The ability to create 3D PDF's from inventor. I don't want to bu publisher just to create a 3D PDF or any other 3rd party application. A lot of customers are requesting this now, and dwf isn't the answer, most people have adobe non-cad and cad users, where as they don't have dwf viewer and cant download it.
Full support for multiple monitors
Allow browser(s) to dock correctly on any edge of any screen, not just docking when inside 'parent' application
Allow browser(s) to be 'Always On Top' when used on different screen to 'parent' application
Ever had a drawing where you wanted an aligned to edge orientation for a break view? I have!!!
If yes, please vote to add this simple yet highly effective functionality I feel has always been missing.
Example. Bent piece of pipe that I wanted to put on a B size drawing and in full scale. Can't use the Break tool on the bent section and keep the break aligned how I want it due to limitation of only Vertical or Horizontal Break orientation....
Result of horizontal break. Not nice to look at in this case is it?
My proposed fancy new "Aligned" orientation button....
You would use Edge selection to select the edge you want your Break to be perpendicular to (or possibly ability to edit the Break properties at the sketch level?).....
The end result would be a MUCH nicer and desired result....
The text editor of the Inventor drawing enviornment could use some updating.
I would like to see similar functionality as the AutoCAD editor.
An integrated spell checker would be useful was well. This would avoid having to install from the SDK.
I'm working on an assembly that has some polycarbonate sheet as a cover. I'd like it if I could see what is behind the clear material in my drawing.
This is very different than wanting hidden lines - I do NOT want to see every hidden line of the parts behind the transparent material. I only want to see the next visible part, maybe as a lighter line, but only the visible edges.
It would be great if there was an option when you right click a part to set as transparent in the drawing - similar to toggling visibility or hidden lines.
Users of SolidWorks know how easy it is to make a part transparent. This is real handy when you’re checking hole patterns, clearances, or showing customers concepts. In Inventor you can change part transparencies by using “enable” or selecting an alternate material. If you uncheck enable, you lose the ability to select the part making it difficult to find in large assemblies. Personally, I don't like switching back and forth between materials to make a part temporarily transparent.
I would like Inventor to have an easy transparency option like this:
I just want you to stop adding anything and just fix it.
That includes putting back my classic interface.
Then maybe I can think of what to add but right now I am fighting all the bugs the extra clicks that you added to the interface.
Help not working, settings not staying, now fighting a damaged style but it worked for months now it's damaged.
Because I am sick of the bugs not being fixed and I have to tell clients in order to fix the bugs you have now you have to upgrade to even a more buggy Inventor and most don't need all this crap you are putting in.
This is for manufacturing not for rendering I could care less the thing is pretty, pretty don't make my parts.
Just roll this thing back when it was for manufacturing and sell your VIZ or Max for the darn rendering....
Sad just very sad.................
I am so upset I need to stop......
I know I struggle with the two shades of yellow when trying to contrain or edit contraints in assemblies. Can we make them something that is a little more distinguishable? Like read and green or yellow and orange or what ever that allows these two colors to not be in the same color family.
for "Wonderland". I like this scheme except for this.
Whenever I add an angled hole using the On Point placement option, it always leaves a small wedge of material left over at the top of the hole. So, I have to go and create a second hole with the same options, except I have to "flip" the direction to cut out that small wedge. I end up creating two hole features to get one hole the way I want it. Why not eliminate the "flip" button and add the same direction buttons that we use in the extrude feature? The options "Direction 1", "Direction 2", "Symmetric" and "Asymmetric".
The ability to suppress features and create Level Of Detail representations in part files would be very useful.
I have a bent tube that goes into an assembly in the formed state. However, I would like to detail this part to show both the pre-formed and formed states of the part on my drawing. Currently I can not do this without creating additional files (derived parts or iParts). Ideally I would be able to suppress the Bend Part feature as a LOD to place the pre-formed part view.
I have a part file with a lot of detailed edges and surfaces and I use this part over and over in my assemblies, I would like to be able to suppress features as a LOD an use the simplified version in the assembly, but still have the detailed version for my part drawing. Again we'd like to be able to do this, without having additional files to track.
Unfortunately, Autodesk has not provided the ability to turn off the mini toolbars, so we're stuck with the current strange Jekyll and Hyde interface, which is cluttered, distracting and in many cases incomplete.
Most user would benifit from being able to use either the dialog interface or the mini-toolbars, but having both is a problem.
Currently the best we can do is roll up the dialog box:
I have read some older posts in this forum and found some work arounds, but I still don't clearly understand why we can't have the option to insert a workplane between two parallel planes/faces at the assembly level. Why can we only do it at the part level?
Image - Left side part level - right side assembly level
When mating an axis from one part to another it often mates the wrong way you than have to cancel out rotate the part the remate it. This very time consuming and requires a lot of clicking. All you need is a flip option.
I find the tools in Inventor's Inspect > Measure panel very cumbersome, limited, and non-user friendly. I often have to escape out of the command between every measurement to be sure it will operate properly. I cannot measure any distance involving a round surface, such as the tangential distance to a circumference. I cannot see a history of previous measurements. I have to use round-about methods to measure certain features; for example, I have to click a random face before I can pick the center of a circle as my first measuring point.
The ability to keep measurements displayed, almost like temporary 3D dimensions, for the purpose of active analysis of a component (as I was trying to do with my boss the other day) would be very useful; that way as I'm navigating around my part or assembly I can see in real-time the precise dimensions of features I care about rather than measuring and re-measuring as I'm trying to determine things about the model.
I'd love to hear of functionality that other users would like to see added for measuring and inspecting 3D models, and to see all of these implemented in future releases of Inventor as well as in service packs to current releases, so that all users can take advantage of this very foundational functionality.
(Please see related Discussion Groups post here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Be
Hi we have Inventor and Product Design Suite and various other CAD packages. In our team often we have to do some surface modelling and to be honest Inventor just isn’t great at this at all and then we always have to revert back to Solidworks. Construction surfaces are not always enough guys really!
We need surfacing power like in Alias, Solid Works, Catia please!!! And no we don’t want to learn yet another product (Alias) with a completely different way of working and toolbar layout and , and , and… Solidworks has mastered this “One product many functionalities” approach and it works really great. Once you know SW you get into the other stuff easily because the environment is familiar. With Inventor you have to learn the product every time you want to do surface modelling because lets face it, you might not need to do it or use that functionality for months at a time…
Anyway it would be really cool to see the technology, that certainly exists, filter down into Inventor.
I've searched the Idea Station but didn't find something quite like this with replace (although I did find a lot of requests to change the replace functionality)
When replacing a component, the only options available are "Replace" and "Replace all". This can be troublesome when trying to replace only a few items and not all of them e.g. 4 out of 8 dowels.
So to illustrate here is an example:
If you want to replace 4 out of 8 dowels you will have to repeat the "Replace" operation 4 times, as "Replace all" would obviously replace all 8.
If there was the option of “Replace selected”, you could have selected the 4 dowels and replaced them in 1 step.
This is an efficiency enhancement that would make many designers lives much easier!
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