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Inventor Tube & Pipe Fixes

I’ve made no secret over the past year or so that I think Inventor Tube & Pipe needs a major overhaul.  If you are not already familiar with it, the Autodesk Community has forums called the Idea Stations.  In the

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Copy & Paste Features in Inventor

Did you know that for repetitive features in some of your Autodesk Inventor models, you can save sketching time by simply copying the feature (sketch and all) and pasting it in another spot on your model?  Watch this short video

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Video Tutorials on YouTube®

Hello! If you’re looking for hints, tips, tricks etc for Autodesk ® Inventor… and I haven’t provided what you’re looking for (hard to believe, I know), there is a wealth of knowledge on YouTube that you can take advantage of.  One

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Customizing the Inventor Marking Menu

Hello again. Here with the final in my series on Inventor customization.  I will leave the iLogic to the wizards who know what they’re talking about.  in this article, I will look at customizing the Marking Menu.  This is the

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Inventor Ribbon – Add Commands, Change Appearances

Hello again. The other day I talked about customizing your keyboard aliases in Autodesk Inventor.  Today I am going to talk a little about customizing your ribbon menus.  There are a number of ways you can customize and personalize your

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Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts

Do you use a lot of keyboard shortcuts in your CAD work, like I do? I’ve made it no secret that I hate mouse clicks. I also hate switching panels in the ribbon to find commands I use all the

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Adapting to Repetition in Inventor Tube & Pipe

So, you’re working in Inventor Tube & Pipe, and you find that you have several pipe runs that are exactly the same.  Do you create each one individually and spend a lot of time repeating yourself?  You certainly can do

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Autodesk University Russia Revisited

Hello! For anyone who might be interested, I was given a link to my presentation at Autodesk University as a You Tube Video.  If only I had known they were taping it!  Anyway, the video is in English, but the

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Copy and Rotate in Inventor Pro 2015

Originally Published 10/10/2014 Hello again! This is a fairly simple tip, but one that some people might overlook.  Here’s the scenario:  You’re working on an Inventor part model.  You have a feature or a group of features that you need

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Populating Autodesk ® Inventor iProperties from the Content Center

Originally Published 1/17/2014 Did you know you could do that?  It’s pretty powerful, and actually powerful easy to do once you know the trick.  You can make any column in an Autodesk ® Inventor Content Center family table send metadata

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