Welcome to the CAD Setter Out’s Autodesk Inventor page!
I belive passionatly that your choice of CAD software should not be a hindrance to producing great quality drawings.
If you are using AutoCAD to turn your ideas into 2D drawings, then you are missing out! Autodesk Inventor is a great tool for modeling your designs in 3D, before you even think about drawings.
Modelling your designs in exactly the same way you would build them in the workshop allows you to validate your design to make sure it works before you create your drawings. As an added benefit, you can also extract other information from your model, such as a cutting tickets or a rendered visual.
And here’s the big bonus – designing and then documenting your work with Inventor doesn’t take any longer than drawing it in 2D used too.
I set up the CAD Setter Out Blog to share the tips & tricks that I have learned from using Inventor to model and document my Joinery designs since I first picked it up in 2008.
Finding the Autodesk Inventor tutorial you need.
All of my AutoCAD posts are gathered under the category called Inventor Tutorials.
To help you find what you are looking for, I have further broken this down using post tags:
- Inventor Create - How to create sketches, sketch based features, work features, in place features, multi-body and derived parts, assemblies and more.
- Inventor iFeatures - Autodesk Inventor’s iFeatures are a great way to re-use parts standard details within your inventor models.
- Inventor Edit - Nobody ever gets to model something just once! It is important to create your Inventor models with consideration as to how you will edit it later. This section gives you plenty of productivity tips for editing your Inventor models effectively.
- Inventor Document - For most CAD users the final ‘deliverable’ is a paper drawing. This section deals with setting up template files (including borders and title blocks) and includes page set ups, plotting and printing. This section also covers other outputs, including ‘electronic’ drawings like PDF or DWF and outputting CAD data to CNC.
- Inventor Productivity - Work smarter, not harder! It is always important to put quality first, however once you are producing great models and drawings you will want to know how to achieve the same quality with less effort.
- Inventor Customization - CAD management, automation, programming or simply personalizing Inventor to get it how you like it, you will find it all here.
- Inventor iLogic – iLogic is Inventor’s answer to Lisp. Find out how you cabn add additional intelligence to your parts, assemblies and drawings here. The simple point and click interface can make you a coding Guru, without having to learn how to program ;)
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