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Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets
With every release of Inventor there is a myriad of new features introduced and some that get overlooked. For those that are still entering scale manually on drawings sheets in Inventor 2016+ you should know drawing view scale has been enhanced to support multiple sheets! If you would like to know how to setup scale in your title block and for it to be driven by model view placement read on! How t...
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Autodesk Inventor Tip – Speed Up Working Large Assembly Drawings With Fast Open

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Speed Up Working Large Assembly Drawings With Fast Open
When working with large assembly drawings do you find yourself waiting and waiting for a drawing to open and all you wanted do is a quick print, change a dimension position or add dimensions and text? If it rings true, you haven’t used Fast Open! How does Fast Open help? Fast Open will enable you to open a drawing without loading any model files associated to the drawing reducing loading time to s...
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Autodesk Vault Professional Tip – Batch Plot Drawings for Assembly

Autodesk Vault Professional Tip – Batch Plot Drawings for Assembly
In a previous post we looked at how to export all component drawings for an assembly to PDF from Inventor. In this post I am going to walk you through how to batch plot all assembly drawings to printer or PDF from Autodesk Vault Professional.How to batch plot all assembly drawing from Autodesk Vault ProfessionalVault Professional plot manager will load all related assembly drawings by simply selec...
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Autodesk Inventor Tip – How to Export Component Drawings as PDF From Assembly

Autodesk Inventor Tip – How to Export Component Drawings as PDF From Assembly
This blog post will walk you through how to use iLogic to batch export PDF drawings of all components in an assembly, create a PDF of top level assembly drawing and place all PDF’s in a folder. Check out the steps below or watch the video below if you would like to know more. Step 1 - Use i-logic rule automate PDF export of components drawings You will need to make a decision whether this rule is...
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Autodesk Inventor quick tip – Set transparency of sketch

Autodesk Inventor quick tip – Set transparency of sketch
In every new release of Inventor there are always features that get overlooked so I thought I’d create a quick post on a feature I think every user will appreciate! Did you know in Inventor 2017 you can see sketches through shaded parts and you can set sketch transparency? If you would like to know how to access the transparency setting or you aren’t sure what this feature is read on! What’s ...
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Autodesk Inventor - Shortcut Key Guide

Autodesk Inventor - Shortcut Key Guide
Do you use keyboard shortcuts in Inventor? Have you ever thought it would be nice to have a reference guide with keyboard stickers and a list for all command shortcuts - Autodesk have only gone and made one! Autodesk have been kind enough to create a Shortcut Key Guide! The guide includes; One Key Shortcuts, Commands by Category and Multi-Character Commands. Click here to download shortcut ke...
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Inventor 2017 R2 & Service Pack 1 Released

Inventor 2017 R2 & Service Pack 1 Released
Inventor 2017 R2 is here! R2 is an update for subscription customers and it includes over 40 productivity enhancements voted by Inventor users the world over. Inventor 2017 R2 also packages Service Pack 1 in one simple update. If you would like to see more on whats new in 2017 R2 check out the video below, or read on for some of my favourie picks of 2017 R2!  Alternativley check out Audo...
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Autodesk Inventor – How to keep unattached or orphaned annotations and how to auto-reattach

Autodesk Inventor – How to keep unattached or orphaned annotations and how to auto-reattach
Occasionally when you make changes to your design you may find your drawing annotations become unattached, do you lose annotations the next time you open the drawing? In this blog we will look at how to keep these unattached annotations and how to automatically re-attach them! Why am I losing annotations and how do I stop this? Well there is a simple answer to this question your document settings ...
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Autodesk Inventor - How to copy model properties to drawing properties automatically

Autodesk Inventor - How to copy model properties to drawing properties automatically
We get this question a lot from customers especially those who use vault, how do I copy my model properties to the drawing properties automatically?Not having properties in the drawing can make searching or identifying what a drawing might be difficult as you only have the file name to go from, in Autodesk Vault you have the ability to view and search properties of documents so we want t...
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Autodesk Inventor 2016 Service Pack 2 Download Now

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Service Pack 2 Download Now
For everyone still working in Inventor 2016, Service Pack 2 is now available! If you would like to know more on what issues have been addresssed please click here or click on the links below to download service packs! Note: Inventor Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite, please download and install Service Pack 1 first followed by Service Pack 2. If you are unsure about installation proc...
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