This post will feature working with View Representations inside of Autodesk Inventor. I take a look at setting them up inside your assembly environment and some of the tips and tricks associated to using them within your drawing environment. There is a lot of confusion between using level of detail and view representations hopefully this makes the choice a little easier.
In’s and Out’s of View Representations and Using Them Within Drawings
You can save both types of representation with a name and activate it for modeling tasks or select it for creating drawings, presentations, and derived assemblies. So which one makes sense. If working in large assemblies LOD has the advantage. This allows you to suppress components to save memory the negative is when adding a component to your assembly it automatically gets added to all LOD you have created. View Representations takes over there allowing you to lock each representation created so when adding components they can be added to the master without affecting the others but has no memory saving option. In a perfect world LOD with ability to lock representation would be great.
Check out my video of how to do this.
Submitted by Dave of the INCAT CAD Geeks