I built a magic 8 ball using iLogic, utilising the random number generator to create a random answer. You are probably wondering why... Well the answer is, why not! I got the idea while stuck in traffic, and it was really quick and easy to knock together, so I thought I would share it here.... Continue Reading →
Just about a year ago, I started blogging on this site, mostly about Inventor and iLogic, but also about Fusion360, AutoCAD and Vault. As you may have gathered by now, I am a bit of a CAD geek and enjoy putting together iLogic routines, and general workflows, some of which start out as my ideas,... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I attended a meeting at Autodesk in Farborough, and everyone in our meeting was asked to join in on one of the volunteering sessions that the Autodesk Foundation were holding in partnership with SolarBuddy. SolarBuddy are an Australian company, and the lights we assembled are being sent to underprivileged kids in Papua New Guinea.... Continue Reading →
Virtual Components, or Virtual Parts in Autodesk Inventor are "empty" placeholder parts that allow users to replicate items like grease, or other consumables that would generally not be modelled.
This blog post is a direct result of a discussion on Twitter! the request was to automatically assign a random colour to a face in an Inventor part. I wrote a little bit of code, loosely based my previous blog post, looking at generating random numbers to create colours. This specific code simply assigns a random... Continue Reading →
This is admittedly a bit of a random idea! This blog post shows how to flip a coin using iLogic in Inventor. UPDATE: There is a new version that uses a 3D Coin in an Inventor .IPT; available here. The idea came from my previous blog post, looking at generating random numbers to create colours.... Continue Reading →
I ran across a really interesting thread on the Autodesk Inventor ideas station. The feature request is to have a visual style in Inventor that sets every component in an assembly to a unique colour. A comment by Tanner Dant included some VBA code, which creates a new view representation called "Unique Colors" and... Continue Reading →