I've attached a link to an file of a model I just spent the last couple of -hours- modeling. Even though I've been using Inventor for a year now, if not more, I haven't doven much into it's secrets. So my question is, how could I have modeled this easily? I could have done it on solidworks in a matter of seconds using the sweep command with a rotation along a circular path, but seeing as inventor doesn't have this function, I was reduced to using the closed loft command, connecting 32 individual sketches together. Let's just say it took forever. Please tell me there's a faster way of modeling this?
Is this the same problem referred to in this thread?
It would be more instructive if you could attach the origninal *.sldprt file here so that I could demonstrate the equivalent Inventor technique.
In the Inventor file you attached here it looks like wayyyyyyyyyyy too much work.
Your first 3 sketches aren't constrained. This would be considered poor technique in SolidWorks or Inventor.
Sketch2 is a circle placed at the origin that isn't even constrained to the origin. This should be automatic.
You might want to take a look at this document
and this longer one