This post shows a workflow that will let you export your favorite Title Block from Fusion 360 to DWG, for re-use in existing drawings, or to import into a new template file. If you've ever wanted to change the Title Block in your drawing to match a newer design, this tip could work for you.... Continue Reading →
I was looking through the Inventor API samples and I came across some code for applying "Break Views" in the Inventor drawing environment. The API sample works quite well, so I thought I would adapt it to work with iLogic and add some additional functionality to make it more useful. My code adds in view... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
I've written some iLogic code to control the "View Style" and "View Representation" of drawing views. The code gathers all of the views in the drawing and presents them in a list to the user. It then presents a pre-defined set of "View Styles", once it has done this, it then gathers all of the... Continue Reading →
AutoCAD has the ability to convert any Vector based PDF files into DWG (or DXF). Vector based PDF's are usually PDF's that have been published by a drawing package and contains lines circles and arc, as well as layer information. Simply go to the "Insert" tab, then click on PDF, from there the wizard interface... Continue Reading →
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.
The 2019.2 update for Inventor FINALLY includes a spell checker for the drawing environment. This is a feature that users have been requesting for some time, and it is a really nice enhancement to the drawing environment. The tool is available in the "Format Text" dialogue boxes, which come up when adding text to drawing... Continue Reading →
I've written some code to automatically create drawings from Autodesk Inventor part and assembly files. The idea that I used for this blog post was to have a drawings template file set up with views, and to then simply replace these views with a given model as needed. The GIF below shows how the code... Continue Reading →