Utilizing the Content Center data that comes with Autodesk Inventor is a great way to save time modeling standard components. The thing is, there is a difference between having a large library of standard parts and a large library of Useful standard parts. The Content Center comes with so much that often times Inventor users are overwhelmed and can not find the standard parts they are looking for. Content Center Favorites is a great way to build your own selection of Content Center data. This also works great with Content Center Filters which we covered last week.
Learn how to pick your Favorites Here…
Added By Rodney of the CAD Geeks.
What does your Content Center look like? Many Inventor Content Centers I see will look different based on how many CC Libraries are installed, or have been created custom. All those Content Center libraries can be a lot to sort through when building a set of Favorites or when searching for a certain part. Content Center Filters are a great way to filter based on standard or user created libraries and categories. Do this before creating a list of Content Center favorites and you can save your self a lot of time. The two Content Center features work great hand in hand. Today we’ll look at Filters. Next week we’ll visit Favorites.
Added By Rodney, another one of those CAD Geeks.
For all you CAD Administrators out there, sometimes a company, or even a specific job, does not need to leverage every Content Center Library available. The libraries users have access to can be controlled per Project:
From this dialgog box, you can choose which libraries are active for the current project, edit the library name, create an empty user library, delete a library (be careful!), and transfer libraries.
The command to launch the Configure Libraries dialog box is at the bottom right of the Projects dialog:
Contributed by a New CAD Geek
Inventor 2010 has the ability to connect to Content Center databases on a shared ADMS server and now local Desktop Content Center databases. The Library Transfer Wizard will allow custom content center databases to be imported or exported and shared with other team members.
Click HERE for a quick video demonstration.
Posted by Pete of the CAD Geeks
I mean Content Center Rocks!
Are you using the Content Center in Inventor? You should be. It contains a million industry standard components such as fastners and steel shapes. I often get asked the question ” How do I modify the CC so that it matches my current engineering standards. Check out this quick video to get you started.
Create your own library (remember existing CC data is not editable) and copy existing CC data to edit. You can then customize the data to fit your needs. There are many different ways to approach this but this will get you started…
I remember back in the day having to model nuts and bolts to be used in my design…..thank you Autodesk.
John with the INCAT Cadgeeks