Check out the Self-Paced Guide “My First Plug-in” presented by the ADN Inventor Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Does this apply to all recent Inventor version? Sorry not read it yet but will certainly be doing so. Great idea.
haven't read it yet, but I love the idea and hope to take a look at it real soon.
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.
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.