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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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  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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  1. 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
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  2. 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
  3. 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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    13th Jan 2017 03:02 am Go to last post
  4. 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
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    12th Jan 2017 05:19 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
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    10th Jan 2017 04:05 pm Go to last post
  7. 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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    4th Jan 2017 08:29 am Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. constraints

    Hello, I have been doing 2D/3D modeling for awhile now so I know the basics in most programs. Still somewhat new to Inventor. For fun I am designing a typical non complicated bench vice. Right...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 8th Dec 2016 12:38 am
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  14. Constrain pin-in-groove

    I've been searching Google for what feels like days now, watching YouTube videos and trying nearly every possible constrain combination that I know of, yet I'm no further than where I began. ...

    Started by TorqueCAD‎, 12th Nov 2016 09:37 pm
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  15. 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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  16. Fillet??

    In AutoCAD, i am used to being able to place a "semicircle" shaped fillet between two lines that are PARALLEL, and it automatically figures the radius. Does Inventor have the same functionality?? In...

    Started by mattador04‎, 6th Dec 2016 02:30 pm
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    6th Dec 2016 03:45 pm Go to last post
  17. Virtual Component - Part List

    Hi all Please bear with me as a new IV user. I am having some trouble with the data showing in the Parts List in my Inventor .dwg and hope someone can show me where I am going wrong. I...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 29th Nov 2016 08:17 am
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  18. I need a hole in a convex surface

    Well, here I am in class and I've created this nice piece from the sketch dimensions provided but I can't for the life of me seem to be able to place a hole into the convex side of this part. I tried...

    Started by af7xm‎, 19th Nov 2016 01:11 pm
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  19. While we're at it, how about screw slots

    Like the thread title suggests, I managed to make some real purdy screws but can't figure out how to put the slots in the screw heads. Documentation to follow... Drawing here but for whatever...

    Started by af7xm‎, 19th Nov 2016 01:19 pm
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  20. Quick ? - why are lines highlighted here?

    Any idea why these lines are highlighted yellow? I'm not editing any sketch or feature right now, not sure why they're lit up. TIA!

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 10th Nov 2016 04:47 pm
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  21. Question on Rotation/Translation constrain

    Hello folks... I've been working all day trying to make a vice assembly "work" like a real one. I see examples all over the internet, but none that really have explained the rotational/translational...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 17th Nov 2016 08:29 pm
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  22. Advice on constraints?

    Hello folks of the forum. I've attacehd a screen shot of the second ass'y I've ever created, and I feel like I completely hacked through it. The part modeling was no problem, but being an ACAD...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 16th Nov 2016 10:55 pm
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  23. Inventor Sheet Metal

    Hello, Been out for a while, back for action! I'm trying to make a sheet metal part in Inventor. What basic first steps should I be taking? Can someone advise me as to where the sheet metal...

    Started by mattador04‎, 17th Oct 2016 02:46 pm
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  24. Not understanding something with part names here

    I have what seems like a stupid question... I created a part template called CWPpart.ipt which I have been using to model numerous different parts as I work through a book on IV I bought. In this...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 15th Nov 2016 10:38 pm
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  25. Cool Drawing view

    Could anyone help with some advice please. I have done a set out drg using sketch on a part file. I have closed the the sketch but am using it just as set out for the project (No extrusions). I...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 15th Nov 2016 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Nov 2016 05:26 pm Go to last post

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