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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
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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. Assembly Parametrics ???

    I know that you can use parametrics in a part, but in an assembly? I want to design a model one time. Then, if the need arises for a 2nd model, almost identical, is it possible to set up...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 19th Jun 2017 08:46 am
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    27th Jun 2017 07:23 am Go to last post
  2. Placing Part in Assembly

    I have a hard time placing a part in assembly when there is nothing to place a constraint onto. For instance look at this picture for example. Usually I would have to put a small hole in each part...

    Started by Currahee‎, 13th Jun 2017 04:52 pm
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    26th Jun 2017 05:46 am Go to last post
  3. Inventor, Renaming Part & Part Drawing

    Hello. I am looking for an automated solution for renaming parts in Autodesk Inventor 2015. I would like a VB macro or ilogic code that will do the following process for me: 1. Starting with the...

    Started by aengle3187‎, 25th Jun 2017 11:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Jun 2017 11:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Automatically writing iPart data to excel spreadsheet

    Hello, I am looking for a way to automatically write values from the iPart table to an excel spreadsheet and be able to update that spreadsheet automatically when I create new members for iPart...

    Started by Haris Ali‎, 23rd Jun 2017 04:11 am
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    23rd Jun 2017 04:11 am Go to last post
  5. Import models and details

    Our installation drawings consist of main model but also a lot of detail views. These detail views are pretty much the same from drawing to drawing. But how do I get the detail copied to a new...

    Started by IronHorse‎, 31st May 2017 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st May 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Colour plotting problem

    Can an anyone give some advice please. I am trying to print a coloured assembly drawing, something which I have done many times before without any problems. However having placed my base view on the...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 20th May 2017 06:13 pm
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    24th May 2017 07:11 pm Go to last post
  7. Ordinate Set dimensioning question

    Hey everyone! Is there a way to use an ordinate set dimension and have it grab a tangent edge? I have a drawing that I want to dimension the overall height, but the highest point is on a...

    Started by andar424‎, 15th May 2017 03:07 pm
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    16th May 2017 05:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Embossing sheet metal

    I am embossing lettering on sheet metal and I cannot get it to come out right. As anyone knows if you stamp sheet metal it doesnt leave the content (the lettering in my case) with 90 degree angle...

    Started by Currahee‎, 14th Apr 2017 04:38 pm
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    3rd May 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  9. Inventor Studio Cameras

    Hey folks, When using Inventor studio, I wish to have a camera 1 perspective for the first half of my animation, and a camera 2 perspective on the second half of the animation timeline. How can...

    Started by mattador04‎, 19th Apr 2017 10:43 pm
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    21st Apr 2017 04:57 am Go to last post
  10. set linetypes in layers for any future drawings in a project

    This post is for Inventor, I am using Inventor 2017. I can't figure out how to set up a style with the linetypes I want to use in any .idw file. It is easy enough to change in a drawing but I need...

    Started by rkent‎, 12th Apr 2017 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Apr 2017 02:39 am Go to last post
  11. Question How do you ROTATE a part?

    Still new to Inventor. Experience from 20+ years in AutoCAD...how the hell do you simply rotate a part. In autocad its simple...select the 3D model, pick a base point, and then rotate about that...

    Started by hblack40‎, 11th Apr 2017 06:47 pm
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    12th Apr 2017 05:46 pm Go to last post
  12. IDW lineweight

    I need to change the lineweight in this drawing. Please help.

    Started by mattador04‎, 10th Apr 2017 01:20 pm
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    10th Apr 2017 04:49 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Part Subtract

    Looking for the most accurate way to do a part subtract from another.

    Started by dallasp‎, 1st Apr 2017 12:20 am
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    4th Apr 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  14. Parts List Problem

    Hi, I am a free-lance mechanical drafter with a problem. I wish someone would be able to help me. A client sends me an assembly file (.iam). In the BOM the components are listed in the way...

    Started by wannaCAD‎, 28th Mar 2017 06:58 pm
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    29th Mar 2017 04:39 am Go to last post
  15. 3D Sketches and bringing their dimensions thru into a drawing.

    Hi All; I am creating piping Isometrics, I am using a 3D sketch at the base and I want to bring the dimensions that create the 3D sketch into the drawing so that it will dimension properly. ...

    Started by DarrenG‎, 26th Mar 2017 07:26 am
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    27th Mar 2017 03:11 am Go to last post
  16. Question Render in image or image in render

    My company makes outdoor furniture and accessories...i.e seating, swings, lighting posts, mailbox posts, etc. I would like to put a picture in publications of them being in a very pretty natural...

    Started by Currahee‎, 22nd Mar 2017 05:08 pm
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    26th Mar 2017 04:05 am Go to last post
  17. Parts List Promble, Please Help!

    Hi, I am a free-lance mechanical drafter with a problem. I wish someone would be able to help me. A client sends me an assembly file (.iam). In the BOM the components are listed in the...

    Started by wannaCAD‎, 25th Mar 2017 11:05 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  18. Whats new 2018 Inventor

    That time again for a new release. See link below to see what has been enhanced. https://synergiscadblog.com/2017/03/21/whats-new-for-inventor-2018/

    Started by Lazer‎, 21st Mar 2017 06:55 pm
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  19. 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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    11th Mar 2017 05:35 am Go to last post
  20. Cool Useing Inventor Professional 2017

    I am a 9th grade student and I am working on a shed. I am in need of some help. :cry: Every time I try to extrude a board on a work plane directly on the header it jumps clear away from the shed. Any...

    Started by Levi‎, 8th Mar 2017 01:02 am
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    9th Mar 2017 04:14 pm Go to last post
  21. triangle assembly

    i have 3 50x50x3mm profiles with a hole at each end that i want to connect in a triangle. the first 2 holes i constrain with an inset but i cant connect the 3rd hole as there is a gap of 3 mm. i do...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 1st Mar 2017 07:41 am
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    2nd Mar 2017 06:25 am Go to last post
  22. Groove Weld Intermittency

    My coworker drew something up and I decided to put the welds on. I got to this call out and can make it work with the groove weld but there is no option for the 1/2-6 intermittency. The Fillet weld...

    Started by kpyoung333‎, 23rd Feb 2017 05:48 pm
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    27th Feb 2017 11:46 pm Go to last post
  23. Inventor trial version

    Hi I would like to try Inventor, see how it look like and how I feel working with it. Does anyone know where can I get a trial version? I have a 32bit laptop so most probably has to be Inventor...

    Started by MCampinho‎, 23rd Feb 2017 12:02 am
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    27th Feb 2017 11:40 pm Go to last post
  24. Computer Fan

    Hello! Im struggling with the modeling of a Computer fan. My idea is to make a fan with a diameter of 120 mm and to make it look somethin like the fan in the picture. . To create the fan blades...

    Started by TheValross‎, 27th Jan 2017 03:17 pm
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    20th Feb 2017 12:06 am Go to last post
  25. Appearance is visible only at the assembly level

    Hello everyone! I have a problem. I can see appearance assigned to a part only at the assembly level. It is not shown at the part level. What can be wrong here? I have reasons to believe that the...

    Started by Enfiel3D‎, 11th Feb 2017 02:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Feb 2017 03:53 am Go to last post

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