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Message 1 of 23 (2,616 Views)

Inventor Drawings Survey

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11-01-2013 04:10 PM

The Inventor team has developed a survey to help us in planning for future releases regarding documentation / drawings.

We would love to hear from you!  The survey may be accessed at the following URL:

Best regards,
Jim Clauss

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Message 2 of 23 (2,277 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

11-30-2013 03:01 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

Hi Jim,


At our site, our engineers typically rely on contract drafters, so while they may occasionally dabble with drawings (and might have opinions) your survey isn't tailored to somebody unable (or unwilling) to answerALL of the questions or who has no opinion on some of them.


Just a thought...


Gary (come down and visit us, we're only in Wilsonville)

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Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

12-01-2013 05:43 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

All done.  I have to ask.  Did this survey have anything to do with the ideas in the ideas station?


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Message 4 of 23 (2,053 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

12-13-2013 11:52 AM in reply to: jim.clauss
Glad to fill this out. Thanks for putting it out there and listening to users. If possible please inform us of the results. -Thanks.
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Message 5 of 23 (1,987 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

12-17-2013 03:47 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

I completed the survey. It's great to see Autodesk is looking into this area of Inventor. I am very committed to providing my clients with quality drawings and as someone that has been in the drafting profession for over 20 years I can honestly say Inventor makes me a better drafter when I compare the types of illustration tools available in Inventor to those available in 2D AutoCAD.

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Message 6 of 23 (1,838 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

01-07-2014 07:18 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

hi Jim,

 i have started the survey but not sure if i have 20 to 25 mins though to finish it. also as noted above some users have spent many hours on ideas station & other inventor forumns submitting ideas. hopefully they & other user submissions are observerd as part of this research, eg votes on the wish list etc.


also perhaps you need to provide us a chance to opt out of some survey  questions, especially long ones so we can submit only what we wish to, or have time to, otherwise you miss out on the entire survey, or a rushed one.



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Message 7 of 23 (1,781 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

01-09-2014 01:43 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

Done deal,


I appreciate the opportunity to give input.





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Message 8 of 23 (1,516 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

01-28-2014 01:39 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

Done. I did find myself copying links to ideas in the Ideastation into several of the comments boxes...

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Message 9 of 23 (1,346 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

02-18-2014 04:25 PM in reply to: jim.clauss

Thank you for allowing your clientele to be involved in some capacity with the enhancement process. 


P.S. I saw the following on Page No.3 when I took the survey:


  • "AutoCAD has certain tools I need that Inventor does not’t have" 
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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Message 10 of 23 (1,320 Views)

Re: Inventor Drawings Survey

02-19-2014 07:34 AM in reply to: clara.csdrafting

If it ain't about ditching drawings in favor of 3d PMI then I don't care 

drawings are sooo old school and don't deserve a single second being spent on improvements :smileyhappy:


yep I just started the survey then said this is a waste of my time.. Die 2D..Die already.. 

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