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Set the Install Location for Your Autodesk Applications Set the Install Location for Your Autodesk Applications
By Synergis EDS With the Autodesk Desktop App users can choose where future installations of Autodesk products are installed. Synergis EDS explains.
Using Construction Lines in Inventor Using Construction Lines in Inventor
By ASCENT See how to use construction lines in sketching to indicate that arcs or circles lie along the same line or to indicate the midpoint of a line.
Inventor Sectioning Participation Inventor Sectioning Participation
By Jim Swain, Synergis EDS This tip takes a look at how to control which parts are sectioned in a section view and how to find the specific part you are looking to change.
Inventor 3D Annotations Webcast and Q&A Inventor 3D Annotations Webcast and Q&A
By Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Jennifer MacMillan of ASCENT covers 3D annotations in Inventor and follows up on attendee questions, in this article.
Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies IMAGINiT's Mark Flayler shares tips on the Task Scheduler, including why you should start by taking a backup of the database it generates.
Deformed Holes and Constraints in Autodesk Inventor
By Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Technologies What is the best way to constrain fasteners to holes in a curved sheet metal part? IMAGINiT's Caleb Funk demonstrates.
4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge 4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge
By Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs Autodesk's Scott Sheppard demonstrates how to use Autodesk Forge for Design Automation API, Data Management, API Model Derivative API and a viewer.
Troubleshooting Inventor Issues Together-Even After 10 Years Troubleshooting Inventor Issues Together-Even After 10 Years
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist Mark Lancaster of Synergis shares an issue with the drawing template and how clearing the occurrence name in the drawing template fixed this.
Inventor 2018 3DA Styles Inventor 2018 3DA Styles
By Anthony Dull, IMAGINiT Technologies If you've upgraded to 2018 and are excited to start using the new 3D Annotations (3DA) functionality you may have received an error. Here's why.
What are Common Uses for Silhouette Curves in Inventor? What are Common Uses for Silhouette Curves in Inventor?
By ASCENT Silhouette curves are commonly used for generating parting lines for plastic part design, or for use in multi-body part design.
Inventor Primitives: Simple Shapes for Creating Part Models
By Kevin Bosch, Hagerman and Company Inventor Primitives are a set of tools that allow quick creation of simple shapes with very little effort.
Linking Inventor Model iProperties to the Model Drawing Linking Inventor Model iProperties to the Model Drawing
By Dave Breiner, Synergis EDS A common mistake Synergis EDS consultants has noticed is users forgetting to update drawing notes after making changes to the model.
An Easier Way to Create a Plug Weld in Inventor An Easier Way to Create a Plug Weld in Inventor
By Brad Bland, Advanced Solutions Have you ever tried to create a plug weld inside of the Autodesk Inventor Weldment environment and find it difficult? If so, keep reading.
Get Better Resolution & Display Quality of Inventor Models Get Better Resolution & Display Quality of Inventor Models
By Harpreet Waraich, IMAGINiT Technologies Here are some pointers on how to get rid of jagged edges in your Inventor model and have a smoother model, with better resolution.
Reporting in Fusion Lifecycle (PLM 360)
By Tyler Beck, Autodesk There are many ways to display Fusion Lifecycle data. Watch this video that covers how to set up your dashboard, create a report, and more.

Using Inventor Connected Design on A360
By KETIV KETIV's virtual academy explores how Inventor and A360 users are able to share and collaborate on 3D designs anytime, anywhere, on many devices.
Hidden Gem for Creating Sketches in Inventor 2017 Hidden Gem for Creating Sketches in Inventor 2017
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis EDS This new feature is called controlling the opacity/transparence of a sketch in a shaded model. In the past you had to perform a slice graphics (F7).
Changing the Zoom Wheel Increment in Autodesk Inventor Changing the Zoom Wheel Increment in Autodesk Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiTTechnologies AutoCAD has a system variable called ZOOMFACTOR. Mark Flayler shows you how to do in Inventor and has set up an IdeaStation request to Autodesk. Vote!
How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations
By Brad Bland, Advanced Solutions There are 3 different types of representations in the assembly environment: Design View Representations, Master Design View & Default Design View.
Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV offers some tips on consolidating Autodesk Network Licenses, including how to edit your license files.
Copy a Design with This Code and Enhanced Save As Copy a Design with This Code and Enhanced Save As
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Here is a code snippet that will search for the name of the part as a drawing file and then perform a save copy.
Download Methods for Autodesk Software Download Methods for Autodesk Software
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV provides a how-to on 3 download methods including the Install Now, Download Now, and Browser Download options, in addition to how to upgrade.
Using Fusion 360 as a Viewer Using Fusion 360 as a Viewer
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales See why Jonathan Landeros used Fusion as a viewer instead of A 360 or Project Leopard. For starters the client is more simple to install than Inventor.
Using Autodesk Vault Professional to Manage Your BOM Using Autodesk Vault Professional to Manage Your BOM
By Forrest Judd, Hagerman & Company With the tools available today, there's no need to fear the BOM. Autodesk Vault Professional has multiple ways of simplifying this dreaded task.
Improvements in the Inventor 2017 Import Command Improvements in the Inventor 2017 Import Command
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies New functions include the ability to reposition the imported AutoCAD drawing in relation to the part origin and the ability to crop AutoCAD drawings.
Using the EOP Marker to Restart Within the Browser Using the EOP Marker to Restart Within the Browser
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis EDS Moving the end of part marker is easier than starting from scratch if you want to go back to a previous point in Inventor.
How To Manually Change the Location of a Deployment How To Manually Change the Location of a Deployment
By Erin Gavlick, KETIV Some coded paths do not automatically change when moving a development. KETIV teaches a quick fix.
Learn How REST API Integration Works for Autodesk PLM 360
By Sara Murray, Razorleaf This video from Razorleaf explains how to read and write data to and from Autodesk PLM 360 outside of the user interface.
Representing Extra Material in the Field Representing Extra Material in the Field
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales Jonathan Landeros from Inventor Tales talks the how and why of showing trimmed edges in Inventor models.
Create Interactive 3D Models for Websites with A 360 Create Interactive 3D Models for Websites with A 360
By Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Technologies DWF Files have been around for ages, but Autodesk 360 makes exporting them to your website to offer a 3D model to your customers surprisingly easy.
Resolve iLogic Issues with iLogic Copy Design
By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Dave Breiner continues his demonstration of iLogic parts and assemblies in this video from Synergis.
Find the Name of a Constraint Dimension in an Assembly Find the Name of a Constraint Dimension in an Assembly
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing TEDCF's David Melvin teaches how to find the name of a constraint dimension in an assembly for Autodesk Inventor.
Changing Dimension Styles in Inventor 2016 Changing Dimension Styles in Inventor 2016
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV's Bryce Ochoa shows us how to create, change, and replace dimension styles in Inventor using the Styles Editor.
Send Wire Sequence Data from AutoCAD Electrical to Inventor Send Wire Sequence Data from AutoCAD Electrical to Inventor
By Thayne Wickam, Manufacturing Applications Expert, IMAGINiT Technologies It is easy to connect wire sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical so that it works with Inventor Cable and Harness.
Incorporating Stickers and Labels as Parts in the BOM Incorporating Stickers and Labels as Parts in the BOM
By Kendred Cooper, Hagerman and Company Incorporating stickers as stand-alone IPT files, the assembly BOM, drawing views and renderings done within Inventor will benefit from this workflow.
Create iLogic Parts to Fill Out iProperties Automatically
By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Learn how a few simple clicks can set up iproperties to be automatically dependent on your inputs in this first of two tips.
Create a Custom Sheet Metal Template in Autodesk Inventor Create a Custom Sheet Metal Template in Autodesk Inventor
By Robert Savage, Advanced Solutions Learn to make a selectable list for each different sheet metal material and thickness in accordance to your company's standards.
Simplify the Mini-Toolbar in Autodesk Inventor Simplify the Mini-Toolbar in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn how to simplify the Appearance mini-Toolbar and apply color in Autodesk Inventor with this tip from David Melvin of TEDCF Publishing.
Learn To Create and Leverage AutoCAD Templates in Inventor
By Jorge Fernandez, KETIV KETIV's Jorge Fernandez teaches how to create templates from scratch and leverage AutoCAD templates on a pre-existing template.
Don't Get Wedged In By Inventor Joint Command Don't Get Wedged In By Inventor Joint Command
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies John Hackney of IMAGINiT Technologies shows you how to use the 'between two faces' function in Inventor's Joint command to work with wedge components.
How To Correct the Problem of Editing Files Out of Turn How To Correct the Problem of Editing Files Out of Turn
By Keith Doran, Hagerman and Company When using Autodesk Vault and Inventor errors can occur when a user does not check out of files, makes changes, and then saves over working copies.
Learn to Use New Autodesk Copy Design Tools Learn to Use New Autodesk Copy Design Tools
By Joe Corson, Synergis Engineering Design Solutions With more options than previous years, there is a lot to learn about the new Copy Design Tools for Vault Workgroup and Professional 2016.
