The browser in Inventor is ok, but is there a way to show more detail?
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 tab, and check the display extended options box as seen below. The details that are revealed can be seen in the screen capture below too. This will give your students an idea of what you did to get the part!
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 with them turned off by default. To do this just go to the Tools tab, Click on Add-Ins, and turn them all off EXCEPT for the ones in the red rectangles in the picture below. In order to turn them off, click on the ones you do not want, and uncheck the load automatically check box under load behavior. DONE! Inventor should load faster now.
The Home position on my dobot Magician makes the robot hit the table. Is there an easy way to change what the robot calls the home position?
Of course you can! Here is how. Go to Teach and Playback and physically move the Dobot Magician arm where you want the new home position to be. Then hit the “+point” button for the position to populate into the interface. The right click on your position and click “setHOME”. This new position will now be the home position of the robot