Inventor Q & A's

How Do I Split A Part In Inventor

How Do I Split A Part In Inventor

Question: How do I use Inventor to split a part into two? Solution: I put together a short video to show how to do this. The method I show here is good if you want to remove the other part, and ALWAYS make a copy of your part to work with, and ALWAYS use SAVE […]
Train Project Assembly Video

Train Project Assembly Video

Students in my DDP class really wanted a video tutorial for the train project for assembly with the insert constraint; and I needed a reason to tune my new microphone… so here it is! This is an update from the one done in 2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZrNAhv3Gxg  91 total views,  1 views today
Show Detail in Inventor Browser

Show Detail in Inventor Browser

Question: The browser in Inventor is ok, but is there a way to show more detail? Solution: There sure the heck is! Thank Jim for this obscure trick. He must sit around in his free time and look this stuff up! Just go to the Tools tab, click on application options go to the part […]
Make Inventor Load Faster

Make Inventor Load Faster

Question: My Inventor loads slow! How can I speed it up? Solution: One way to do it, and this works especially well on older computers or ones with low end graphics, is to turn off Add-ins. Most of these are not necessary when you do most things in Inventor, so you can have Inventor start […]
How do I make a simple presentation?

How do I make a simple presentation?

How do I make a simple presentation using Inventor? Add Bill of Materials or a Parts List? Add Balloons to a drawing? The answers are all here!  91 total views,  1 views today
My Toolbars' Are Missing in Inventor! Where'd They Go?

My Toolbars' Are Missing in Inventor! Where'd They Go?

Question: Every once in a while (on a daily basis…) one of my students ends up missing one or more toolbars in Inventor. Can you tell me how to get them back? Answer: I bet it happens randomly, and they have done nothing to make it happen, right?!?! Well no matter… watch the video below […]
How Do You Split Your Container In Inventor?

How Do You Split Your Container In Inventor?

How do you split your container so your customer can get a better idea of what it looks like without the boss?  91 total views,  1 views today
How do I Assemble The Container In Inventor?

How do I Assemble The Container In Inventor?

How do you assemble your container so that you can tell if the lip and the lid fit, or so your customer will know what it looks like without the boss?  91 total views,  1 views today
Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

How can you tell if your students followed all of the constraints you gave them? Make them do a quick section view like this one to show you.  91 total views,  1 views today

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