Part III of TEDCF's Helical Coil on Non-Linear Axis Tips Part III of TEDCF's Helical Coil on Non-Linear Axis Tips
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing The third how-to on TEDCF's series on helical coil on non-linear axis for Inventor teaches how to perform the final sweep.
Part II of TEDCF's Helical Coil on Non-Linear Axis Tips Part II of TEDCF's Helical Coil on Non-Linear Axis Tips
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn how to assure that your sweep paths are normal to sweep profiles, in this second part of TEDCF's tips on helical coils on non-linear axes.
Check Out This Tip for Creating Coils in Inventor Check Out This Tip for Creating Coils in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing David Melvin of TEDCF Publishing begins a three-part series on using Autodesk Inventor to create helical coils.
Generative Design Comes to New Inventor R2 Release Generative Design Comes to New Inventor R2 Release
By Jonathan D. Kriek, Ketiv Users will find topology optimization implemented directly into Inventor, reducing need for simulation and analysis packages.
Top-Down Design in Autodesk Inventor Top-Down Design in Autodesk Inventor
By IMAGINiT Technologies Establishing critical design components and elements at the outset of a project can help avoid unnecessary changes and updates.
Select Which Tools are Included in Your Representation View Select Which Tools are Included in Your Representation View
By Robert Savage, Advanced Solutions Education Specialist You can create a view representation with the visibility of one or more components turned off, by adjusting which tools are included in the view.
Hiding Sketch Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor Hiding Sketch Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing One of the most overlooked enhancements of Inventor 2016 is the ability to hide sketch dimensions.
Using Autodesk Products in Windows 10 Using Autodesk Products in Windows 10
By Justin Eckhardt, Advanced Solutions Having implemented some Autodesk solutions on Windows 10, Advanced Solutions offers some tips to get you started.
Multi-CAD Made Easy with Inventor AnyCAD Technology Multi-CAD Made Easy with Inventor AnyCAD Technology
By Gary Bergero, Hagerman & Company One of the processes available in AnyCAD technology is to use the Inventor Open command to directly open a model from another CAD system.
Using Folders in the Dynamic Simulation Environment Using Folders in the Dynamic Simulation Environment
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing One of the most helpful tricks used in TEDCF's course on Dynamic Simulation is grouping components and subassemblies in folders.
Including Summations in Your Inventor Parts List Including Summations in Your Inventor Parts List
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies Inventor users that work with steel sections need a drawing materials list which reflects the length of each steel member.
Using the Freeform Tools within Inventor 2016 Using the Freeform Tools within Inventor 2016
By Kendred Cooper, Solutions Engineer - Hagerman & Company Inventor 2015 introduced the freeform modeling toolset to the user base and now Inventor 2016 enhances that toolset and streamlines the editing process.
Get Your CAD File Ready for Autodesk Simulation Tools Get Your CAD File Ready for Autodesk Simulation Tools
By Chris Fisichella, KETIV Automated geometry simplification tools from Autodesk make it easy to allow well documented CAD to be ready for simulation tools.
Harness the Power of the Inventor Browser Harness the Power of the Inventor Browser
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing One of the most overlooked components of the Inventor User Interface (UI) is the browser, and yet it's one of the most powerful tools you have.
Material Browser Units in Autodesk Inventor Material Browser Units in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Quite a few of our customers have asked about setting the units in the Material Browser. Here is a tip to get you started.
Autodesk Display Issues Autodesk Display Issues
By Justin Eckhardt If your Autodesk product doesn't seem to be acting right, the first and easiest thing to troubleshoot and rule out is your graphics hardware.
Creating a Rivet Hole Chart in Autodesk Inventor Creating a Rivet Hole Chart in Autodesk Inventor
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV KETIV's Jonathan Landeros goes over how to drive and set solid rivets in Inventor.
Importing Files with AnyCAD Functionality in Inventor 2016 Importing Files with AnyCAD Functionality in Inventor 2016
By Keith Doran, Hagerman & Company When a non-Inventor model is selected to open, the import dialog has the legacy option to convert the data, as well as the option to reference the file.
Using Edit Include Component in Inventor Using Edit Include Component in Inventor
By Robert Savage, Advanced Solutions Education Specialist Inventor includes a tool to create a view representation where you have the visibility of one or more components turned off.
Using Copy Properties to Quickly Update Dimensions Using Copy Properties to Quickly Update Dimensions
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales The Copy Properties in Inventor copies the properties of one dimension, and pastes them to as many other dimensions as you need.
Autodesk Adds 5-Axis Functionality to Inventor HSM Autodesk Adds 5-Axis Functionality to Inventor HSM
By Matthew Nichols, Autodesk HSM Pro features a 64-bit CAM engine, Adaptive Clearning 2.0 technology and 5 Axis Contour and 5-axis Swarf multi-axis milling strategies and more.
Understanding the Inventor Drawing Transfer Wizard Understanding the Inventor Drawing Transfer Wizard
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies There are two methods for supplying Inventor drawings with title blocks and borders. See how the Inventor Drawing Transfer Wizard saves time.
Multi-Body Modeling in Inventor Multi-Body Modeling in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip by TEDCF shows you how to create a non-linear array of multiple bodies within a single part file.
Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software
By Anthony Chiles, Advanced Solutions Getting ready to upgrade to the Autodesk 2016 software? Read these tips from Advanced Solutions before you do.
Updating Custom Content to Autodesk Inventor 2016 Updating Custom Content to Autodesk Inventor 2016
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales If you've created your own content in Inventor's content center, you'll have to update it when you move to your next version of Inventor.
Advantages of Using the Inventor User Coordinate System Advantages of Using the Inventor User Coordinate System
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies If you have ever desired to have more than one origin folder, which can be manipulated at will, in an Inventor part file, you should read this.
Add Parts to an Inventor Assembly Using Copy Object Add Parts to an Inventor Assembly Using Copy Object
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you how to use Copy Object in Inventor and make surface bodies of assembly components control the size and shape of parts.
Transition Smoothly to Autodesk 2016 with This Checklist Transition Smoothly to Autodesk 2016 with This Checklist
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist If you already have a network license, make sure to use this Autodesk License Manager checklist before you transition to Autodesk 2016.
Inventor's Presentation Environment Updated in New Release Inventor's Presentation Environment Updated in New Release
By IMAGINiT Solutions One of the environments to get a refresh in this year's release of Inventor is the presentation environment, which had some productivity limitations.
Brush Up On Autodesk Inventor's Copy and Paste Tools Brush Up On Autodesk Inventor's Copy and Paste Tools
By Kevin Bosch, Hagerman & Company MCAD Solutions Engineer Autodesk Inventor has copy and paste tools available on the right click menu in almost all of the file environments.
Autodesk Inventor 2016's Improved Drawing Views Autodesk Inventor 2016's Improved Drawing Views
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Inventor 2016 features a variety of enhancements, and the way Drawing Base Views are created has been streamlined and may catch you off guard.
Adding Parameters to Text in Autodesk Inventor
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales Here's a new tip from Jonathan Landeros on adding parameters to text in Autodesk Inventor so that values update automatically.
Fill Out Your Title Block with an iLogic Form Fill Out Your Title Block with an iLogic Form
By Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer By using an iLogic Form, you can create a method that provides all of the "relevant" fields required to fill out a Title Block in one easy form.
Inventor Hole Notes: How to Annotate with Drill Numbers Inventor Hole Notes: How to Annotate with Drill Numbers
By David Ponka, IMAGINiT Technologies Hole notes in Inventor are a great drawing aid that can save a drafter significant amounts of time when detailing drawings.
Check Out Fusion 360's Latest Design Features Check Out Fusion 360's Latest Design Features
By Mark Lautenbach, Hagerman & Company MCAD Solutions Engineer Fusion 360 is alive and well, and it's improving on its existing capabilities in addition to adding new features including a new dashboard and more.
Removing Temporary Appearance Overrides in Autodesk Inventor Removing Temporary Appearance Overrides in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Inventor users often temporarily override appearances, and this tip shows how to save time later by clearing all the overrides in the design view.
Making Patterns and Models for Sheet Metal Bend Corners Making Patterns and Models for Sheet Metal Bend Corners
By Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer Find out what to expect from sheet metal bend corners, including how they appear in the flat pattern and the folded model in Inventor.
A Faster Way to Get an Aligned Dimension in Inventor A Faster Way to Get an Aligned Dimension in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You probably know that you can right click while adding a dimension to create an aligned dimension, but there is a faster way.
Autodesk Inventor Boss Command Autodesk Inventor Boss Command
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Take charge of our plastic parts with the Boss command.
Quickly Hide and Unhide in Autodesk Inventor Quickly Hide and Unhide in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Normally you will double click sub assemblies, and drill down to the components you want to hide. Right click a component and then deselect Visible.
