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Stuart Smith

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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Andy Garbett

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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Andy Garbett

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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Andy Garbett

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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Michael Arnott

Shape Generator in Autodesk Inventor 2017 utilises the groundbreaking progress of Generative Design

Shape Generator in Autodesk Inventor 2017 utilises the groundbreaking progress of Generative Design
Autodesk's generative design tool Shape Generator will be an integral part of Inventor 2017. It was first introduced in the 2016 R2 release of Inventor, but now, with enhanced features and capabilities, it is available from the off. Generative Design is part of the Future of Making Things (FOMT), and uses computer algorithms to create optimal design solutions, based upon the manual input of a set ...
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Andy Garbett

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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Stuart Smith

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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Stuart Smith

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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Michael Arnott

What is FOMT and is your manufacturing business ready?

What is FOMT and is your manufacturing business ready?
The Future of Making Things (FOMT) is disrupting the manufacturing industry like nothing has before and is a distinct paradigm shift to many established processes. But if your business takes the necessary steps to adjust it too could also ride the FOMT wave, be at the forefront of change and be at the sweet spots of profitability for all manufacturers – First to Market, Innovative Design and Uniqu...
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Paul Munford

Autodesk Inventor 2017 What's New? Mesh Support!

Autodesk Inventor 2017 What's New? Mesh Support!
New in Autodesk Inventor 2017, Awesome Mesh support! Autodesk Inventor 2017 enables end to end round tripping of scanned to 3D printed data by enabling Mesh based models. Autodesk Inventor 2017 brings new features for those of us interested in working with scanned data or 3D printed files in the form of its new Mesh file modelling tools. We can now import 3D .OBJ mesh files directly into inventor ...
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