Hello again Inventor is fantastic at many things, but flexibility when tagging components in layout drawings is not a strong point in my view. If you’re using Factory Design Utilities there are some handy tools for including identification tags for components, but if you’re using standard Inventor, you’ll probably be relying on the balloon tools. […]
Autodesk Inventor – a couple of quick freeform modelling tips
If you work with Inventor for long enough, you’ll come across this pesky message, denying you access to the Bill of Materials (BOM) inside your assembly file. So you obediently save the assembly and try again. Same message. You run a rebuild of the file? Same message. You close and open the assembly again? Same […]
Hello comrades, If you need to get an RVT (Revit Project) file directly from Inventor, there is a workaround available to do this – simply export an IFC file from Inventor and a matching RVT project file will be placed in your temp location as a by-product. This blog focuses on an iLogic rule that auto-extracts […]
If you’re working with a lot of iLogic controls in your assemblies you might spend a lot of time dipping into sub-components in assemblies in order to access the iLogic goodness they contain (normally in an iLogic form). I’ve had one too many of those scenarios, so I’m now using a handy iLogic rule from the […]
Did you know you can place multiple bolted connections in one operation in Inventor? It’s a pretty powerful way to get your BOM (Bill of Materials) looking ship-shape with minimal effort. Check out this video for instructions.
You may have heard the noise about AnyCAD in Inventor 2016 onwards – it’s a lifesaver for multi-disciplinary CAD environments & supply chains. But did you know that it can also be paired with the very powerful new sheet metal recognition and multi-body ability in Inventor? If you put these two technologies together, you have […]