Learn to Use Inventor's Powerful but Underused Grill Command Learn to Use Inventor's Powerful but Underused Grill Command
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies The Grill command is a streamlined tool for creating openings in parts normally found in Plastic Part design applications.
Control Perspective Angle in Autodesk Inventor Control Perspective Angle in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn how to customize the perspective on your Inventor projects in this tip from David Melvin of TEDCF Publishing.
Inventor's Shrinkwrap Command Simplifies Assembly Geometry Inventor's Shrinkwrap Command Simplifies Assembly Geometry
By Kendred Cooper, Hagerman & Company MCAD Solutions Engineer Check out this tip from Hagerman & Company to learn how to use Inventor's Shrinkwrap command to simplify assembly geometry.
Inventor Application Reset Methods Inventor Application Reset Methods
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies There may come a time when you would like to reset your Inventor 2015 applications back to their original installation configuration.
Changing Sketch Orientation UCS Autodesk Inventor - Part 2 Changing Sketch Orientation UCS Autodesk Inventor - Part 2
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You know how to change the orientation of sketches from one default work plane to another, but now you need to know how to change it to a custom UCS.
Inventor Scaling Tip
By Hagerman & Company How to make a scalable feature, ifeature or part without using Derived Component.
Changing Sketch Orientation UCS Autodesk Inventor - Part 1 Changing Sketch Orientation UCS Autodesk Inventor - Part 1
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip will show you how to change the orientation of sketches using the default and custom UCS.
Illegal Characters in Path Error Illegal Characters in Path Error
By Bill Bogan, KETIV Here's what to do when you encounter Path or Filename properties that contain illegal characters for use with the Vault web client.
Using the Task Scheduler in Inventor 2015 Using the Task Scheduler in Inventor 2015
From the IMAGINiT Solutions Blog This is new to Inventor 2015, if you need to update Materials/Appearances in many files you can use the Task Scheduler to perform this in one task.
Creating Custom Styles in Inventor
By Forrest Judd, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company This video illustrates the proper way to create new Inventor Styles. Following this procedure will ensure that your drawings look consistent.
Double Dimensioning in Autodesk Inventor Double Dimensioning in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You may have heard of double dimensioning, but do you know why it causes problems? Avoid it, with this handy tip from TEDCF Publishing.
Dimension Placement in Autodesk Inventor Dimension Placement in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE Many people believe that geometry types govern how it should be dimensioned, but are these guidelines to use or myth? TEDCF tells you what's up here.
Using Autodesk 360 to Overcome Limited Hard Drive Space Using Autodesk 360 to Overcome Limited Hard Drive Space
By Bryan Fields, Advanced Solutions Autodesk 360 is FREE with limited storage space, but you can move your Autodesk 360 files to the D: Drive using a Symbolic Link.
Converting a Solid to an Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Part Converting a Solid to an Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Part
By KETIV KETIV demonstrates how to take a non-native sheet metal part and convert it into a native Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal part.
Tube and Pipe Filenames in Inventor Tube and Pipe Filenames in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TECF Publishing This tip will show you how to take control over pipe filenames.
Inventomizations: Customizing the Inventor InfoTip Inventomizations: Customizing the Inventor InfoTip
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Ever wonder if you could modify the Inventor InfoTip? You know that thing that appears when you hover your cursor over a file...
Resize the 3D Triad in Inventor Resize the 3D Triad in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You might have noticed that the 3D triad and other annotations in inventor are too small or too big. This tip shows you how to change the size.
Autodesk's New Inventor HSM Offers Multiple Benefits Autodesk's New Inventor HSM Offers Multiple Benefits
By Mark Lautenbach, MCAD Solutions Engineer for Hagerman Inventor HSM runs right inside of Autodesk Inventor and will prove to be a better CAD/CAM solution, while working faster and producing quality parts.
5 Tips for Inventor Part Modeling
By KETIV This video tutorial will show you five ways to make part modeling in Inventor 2015 go smoothly.
Editing Constrained Sketches in Inventor 2015 Editing Constrained Sketches in Inventor 2015
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You're trying to figure out how a sketch was constrained, and it has you stumped. This tip shows you a common reason why.
IMAGINiT Vault Client Utilities 2015 is Here IMAGINiT Vault Client Utilities 2015 is Here
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT This highly configurable tool will send an email notification to any number of Vault users or groups when any lifecycle change occurs.
Misconceptions of the A-Side of Sheet Metal in Inventor 2015 Misconceptions of the A-Side of Sheet Metal in Inventor 2015
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing There are a few misconceptions about the A-Side of sheet metal parts introduced in Inventor 2015, so this tip explains how it really works.
The Roll Back Lifecycle State Change in Autodesk Vault The Roll Back Lifecycle State Change in Autodesk Vault
By KETIV How do we down rev a specific item to where it was before? This KETIV Tech Tip covers how to do just that.
Virtual On Curve Inference in Inventor Virtual On Curve Inference in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE As of the release of Inventor 2015 you'll see a solid inference line instead of a dotted line when you draw your sketches.
Direct Edit Capabilities in Autodesk Inventor 2015 Direct Edit Capabilities in Autodesk Inventor 2015
By Gary Bergero, Applications Engineer, Hagerman & Company, Inc. Autodesk Inventor 2015 introduces a new method for editing imported solid data called "Direct Edit."
Craig Bashor Continues with Skateboard Design Craig Bashor Continues with Skateboard Design
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Part 3 of this skateboard series with Fusion 360 focuses on how to assemble truck assemblies, as well as changing the material and adding a decal.
The Infer Constraint Process in Inventor The Infer Constraint Process in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Inferred constraints can be a bit annoying if you don’t understand how they are applied to your sketch geometry.
Studio Image Sequence in Inventor 2015 Studio Image Sequence in Inventor 2015
By Bill Bogan, KETIV There is an option in the Inventor Studio Render Animation dialog box that allows you to output a sequence of images instead of video.
Setting the Project in Alias for Easy Navigation Setting the Project in Alias for Easy Navigation
By Anthony Dull, IMAGINiT Technologies Setting the project in Alias is a way to quickly access your designs without having to manually navigate to locate your files.
Reverse Zoom Wheel in Autodesk Inventor Reverse Zoom Wheel in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Most CAD applications allow you to change the direction of your mouse-wheel-zoom function, including Inventor.
Display Settings in Autodesk Inventor Display Settings in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing If you frequently change your display settings you might want to read this.
Designing a Skateboard in Fusion 360 Part 2 Designing a Skateboard in Fusion 360 Part 2
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Once you have logged in for the first time, Fusion 360 will create your design Hub and put you in to the dashboard.
Taking Advantage of AutoCAD Mechanical's Full Potential Taking Advantage of AutoCAD Mechanical's Full Potential
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies Most AutoCAD Mechanical users are unaware of the software's potential and use it as a traditional AutoCAD installation.
New Changes and Features in Inventor 2015  New Changes and Features in Inventor 2015
By Kevin Bosch - Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Kevin Bosch of Hagerman & Co. goes over some exciting changes that provide users with more tools to increase productivity, creativity, and efficiency.
Removing Inferred Constraints in Autodesk Inventor Removing Inferred Constraints in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Inferred constraints are great because they quickly add constraints to your sketches, and this speeds up your work.
Automating Inferred Constraints in Autodesk Inventor Automating Inferred Constraints in Autodesk Inventor
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing If you're like most people you draw your sketch profiles, and then manually add constraints. Reduce this workflow by automating automatic constraints.
Virtual Parts and Assemblies in Autodesk Inventor Virtual Parts and Assemblies in Autodesk Inventor
By Keith Doran, MCAD Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company In this tech tip we look at the usage of a "Master Virtual Assembly" and describe it's benefits.
Relax Mode Tricks in Inventor Relax Mode Tricks in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Relax mode will allow changes to a sketch even if it is fully constrained, but did you know you can use it to quickly remove unwanted constraints?
Inventor Sketch Projections Inventor Sketch Projections
By Jeff Stueck, IMAGINiT Technologies We're all familiar with the saying "All Roads Lead to Rome", but how does this apply to 3D Parametric Modeling?
Adding Tolerances to Sketch Dimensions in Inventor Adding Tolerances to Sketch Dimensions in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE Learn how to add tolerances to your sketch dimensions, along with a few tricks for using them.
Linking a User Parameter Via iLogic Linking a User Parameter Via iLogic
By Mark Dooley, Hagerman & Company I am often asked if it is possible to have Autodesk Inventor automatically adjust the iProperties "Part Number" field based off of user input.
Getting Started on Autodesk Fusion 360 Getting Started on Autodesk Fusion 360
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Fusion 360 comes with over 40 tools for creating and editing T-spline forms, whereas Autodesk Inventor 2015 only has about 14 form creation tools.
Limiting Joint Movement Part 2 Limiting Joint Movement Part 2
By Chris Griffith, IMAGINiT Technologies In this paper we will take a look at the second tab in the Joint command, the Limits tab.
