What does that mean it is not working?
I am relatively new to Inventor. Was there a request placed on this?
You are going to have to post examples.
AFAIK it works here, but maybe I don't understand your problem statement.
You are using Inventor incorrectly.
Assembly level sketches are for assembly level features (cutting only).
You need to get training on skeletal or multi-body solid modeling or top-down in-context adaptive modeling techniques.
Your sketch should be in a part file.
Listen, I get your frustration. I have only been using Inventor for about 6 months. I come from 12 years of Solidworks.
I have definitely had my share of hating how Inventor functions. I can tell you first hand that it is mostly ignorance. When I didn't know something I learned it either on my own or asking a lot of questions here on this forum. Or I picked the brains of our VAR to get some great tips and tricks and knowledgeable answers. Do I like Inventor better then Solidworks? Not yet, but I can honestly say the gap is not as wide as it used to be. Inventor is getting better, and in my book is better and easier to use then Pro-E. So my advise to you would be to take the edge off of your questions and learn. There are some smart users on this forum and you can take advantage of that. With out the attitude. Trust me. No software is perfect. There are plenty of people that come on the Solidworks forum and say things like "Why can't SW do this? Inventor can!!!"
Thanks for the advice. I will try and take the edge off. I’m a consultant and own all three packages. The only reason I bought Inventor is I have a client that uses Inventor and wanted me to design his equipment. So when time is not only money, but assurance of more contracts and the software is the limiting factor that is frustrating. Now there are designers that are employees who don’t care if the software crashes and they lose their work or takes 30-45 seconds to save a part you are working on, I do. Pro-E is by far the highest performing stable platform out there; Solidworks and Inventor are just user friendly CAD packages.
This is coming from a guy who has been using Solidworks since 98’ version (14 yrs) and just purchased Pro-E two years ago on a contract.
sorry for the way I replied, I was just going by the few msg's of yours I had a chance to read that seemed to indicate you wanted to come here and just vent.
I can understand where alot of companies try to take a shortcut and not provide training to their employees after laying down a sizeable amount of cash for the software and hardware - that is if they did spend the cash for decent hardware which isn't always the case.
But as others have mentioned here and in quite a few other posts, don't forget to get real training and not attempt to learn it by yourself.
NX and Pro-E are top of the line software, SW and Inventor are in the middle in terms of features and capabilities, but all solidmodeling software should always include training and not just thrown on your desk and expect a decent return for your investment.
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