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Petervanh
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How to delete unwanted geometry in Inventor

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01-28-2013 09:49 AM

I have generated a model but want to get rid of unwanted geometry to clean it up, how do I delete unwanted geometry?

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sbixler
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Re: How to delete unwanted geometry in Inventor

01-28-2013 05:45 PM in reply to: Petervanh

You'll have to give much more information.  At the very least, pictures/screen shots.  Better to post the actual file and describe what you want to remove, as well as tell us what version of Inventor you're using.  "Geometry" can be a lot of different things.

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Petervanh
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Re: How to delete unwanted geometry in Inventor

01-29-2013 03:21 AM in reply to: sbixler

Sorry Sam, here is an attachment which hopefully will clarify what I am trying to do. There doesn't appear to be a delete option in the toolbar like say autocad, I could used undo if it was the last operation I did but its not so I need to know how to delete historical operations to clean up the model.

 

regards Peter.

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sbixler
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Re: How to delete unwanted geometry in Inventor

01-29-2013 03:53 AM in reply to: Petervanh

Those look like sketch geometry.  If you're sure that they aren't useful, edit the sketch(es) in which they reside, select and delete.  The easiest way to find the sketch is simply to select the element, then right click on it and choose Edit Sketch, or click the edit sketch icon in the mini-toolbar.

 

If, on the other hand, these are somehow important to the model function, then all you need to do is turn off visibility of the sketch.

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Petervanh
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Re: How to delete unwanted geometry in Inventor

01-30-2013 12:33 AM in reply to: sbixler

Thank you Sam,

Simple when you know how but hard to work out youself, when help doesn't return on 'how to delete unwanted geometry', these are the differences that put Inventor apart from autocad (which i have used for years) even though they are both autodesk products.

 

regards

 

Peter.

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