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Autodesk Inventor 2013 – Create New File Dialog

The Inventor 2013 File dialog has been reorganized to allow for an easier navigation experience when starting new files. Templates are now categorized by type, and also display a preview if desired. Thanks go to Tifani Weisbrod for Inventor 2013 tip.

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Autodesk Inventor & Fusion Edge Editing

Check out this example of editing Inventor geometry in the Fusion Technology. We take a look at editing specific edges in the Fusion environment that would be an extremely difficult task in Autodesk Inventor alone.

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Inventor Design Reuse – Sketch and Features

Use the Copy command on the Sketch tab to copy selected geometry and place one or more instances in the sketch. The Copy command also copies to the Autodesk Inventor clipboard so that you can paste into a sketch later.

You can copy and paste features within a part file or between open part files using the Windows Clipboard. You can paste only in the part modeling environment. Copying and pasting is like creating and placing an iFeature with these differences:

•By default, dependent features are not copied. Only features that are explicitly selected are copied. •The paste command allows dependent features to be copied as well. •Autodesk Inventor uses unresolved plane references to position the features. •Newly copied features are fully independent, unlike iFeatures. •If pattern features are copied and pasted, then the parent feature is also pasted. 

You can copy and paste features within a part file or between open part files using the Windows Clipboard. You can paste only in the part modeling environment. Copying and pasting is like creating and placing an iFeature with these differences:

 

By default, dependent features are not copied. Only features that are explicitly selected are copied.
The paste command allows dependent features to be copied as well.
Autodesk Inventor uses unresolved plane references to position the features.
Newly copied features are fully independent, unlike iFeatures.
If pattern features are copied and pasted, then the parent feature is also pasted.
 
Let’s Take a Look!!!
Design Reuse – Sketch and Features

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Are Your iProperties Filled Out – i CHECK IT

This week I am taking another look at the i CHECK IT product for Autodesk Inventor.  I am using the product to enforce the usage of iproperties within my design using Inventor.  This check will allow me to easy check to make sure that all the necessary iproperties are filled out within my designs.  This check works on part, assembly, drawing and presentation files I just choose the properties I want to check for.  The benefits of using such a tool will allow for better reuse of my designs, better searching capabilities with inventor and most importantly checking to make sure the appropriate information will be included in my bill of materials.

 

Lets Take a Look:
Are Your iProperties Filled Out – i CHECK IT

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