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KevinPinks7697
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Design Review meetings

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04-19-2012 07:41 AM

We have to often present our designs at Design Review meetings and currently use the Design Review software for this purpose. We have noticed that the Design Review software rendering is a bit poor compared to the actual Inventor assembly file. Is there any other software we can use to show the design, other than Inventor, as we do not have Inventor in the meeting room?

Thanks in advance

Kev

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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

Try 3D PDF.

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mrattray
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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 07:56 AM in reply to: Infoseeker

Since when does Inventor do 3D PDF's?

If you just want pretty but dumb pictures ShowCase makes some really snazzy images.

For "spinnable" models there's this: http://freewheel.autodesk.com

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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dick_upton
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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:04 AM in reply to: mrattray

Can you remote into your workstation from the conference room PC? Granted it would be considerable choppy, but then you could fully use Inventor.

 

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RayFeiler
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Message 5 of 19 (274 Views)

Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:20 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

For better graphics inside Design Review;

From the Home tab click on the down arrow next to View

 Designreview1.png

Then click on the drop down on the lower right (Published Lights) and select Headlamp

You can also click on the down arrow next to Shaded and select Shaded with Edges

Designreview2.png

 

           

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KevinPinks7697
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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: RayFeiler

Great, thank you

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Message 7 of 19 (249 Views)

Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: mrattray

He asked for other software that can show a model in a similar way Inventor shows assemblies.

3d PDF does it.

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mrattray
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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:53 AM in reply to: Infoseeker

3D PDF is awesome, I used it all the time when I ran SolidWorks. However, as far as I know, there is no way to export from Inventor to 3D PDF. If there is a way I'm all ears, because I'd love to be able to use it.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 08:57 AM in reply to: mrattray

http://www.quadrispace.com/products/share3d/

 

not free but there's a free trial period.

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Message 10 of 19 (229 Views)

Re: Design Review meetings

04-19-2012 09:08 AM in reply to: mrattray
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