I am new for the Autodesk, I have 5 year of experince in .net (C#) programming. I want to automate the autodesk inventor software. Basically my need is to automate design of Base Plate of a Pole.
My requirement is that, i will build an application that will read all the input from any .csv file and will call the inventor API and it will create the design and will save at hardrive.
First of all i want to know, Does Autodesk API provide such functionality to automate the whole process?
Thanks in Advance.
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You have lots of options here depending on what level of automation you require.
Inventor will read in fom an Excel spreadsheet nativly, so you can set this up maually and then use iLogic or VBA to save out the copies on the appropriate trigger.
iLogic itself has an API for accessing Excel spreadsheets, so you can automate the whole thing with iLogic if you need to.
If you want to run this independatly of Inventor, you can use the API which accepts VBA, VB.net C and C#
If you want to run this via a web client look at Inventor Intent:
You can access API supporting documentation from within inventors API window by firing the help on any function.
there is also a customisation forum under inventor discussions forums. There are lots of helpful people there as well.
Thanks for your reply..
Sorry i did not understand your line "You can access API supporting documentation from within inventors API window by firing the help on any function." Form where i can access Inventor API Window?
I am new to autodesk so may be i am annoying you...
while in inventor Alt+F11
ribbon, manage tab, vba.
the application project will be visible in the API window. if you have a document open, the document project will also be visible in the API window.
the application project is targeted in inventor, tools, options, file tab, default vba project.
there is some helpful resources around. start in the inventor, customisation forums.
ps- also a favorite and skilled person for anyone to search posts from is :
Brian Ekins, Autodesk Inventor API
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