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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
    • 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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Paramters Not Working Quite Right

    I just went through this tutorial and learned a great deal (even without narration) from it but similarly to at least one other user who completed it, my stair steps did not expand with the movement...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 30th Oct 2014 02:39 am
    • Replies: 0
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  2. Assembly drawing for Manufacturing

    Does Inventor allow you to make an assy drawing showing the parts blown apart? Kind of like showing how the assy goes together and show ballons? Thanks Andy B

    Started by abishop‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Oct 2014 02:34 am Go to last post
  3. How to import 3D autocad format to inventor assembly environment Inventor 2014

    I have 3D object .dwg, how can i import to .iam file, what format should i convert first so that i will show up in assembly world? or i don't need to convert. Thanks note: Format not formate

    Started by Sengna‎, 24th Oct 2014 10:21 pm
    dwg to iam
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 263
    28th Oct 2014 02:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Smile Inventor Professional Scaling Part

    Hey, I've made a part which 2.15 times too big. As a result I'd like to scale the entire part to 0.46 (1/2.15) times the size, keeping the ratio of all the different components of the part the...

    Started by Shaunyy‎, 27th Oct 2014 08:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Oct 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  5. Copying assembly features

    Hi I have created an assembly file .iam with an assembly feature with two participating parts. I want to copy this feature to other point in the assembly. Selecting the assembly feature in the...

    Started by Malog‎, 16th Oct 2014 09:17 pm
    assembly features, copying features
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 259
    27th Oct 2014 01:11 pm Go to last post
  6. how to rotate obj 90 degree in assemble world Inventor 2014

    I tried to use the free rotate tool but i can't get to rotate 90 degree so that i perfectly set inside the frame structure. when i insert the tank Scrubber in the assembly how can rotate so Y...

    Started by Sengna‎, 22nd Oct 2014 10:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Oct 2014 10:51 pm Go to last post
  7. 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: 6
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    21st Oct 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  8. would shrink wrap help?

    Hey guys, I have a job I am working on that has a customers file (step file) that is somewhat large and complex and it really bogs my machine down (working on getting the boss man to upgrade our...

    Started by andar424‎, 20th Oct 2014 09:22 pm
    shrink wrap
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Oct 2014 01:47 pm Go to last post
  9. geodesic domes

    I am looking for some inventor specific tutorials on geodesic domestic with a 4 or 6 frequency.Thanks

    Started by gort ben‎, 19th Oct 2014 06:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Oct 2014 04:17 pm Go to last post
  10. TraxMaker to Inventor

    I am importing boards from TraxMaker to Inventor using a DXF file as a go between. The odd thing is the legends on the secondary side of the PCB, layer BO-STR, are individually flipped horizontally...

    Started by dcuddihy‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:08 pm
    dxf, traxmaker
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2014 12:52 pm Go to last post
  11. how to trim corner via sheet metal? Inventor 2014

    What tool can i use to trim something like this on the image in .ipt or sheet metal environment? i was looking something like miter tool in assembly environment but i am not on assembly file. Thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 14th Oct 2014 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Oct 2014 09:06 am Go to last post
  12. Contour Roll Command creatiion failed.?? What?? why?? Inventor 2014

    I tried to use the contour roll but i got this error message on the pic below, can any one tell me how to decrease bend radius? where can i find the option? screenshot would be great. thanks ...

    Started by Sengna‎, 10th Oct 2014 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    14th Oct 2014 01:01 pm Go to last post
  13. Smile Windows to Mac

    Hello out there, back again after a break. Could anyone offer some advice please. I am currently running Inventor 2014 Student using Windows 7 with parallels desktop on a Mac. I would like to...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 7th Oct 2014 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Oct 2014 12:15 am Go to last post
  14. Inventor 2014 Dimensions, what is it called? and where can i change it at?

    I want to change my dimension arrows to something like below, what is it called? and where can i change it at? screenshot if possible please, thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 6th Oct 2014 11:31 pm
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    7th Oct 2014 04:38 pm Go to last post
  15. Setting depth for a section view in inventor 2015…

    Hi everyone, Trying to set a view depth in the section view. The instructions say that it's possible. But in inventor 2015 I'm having trouble finding the options that they are explaining and...

    Started by PCMacGuy‎, 2nd Oct 2014 07:12 pm
    inventor, section view depth, section views
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Oct 2014 11:03 am Go to last post
  16. Large fillet won't work

    Hello, I have a part with an arc'd side profile, and an extrusion that goes from one edge to roughly middle of the ark. Next step is a smooth transition between the profile and the top of the...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 3rd Oct 2014 07:09 am
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Oct 2014 09:25 pm Go to last post
  17. How can i get large size (ANSI) title block on .idw for Inventor 2014

    I am looking for title block sheet 22" x 34" title block sheet inventor so that i can fit all views on the sheet. where can i find that? another question, how can i change the dimension text color on...

    Started by Sengna‎, 3rd Oct 2014 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Oct 2014 01:18 am Go to last post
  18. Dimensioning problem, Inventor 2013

    I need to make a part using a rotary table on a mill, no CNC. I have designed the part, and am trying to dimension it, but cannot find a way to get the dimensions I need. The part will be on a...

    Started by TNDave‎, 3rd Oct 2014 02:03 pm
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    3rd Oct 2014 10:40 pm Go to last post
  19. 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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    3rd Oct 2014 07:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Solidworks Compatability

    I'm working for a client which used SolidWorks on a very limited basis for many years and now they are making a switch to Inventor. The one and only SolidWorks station here will remain online for a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 3rd Oct 2014 01:29 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Oct 2014 04:33 pm Go to last post
  21. Smile Convert Assembly Model - Part Model

    Hello I am driving Inventor 2012, my problem is that I have an assembly of a Gearbox downlaoded from suppliers website. its a very busy model that uses a lot of parts and space, I wish to convert my...

    Started by rogerbeaumont‎, 2nd Oct 2014 11:34 am
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    2nd Oct 2014 12:59 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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    1st Oct 2014 09:54 am Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Oct 2014 07:43 am Go to last post
  24. 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, 1st Oct 2014 05:47 am
    • Replies: 0
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    1st Oct 2014 05:47 am Go to last post
  25. 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

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