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The Power of Inventor Shrinkwrap

An Introduction to Inventor Shrinkwrap In Autodesk Inventor, there is not a lot of information about the Simplification window and the Shrinkwrap feature. A quick note: starting in Inventor 2022, under the Simplification window, the Shrinkwrap tool is replaced with a new tool called “Simplify”. Think of Simplify as Inventor Shrinkwrap 2.0 version since it […]
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How to Populate Inventor iProperties

A tool that is commonly underused in Inventor is the iProperties tool. iProperties are accessible in any Inventor part and assembly. The purpose of this tool is to fill out important attributes or metadata that pertains to your model. There are multiple ways to populate iProperties. Depending on how simple or complex the attribute needs […]
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How to Create Custom Title Blocks in Inventor

Each time a new design is made, a new drawing must also be made and sent to manufacturing.  This drawing has crucial information for manufacturing, such as front/side/top views, dimensions, and tolerances, BOM, a Part Number, you name it.  It is best that some of this information is manually added to the drawing.  However, as […]
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Connecting Visual Studio and Autodesk Inventor for Add-ins

Using iLogic within an Inventor part can unlock many opportunities for automation. However, at some point the requirements of your desired automation outcome surpass what iLogic was designed to do.  This is when you need to leverage a full IDE like Visual Studio.  A great way to do that is by creating an Add-in. Getting […]
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Revit to Autodesk Inventor Automation Workflow Using iLogic

This blog and video review how Autodesk Inventor Automation can help you export data from Revit to Inventor using Inventor iLogic. In Revit, we start with a sample curtain wall that is two walls high and four frames each wall. We export the curtain wall design data into an excel spreadsheet that gives us wall […]
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Utilizing Inventor, Factory Layout Design and CFD for COVID-19

The workplace has radically changed since COVID-19 shut down offices in every corner of the globe. Employers of all sizes, from small to multinational firms facing 2020 realities are looking for ways to unify around shared design DNA and culture from remote settings—and to maintain the personal relationships critical to pulling any institution though a […]
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Standardize View Size on Inventor Drawings of Parts

Standardize View Size on Autodesk Inventor Drawings We recently had a customer who wanted to streamline their documentation process. This company had a part with a lot of variety in length and found themselves having to manually set the scale for their views on each of Inventor drawings. Today, I’ll show you how you can […]
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Sheet Metal Inventor Basic Tips: Making Perpendicular Holes on a Curved Sheet Metal

The basic tips for making holes in the sheet metal in Inventor The problem of holes made in flat pattern and folded model: You have a curved surface on a sheet metal in Autodesk Inventor that you would like to punch perpendicular holes into.  You attempt to make the holes in the flat pattern. However, […]
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Custom Material and Appearances in Autodesk Inventor

Making sure the visualization of your model as close as possible to reality is an important tool when displaying your models to customers. Creating a custom material in Inventor for your models can be a powerful tool that you can share with your team. More importantly, you can also generate customizable materials to ensure correct […]
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GK Machine: Success with Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, & KETIV

GK Machine is an industry leader helping customers in agriculture, transportation, and other markets transform bold ideas into specialty equipment with Autodesk 3D modeling software and support from KETIV. They also had success with Autodesk Inventor and Vault. See how GK Machine uses Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault to bring their innovative ideas to life […]
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