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10 Things You Didn’t Know Inventor Could Do

1 Dec, 2015 By: Rusty Belcher

If you learned Inventor on your own, you may have missed a few things that could make your life much easier.


Editor's note: This tutorial courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies.

I deliver Inventor training every other month, and I am always amazed how much Inventor training students are able to pick up on their own, prior to class. On the other hand, during each class these students often discover a command or feature they didn't know about. They often ask, "How long has that feature been available?" Or they say, "If I had only known Inventor could do that last week!"

Here are the top ten things you didn't know Inventor could do. Drum roll, please!

  1. Draw an arc with the Line command
  2. Create an offset workplane with the Sketch command
  3. Place multiple parts in an assembly
  4. Use Free Rotate on multiple components
  5. Use the Alt-Drag method to add assembly constraints
  6. Copy/Paste with the Assembly Browser
  7. Continuous Orbit
  8. Minimum distance between two components
  9. Save and replace components
  10. Remove a background color from a decal
  11. Bonus Tip: Change the depth of a perspective view

About the Author: Rusty Belcher

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