Inventor Template Migration and Style Conflicts Inventor Template Migration and Style Conflicts
By Mike Prom, KETIV With the release of 2014 you will have to migrate any custom templates from the previous release and store them in the new 2014 location.
A Simple Way to Find the Centroid of a Face in Inventor A Simple Way to Find the Centroid of a Face in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing There are many reasons you might need to find the centroid of a flat face in Inventor, such as to control sketch geometry.
Assembling with Joint in Inventor Assembling with Joint in Inventor
By Chris Griffith, IMAGINiT Technologies This trick will dispel some of the resistance or misunderstandings and provide a quick learning experience of the Joint tool.
Replacing Content Center Parts in Inventor Replacing Content Center Parts in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You've created an assembly containing Content Center parts, and now you want to replace them with a different part.
Section Views in Inventor Section Views in Inventor
By Marvin Thomas, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company Autodesk Inventor Section Views is a very useful tool for assemblies with core components.
How to Perform a Clean Diagnostics Mode Install How to Perform a Clean Diagnostics Mode Install
By IMAGINiT Technologies You may be receiving errors or the install backs off and looks like it uninstalls itself when using Windows or Vista.
Bend Minimum - Bend Part in Autodesk Inventor Bend Minimum - Bend Part in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing The Bend Minimum option in the Bend Part command is used to localize the bend so that only the portion controlled by the sketch line is bent.
Sending SIM 360 Pro and Autodesk Vault Files to the Cloud Sending SIM 360 Pro and Autodesk Vault Files to the Cloud
By Jorge Fernandez, KETIV This tip explains what to do when SIM 360 Pro and Autodesk Vault users encounter a 'could not connect to the cloud' error message.
Creating Workspaces in 3ds Max Creating Workspaces in 3ds Max
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions In 3ds Max 2013 you could create custom workspaces for the UI. 3ds Max 2014 contains an extra workspace called Default with Enhanced Menus.
Sticky Panels in Autodesk Inventor Sticky Panels in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Sticky Panels in Autodesk Inventor are a fast and useful way of accessing commands from different environments.
Placing Derived Parts into a Weldment Assembly in Inventor Placing Derived Parts into a Weldment Assembly in Inventor
By Christopher Griffith, IMAGINiT Technologies In this tip we take four sheet metal parts that were derived from a lofted flange and create a weldment assembly.
Linking User Parameter's with iLogic Linking User Parameter's with iLogic
By Mark Dooley, Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company I am often asked if it is possible to have Autodesk Inventor automatically adjust the iProperties "Part Number" field based off of user input.
How to Download Software from Autodesk's Virtual Agent How to Download Software from Autodesk's Virtual Agent
By Advanced Solutions If you are unable to download directly from Subscription Center account, this is another way to download software from Autodesk.com.
Custom Quick Access Toolbar in Autodesk Inventor Custom Quick Access Toolbar in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You use the Quick Access Toolbar all the time, but did you know you can customize it? This tip shows you how.
How Autodesk Products Deal with STEP Files How Autodesk Products Deal with STEP Files
By Bill Bogan, KETIV Bill provides an overview of STEP files and how Autodesk products deal with them.
Sharing your Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Files Sharing your Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Files
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Start by creating your Autodesk Inventor Publisher document, then create the Inventor Publisher Mobile file...
Dragging Fully Constrained Sketches in Inventor Dragging Fully Constrained Sketches in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you how to drag sketch geometry to quickly change multiple dimensions.
Simultaneous Motions in Inventor 2014 Simultaneous Motions in Inventor 2014
By Gary Bergero, MCAD Solutions Engineer - Hagerman & Company Gary Bergero shares the steps that he uses to show simultaneous assembly motions in Autodesk Inventor 2014.
Creating Four Parts from a Complex Lofted Flange Creating Four Parts from a Complex Lofted Flange
By Chris Griffith, IMAGINiT Technologies If you have ever worked in the sheet metal environment, then at some point you have worked with the lofted flange command.
Change Sketch Plane in Autodesk Inventor Change Sketch Plane in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you how to put an existing sketch on a different plane.
Workspace Sync in Autodesk Vault Workspace Sync in Autodesk Vault
By Mike Carlson, KETIV While the command for workspace sync has been around a while, I still get asked the question about the best way to synchronize your working folder.
Creating a Template Pipe Fitting Repad w/ Autodesk Inventor Creating a Template Pipe Fitting Repad w/ Autodesk Inventor
By Stan Wile, IMAGINiT Technologies In this video we not only create the loft, but setup the part so it can be used as a template for future repads.
Placing iFeatures from the Vault in Inventor 2014 Placing iFeatures from the Vault in Inventor 2014
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT The Vault has many features that make designing easier and among these is providing a common place to place shared library files.
Aligned Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor Aligned Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You may know how to add aligned dimensions in Autodesk Inventor sketches, but this tip shows you how to speed the process.
Tangent Arc Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor Tangent Arc Dimensions in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Autodesk Inventor’s General Dimension command is easy to use, but there’s one trick you really need to know.
Getting Better Acquainted with Inventor Appearances Getting Better Acquainted with Inventor Appearances
By Bill Bogan, KETIV If you've been around Inventor for the past few years you've seen the Colors transition to Appearances and a different UI for handling them.
Single Point Template in Autodesk Inventor Single Point Template in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you how to create a template that has the origin of the sketch projected onto the first sketch.
Selecting Parameters Using Inventor's Heads Up Display Selecting Parameters Using Inventor's Heads Up Display
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies If you have ever wondered how to select model parameters using the sketch dimension heads up display this tip can help.
Auto-Projected Geometry in Autodesk Inventor Auto-Projected Geometry in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you why projected geometry is so important and how to use it. You’ll also learn which auto-project settings to use.
Indexing an Attributed AutoCAD Block into Autodesk Vault Indexing an Attributed AutoCAD Block into Autodesk Vault
By KETIV This Tip includes a playlist that contains two videos which describe the process of indexing AutoCAD attributed blocks into Autodesk Vault.
Move Assembly UCS with Autodesk Inventor Move Assembly UCS with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip will show you how to move the UCS relative to parts in the assembly.
Converting an AutoCAD Title Block for Use in Inventor Converting an AutoCAD Title Block for Use in Inventor
By David Ponka, Manufacturing Applications Expert, IMAGINiT Technologies If you are moving to Autodesk Inventor from AutoCAD you have likely noticed that your drawing assets are handled very differently from AutoCAD.
Prevent Resolve Link Errors with Autodesk Inventor Prevent Resolve Link Errors with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip will explore some of the reasons you may get the Resolve Link error, and will gives you some solutions.
Downloading, Installing, and Configuring LMTools Downloading, Installing, and Configuring LMTools
By Tylor Zollman, Advanced Solutions Once a Networked License has been purchased it will require a Networked License Manager (LMTools) to distribute licenses.
The Feature Migrator for Inventor The Feature Migrator for Inventor
By Mark Flayler The Feature Migrator tool will allow Inventor users to more easily create part features from assembly features.
Show and Hide Lines in Inventor Drawing Views Show and Hide Lines in Inventor Drawing Views
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing You may know how to hide lines in a drawing view, but un-hiding them can be a little tricky because it takes more steps.
8 Feature Recognition Commands to Use in Revit 8 Feature Recognition Commands to Use in Revit
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT The Feature Recognition application converts neutral 3D CAD models, such as STEP, SAT, or IGES solids, into full-featured Inventor models.
Standard and Custom Templates in Inventor Standard and Custom Templates in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing If you've used the New Document drop down list to create new files you may know that this method does not use your custom templates.
Using Sketch Blocks to Create Assemblies Using Sketch Blocks to Create Assemblies
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions There are many ways to create assemblies within Autodesk Inventor, including bottom up and top down techniques.
Eliminating Spelling Errors with iLogic Eliminating Spelling Errors with iLogic
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows Inventor users how they can eliminate the spelling errors for the their projects.
Conditional Suppression in Inventor Conditional Suppression in Inventor
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV This video tutorial will show Inventor users how they turn their model's features on and off.
Standalone License Activation for 2014 Products Fails Standalone License Activation for 2014 Products Fails
By IMAGINiT Have you received a group of reports when activating Autodesk 2014 products? Here's what to do.
Autodesk Inventor - Frame Generator  Part Number Roll-up Autodesk Inventor - Frame Generator Part Number Roll-up
By Jason Lane, IMAGINiT Autodesk Inventor offers some worthy productivity enhancement tools with their Frame Generator.
Inventor iLogic for Beginners Inventor iLogic for Beginners
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing Many aspects of Inventor iLogic are easier to understand than they seem at first. This tip helps users understand "If Then Else" statements.
Creating Section Views in Inventor Drawings at Odd Angles
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Sometimes you are required to create a section view in an Inventor drawing through features that do not lie on the X or Y axis.
Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Let's say you want to duplicate geometry on a sketch, but none of the pattern commands will do what you want to do.
