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Issue 6 of Mechanical Tips & Tricks

Welcome to this month's Graitec Mechanical ‘Tips and Tricks’ newsletter. We have produced this with you our Clients, in mind. Our aim is to regularly pass on helpful Tips and Tricks on Autodesk Mechanical Software products. We will try and keep this document full of useful and relevant information for you but if you want to make some suggestions on the content, drop us a line and we will do our best to include your requests. Please take the time to look at the contents of this Newsletter, you never know, the answer to something that is puzzling you today may be right here.


This Months Tips & Tricks Focus Is On: Opening and placing files within an Inventor assembly


How can you quickly open or place multiple files within an Inventor assembly?

Solution: When selecting to open or place files within an Inventor assembly, use the multiple select, now supported within Inventor 2008

As per the AutoCAD workflow, it is now possible to multiple select files within Inventor 2008 in order to either open them or place them within an Inventor assembly. Whilst having the ‘Open’ or ‘Place Component’ tool dialog box shown on screen use the ‘Shift’ key to multiple select files required and then select ‘Open’

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Another good way to place multiple components is utilising Windows Explorer.

To quickly open Windows Explorer press the ‘Windows Logo’ key and select the letter ‘E’. Navigate to the files you require, then using standard Windows functionality. Multiple select the files you require and drag and drop them into your assembly.

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