A simple but useful feature has been included in Inventor 2009…. Place Component Orientation. What this allows you to do is place multiple instances of a component into your assembly based on the LAST INSTANCE orientation. That’s right….place a component and position it where you like in your assembly based on the last occurrence. An option in the Application Options allows you to place subsequent instances in the assembly in the same orientation as the last placed instance. This will allow you to insert many components into your designs without having a one and only default orientation. This should make it easier to place multiple components in your designs without having to constantly re-orientate it to what your design dictates.
Check out this Short Video to Show You How:
John with the INCAT CAD Geeks.
Well, we have all been there. Trying to accomplish what seems like a simple task on our computer only to find that it just isn’t working. On almost every application there is a help pulldown menu. How “helpful” is it to a specific task you are trying to accomplish? Take a look at most of them and they quickly lead to extensive searching and some really dry reading. Most of us are lead to “Google it” or some other web search engine to find some real answers (which might be how you found our website). Autodesk has done a really nice job of adding very useful information right from the help menu. From traditional Help topics to What’s new, Tutorials and Skill builders there is a lot of useful information included right from the help menu.