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
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?
If you have ever wanted to suppress a component using iLogic, you may have come up against the error message below. Error in rule: RuleName, in document: XYZ.iam Component.IsActive: Cannot change the suppression state of component ABC:1. The active Level of Detail in XYZ.iam is not a custom Level of Detail. The reason for this, … More iLogic: Avoiding Errors with LOD’s
I wrote a blog post a few weeks back, talking about Suppressing/Unsuppressing & deleting iLogic rules, and I got asked on Reddit if this could be applied to Assemblies and Components too. The short answer was yes, the tricky part was including some code to handle custom Levels of detail, which I’ve done in the … More iLogic – Suppress/Unsuppress and Delete Parts
What is iLogic? iLogic is an interface that allows Inventor users (non coders) to create routines that automate common tasks, such as changing parameters, updating part numbers, or checking that the correct material has been assigned to the model. Here are 3 reasons to use iLogic: Rules-based design with no programming expertise required Simple way … More What Exactly is iLogic?
few months back I published the “Creating a Star Wars Intro Scroll in Autodesk Inventor” blog post. This is the updated version, I’m calling it IntroScroller2.0 : In the original post I did not share the files, which a few people have since asked me for, so I thought I would post them, but I also … More Updated Inventor Starwars Intro
Have you ever wanted to use iLogic to print drawings, or create specific printer setups? Look no further, I have converted the Inventor print API sample to iLogic and expanded it to expose additional functions. Using this code you could set up rules for specific print job types, or just for specific printers. The code … More iLogic: Automate Your Print Jobs