Move Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor Move Copy Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing Let's say you want to duplicate geometry on a sketch, but none of the pattern commands will do what you want to do... Then what?
Autodesk Inventor Studio - Still a Good Option for Rendering Autodesk Inventor Studio - Still a Good Option for Rendering
By Jason Lane, Manufacturing Solutions Team Manager, IMAGINiT The Autodesk Design Suites now offer several worthy options for creating photo-realistic renderings of your Autodesk Inventor designs.
Scaling Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor Scaling Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip shows you how to use the Scale command and how to deal with constraints when they interfere.
Moving Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor Moving Sketch Geometry with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Have you drawn an intricate sketch only to find that some of the geometry was drawn on the wrong feature?
Ways to Extend the Power of Autodesk Software with Add-ons Ways to Extend the Power of Autodesk Software with Add-ons
By John Aiello, KETIV One solution is the utilization of the Autodesk Exchange Apps, which is accessible within each product.
Everything You Need for Installation in One Place Everything You Need for Installation in One Place
By Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Read this tip on how to do a network deployment for your Autodesk 2014 programs.
Tricks with Autodesk Inventor Stretch Command Tricks with Autodesk Inventor Stretch Command
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Autodesk Inventor's Stretch command in the Sketch environment can be a useful tool for adjusting geometry that already has dimensions.
Tricks with Inventor Split Command Tricks with Inventor Split Command
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn to use the Split command in the Sketch tab of the ribbon, plus a few helpful ways the command can be used.
Enhance Your Presentation with these Tips Enhance Your Presentation with these Tips
By Ketiv This video shows how to combine sequences (tweaks) in a presentation to have them run at the same time.
Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Parameters Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Parameters
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Parameters are extremely helpful for guiding part construction with design specifications. Follow these steps in Inventor.
How to Add Arc Length Dimensions in Inventor How to Add Arc Length Dimensions in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing It's rare, but you might find the need to add an arc length dimension to your drawings.
Edit and Update Tables on Multiple Drawings with Excel  Edit and Update Tables on Multiple Drawings with Excel
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV This video shows how Microsoft Excel can be used to control and update Tables in Autodesk Inventor.
Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Fillets Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Fillets
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This is the second part of a short mini-series of tips focused on strategy. How to plan ahead to simplify your work.
Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Extents Strategies Planning Ahead with Autodesk Inventor - Extents Strategies
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This is the first part of a short mini-series of tips focused on strategy. How to plan ahead to simplify your work.
How to Not Model Features Twice How to Not Model Features Twice
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies When modeling in Inventor, you often have a feature that you'd like to copy to another location on the same part or to a totally different part.
Inventor Factory Tech Tip for iMates Inventor Factory Tech Tip for iMates
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Here is a quick tip for Inventor Factory Users for using iMates in their layouts.
Create Shapes with a Few Clicks with the Full Round Fillet Create Shapes with a Few Clicks with the Full Round Fillet
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing One of the more powerful yet less known commands in Inventor is the Full Round Fillet command.
Importing an Excel Table Onto an Autodesk Inventor Drawing Importing an Excel Table Onto an Autodesk Inventor Drawing
By KETIV This tip explains how to import an Excel Table and place it into Inventor drawings in Inventor 2013.
Mold Finishings with Protomold's Design Aid Protogami Mold Finishings with Protomold's Design Aid Protogami
By Proto Labs Aside form showcasing resins and finishes, Protogami highlights clip design, living hinges and design for ease of assembly.
Increasing Shaded View Resolution In Inventor Drawings Increasing Shaded View Resolution In Inventor Drawings
By KETIV Tech Tips When I zoom in closely to a shaded view, the colors appear to be smudged. How do I make sure the colors are crisp?
Using Face Fillets with Autodesk Inventor Using Face Fillets with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing With the Face Fillet your geometry doesn't need to be as clean as it does with standard fillets. Learn more.
How to Create Points and Curves from Spreadsheets How to Create Points and Curves from Spreadsheets
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions This video tutorial covers how to import coordinate points from a spreadsheet and add them to either a 2D or 3D sketch in Inventor.
Are You Having Issues with Your Graphic Performance? Are You Having Issues with Your Graphic Performance?
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog If you already use a certified graphic card but are still having problems, you should try to download the driver from Autodesk's website.
Using Pack and Go With Autodesk Inventor 2013 Using Pack and Go With Autodesk Inventor 2013
By KETIV This tip shows you how to create a copy of several Autodesk Inventor files in a new location.
How a Color Can Be Quickly Matched in Autodesk Showcase How a Color Can Be Quickly Matched in Autodesk Showcase
By Jonathan Landeros, Ketiv This video tip shows you how to match a feature in Showcase to a color of a decal you have imported.
Using Section View to Look at Features Inside Using Section View to Look at Features Inside
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Have you ever noticed that some parts and assemblies are just not user friendly when it comes to section views in Inventor?
Learn How Using Detail Views Can Save You Time Learn How Using Detail Views Can Save You Time
By Mark Flayler, Application Engineer, IMAGINiT Technologies Your design changes and the detail views that didn't move with the geometry need to be fixed. This tip makes this process easier.
Fixing the Inventor Error Report Issue Fixing the Inventor Error Report Issue
By IMAGINiT Does this ever happen to you: you've had Inventor installed for a while and one day you try to launch the program but it won't open.
Trouble Finding Parts in the Graphics Area and the Browser? Trouble Finding Parts in the Graphics Area and the Browser?
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This tip will show you how to quickly find parts and subassemblies in both places.
Creating Behaviors in Autodesk Showcase Creating Behaviors in Autodesk Showcase
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Learn how to create behaviors and the five types you can create.
Understanding Uniform Wall Thickness Understanding Uniform Wall Thickness
By Proto Labs Creating excellent injection molding requires uniform wall thickness throughout a part design. Learn how to achieve this goal.
Learn About the New Way of Working with Materials Learn About the New Way of Working with Materials
By Mark Flayler, Application Engineer, IMAGINiT Technologies Say what you want about the new material settings in Inventor, but this tool for adjustment is really handy.
Take Advantage of Visual Characteristics with Protomold Take Advantage of Visual Characteristics with Protomold
By Proto Labs In this tip readers will find out how they can add eye-popping visual characteristics to their injection molded parts.
Do You Know How to Turn Off the Save Reminder? Do You Know How to Turn Off the Save Reminder?
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This short tip shows you how to turn off the Save Reminder in Inventor, as well as how to turn on or off other prompts.
Custom User Coordinates in Autodesk Inventor Custom User Coordinates in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Custom UCS (User Coordinate Systems) are a fast and powerful way of creating work planes and work axes.
Eliminate Cosmetic Flaws Eliminate Cosmetic Flaws
By Proto Labs Injection molded parts are often the victims of many different kinds of cosmetic flaws. But this tip can help.
Take Points in a Spreadsheet and Place them into Inventor Take Points in a Spreadsheet and Place them into Inventor
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions In this video demonstration, learn how to import coordinate points from a spreadsheet and add them to either a 2D or 3D sketch.
Using Copy Object in an Assembly Using Copy Object in an Assembly
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT What we are going to do here is use Copy Object inside the assembly while in Part Edit mode to allow us to reuse geometry from the assembly.
Table Interpolation in Autodesk Inventor Table Interpolation in Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing If you've wondered how Autodesk Inventor uses linear interpolation to find values that are not listed in a table here is how.
Spice Up Your Prototypes With a Little Color Spice Up Your Prototypes With a Little Color
By Proto Labs Prototypes can come in a wide variety of colors. This tip walks users through the best way to chose the color that suits them best.
Bend Part Minimum in Inventor Bend Part Minimum in Inventor
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing This tip explains how the Bend Minimum option works in Autodesk Inventor.
Specifying an Arc Length in a Sketch Specifying an Arc Length in a Sketch
By Javier Chavez, KETIV A quick tip explaining how to drive a sketched arc in Inventor.
Gain Insights in Development Product Development Gain Insights in Development Product Development
By Proto Labs This tutorial walks users through the process of preparing a patricurly challenging part for injection molding.
Tube and Pipe Configurations in Inventor Tube and Pipe Configurations in Inventor
Press Release Issued by Autodesk If you have not used Tube and Pipe or iAssemblies in Inventor here's your chance.
Fully Constraining Sketches in Autodesk Inventor Fully Constraining Sketches in Autodesk Inventor
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing When a part or sketch is not functioning correctly, it can almost always be traced back to an unconstrained sketch.
Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor Part III Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor Part III
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing This is the third in a series of Tips that shows you the iPart process. In the first two tips, we designed the iPart and then set up the iPart Table.
Avoid Resin Damage with these Helpful Tips Avoid Resin Damage with these Helpful Tips
By Proto Labs For designers who want to avoid resin damage while designing parts for rapid injection molding proper living hinges are a must.
Part 2 of Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor Part 2 of Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing This is the second in a series of Tips that shows you the iPart process. In this tip we will set up the iPart Table.
