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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Obtain an Accumulated Measurement

Really quick hitting tip today, but something that could be very useful for verification and simple measurement purposes. I was recently working on a component and was curious to determine the inside perimeter dimension for a series of edges.…

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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Create a Sheet Metal Cylinder with an Angle Cut

I had a customer recently ask me how to create a cylinder with an angle cut, that could be flattened with the Inventor Sheet Metal tools. Since this scenario is general enough, I wanted to share the most straight-forward solution with all of you,…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Set Precise Model Views for Screen Captures and Drawings

In this relatively short blog post I want to discuss how to set up specific views in a model environment. This may sound like a simple and silly question, as for most situations one can simply orbit the model and set a Design View Representation.…

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By Brad Bland in Autodesk Inventor

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Create Plug Welds on Plates and Tubes

In the example below, we have a pin that is getting a plug weld into a plate. The depth of the plug weld is being driven from the top of the plate. To do this, we need to first create an offset work plane from the top of the plate down into the…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Make Cable & Harness Objects Visible in Drawing Views

I ran into a recent support case where a user was unable to see a Cable & Harness design in one of their drawing views. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy fix that can come in handy for a variety of scenarios, as we’ll see below. For those who are…

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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials, Workflow

Inventor Tutorial: How to Publish Content Center Families with Numeric Controls from an iPart Table

Now that Autodesk University 2019 (AU) is all wrapped up, I am able to take a breather and get caught up on all my other CAD pursuits. AU was a great time where I met some amazing people, witnessed some powerful technologies and got to present…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Set Area Base Units

How to Set a Components Base Unit to Utilize Area Unit. When designing components and organizing an assembly’s BOM, users will often set their base units either to a value of Each (like if someone has 10 apples) or a length value (like 10 in).…

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By Pete Strycharske in Autodesk Inventor

Save Time by Customizing the Marking Menu

In my last post, I showed how to more quickly access and create geometric constraints in an Inventor sketch by using an alternate Marking Menu (access by holding down the CTRL key + Right – Clicking on the mouse). This post will highlight an even…

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By Dan Hunsucker in Autodesk Inventor

Using External Rules

For this week’s topic I want to discuss why we would want to use external ilogic rules vs just putting the rules locally inside of the file. The simple answer to that is for flexibility of running something that is not needed on every file, or a…

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By Pete Strycharske in Autodesk Inventor

Save Time by Accessing Geometric Constraints with the Alternate Marking Menu

Been a doozy of the past 6 weeks, so sorry for the delay in getting a new post out to everyone, but we’ve got a powerful quick hitter today! One of the primary tasks when modeling in a 3D CAD software is actually building and controlling a 2D…

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