inventor's api that...

    Started by CHESS‎, 10th Apr 2016 11:07 am
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  15. Question Auto cad 2016 to inventor file

    Hello, 1) How can I convert a file to be applicable to be edited in inventor from auto cad? 2) I have an STL file which I have tried to use the mesh add on from inventor to convert it to an...

    Started by koko‎, 5th Apr 2016 08:01 pm
    auto cad, inventor 2015, stl files for 3d printing
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    6th Apr 2016 08:58 pm Go to last post
  16. Inventor linked File Managment

    So, This is an issue that i am having with files. I am using a base set of parts to create multiple assemblies. However, when I manipulate the part in the assembly, it changes all files to the new...

    Started by jbaum‎, 3rd Mar 2016 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Apr 2016 10:33 pm Go to last post
  17. 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: 7
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    29th Mar 2016 03:06 pm Go to last post
  18. Scale pattern wrapping

    I currently have a model that I need to add fish scale like pattern around the exterior wall of the object. How would I draw this and place this. If i can export the file to another program so its...

    Started by Domino7897‎, 25th Mar 2016 03:25 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Mar 2016 02:01 am Go to last post
  19. Windows 10 and Inventor

    Well, I finally decided to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10. The install went fairly smoothly, about an hour and a half. After it was all done I discovered I could not open the File...

    Started by lrm‎, 8th Mar 2016 11:56 pm
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    24th Mar 2016 07:23 pm Go to last post
  20. Development of spiral plate complete with straight sections

    Good morning can you please help with the following request: Please see image, i am trying to model a spiral which as straight sections on each end. The sprial it self can be developed in...

    Started by ALAN RODDY‎, 18th Mar 2016 09:46 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Mar 2016 02:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Inventor 2015 shading

    We have used Inventor since 2006. Our customer have complained that our drawings are "shaded" If you make a cylinder in blue f.ex. On the drawing (.IDW) the colour goes from light blue to dark blue....

    Started by IronHorse‎, 13th Mar 2016 10:24 pm
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    18th Mar 2016 05:29 pm Go to last post
  22. Flexible Assembly

    Hi all I have sub assembly in a parent assembly. In that sub assembly one part is not fully constrained. Its kind of ball socket joint. It is inclined in 2 different different planes. And perfet...

    Started by ankurpraja‎, 15th Mar 2016 10:06 pm
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  23. convert inventor files to DSTV or NC1 files

    Does anyone know how to convert inventor files to DSTV files? I've inserted a part I want to convert. The Part has to be cut and drilled by a CNC controlled Machine

    Started by hassebassie‎, 2nd Jul 2014 02:19 pm
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  24. Lost With iPart

    ok. so i managed to create ipart based on some parameter (width and length), created three different rows and everything looks good, in part mode i can click on any of the instances i have on the...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 26th Jan 2016 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Mar 2016 07:24 pm Go to last post
  25. Inventor Piping Wonderings

    Greetings. I would like to know if anyone has used iLogic to program piping? I am having an issue where I logic will not run because I have a new dimension randomly popping up when I run the rule. ...

    Started by jbaum‎, 2nd Mar 2016 11:23 pm
    ilogic, pipe, tube
    • Replies: 0
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    2nd Mar 2016 11:23 pm Go to last post

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