Have you ever wondered what the difference between IDW & DWG file formats in Inventor are? Do you have a preference for IDW over DWG? I'm a big fan of the DWG format, and I highlight 3 reasons that I think DWG is better in this post, but I also show the drawbacks.
I have written a tool that generates colours for Inventor based on the RAL, Pantone and Munsell standards. The idea, is that instead of having a full library of all of the colours (over 4000) from these standards, a user can generate the colour needed on demand, and then choose to add this to their... Continue Reading →
From the Inventor Tube and Pipe Environment, you can export your pipe runs to Bending Machine Formats. The available export types are XYZ, YBC, and LRA. To export Tube & Pipe runs in a bending machine-compatible file format, follow the steps below: Activate "Tube and Pipe Runs" Activate the specific pipe run ("Run02" is active in the image below) Right Click... Continue Reading →
After watching a video on the creation of the famous Star wars intro crawl, I figured that I could easily re-create this in Autodesk Inventor. The results can be seen below: In the original video, a transparent film with the yellow text printed on it, is pulled over a flat plane, while being filmed, this... Continue Reading →