This blog post is something that I have been wanting to share for some time, it is definitely a topic that should be given some serious consideration when creating iLogic configurations. What exactly am I on about? When creating Assembly and Drawing files in Inventor, there is the potential to create several thousand files every … More Using XML to Drive iLogic Configurations
Guest Post by Sarah Manning Thanks for checking out my first Inventor guest blog, this is a “Quick Tip”, I hope you find it useful. Inventor users might find it difficult to locate specific commands which seem hidden away under drop downs, or expanded menus. For instance the “Move Bodies” and “Bend” commands, are tucked … More Inventor – Expanded Menu Quick Tip
A few months back, the good folks at 3D Connexion sent me a SpaceMouse Wireless Kit. I’ve been using the kit every day for some time now, and I love it. The kit comes with both a SpaceMouse and a CadMouse. Many years back, I had a full sized SpaceMouse permanently connected to my CAD … More SpaceMouse Wireless Kit Review
I saw a thread on Reddit, where someone asked how to “show both Imperial and Metric steel sizes in a Parts List” I initially replied with a single line of iLogic, but this got me thinking. I’ve written an iLogic utility that lets users specify an alternative value for each of the members in their … More Show Imperial & Metric Frame Sizes on BoM
Inventor turned 20 in September 2019 and at Autodesk University 2019 several key updates, as well as the new Dark Mode were announced. In light of this, I thought it would be fun to dig up some old Inventor videos and screenshots. Here are some old interface images, below is Inventor R8: This is Inventor … More 20 Years of Inventor: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Thomas Rambach of CADToolbox.com recently asked if I would BETA test his latest creation “Batch Logic”. Before I get into Batch Logic, it’s worth pointing out that Thomas is the creator of Swift Prints and Design Notes for Inventor. Batch Logic is two fantastic utilities rolled into one, the first for Inventor and another for … More Batch Logic for Inventor & Vault
Autodesk Inventor’s BoM environment is a really useful tool for understanding the composition of Assembly files, but the one thing it does not offer, is the total Mass of the assembly. To remedy this, I have written some iLogic code to create a virtual component, the Mass of the Assembly is written to a custom … More Display Assembly Mass on BoM with iLogic?