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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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    10th Aug 2014 08:33 pm Go to last post
  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. Assembly question - plate rotation with shaft

    Hi i have a plate and a shaft. i am able to constraint the shaft to be tangent to the plate and constraint it to be on a specified location. However. i need to make the plate rotate when the shaft...

    Started by wissam‎, 2nd Jul 2015 06:30 am
    assembly, constraint, rotation
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Jul 2015 02:12 pm Go to last post
  2. engrave on round

    the engraved circular slot around the hole has to have perpendicular sides and be square to the plane. using the engrave tool it gives the choice of "engrave from face" which produces the bottom of...

    Started by johhny comelately‎, 11th May 2015 12:31 pm
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    2nd Jul 2015 02:12 pm Go to last post
  3. assembly question

    an assembly of two parts has to have a cut extrusion put through the two parts after a certain alignment. i created a sketch on the assembly to do this successfully but the change on the individual...

    Started by johhny comelately‎, 25th Jun 2015 12:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jul 2015 03:20 pm Go to last post
  4. Creating Complicated Thin Wall Plastics

    I am starting to get into more complicated models via Inventor 2016. My background to CAD is limited to autodesk inventor. I own a '13 Ducati Hypermotard that I model parts off of and create parts...

    Started by MBalducci1990‎, 27th Jun 2015 05:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Jun 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  5. Help

    Fellas and Ladies, i have put up a couple of posts here to find some answers. to square up the bottom of an engraved slot to make changes back to a part when they have been applied in an...

    Started by johhny comelately‎, 26th Jun 2015 10:31 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 281
    26th Jun 2015 09:41 pm Go to last post
  6. How to unfold a customized cone with open ends

    When I complete drawing the cone with the open ends I make a cut where the unfolding should start. When I then click on create flat pattern a message box pop's up and tell me to use different...

    Started by Michaelfourie2‎, 18th Jun 2015 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jun 2015 02:51 pm Go to last post
  7. Using "Joints" Instead Of Constraints with Pipes

    Hello See the image attached , im trying to find a fast way how to connect between two pipes like on the attached pictures using Joints only . Any Ideas? Thanks

    Started by danielk‎, 27th May 2015 03:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jun 2015 11:23 pm Go to last post
  8. Spur gear

    Hey guys. can anyone tell me how can i connect 2 spur gears in an assembly for them to spin solidaritily? Thanks

    Started by rafaelrafa10‎, 31st May 2015 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jun 2015 11:11 pm Go to last post
  9. Highlighting last opened file in 'Open File' dialogue box

    When I open a file in Inventor 2105, the 'Open File' dialogue box doesn't highlight the last opened file in the folder list. This is so frustrating because when you have a large number of files in a...

    Started by Rob Di Carlo‎, 18th Jun 2015 12:09 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jun 2015 11:00 pm Go to last post
  10. Trimming pipes

    hi, I've got a small problem; on the attached jpeg you will see a housing (shown in black) and a pipe inserted from underneath. how can i trim the material (of the inserted pipe) so that its...

    Started by bengee54‎, 14th Jan 2011 02:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Jun 2015 10:09 pm Go to last post
  11. licensing after re installation

    Hi I uninstalled Inventor 2014 from the quick tool. when i installed again it didn't ask me for activation. Did i miss a step in the uninstallation process? will this affect the software to crash...

    Started by wissam‎, 17th Jun 2015 06:44 am
    activation, license, registration
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jun 2015 11:48 pm Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Making a lego character in Inventor

    Hello internet, Chelsea here. So for my graphics assignment I am making a lego character (to be specific Unikitty from the Lego Movie). I'm going pretty well so far, but I want to rotate the head...

    Started by magic_chelsea‎, 2nd Jun 2015 10:59 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2015 11:44 pm Go to last post
  13. Round piece with bent flange

    Thanks for looking at my post, I am kinda new to inventor. I am trying to make a round piece to 3/8 plate with a flange on it. I can draw the profile and revolve it to get the final product but I...

    Started by TravisK‎, 8th Jun 2015 04:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2015 11:36 pm Go to last post
  14. Constrained sketch

    Hello fellas. I am doing the following sketch. At a certain time, i start to constrain and dimensioned it. As you can see, the program says that the sketch is fully constrained... Shouldn't the line...

    Started by rafaelrafa10‎, 16th May 2015 10:31 pm
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    23rd Jun 2015 11:34 pm Go to last post
  15. Model engraving on curved surface

    I am trying to figure out what and how is the best means to model the number onto the face of the surface of the cup. Can someone look and help, please. I am trying to create a model (demo) using a...

    Started by 90eagleTSI‎, 8th Jun 2015 05:57 pm
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  16. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Jun 2015 10:51 pm Go to last post
  17. Extrude between two work planes using ilogic

    I am trying to figure out if there is a way to create a rule using ilogic to extrude a cylinder from a mid plane in at two randomize distances. I am not to shabby with writing rules as this is new...

    Started by 90eagleTSI‎, 16th Jun 2015 08:43 pm
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    16th Jun 2015 08:43 pm Go to last post
  18. Cannot rotate text in a sketch

    I use the text command in a sketch, but it comes out vertical and i want to rotate it. In the Text dialog box there is a Rotation box, but it isn't activated. I cannot impose vertical or horizontal...

    Started by KarolR‎, 26th Oct 2012 09:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Jun 2015 08:23 pm Go to last post
  19. How do you go from Inventor.dwg to Autocad.dwg?

    My way to satisfy my client's requirements (fnah, fnah for those who remember Viz). Clients require 2D autocad 2007 format dwg files using their layer system and CTB files. They also require us to...

    Started by Doove‎, 10th Jul 2012 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jun 2015 08:29 am Go to last post
  20. round part with flange help

    I thought I would clarify my earlier post. I have a round part with a flange on it. Its a stamped part. It kinda ends up like a dinner plate. I can revolve a profile of it, but I cant flatten it...

    Started by TravisK‎, 8th Jun 2015 08:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Jun 2015 10:57 pm Go to last post
  21. Help with part needed

    Hi This is most likely a cinch for most of you guys but it has me beaten. I can only afford to visit Inventor periodically so I am a constant beginner. I attach 2 parts. The Block sample part is a...

    Started by deRabes‎, 3rd Jun 2015 12:10 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Jun 2015 01:54 am Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jun 2015 07:21 am Go to last post
  23. Drawing Learning iParts and Projects

    2nd try, internet cleared me out... Been using Inventor for 3 years with only need for 3 parts in my assemblies. SaveAs and Replace Component were the easiest way I could find to create easy, fast,...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 6th May 2015 06:03 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Jun 2015 11:04 pm Go to last post
  24. inventer help

    trying to take an exhaust cap I designed and turn it into a file I can burn on my cnc machine. I drew the cap in autocad and need to get it into inventor so I can rip it and flatten it. any ideas...

    Started by richardson3709‎, 6th Jun 2015 07:43 pm
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    6th Jun 2015 07:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Problem with Extrusion + Combination

    Dear all, I got an issue with designing the part you find as an attachment. In the pictures attached, you can see the cast part on which I have troubles implementing the thread part that is slant...

    Started by OnTheRoxx‎, 2nd Jun 2015 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 291
    5th Jun 2015 08:04 pm Go to last post

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