I wrote 2 iLogic utilities to help users with the creation of mirrored part files, and their accompanying drawings. The first iLogic utility creates a mirrored version of a part file, and saves it with the suffix “_Mirror” (to the same location as the original). It works quite well and handles multi-body solids too. … More Mirror Part and Drawing with iLogic
It is really easy to download CAD files from the internet, and it’s even easier to copy and paste iLogic code from online forums. For the most part this is generally not an issue, however, there is a chance that malicious code could be embedded in iLogic rules, or in code that automatically launches when … More iLogic Security: Are You Safe?
A few months back I created an iProperties Tool-Tip for Inventor Assembly files. The tool sets the selection filter to “Part Priority” and then displays a set of iProperties for that part. The original blog post can be found by clicking on the image below: New and improved: I recently found myself working on a … More IMPROVED: iProperty Tool-Tip with iLogic
Guest Post by M Veldkamp Forms are great if you know how to use them. For me, I never really bothered with Forms until quite recently. I’d like to give you some neat tricks I picked up while writing an iLogic Rule. Maybe you can recognise this situation. I wrote a couple of nice iLogic … More Let’s Talk About Forms & iLogic
The “Copy Properties eye dropper” has been updated in Inventor 2020.1’s Frame Generator Environment, making the copying of properties from one frame member to another much easier. Here is the workflow, I’ve included and animated GIF below to show it working! Select the frame members you want to change. Click the eye dropper Choose the … More Inventor 2020.1: Frame Generator Copy Properties Update
Autodesk Inventor 2020.1 is live, here are some of my favourite new features, as well as the details of how to get hold of the update ———–> Click here for a live link to my 2020.1 posts.
I got a pretty serious looking Microsoft .NET Framework error this weekend when trying to run an external iLogic rule. The strange part was that I got the same error no matter what iLogic rule I tried to run, and the error even popped up if I tried to edit an iLogic rule. After a … More iLogic Error – “The Cloud File Provider is Not Running”
A really small, but useful enhancement to Inventor has been made in the 2020.1 update, and that is the addition of an icon next to the “Copy Properties” tool on the right click menu (drawing environment), as show above. The “Copy Properties” tool is a really useful way to match the properties of on Dimension … More Inventor 2020.1: Copy Properties Update
Inventor 2020.1 has a nice small enhancement to the Sketching environment, and that is the inclusion of a keyboard shortcut for the Horizontal command. To access the Horizontal Command in Inventor 2020.1’s sketch environment, simply press the dash key [ – ] (as shown below) When Mousing over the commands, both Horizontal and Vertical Constraints, … More Inventor 2020.1 Horizontal Shortcut
Some really cool features are being released in these point releases of Inventor. With Inventor 2019.2 we got “Spell Checking” in the drawing environment, click on the image below for all of the details around spell checking, as well as some cool hacks for getting even more out of the spell checker. Inventor 2020.1 now … More Inventor 2020.1 Update: Spell Checker Now Supports iProperties