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Anthony
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Elevation symbol

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10-24-2012 07:35 AM

I'm looking for an elevation marker to add to an Inventor drawing, I need something similar to what is currently available in AutoCAD's design centre. Does anyone know if there is one available in Inventor 2013 ?

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: Anthony

You could create your own sketched symbol. see this pdf

 

http://download.autodesk.com/us/inventorprofessional/pdf/SketchedSymbols_stacking.pdf

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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: Ryan.Martinez

So Inventor does not have a library of symbols for use like in AutoCAD then ? Thanks for your PDF link, to me it seems like placing an elevation symbol (for example) into a drawing should take seconds without the need to spend unnecessary time creating the symbol myself ? ? It would be good to see Autodesk address this one for the next release.

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:22 AM in reply to: Anthony

create it once in your template file and it will be there everytime you use that template to create a drawing.

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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:25 AM in reply to: Ryan.Martinez

You can insert acad drawings into a sketch. So you wouldn't even have to draw it. Just save what you want in autocad then import it into inventor.

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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:25 AM in reply to: Ryan.Martinez

Thanks yes, I still think the whole idea of a standard annotation and architectural symbols library being completely absent from Inventor needs addressing - a symbols library should be available as standard with the option to add to this with custom sketched symbols as you have suggested.

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
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Re: Elevation symbol

10-24-2012 09:29 AM in reply to: Anthony

I see your point but inventor is a mechanical design tool, not architectural. Maybe the factory design package or revit it would have the symbols your looking for, just a guess.

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