Feature Migrator for Inventor – Autodesk labs Plugin of the month

Have you been keeping an eye on the Autodesk Labs Plugin of the month?

Autodesk Labs have been issuing a new Autodesk product Plug-in every month; This time it’s Inventors Turn.

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What is the Autodesk Inventor Feature Migrator?

This latest plug-in is called the Feature Migrator. Using this plug-in you can ‘Send’ Assembly features down into the Part environment.

The FeatureMigrator can reliably migrate an assembly feature to the part level. This can save a lot of time and effort for the user when compared with the manual approach, i.e. creating the equivalent features in the affected parts.

When you run the FeatureMigrator command a new control should be displayed in Inventor’s browser window, allowing you to migrate assembly features to parts via the context menu displayed when you select and right-click one or more assembly features.

Currently only certain types of assembly feature can be migrated by this tool:

  • Extrude Feature
  • Hole Feature
  • Circular Pattern Feature (only patterning Extrude and Hole)
  • Rectangular Pattern Feature (only patterning Extrude and Hole)

The migration can also be launched directly from Inventor’s Model Browser. A right-click menu will only be displayed for features of the types listed above.

You can Download the Autodesk Inventor FeatureMigrator from the Autodesk labs Site.

Find out how the plug-in works at Mod The Machine Blog:

The plugin was written by Philippe Leefsma of the Autodesk Developer Network (the ADN). You can read more on Brian Eakins ‘Mod the Machine‘ Blog.

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Comments

  1. Andrew Carlile says

    this worked really well for me. for some reason it popped up with another part and then it disappears (I’m guessing the one I am editing) but other than that it’s great! (if you meant for that to happen then no complaints)

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