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.
What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend?
We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this paragraph. Be sure to scroll left and right and up and down to see all of the content! Links are live too!