Part 1 of Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor Part 1 of Designing iParts in Autodesk Inventor
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing This is the first in a series of Tips that shows you the iPart process. In this Tip, we will go through the first few steps of iPart design.
Text Clipping of Annotations in Inventor 2013 Text Clipping of Annotations in Inventor 2013
By: Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Inventor 2013 now has a new clipping behavior for when texts overlap hatches or annotations.
Inventor 2013: Access Sketch Constraints Faster Inventor 2013: Access Sketch Constraints Faster
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINIT One of the nicest enhancements in Inventor 2013 has been the CTRL+Right Click options for the Marking Menu.
Gate Types in Injection Molding Gate Types in Injection Molding
By Proto Labs Learn about when to use a tab, hot tip, or pin gates depending on the shape and size of the part and the resin being injected.
How to Set Limits on Constraints How to Set Limits on Constraints
by John Koop, TEDCF Publishing Learn about controlling constraint limits with this step-by-step tip.
Learn about Style Migration in Inventor 2013 Learn about Style Migration in Inventor 2013
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Bob Van der Donck of Autodesk discusses the specifics of migrating materials and colors to the 2013 release of Inventor.
Master Sketch Icon & End of Part Marker Enhancement Tools Master Sketch Icon & End of Part Marker Enhancement Tools
By Mark Flayler, Application Engineer, IMAGINiT Technologies Make it easy to examine relationships before beginning modification to ensure the proper changes take place in the model based on your change intent.
Choose Your Resin Early When Prototyping Choose Your Resin Early When Prototyping
By Proto Labs There are many good reasons to choose the material you will use for your prototypes as early as possible. This tip explains how and why.
Do you Know about the Align Option? Do you Know about the Align Option?
By Javier Chavez, Ketiv The align option in the frame generator dialog box allows users to align frame member rotation by selection faces or edges.
2D Equation Curves with Autodesk Inventor 2D Equation Curves with Autodesk Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing This short tip will show you how to draw 2D equation curves. You will also learn how to fully constrain equation curves.
What is the Meaning of Keep Legacy Body Status Command? What is the Meaning of Keep Legacy Body Status Command?
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Some of you might have noticed a new context menu in the drawing environment of Inventor 2013.
How can I find a part in a large assembly? How can I find a part in a large assembly?
By Mike Prom, KETIV Follow these steps to locate a part in a large assembly in Inventor.
Turn On the Green Snap Dot Turn On the Green Snap Dot
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing When your green snap dot in Inventor seems to have gone missing, here's how to turn it back on.
Use Pickouts to Form Difficult Features Use Pickouts to Form Difficult Features
By Proto Labs By using pickouts designers can solve problems relating to the creation of undercuts.
Use Point Cloud Data in Inventor Use Point Cloud Data in Inventor
Inventor 2013 now has the ability to utilize point cloud data.
Use Matched Mates to Lower Manufacturing Costs Use Matched Mates to Lower Manufacturing Costs
By Proto Labs By using two identical parts for mates users can reduce the amount of time and money they spend in the manufacturing phase.
Configure Your Mouse Scroll Wheel Configure Your Mouse Scroll Wheel
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Learn how to change the zoom direction and zoom sensitivity in Inventor.
Best Practices for Your Vault Workflow Best Practices for Your Vault Workflow
By Richard Rankin, Autodesk Richard Rankin from Autodesk shares four tips to increase the Vault user experience.
Create Section and Detail View in AutoCAD 2013 Create Section and Detail View in AutoCAD 2013
By Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes Blog In AutoCAD 2013, you can create not only base and projected view, but you can now also create section and detail views.
Share Large Parts Using Email Share Large Parts Using Email
By Mike Prom, KETIV Collaborating on large parts in Inventor can be a challenge but sending them over email can make things a lot easier.
Creating an Ellipse in Inventor 2013 Creating an Ellipse in Inventor 2013
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk How to create an ellipse based on its two focal points and the minor axis in Inventor.
Positioning Pins to Minimize Effect on Your Parts Positioning Pins to Minimize Effect on Your Parts
By Proto Labs Protomold determines pin placement, customers get to sign off on pin locations before an order is finalized.
Select the Edge of a Work Plane Select the Edge of a Work Plane
By Mike Prom, KETIV What to do when you can't select the edge of a work plane in an Inventor assembly.
Create a Custom Material Library in Inventor 2013 Create a Custom Material Library in Inventor 2013
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing One of the most notable changes to Inventor this year is Material and Color styles have been replaced with Material and Appearance Libraries.
Five Best Practices for Autodesk Vault Five Best Practices for Autodesk Vault
By Richard Rankin, Autodesk Five dos for your Vault workflow. Do formulate a disaster recovery plan that addresses your business needs...
Turn Off Automatic Constraints Turn Off Automatic Constraints
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Gain more control over constraints in Autodesk Inventor.
Add Textures to Your Parts Add Textures to Your Parts
By Proto Labs Adding surfaces to a part can increase its versatility by improving grip, or hiding fingerprints or facilitating paint adhesion and more.
Sketching Enhancement in Inventor 2013
A video including new features in Autodesk Inventor's sketch systems for 2D and 3D sketches.
Find a Failed Constraint in a Large Assembly Find a Failed Constraint in a Large Assembly
By Mike Prom, KETIV In the Browser, change from Assembly View to Modeling View. This will allow all of that level assemblys constraints to be collected in folder.
Using Different iPart Thread Sizes Using Different iPart Thread Sizes
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk How to properly use the thread feature in an Inventor iPart.
Use Bumps to Prevent Part Wear and Tear Use Bumps to Prevent Part Wear and Tear
By Proto Labs Bumps are a handy design feature that allows part makers to reduce any excess wear and tear that might occur during the creation process.
Turn off Work Plane Visibility in Inventor Turn off Work Plane Visibility in Inventor
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing What to do when work planes are still visible in the assembly file.
Five Tips for Autodesk Vault Five Tips for Autodesk Vault
By Richard Rankin, Autodesk Richard Rankin shares five new best practices for your Vault workflow. Do Regularly check the ADMS Console Logs.
Create Animations in Autodesk Showcase Create Animations in Autodesk Showcase
Learn how to create animations using behaviors in Autodesk Showcase 2012.
Assign Items to Files with the Same Part Number Assign Items to Files with the Same Part Number
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Inventor Co-founder Bob Van der Donck shares how to assign items to files that share the same part number in Inventor.
Make Videos in Inventor Make Videos in Inventor
By Mike Prom, KETIV The TechSmith codec helps you record Inventor Animations.
How to Turn the Inventor Browser On or Off How to Turn the Inventor Browser On or Off
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing What to do when you open a file only to find the Browser is not shown on the Inventor window.
Sync iProperties Between Models and Drawings Sync iProperties Between Models and Drawings
By Mark Lautenbach, Hagerman & Company Automate the tedious process of syncing iProperties between models and drawings in Inventor.
Raster Views in Inventor 2012 Raster Views in Inventor 2012
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Inventor 2012 now uses your multi-core processor to allow you to continue to work inside a drawing without having to wait for the processing.
Five Autodesk Vault Tips  Five Autodesk Vault Tips
By Richard Rankin, Autodesk Richard Rankin of Autodesk covers best practices for using data management software Autodesk Vault.
Best Practices for Modeling a Turners Cube Best Practices for Modeling a Turners Cube
Craig Bashor, Application Engineer from Advanced Solutions shares his version of how to model a Turners cube in Inventor.
Smooth Fillet Transitions in Inventor Smooth Fillet Transitions in Inventor
By Mike Prom, KETIV Solve the problem of seeing the tangencys of a fillet on your Inventor part.
Check the Developed Length of Inventor Sheet Metal Parts Check the Developed Length of Inventor Sheet Metal Parts
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Learn how to calculate the length of sheet metal bends larger the 90 degrees in Autodesk Inventor.
Make a Turners Cube in Autodesk Inventor Make a Turners Cube in Autodesk Inventor
This video tip covers how to make a Turner's cube for CNC milling.
Preventing Lost Geometry Relationships Preventing Lost Geometry Relationships
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing What to do when you find that the projected geometry in sketches didn't update to the new modifications.
Work Around Large File Problems Work Around Large File Problems
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies A quick tip for uploading large Inventor part files to a forum or email.
Troubleshooting In Autodesk Vault Troubleshooting In Autodesk Vault
By Jonathan Landeros Diagnose issues in Vault with the Console and Server logs.
Change Units in Inventors Default Template Change Units in Inventors Default Template
By Bob Van der Donck, Autodesk Autodesk's Technical Lead and co-founder of Inventor, Bob Van der Donck, offers a new tip for Inventor 2012 on changing units.
Stop Assembly Motion in Inventor Stop Assembly Motion in Inventor
By Mike Prom, KETIV Learn how to stop assembly motion when components contact each other.
Inventor iProperties Inventor iProperties
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Learn about best practices for filling out iProperties in Inventor.
