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 Audodesk help for a detailed breakdown on the new features.

How do I install Inventor 2017 R2 or Service Pack 1?

You can install R2 using your Autodesk Desktop App or you can click here to download from Autodesk Support.

If you would like more details on what issues have been addressed in service pack 1 please click here  or click here to download service pack 1 only.

Here a few of of my favorites!

Automate Selection of all Faces or Edges Tangent to the Preselected Faces or Edges

With the left mouse button, double-click a face or an edge or select one or more faces or one or more edges, right-click, and select Tangencies from the context menu.

Tip! Hold down the CTRL key to select more than one face or edge.



Quickly Customize Properties for Imported CAD Files with the New Property Mapping Tool

Easily map properties from CATIA, Pro/Engineer and Creo parametric, NX, STEP, and Solidworks to standard Inventor properties.


Specify a Hatch Pattern as SOLID

SOLID is added as an available pattern in the Style and Standard Editor dialog box.

Tip! Change the default colour the in the Style and Standard Editor dialog box Hatch> Layer style> Hatch object.


Align Multiple Centre Marks in a Drawing to the Selected Edge

You can now select multiple centre marks in a drawing and align them to the selected edge. Previously, only the first selected centre mark would be aligned.

Check out our previous blogs if you would like to know more about what’s new in Inventor 2017! If you have any enquiries, please send us a message:

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