Using “Capture Current State” to Automate Dimensions with iLogic. iLogic in 2021 introduces the ability to add dimensions to drawings and to capture the state of selected geometry on a drawing view. In this example I’m going to show you how to create a linear dimension. In the image below I have named some faces … More Placing Dimensions: iLogic 2021
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 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.
If you have just installed a shiny new version of Autodesk Inventor, you may want to import all of the settings from a previous version. The process is fairly simple, fire up the new version of Inventor, and then on the “Tools” Tab, click on “Migrate Settings” Select the items that you wish to bring … More Migrate Custom Settings From Older Versions
When trying out the Inventor 2020 “Insert End Caps” command for the first time, you may run into the following error message: Frame Generator “Can’t Locate the Inventor Custom Content” The fix is really simple. Inventor 2020’s content centre is installed with a custom library for the end caps. This needs to be added to … More Inventor 2020: Fix “Can’t Locate the Inventor Custom Content”
Autodesk Inventor 2020 launched officially this morning, which means that you should be able to access it from your Autodesk Account, or Autodesk Desktop App in the coming days. Below are the official Autodesk videos from YouTube. I have already done a test drive on some of the features, which you can see by visiting … More Autodesk Inventor 2020 What’s New Videos!
A great new enhancement to Inventor 2020 is the ability to add “End Caps” to your frames. The “Insert End Caps” command is part of the sleek new panel UI. There are options for the end plates to have either sharp, filleted or chamfered corners, and these caps can be flush, inset, or offset, making … More Inventor 2020: Frame Generator End Cap
With the release of Autodesk Inventor 2020, there is a fresh new user interface. Along with a brighter “skin”, all of the icons have been re-engineered, making them sharper on 4K displays. But the highlight has to be that more features are moving to the browser interface, or “property panel UI” In Inventor 2020, Extrude, … More Inventor 2020: Improved User Interface
A nice new feature in Autodesk Inventor 2020 is the ability to customise Section Capping. When creating half, quarter and 3 quarter sections in parts and assemblies, you are now able to change the default grey (concrete looking) section to a bitmap image in your application options. Note that although the feature is called “Bitmap … More Custom Section Capping in Inventor 2020
In a previous life, I used to design rotationally moulded fuel tanks for Automotive OEM’s. A big part of the job was squeezing as much extra capacity into the tanks. Usually, I would calculate the volume before shelling the model, and then again after shelling the model. The difference between these 2 numbers is the … More Using Shrink-wraps to Calculate Container Volumes