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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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    12th Sep 2015 11:09 am Go to last post
  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
    • 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. Newbie Inventor questions about folds and bends mostly.

    So i am in an inventor class and my teacher assigned the three drawings i attached below. 1.) How would i go about drawing this? There is no assigned thickness. I'm not sure what the height of the...

    Started by Elforbo1987‎, 19th Oct 2016 01:59 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Oct 2016 03:55 am Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Oct 2016 04:41 pm Go to last post
  3. Copy

    Can anyone please advise whether or not a part file can be copied from one project file to another project file. I have file which I would like to use in different projects without having to re draw...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 14th Oct 2016 09:01 am
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Oct 2016 09:37 am Go to last post
  4. Layers in Inventor

    Hi All, Simple but confusing! I am in drawing area. I go to Manage>styles editor hitting to layer structure then setup layers there. All good... Then you go to your title block or any sketch...

    Started by alijahed‎, 10th Oct 2016 11:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Oct 2016 02:23 am Go to last post
  5. Sheet Metal Die Bend Clearance

    Started doing a bunch of sheet metal bending and trying to streamline our process. We have 50+ dies all labeled and organized on a rack, but at my computer we don't have reference to these dies other...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 30th Sep 2016 08:34 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Sep 2016 08:34 pm Go to last post
  6. Visability for solids in Inventor 2017 problem

    When I migrate 2015 models to 2017, I am not able to turn off visability for solids (multisolid parts) I uncheck visability but nothing happens? It works for models created in 2017.

    Started by IronHorse‎, 2nd Sep 2016 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Sep 2016 09:25 pm Go to last post
  7. isolines

    hello from night shift! learning inventor, and using 2015 version. i need to chaneg isolines on cylinder and i have no clue how to dio it (google is not of any help). other thing i would like...

    Started by dusko‎, 15th Sep 2016 09:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Sep 2016 01:48 pm Go to last post
  8. Smile Can we create an object entirely from Excel Paramaters?

    Hi all, (Sorry my english is not very good). I'm new in this forum. I'm am searching some help for a project that I even don't know if it's possible. I decided to download the free trial Inventor...

    Started by Vasco Morgado‎, 16th Sep 2016 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Sep 2016 12:51 am Go to last post
  9. Design center bolts missing

    Hello, I work with Inventor 2016 and I'm trying to get a bolted connection with the design tab. The only problem is that my bolts, nuts,... are gone. What happend and does anybody know the...

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, 9th Sep 2016 08:49 am
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Sep 2016 12:26 pm Go to last post
  10. Inventor course in Belgium (Sint-Niklaas)

    This is a slightly different question, I have just signed up for an evening course in the city of Sint-Niklaas in Belgium, the problem is there aren't enough people to fill the course, so this is...

    Started by steven-g‎, 8th Sep 2016 06:10 am
    • Replies: 0
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    8th Sep 2016 06:10 am Go to last post
  11. Inventor 2017 on Windows XP 64bit

    My first post! Sorry if this is the wrong thread. I cannot find a thread for Windows XP. Would Inventor 2016 function with Windows XP Professional 64-bit? I now have INV2016 running on Windows...

    Started by wannaCAD‎, 30th Aug 2016 08:47 am
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    7th Sep 2016 10:30 am Go to last post
  12. 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: 8
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    25th Aug 2016 08:09 am Go to last post
  13. Exploded view within drawing

    Hello there, Is it possible to produce an exploded view in an .idw file? I need to produce the front, side and top views of a product in the same drawing file but not exploded - only a visual...

    Started by Lewis C‎, 4th Aug 2016 11:52 am
    • Replies: 9
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    4th Aug 2016 02:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing Straight Length For Bent Bar

    We had a custom part needed to be fabricated, guy bent bar stock to desired shape, gave to me. Now I am trying to reverse engineer to get manufacturing drawings and try to figure out the best way to...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 29th Jul 2016 10:10 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Jul 2016 02:24 pm Go to last post
  15. Wink Extentioin to spiral handrail

    Having managed to add a handrail to my spiral stair which has two rest landings. Could anyone please advise how to extend the ends both at the base as a finish and at the top to join landing...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 19th Jul 2016 05:03 pm
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    26th Jul 2016 11:01 am Go to last post
  16. How to emboss on a curved/ spherical surface?

    I am currently trying to make some tread for an atv tire. Now i want to emboss the tread from the spherical surface. When i attempt to wrap to the face it will not wrap. After id emboss, i would...

    Started by ryan864‎, 5th Jul 2016 05:06 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jul 2016 10:42 pm Go to last post
  17. Inventor 2017 R2 update available

    Inventor 2017 R2 is now ready to download from the Autodesk website if you are on subs :) Some nice new tools and released very early this year.

    Started by Lazer‎, 25th Jul 2016 10:23 pm
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  18. Unroll a rope

    Hi everyone. Someone of you can explain me how can I create and animate an unrolling rope just like in this video? Thank you all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg7x8j6wZ6A

    Started by coolface man‎, 8th Jul 2016 08:20 am
    animate, inventor studio, rope, unroll, wire
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jul 2016 10:12 pm Go to last post
  19. Newbee, How to show a threaded part partially inserted into another part

    Using Inventor 2016, In sketch drawing two parts, one to be inserted into the other. On the primary part I dimensioned a threaded female hole full depth. On the part to be inserted I dimensioned the...

    Started by berol‎, 23rd Jul 2016 11:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jul 2016 03:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Seemless tangent joints?

    Hi Folks I am working on a project (in Inventor and using assembly) that requires me to constrain to or join to a surface profile that consists of two intersecting arcs, which have been extruded....

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 18th Jul 2016 09:13 pm
    2016/7, inventor
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  21. Set hole diameter with formula

    Hi folks, happy Friday. I'm falling all over myself trying to learn Inventor here and I'm working through some exercises in a book I bought. Task is to create a shape (done) pace a bunch of holes...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 8th Jul 2016 04:42 pm
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    14th Jul 2016 03:32 pm Go to last post
  22. Constraints for a tie rod end to produce rotational movement on an assembly?

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I bet i will be on hear quite a bit from now on since i am in school for Mechanical Engineering Technology. Anyways, At the moment i am designing a...

    Started by ryan864‎, 2nd Jul 2016 05:38 pm
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    2nd Jul 2016 07:45 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Spiral Handrail

    Could anyone give some help please. I have constructed a spiral stair in Inventor 2016. It is complete but for handrail but I cannot grasp how to do this. having looked on youtube at various methods...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 1st Jul 2016 09:44 am
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Jul 2016 01:41 pm Go to last post
  24. problems converting idw's to autocad formats

    Hey guys, so I'm converting some IDWs to AutoCAD format, and when they go to open them dimensions are not showing up and some other things are jumbled about. I even opened them up in my AutoCAD and...

    Started by andar424‎, 29th Jun 2016 08:33 pm
    autocad, converting, drawings, idw
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    29th Jun 2016 11:19 pm Go to last post
  25. Stickers on inclined face

    Hi everyone i'm having issues on applying a decal on an inclined surface using inventor here's a screenshot to let you understand my situation. Using the decal tool I cant select the surface on...

    Started by coolface man‎, 28th Jun 2016 06:06 pm
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    28th Jun 2016 09:30 pm Go to last post

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