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Stevekir
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Registered: ‎04-19-2013
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Confusing Tutorial

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04-19-2013 02:09 PM

I have bee struggling with wikihelp:

 

Inventor_Fusion/enu/2013/Help/0179-Tutorial179/0185-Introduc185/0188-Create_P188

 

I chose 2013 > Help > Tutorials > Introduction to Direct Modelling > Create Promitive Features.

 

Having created a new doc. as instructed, I was told:

 

"2 On the Home tab of the ribbon, click on the drop-down arrow under Box and select Cylinder." There is no Cylinder under "Box", just a box. Instead, I clicked on the next item, "Cylinder",  and chose Cylinder from its drop down menu and (at item 3)  managed to increase its diameter."

 

I have got to item 5 which is shown in the attachemnt to this post (below). It does not reflect what is on the window of the document and I have stopped in frustration. There is no yellow arrow or a red sphere.

 

The tutorial is under the heading "2013" and that is the version of Inventor Fusion that I am using. Has this software got bugs, is the tutorial wrong (in which case why is it offered?) Is there a set of correct tutorials available?

 

Any help appreciated.

 



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Phil.E
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Registered: ‎06-29-2012
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Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-19-2013 04:08 PM in reply to: Stevekir

Hi,

 

To help me understand what you are seeing, can you post a screen capture of what you have after steps 1-4?

 

Thanks!



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Stevekir
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Message 3 of 7 (416 Views)

Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-20-2013 04:35 AM in reply to: Phil.E

Attached are two images. "Tutorial" is an annotated copy of the Inventor Fusion tutorial, and "Screen shots" shows the steps as shown in the document window. I am running Inventor Fusion version 1.2 on an iMac, mid-2011, OS 10.8.3 ("Mountain Lion")

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Stevekir
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Message 4 of 7 (405 Views)

Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-20-2013 12:13 PM in reply to: Stevekir

I have been looking at a video at:

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor_Fusion/enu/2013/Videos/primitive_box

 

called "Primitive box". Its ribbon does not look like mine and it shows the yellow arrow and colourd sphere that I do not see. Please see the two screenshots below.

 

Have I got the correct software please?

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Phil.E
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Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-22-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: Stevekir

You are using Inventor Fusion for Mac.

 

The tutorials you are using are for Inventor Fusion 2013 which is a different program, that's why everything looks different and acts a little different.

 

The Help for Fusion for Mac is stored on your machine. Go to the menu bar, click Help, and then select Help from the dropdown menu.

 

 



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Stevekir
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Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-22-2013 11:53 AM in reply to: Phil.E

Thanks. I think that the confusion is caused by so many Autodesk programs having almost the same names, and by users referring to them often by, for example, "Fusion".

 
One other question please: I cannot find a way to move a hole which is embedded in another piece. I can delete it and make an identical hole in the new place, and change its radius, but not move it. I have studied the long pdf but no sign of a way to move.  How can I do that please?
 
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Phil.E
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Re: Confusing Tutorial

04-22-2013 02:14 PM in reply to: Stevekir

Try using Modify > Tweak Faces, select the face or faces of the hole and enter a delta value.



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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