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Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

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08-05-2011 01:04 PM

Check out the Self-Paced Guide “My First Plug-in” presented by the ADN Inventor Team

www.autodesk.com/myfirstinventorplugin

 

Are you an Autodesk Inventor power user with an interest in becoming even more productive? Would you like to automate or extend the capabilities of Inventor, but are new to computer programming? If so, then this guide is designed for you.

 

“My First Plug-in” is a self-paced tutorial guide for a smooth introduction into the programming world. This is a “one-stop shop” learning path for users who know Autodesk products but are absolutely new to programming and are thinking about taking the plunge. In this guide, you will be working with the Autodesk Inventor API and the VB.NET programming language.

 

There are many resources available on the web for you to learn about the Autodesk Inventor API (Application Programming Interface), however, these resources tend to be designed for people who already know programming. This guide is different: it assumes no previous programming knowledge and yet helps you build your first plug-in quickly, without swamping you with details. You will have a working application within an hour of starting this material, irrespective of your current level of programming expertise.

 

The guide will start by reviewing the benefits of customizing Autodesk software before progressing onto lessons covering the use of the Autodesk Inventor API. The lessons will start by building a working plug-in before covering more detailed explanations of the underlying principles and further developing the application’s functionality.

 

Product: Autodesk Inventor

Programming Language: VB.NET

Application Programming Interface (API): Inventor API

If you have any feedback on this new guide let us know at myfirstplugin@autodesk.com



Wayne Brill
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scottmoyse
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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

08-05-2011 08:16 PM in reply to: wayne.brill

this is great, will definitely be checking this out, how come this post is here instead of in the customisation forum?

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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

08-06-2011 12:56 AM in reply to: scottmoyse

Does this apply to all recent Inventor version?  Sorry not read it yet but will certainly be doing so.  Great idea.

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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

08-09-2011 05:56 AM in reply to: wayne.brill

haven't read it yet, but I love the idea and hope to take a look at it real soon.

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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

09-15-2011 11:56 AM in reply to: wayne.brill

Great thanks!!!

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Cadmanto
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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

12-28-2011 05:55 AM in reply to: wayne.brill

Thanks Wayne.  I am not a power user.  Infact I am barely a newbe user, but being a Solidworks

power user and just learning how to use Inventor, I will take all of the helpful tools I can get my hands on.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

04-23-2012 02:25 PM in reply to: wayne.brill

Absolutely, I'll do it when I get home.

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Message 8 of 14 (5,281 Views)

Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

04-30-2012 02:28 AM in reply to: palmhat

Thanks dude, had the same issues .

 thanks

 

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Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

05-13-2012 10:41 AM in reply to: wayne.brill

I've managed to hack my way through VB.NET via example code in order to streamline my Inventor use but will gladly go through this tutorial.

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Message 10 of 14 (4,156 Views)

Re: Check out the self-paced guide “My First Plug-in”

10-28-2012 04:22 AM in reply to: wayne.brill

Thanks a lot Wayne Brill !!!!

Jyothis Surendran
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