Make an Inventor Project Without Starting the Program Make an Inventor Project Without Starting the Program
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com Learn how to create a new Inventor project without actually starting Inventor.
Show the Part Number Show the Part Number
By Mike Prom, KETIV Learn how to show a part number on a part in Inventor.
Suppress the Spectacular Color Suppress the Spectacular Color
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies How to get rid of the Spectacular Lighting effects in Inventor when it is not needed.
Autodesk Inventor Sketching Tip Autodesk Inventor Sketching Tip
By Kevin Bosch Kevin Bosch from Hagerman & Company gives sketching tips such as creating a tangent relationship between a line and a circle on the fly.
Quickly and Easily Select Geometry Quickly and Easily Select Geometry
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com This tip shows how to use selections filters to quickly select the geometry you want to work with.
Place a Part from the Content Center Check Custom Place a Part from the Content Center Check Custom
By Mike Prom, Ketiv If you need a part similar to one found in the Content Center with some modifications, this tip is for you.
Be more Efficient with Inventor Tools with this Tip Be more Efficient with Inventor Tools with this Tip
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com If you want to learn what each tool in Inventor does, then this tip will be a great help as it provides complete info about the tool in the display.
Save All Files at Once Save All Files at Once
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com Save all unsaved documents at once by using the Autodesk Inventor Application Button.
Use the Copy Object Tool to Cut a Sweep Use the Copy Object Tool to Cut a Sweep
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies If you have ever tried to create this type of feature, the process is pretty simple until you get to the creation of the sweep itself.
Accelerate File Open Times in Autodesk Inventor Accelerate File Open Times in Autodesk Inventor
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com Accelerate file open times by using the available cache to keep the participating files in memory.
Construct a Cylindrical Cam Construct a Cylindrical Cam
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing How to build a cylindrical cam with parallel walls using Autodesk Inventor.
Change The Default Units for An Active Document Change The Default Units for An Active Document
By Sunith Babu, www.myinventortips.com When entering a value in a dialog box, you can override the default units by entering the unit name after the value in Inventor.
Dont Be Intimidated by iParts! Dont Be Intimidated by iParts!
By Nelson Wagner, Hagerman & Company, Inc. Create iParts through simple steps like renaming parameters, managing key values and using spreadsheets for iterations.
Disable Visibility of Auto Sketch Constraints Disable Visibility of Auto Sketch Constraints
By Sunith Babu This quick tip shows you how to turn off of Auto Sketch Geometry Constraints.
How to Set a Repeat Command in Autodesk Inventor How to Set a Repeat Command in Autodesk Inventor
By Jonathan Landeros Jonathan Landeros from KETIV demonstrates how to set a repeat command in this video.
How to Get a Flat Pattern in Inventor How to Get a Flat Pattern in Inventor
By Craig Bashor, Manufacturing Solutions Blog Solving issues with sheet metal cuts in flat patterns.
Fix Your Empty Presentation File Fix Your Empty Presentation File
By Mark Flalyer, IMAGINiT Mark Flayler solves a Presentation file recording problem.
A Quick Way to Switch Between Assembly States A Quick Way to Switch Between Assembly States
By KETIV In this tip users learn how to take advantage of positional representations to quickly switch between the different states of an assembly position.
Hagerman's Hints: Theoretical Intersection Dimensioning Hagerman's Hints: Theoretical Intersection Dimensioning
By Nelson Wagner Hagerman & Company Solutions Engineer Mishawaka, IN This tip covers how Inventor has the ability to dimension to the theoretical or apparent intersection of edges.
Customize Your Fractions Customize Your Fractions
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions In this tip Inventor users learn how to arrange their fractions to meet their specifications.
An Easy Way to Make Round Holes on a Cylinder An Easy Way to Make Round Holes on a Cylinder
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing In this tip Inventor users learn the best way to make a pattern of round holes on a cylinder.
This Tip Shows You How to Make a Pattern on a Cylinder This Tip Shows You How to Make a Pattern on a Cylinder
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing The trick is to add the holes to a flat plate and then use the Bend Part command to make the cylinder.
The Easy Way to Create a Read/Write Library The Easy Way to Create a Read/Write Library
By KETIV In this tutorial Inventor users learn how they can create a read/write library quickly and efficiently.
Fix Your Factory Design Issues with the Factory Design Suite Fix Your Factory Design Issues with the Factory Design Suite
By Nelson Wagner Hagerman & Company Solutions Engineer Mishawaka, IN Most of us hear Factory Design Suite and wonder what we would use that software for. Find out the answer in this overview.
Project Photofly v2.0 is Put through its Paces Project Photofly v2.0 is Put through its Paces
By Arthur Hughes Learn about working with the Autodesk Photo Scene Editor v2 found in Project Photofly on Autodesk Labs.
A Tip on Fixing Surface Gaps A Tip on Fixing Surface Gaps
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn why knowing how to add the surface and stitch all the surfaces on the part to create a solid body is so important.
A Video Tip on the New Eco Materials Adviser A Video Tip on the New Eco Materials Adviser
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Consider material selections and associated costs much earlier in the engineering phase with the Eco Materials Adviser.
Don't Rotate the Object - Move the Camera Don't Rotate the Object - Move the Camera
By Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab Blog When working with small objects in Project Photofly, some people have tried moving the object each time they take the next picture.
Holy Facet Faces Batman! Holy Facet Faces Batman!
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Ever wonder how many faces and edges a model had? Mark Flayler discusses going from digital prototyping to BIM.
This Tip Will Help You Speed Up Your Productivity This Tip Will Help You Speed Up Your Productivity
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing Learn about options in Inventor to help reduce eye-strain and increase your productivity.
Explore the Inventor and Vault Environments with this Tip Explore the Inventor and Vault Environments with this Tip
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Learn about the synchronous revision table we can now use for Inventor and Vault and how to configure the revision table settings.
Master Positional Representations Master Positional Representations
By KETIV In this tip users learn how to use positional representations in an Inventor assembly.
Learn About the Coolest Enhancements to the 2012 Products Learn About the Coolest Enhancements to the 2012 Products
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Watch this video tip showcasing some of the new highlights in Autodesk Inventor 2012.
Evoke Commands Using Mouse Gestures Evoke Commands Using Mouse Gestures
By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing You can use Mouse Gestures to quickly evoke commands, but you need to know where the commands are.
Five Pointers for Subscription Users and the 2012 Releases Five Pointers for Subscription Users and the 2012 Releases
By KETIV What should you expect as an Autodesk Subscription Customer with the release of the Autodesk 2012 products?
Do You Know how to Use the 2D to 3D Tool? Do You Know how to Use the 2D to 3D Tool?
By Craig Bashor, Advanced Solutions Learn about an add-on that was just a preview technology that started with Inventor 11 and is now part of the 2012 product.
A Tip on the Autodesk Inventor 2012 Marking Menu A Tip on the Autodesk Inventor 2012 Marking Menu
by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing The new Marking Menu in Autodesk Inventor 2012 significantly speeds up navigation, so this tip is a must see.
A Better Way to Work with Large Assemblies A Better Way to Work with Large Assemblies
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Mark Flayler explains how Inventor users can have an easier time working with large assemblies.
Call Up Vault Searches in an Instant Call Up Vault Searches in an Instant
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV Learn how to save and quickly recall Autodesk Vault searches.
Learn About Autodesk Inventors Drawing Transfer Wizard Learn About Autodesk Inventors Drawing Transfer Wizard
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV After modifying an Inventor title block, border, or sketch symbol, you need to quickly transfer that information to other drawing files that use it.
The Slice Graphics (F7) Tool and Improving Customization The Slice Graphics (F7) Tool and Improving Customization
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT When inside a part and modeling on a plane inside the geometry, learn how the the Slice Graphics tool can help you with customization.
Customizing the Content Center Customizing the Content Center
By Orrin Bourne, KETIV Learn how to modify the Content Center so it matches your company standard part numbers, descriptions etc.
Find an Easier Way to Create Symmetrical Profiles Find an Easier Way to Create Symmetrical Profiles
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing In this tip users learn how to quickly create symmetrical profiles using the Mirror Sketch Command.
A Better Way to Undo Changes A Better Way to Undo Changes
By John Koop, Inventor Specialist, TEDCF Publishing In this tip users learn a more efficient way to undo changes then using the "Undo" function.
Frustrations with Inventor and the Windows Virtual Store Frustrations with Inventor and the Windows Virtual Store
By John Koop, TEDCF Publishing If you are saving your Inventor files onto a drive with a Virtual Store activated, your files will be stored in a virtual location on the drive.
Maximize your Systems Resources for Inventor 2011 Maximize your Systems Resources for Inventor 2011
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Find how to get the most from older systems that are running Inventor 2011.
Are Your Ray Traced Images in Showcase Grainy? Are Your Ray Traced Images in Showcase Grainy?
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV This tip explains how changing bump depth can correct a grainy image.
