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Nick Johns

An Overview of Autodesk Inventor Bill of Materials (BOM)

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If your organisation uses Autodesk Inventor, you may not be utilising the Bill of Materials (BOM) or BOM tool. The BOM is not the same as the parts list that is often included in drawings. It is an ov...
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Nick Johns

An Overview of the Sheet Metal Unfold & Refold Function in Autodesk Inventor

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If you’ve ever tried to create a feature in a flat pattern and then have it appear in the folded model in Inventor within a sheet metal environment, then you’re probably aware by now that you can’t. T...
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Nick Johns

An Overview of Shared Views in Autodesk Inventor

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The ability to share a 3D model with almost anyone on practically any device makes “Shared Views” a really powerful function in Autodesk Inventor. A shared view is an online visual representation of t...
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Nick Johns

An Overview of the Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator Tool

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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, in Inventor, you wi...
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Nick Johns

How to use the Unwrap Command in Autodesk Inventor

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The Unwrap command in Inventor allows you to unwrap most shapes that cannot be flattened by the unfold command and saved or exported in different formats. Unwrap can be used to create a flat surface p...
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Adam Butcher

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Nesting Utility

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Do you use Inventor Professional as part of the Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection ? Are you looking to minimize waste? Do you use tools such as laser, plasma and water jet...
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Paul Munford

How To Share Inventor And Fusion 360 Designs With Desktop Connector And AnyCAD

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Have you tried Autodesk Inventor AND Fusion 360 ? Which is best? The good news is, you don’t need to decide. You can now use both these tools for what they are best at! Autodesk Inventor is Autodesk’s...
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Adam Butcher

What’s New In Autodesk Inventor 2019

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It’s that time of the year again to look at the new features for Autodesk Inventor 2019 . We always look forward to these releases to see which improvements and new features have been added to help us...
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Alex Fielder

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019

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The 26th March 2018 marked the official release of Autodesk’s latest instalment in the Inventor Professional product family, the 2019 version. This year has seen the BETA site awash with fresh faces d...
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Chris England

A Quick Guide to Autodesk Inventor 3D PDF's

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The brand new Inventor annotate tab means that creating and dimensioning 3D PDF’s from either part or assembly files is now simple. Dimensions, symbols and notes can be placed on to the 3D model and s...
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