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Forum: Autodesk Inventor

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

    Feel Free to post links. Edited Laser : Broken links removed.

    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. 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. TrueView For Viewing IDW Files

    How to View AutoDesk Inventor files *.idw Is there something like DWG TrueView available?

    Started by gbradley‎, 3rd Aug 2018 10:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Aug 2018 12:14 pm Go to last post
  2. link constraints

    Hi All Is there any way to link constraints in assembly? Like con1 goes to a point and then con2 starts and right after a point con3 starts. (pretty much like animation timeline but in assembly).

    Started by alijahed‎, 27th Jul 2018 06:36 am
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  3. Transitional constrain is playing up in animation

    Hi All, See attached zip file (Drive constraint in assembly). I turned some of the components off to make it more clear. As you can see everything is fine. As soon as I want to drive this...

    Started by alijahed‎, 27th Jul 2018 06:31 am
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  4. .ipt part not showing up in Drawing file from model

    Hello, I have several models of dispenser sumps that I am working on, and there is one specific piece (a shear valve) that is very clearly in the model, however, when I place the assembly in a...

    Started by DiamondZ‎, 25th Jul 2018 02:49 pm
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  5. Making Line Segments Parallel To An Axis

    When drawing in "3D sketch", how do you draw lines where each line segment is parallel to either the X, Y or Z axis?

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 13th Jul 2018 04:55 am
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  6. why its getting hanged and updating is done after so many time ?

    Hi, When i am updating the Inventor 2012 assembly file ...... its getting lots of time. My questions is why its getting hanged and updating is done after so many time ?

    Started by tymbusku‎, 30th Jun 2018 08:13 am
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  7. Question Time tracking in Inventor

    Recently started new job using Autodesk Inventor, and my manager is keen to find some sort of time tracker to record the actual active usage time spent by the various operators on the program. It...

    Started by 5thGoodGuy‎, 18th Jun 2018 01:53 am
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  8. Run Ilogic by date-- how do i do that

    I need to make a ilogic code that only runs if the Last Modified Date is aften "20-03-2018 10:41:47". how do i do that ?

    Started by Darkforce‎, 1st Jun 2018 07:36 pm
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  9. Unequal lengths of the same flange - sheet metal

    Please see picture (11.png), as I wish to manipulate the flange as described. Any assistance is appreciated.:geek:

    Started by mattador04‎, 24th May 2018 10:17 pm
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  10. Frame Generator - BS Steel does not seem to be there?

    I want to use Frame Generator (I am using Inventor 2011), but the Steel for BS Standards, such as pfc (parallel flanged channel) etc is not installed or is just not there. Does anyone know if the...

    Started by Ste1978‎, 4th Jul 2011 10:37 am
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    22nd May 2018 01:36 pm Go to last post
  11. Sweeping problem - path has discontinuous segments

    Hi Guys, Can't seem to find why this isnt a continuous segment... Can someone get this to work? Part attached... IV2013 Ta!

    Started by rdharvey‎, 10th May 2018 10:48 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th May 2018 11:25 am Go to last post
  12. Is there a plugin that gives you Fusion 360 (like) modelling tools in Inventor ?

    I really like the direct and mesh modelling tools in fusion.. yet there doesn't seem to be one or anything like it even. You would think that with all the kids growing up on Fusion, a plugin...

    Started by DrMaximum‎, 2nd Mar 2018 11:34 am
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Apr 2018 01:24 pm Go to last post
  13. Fillet problem

    Hello people! I have problem with fillet as you can see it on picture. Can't figure problem out. Do you have any idea why this is happening, since this is tenth (similar) part i have done. File...

    Started by dusko‎, 27th Mar 2018 04:25 pm
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    9th Apr 2018 09:12 pm Go to last post
  14. Recurring part numbers in parts list

    Hello all. I am working with a multi-level assembly. To get the correct part and sub-assembly quantities, I am using a Structured (Legacy) parts list with my Main Assembly BOM Structure set...

    Started by blprice‎, 27th Feb 2018 05:58 pm
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  15. Inventor Autosave VBA

    surely someone out there has gotten annoyed enough with the lack of autosave feature in inventor that they've written some vba code to do the job. how hard would it be to set a timer (15mins say) so...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 26th Feb 2008 01:09 pm
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  16. Lofting a hollow tube along a centerline.

    I have the beginning and ending elements of a tube. It seems like I should be able to loft the cross sections to create a tapered and offset tube. With rails selected I sometimes get the inner...

    Started by chasworth‎, 19th Feb 2018 04:03 am
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    23rd Feb 2018 03:52 am Go to last post
  17. Sheet Metal Lofted Flange - Press Brake Option

    Greetings, Below is an image of a multi-body sheet metal project that I am currently working on. I have also attached the Inventor 2016 file. Could someone please explain or show me in the...

    Started by njs‎, 20th Feb 2018 07:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Feb 2018 08:39 pm Go to last post
  18. Adding rebar to concrete beams that is easily changed

    The company I work for has decided to use Inventor to draw and prepare our shop tickets. Does anyone have any thoughts about the best way to approach laying out the rebar? The layouts would have to...

    Started by Mijjlee‎, 8th Jan 2018 03:23 am
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Feb 2018 08:55 pm Go to last post
  19. IMPORT IFC to Inventor

    Hi, First, excuse-me for my english, I'm french ;) I try to import IFC in Inventor. I know that it's not directly possible, but do you know how to do it ? I tryed with Autocad Architecture, but...

    Started by NiKotocad‎, 24th Jan 2017 11:57 am
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    23rd Jan 2018 11:13 am Go to last post
  20. Question Body Appearance

    Does anyone know if it is possible to set a default body appearance. I am so tired of having to set "color/texture" to every solid body. I am also losing the body appearance when I place a part...

    Started by Currahee‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jan 2018 09:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Hole table question

    So I have an auxiliary view on a print that I have a ordinate set of dimensions on that do not match the coordinates of the holes in a hole table. I was having trouble at first trying to get the...

    Started by andar424‎, 8th Jan 2018 05:24 pm
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  22. Pipe Route from weldolet

    Hello everyone, Happy New Year, I am modelling a manifold and stuck at a point where I need to route a pipe from weldolet. Ideally I would place the weldolet on the main header and start the route...

    Started by ankurpraja‎, 2nd Jan 2018 09:58 am
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  23. Edge Band Symbol

    Does anyone here use inventor or autocad for woodworking or making cabinetry? What symbol do you use for edgebanding??

    Started by ballsdeep89‎, 27th Dec 2017 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Jan 2018 04:20 am Go to last post
  24. Flat pattern error

    I'm a bit new to Inventor and created a basic sheet metal part with flanges and am receiving the error message "Could not split between bend and plate..." Could someone help with this?

    Started by jkremer1983‎, 29th Nov 2017 05:57 pm
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    28th Dec 2017 10:15 pm Go to last post
  25. Trying Following Tutorial

    I found this wonderful tutorial on YouTube but try as I might, I cannot get a certain part of it to work as they show it. The presenter draws two perpendicular lines and then trims them to form a 90°...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 3rd Dec 2017 02:33 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,355
    7th Dec 2017 10:17 pm Go to last post

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