Using iLogic to Automate Repetitive Tasks Using iLogic to Automate Repetitive Tasks
By Rob Cohee, Autodesk Technical Evangelist Rob Cohee explains how iLogic can help Inventor 2011 users eliminate time consuming tasks by automating them.
Dont Lose Your Inventor User Preferances Dont Lose Your Inventor User Preferances
By Nicole Morris, KETIV Are you re-installing or moving Inventor to a new system? Dont lose the hard work you put in configuring your preferences.
Improve Your Search Results Improve Your Search Results
Rob Cohee, Autodesk In this tip from Autodesk's Rob Cohee users learn how to get better search results from Autodesk Vault.
Learn How to Download Inventor Samples Learn How to Download Inventor Samples
By Nicole Morris, Ketiv Would you like to look at the samples that typically come with Autodesk Inventor?
Get Answers About Inventor Frame Generator Get Answers About Inventor Frame Generator
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT The need for custom Structural Shapes in the Inventor Content Center is a frequent question by users of Autodesk Inventors Frame Generator.
A Tech Tip for Alias Working with Inventor A Tech Tip for Alias Working with Inventor
By Jorge Fernandez, KETIV This tip helps with the challenge surrounding installing Alias for Inventor but not being able to activate it.
Learn about Arc Slot Dimensioning in Inventor Learn about Arc Slot Dimensioning in Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Placing tangential or angular dimensions from a center point in the sketch environment is not necessarily easy to discover when learning the software.
Need the Latest Version of Autodesk Software? Need the Latest Version of Autodesk Software?
By KETIV Pointers on what you should know when downloading the latest version of Autodesk software.
Three Tips on How to Achieve Better Performance within Vault Three Tips on How to Achieve Better Performance within Vault
By Darren Hartenstine, MasterGraphics Tips on choosing the right computer hardware and implementing correct practices to hopefully limit or eradicate downtime and improve performance.
Embedding jt Files in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Embedding jt Files in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
By David Melvin, TEDCF Publishing Learn how to embed jt files in Word, EXCEL and PowerPoint in this tip.
Upgrading to Inventor 2011: The Challenge of Migration Upgrading to Inventor 2011: The Challenge of Migration
By KETIV Learn to use template files in Inventor to minimize rework while upgrading to Inventor 2011.
How to Add a Decal Image to a Cylinder How to Add a Decal Image to a Cylinder
By Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials This tip shows users how to bring a cylinder to a flat face in Inventor.
Following patterns with our Bolted Connections Following patterns with our Bolted Connections
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Well take a closer look at how we can save time when trying to populate our designs with bolted connections.
Learn the New Features of Inventor 2011 Learn the New Features of Inventor 2011
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT A guide to Inventor 2011 and tips on some of the enhancements to the Interface, Sketching, Part Modeling, Assembly and Drawing environments.
Constraints Disappear After Finishing a Sketch Constraints Disappear After Finishing a Sketch
By KETIV Find what to do when constraints disappear from a sketch preview.
How to Get an Image for PowerPoint and Other Related Systems How to Get an Image for PowerPoint and Other Related Systems
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Take a look at a tip to get a fantastic image for PowerPoint or any other system that uses images from Inventor designs.
Two Ways to Receive New Products for Subscription Customers Two Ways to Receive New Products for Subscription Customers
By KETIV Learn how to change the way you receive your product from Autodesk when you are on subscription.
Request Home License Use for Autodesk Products Request Home License Use for Autodesk Products
By KETIV Discover how to request a serial number that will allow your employees to use a network license on a home computer.
Benefits of the Parts List Filter Feature Benefits of the Parts List Filter Feature
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV KETIV's Jonathan Landeros explains how the parts list filter feature in Inventor can save you a great deal of extra work.
Good news. You can use the Content Center and not the Vault! Good news. You can use the Content Center and not the Vault!
By Michael Thomas, IMAGINiT Install the Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) to access the Content Center for managing data.
Making Inventor Remember so You Don't Have to Making Inventor Remember so You Don't Have to
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV Jonathan Landeros discusses how the Inventor List Parameter feature can be a handy tool when working with wood.
Explore the Analyze Interference Command in Inventor Explore the Analyze Interference Command in Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT In this session we will look at gaining more of an understanding of what the Analyze Interference command entails in Inventor 2010 and 2009.
Customize Your iFeatures in Inventor Customize Your iFeatures in Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Inventors iFeatures allow users reuse and repetitive geometry without having to remodel it from scratch each time.
Tips for Selecting Autodesk Inventor Tooling Material Tips for Selecting Autodesk Inventor Tooling Material
By Matt Jaworski, IMAGINiT Tips to help you quickly select your intended plastic material for AIT.
Inventor Frame Generator Three-Part Tip Inventor Frame Generator Three-Part Tip
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions In this tip learn how to use simple models to assist with the Frame Generator, apply groove welds to your Frame Generator models and more.
The New Ribbon UI  Command Locator The New Ribbon UI Command Locator
By Jonathan Landeros, KETIV Technologies Jonathan Landeros gives us a reason to give the ribbon interface a second look.
Ensuring Proper FILE NAMES Within CAD Environments Ensuring Proper FILE NAMES Within CAD Environments
By MechWorks MechWorks provides some tips and techniques for ensuring CAD files have accurate and consistent names.
Placing Features On Cylindrical Shapes Placing Features On Cylindrical Shapes
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT This Tips & Tricks feature addresses the techniques necessary to properly place features, including holes, sketched embossed or engraved features.
How to Simulate  Assemblies with the Contact Solver How to Simulate Assemblies with the Contact Solver
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Learn about animating and visualizing the relationships within assemblies in Inventor 2009.
Customize Your Color Schemes in Inventor Customize Your Color Schemes in Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Learn about the bonus tool for customizing your own color schemes if you don't like the defaults in Inventor.
Learn About Inventors Rectangular Feature Pattern Learn About Inventors Rectangular Feature Pattern
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Learn about Inventors Rectangular Feature Pattern for complicated patterns of geometry including curve driven patterns.
Learn to Make Good Instructional Files Learn to Make Good Instructional Files
By Tata Technologies CAD Geeks Add this tip about presentation files to your bag of tricks.
Round Trip Your ECOs Using Autodesk Inventor & Design Review Round Trip Your ECOs Using Autodesk Inventor & Design Review
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Learn how to make painless markups and ECOs without the need of finding your red pen.
The BORN Modeling Technique The BORN Modeling Technique
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies A tutorial for basic use of Origin features in Autodesk Inventor.
I've Found The Missing Link I've Found The Missing Link
By INCAT Simplify editing a design to create a new version in this tip from INCAT CAD Geeks.
Learn to Retrieve Sheet Metal Extents Learn to Retrieve Sheet Metal Extents
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Conquer the documentation challenge regarding the availability to obtain sheet metal extents for length and width in a parts list or Bill of Material.
How to Compare Scenes in Autodesk Showcase How to Compare Scenes in Autodesk Showcase
By Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Here's a tip from , Application Engineer, Manufacturing Solutions Division, Advanced Solutions.
Turn iParts into iFeatures with 2009 Bonus Tools Turn iParts into iFeatures with 2009 Bonus Tools
By INCAT One of the bonus tools in Inventor 2009 gives you the ability to take an iPart and quickly turn it into an iFeature with the table.
Basic Model Tolerances When Fractions Count  Basic Model Tolerances When Fractions Count
By INCAT Learn to model using the manufacturing tolerances right in the sketches of your parts.
INCAT Geeks Tips and Tricks: Zooms in a Presentation INCAT Geeks Tips and Tricks: Zooms in a Presentation
By INCAT If you already make Exploded Assembly views for drawings, this is a big, yet easy bonus - you can even add text for DWF files.
View Representations in Autodesk Inventor R2009 View Representations in Autodesk Inventor R2009
By Jonathan Landeros, Ketiv Technologies Learn how to use the View Representation in Inventor.
Manageable Assembly Life Manageable Assembly Life
By Dave Fetz, INCAT CAD Geeks Find out how to make assembly life more manageable in Inventor 2009 with this tip from the INCAT CAD Geeks blog.
Top 10 Common Mistakes in Rapid Prototyping Top 10 Common Mistakes in Rapid Prototyping
By Quickparts Get solutions to common rapid prototyping design mistakes.
Autodesk White Paper on Corner Relief Design Flexibility Autodesk White Paper on Corner Relief Design Flexibility
Learn more about the new sheet metal capabilities in Inventor 2008 in a tutorial from Autodesk. Get the web address here.
Place Features: Inventor 2008 Place Features: Inventor 2008
By Dr. Shivanand Dr. Shivanand gives a tutorial on how to place simple 3D primitive objects in Inventor 2008.
Check Out This Helpful New Video Tip From Avatech! Check Out This Helpful New Video Tip From Avatech!
By: Al Hudson of Avatech Al Hudson shows how to create a sketch that can demonstrate the various manufacturing stages a product may need to go through.