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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. Hans SA

    Hi There, I'm using Inventor 2017, in my current assembly I would like to make use of 3 different size Hoses, Inventor only allows me one size, what am I doing wrong...ciao Hans

    Started by Hans SA‎, Yesterday 01:07 pm
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  2. Angry IPTs lost within IAM

    I am frustrated as can be, since i've placed two parts into an IAM file, and there has to be like 5000000000000 inches between the parts, because i can "find in window" the parts one at a time, but...

    Started by mattador04‎, 15th Aug 2017 12:37 am
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    15th Aug 2017 12:37 am Go to last post
  3. A few beginner's questions, if you've the time

    Hey all. I've a newbie question for you guys, no time constraints on this'un. We are a custom wood window and door fabrication company looking at Inventor to compliment and/or replace AutoCAD 2D....

    Started by WalkerRiley‎, 30th Jun 2017 04:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Aug 2017 12:53 pm Go to last post
  4. Custom material and appearance libraries in project

    Is there any way to set custom material and appearance libraries to be used by default on new projects? do I have to set it manually on each new projects?

    Started by mgrenier25‎, 13th Aug 2017 08:38 pm
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  5. How to remove unwanted faces from 3D Solids?

    I have been using Sculp & Patch tool to form the bottom but results to the same issue shown on the image. How do I remove it?

    Started by iamerg‎, 6th Aug 2017 11:33 am
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    7th Aug 2017 02:51 am Go to last post
  6. hide shadows in assembly section view

    When ab assy section is done, when you move the cursor over the image, the sectioned/invisible half turns on as a shadow or shaded outline, obscuring what you're trying to look at. How do ou turn...

    Started by job8888‎, 1st Aug 2017 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Aug 2017 03:50 pm Go to last post
  7. Tutorials/youtube videos for 3D sketch

    Hi, been using inventor for a bit and I was wondering if there are any tutorials or youtube videos that can help me find a way to picture an idea to work on any 3D sketch. Here are the links to the...

    Started by ImproveMyself‎, 1st Aug 2017 12:27 pm
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  8. Trouble with auto mitre flanges on loft

    Hi All, Can someone please offer some advice on why they think the auto mitre feature is not working on this sheet metal part??

    Started by jmh‎, 19th Jul 2017 04:48 am
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  9. Male and Female Mold halves

    Am trying to create 2 pieces (male and female halves) of a mold for my solid object. Can I do this without having Inventor Pro or any add on modular? I am running Autodesk Inventor 2018 straight...

    Started by GordyG‎, 18th Jul 2017 04:23 pm
    mold halves
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    18th Jul 2017 04:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Complex sheet metal issue

    Hello Everyone, I have a sheet metal .ipt I'd like to add some flanges to, but am unable. It may have to do with the fact that i had to use extrusions to 'square up' the part. Does anyone have any...

    Started by mattador04‎, 6th Jul 2017 12:21 am
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    6th Jul 2017 12:24 am Go to last post
  11. Question Color and suppress part of a pattern using ilogic. IPT fil only

    how can i change color or suppress a occurrnce using ilogic in a IPT file ?

    Started by darkforce1980‎, 29th Jun 2017 10:14 am
    color, ilogic, part, suppress
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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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
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  15. 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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  16. 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
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    31st May 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
    ordinate set
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  19. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd May 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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
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  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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