Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Contributor
dwaynem213
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-04-2008
Message 1 of 18 (319 Views)

Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

319 Views, 17 Replies
03-31-2008 09:07 AM
Hi there, does anyone have information on how useful inventor 2008 is when it comes to making a technical illustration? and let me also know if there is any short coming in that aspect. This is because I am looking for a Dissertation topic and I want to base it on Technical illustrations using Autodesk inventor. Thank you
*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 26,289
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 2 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 09:33 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
>This is because I am looking for a Dissertation topic
At what level is this dissertation intended?
I think you are going to be hardpressed to fine enough information on Inventor for Technical Illustrations.
Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Distinguished Contributor
Josh_Petitt
Posts: 5,400
Registered: ‎09-21-2004
Message 3 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 09:44 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
I was thinking the same thing. If this is a dissertation for a 1 semester CAD course then it might be a good topic. If it is a MS or PhD dissertation, then there is not enough info, or opportunities for research.
*Hal Gwin
Message 4 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 10:11 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
There were a couple of classes at AU 2007 that might help you in your
research. Send me an email direct and I will pass on the email
addresses of the authors.

dwaynem213 wrote:
> Hi there, does anyone have information on how useful inventor 2008 is when it comes to making a technical illustration? and let me also know if there is any short coming in that aspect. This is because I am looking for a Dissertation topic and I want to base it on Technical illustrations using Autodesk inventor. Thank you

--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Caliper LifeSciences

R2008 Pro SP2 D3D
XP Pro SP2
Dell Precision 650
Dual 2.66 GHz Xeon
3 GB DDR
Quadro FX 3000
nVidia 6.14.11.6262 w/registry update
Dell UltraSharp 24" Widescreen LCD
Contributor
dwaynem213
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-04-2008
Message 5 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 11:17 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
Thanks for the reply....The dissertation is for my Bsc in CAD. the dissertation is meant to try and find a solution or an alternative method to a CAD problem. so i think i might be able to work with inventor in this case. Any more information on this is highly welcome. Thanks
Contributor
dwaynem213
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-04-2008
Message 6 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 11:22 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
thanks for the reply. Can you please let me know how to get your email adress. Thanks
Distinguished Contributor
Josh_Petitt
Posts: 5,400
Registered: ‎09-21-2004
Message 7 of 18 (319 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 11:47 AM in reply to: dwaynem213
by a Technical Illustration, do you mean a drawing as part of a printed manual? Inventor is very good at producing technical illustrations. I think the biggest problem that has been addressed on this forum is integration with word processing programs. The problem there is having an easily updateable document that stays in sync with the design, has appropriate printing resolution, and can be labeled to make a list of illustrations for the document table of contents.

In the "real" world, I don't know how much this is actually done compared to design documentation. We don't do any documentation outside Inventor, but for our needs there is relatively little writing compared to drawing and annotation.
Contributor
dwaynem213
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-04-2008
Message 8 of 18 (320 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 12:36 PM in reply to: dwaynem213
Thank you. I will look into the suggestion you put down. I am talking about an illustration such as the attached and looking at comparing methodologies on how best to create such within Inventor, a 2D software and an illustration package.
Distinguished Contributor
Josh_Petitt
Posts: 5,400
Registered: ‎09-21-2004
Message 9 of 18 (321 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 12:44 PM in reply to: dwaynem213
ah, well Inventor cannot produce that image directly, but with a combination of Inventor Studio and Photoshop, you could make that image fairly easy (given that you already had a complete model of the motor ;-) )
*Hal Gwin
Message 10 of 18 (321 Views)

Re: Inventor 2008 and Technical Illustrations

03-31-2008 03:38 PM in reply to: dwaynem213
Should appear in the "from". It is hal.gwin@caliperls.com

dwaynem213 wrote:
> thanks for the reply. Can you please let me know how to get your email adress. Thanks

--
Hal Gwin
Mechanical Designer
Caliper LifeSciences

R2008 Pro SP2 D3D
XP Pro SP2
Dell Precision 650
Dual 2.66 GHz Xeon
3 GB DDR
Quadro FX 3000
nVidia 6.14.11.6262 w/registry update
Dell UltraSharp 24" Widescreen LCD

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube