Autodesk has revamped Inventor Environmen with the release of Inventor 2017. What’s more, the latest version includes animations, exploded views, and snapshots, with a brand new timeline-based story panel to manage it all. In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, Lifeline Application Engineer, Yvonne Liu, demonstrates how to use Inventor’s Presentation environment to better document your designs.
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Why Use Presentations
Using Presentations allows your team to engage and collaborate with colleagues and clients in a really innovative manner. With Inventor Presentations environment, especially exploded views, you can show your designs in a way that breaks it down in a clean and unique way. Therefore, this eliminates the back and forth that happens between stakeholders, designers and engineers.
In the webcast, Yvonne gives a walkthrough of the following types of Presentations:
Exploded Views – You can auto-explode the model in a presentation view. You can do it by specifying the distance to explode all components. Assembly constraints mated to faces determine the direction the components move to create the view. You can tweak the exploded views by changing the component position along the specified path or angle.
Snapshot Views – Snapshot views store component positions, visibility, opacity, and camera settings. Snapshot views are either independent or linked to a storyboard timeline. Use these views to create drawing views or raster images for Inventor models.
Timeline-based Story – This feature is completely new and makes it easy to control and edit your assembly sequences and movements. This helps in making your animations realistic.
Can you add parts to an assembly in this environment?
No. To add a part to an assembly, you will you need to do so in the assembly environment.
How does Inventor Publisher play a role in this?
Inventor Publisher has been discontinued as a stand-alone product as of the release of Inventor 2017. Most of the Publisher functionality is being rolled out into standard Inventor, however.
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