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Autodesk Inventor - Unexpected reflections and how to remove them

Autodesk Inventor - Unexpected reflections and how to remove them
Hello everybody, this is an issue I came across recently which I thought might be helpful to share. A customer of mine was experiencing unexpected reflections on some parts under certain views but they were unable to locate how to remove these reflections. Specifically, a background picture was being reflected off of a shiny metal surface. This is caused by the reflection environment having a back...
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Autodesk Inventor Tip - How to Create a Custom Sized Frame for Frame Generator

Autodesk Inventor Tip - How to Create a Custom Sized Frame for Frame Generator
I came across an interesting little request during my daily support of Inventor which I think may be useful for everybody to know. Inventor is full of incredibly useful design tools which are aimed at increasing productivity in common manufacturing situations. One of these is the “Frame Generator”. By default you will have access to many frame sizes which conform to the various standards (ISO,DIN,...
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Change to Inventor 2017 SP1 or R2 Fill/Hatch Region in Drawings

Change to Inventor 2017 SP1 or R2 Fill/Hatch Region in Drawings
Hello everybody, this is a small change that I have come across with one of our customers, in the service pack 1 or R2 Release of Inventor 2017. It’s not easy to see in the patch notes and could leave you scratching your head if you’re unaware. It relates to “Fill/Hatch Region” function and the various “Patterns” and “Solids”. Basically, we are all used to seeing the following Dialogue box when se...
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Vault Searching Tips

Vault Searching Tips
Hello everybody. This is one for all you vault users no matter if its Basic, Workgroup or Professional.Vault has many benefits but one that not everybody is aware of is the ability to quickly find out who is working on what at any given time. Let’s open our vault Application. Now I know all my files are in there and I can see the status of these when I navigate the various directories, but what I...
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Inventor Tips: Exploded Presentations and Drawings

Inventor Tips: Exploded Presentations and Drawings
Hello again everybody, today we are going to take a look at exploded presentations and drawings in Inventor 2017. First on your home page, create a new Presentation. You will immediately be asked which assembly you would like to base this on. This is the same as clicking on “Insert Model”, from the Presentation tab. This will open up the assembly in its current form. Blue peter time again, here’s ...
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Inventor Tips - Changing the Mouse Wheel Scroll Direction

Inventor Tips - Changing the Mouse Wheel Scroll Direction
Hello Everybody Time for a tip on changing the mouse settings. • Did you know, you can change the zoom in/out direction of your mouse wheel? Its hidden deep in there but it may be one of the first things you want to change depending on your scrolling preferences. Go to the “Tools” tab on your Inventor and then select “Application Options”. You will now be presented with the Application Options Di...
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Inventor Tips – Parameters While Modelling

Inventor Tips – Parameters While Modelling
Hello Everybody Another little tip which may help your daily Inventor use. • Did you know, you can create parameters for your parts as you model them?As you create your various parts, you may want to reference other dimensions or use formulas to determine the value of your dimensions. You can of course go to the “Manage” section of your ribbon and click on “Parameters” to make changes to the param...
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Applying logos to your parts in Inventor

Applying logos to your parts in Inventor
A common task that you may have to undertake is applying your company’s logos to your part to ensure that your company’s product receives as much recognition as possible. This is quite easy to accomplish using the “Decal” function in inventor. But what happens if you have a surface with a curved edge such as a barrel or any other non-rectangular shape? Let see how you can easily add your own decal...
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