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dovedevic
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Scaling Objects in Inventor

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02-09-2014 10:30 AM

Hello Inventor Community!

I am an intermediate Inventor and 3ds max user.

I downloaded a .ipt file from the internet and am modifying the part for my own purposes. There are no features on this model other than a file named Base1. What I want to do is scale the object. So my question is : How would I scale an object ONLY on the X-Axis, Just like in 3DS Max, how you can choose to scale an object on a single axis, I need to do the same, but in Inventor as I cant export my 3ds Max file to Inventor.

I tried using the Derive Component option, but that scales the object overall, as I ONLY need it on the X AXIS. Any help would be GREATLY apreciated!

Thank you for reading!

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JDMather
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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 10:37 AM in reply to: dovedevic

There is a non-uniform scaling tool in the SDK.

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-General/Scale-a-part-with-different-scale-factors-in-3-direct...

 

Or if you have Inventor Professional you can take it over to Tooling to do the scaling.

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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 10:39 AM in reply to: JDMather
Could you explain what you mean by "in the SDK" Is it an actual tool or...?
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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 11:03 AM in reply to: dovedevic

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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 11:10 AM in reply to: rdyson
Okay, I ran the .msi Installer. I am at the folder it created, and I am presented with 8 Folders.
AutoCustomize : ColorSchemeEditor : CopyDesign : DerivedPart_SP : DrawingTools : GeneralTools : PartNumberModifier : UpdateThreadDesignation

Where is the "non-uniform scaling tool" located at within these folders? Thanks again for the help!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 11:12 AM in reply to: dovedevic

DerivedPart_ScalePosition

 

I seem to recall that there is some sort of ReadMe description of each one of those tools.

Derivedpart_sp.PNG

 

ReadMe.PNG

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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 11:18 AM in reply to: JDMather
Okay, I've installed the file using the .bat file provided. Is there going to be a new tool installed on my tools listing, or...?
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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 11:23 AM in reply to: JDMather

Yes, I see. I read this readme before I installed, and followed the steps (It was just "run the Install.bat file" which I did. Now do I go back into inventor and derive a part again or do i use the Visual Studio files given to me?

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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 12:27 PM in reply to: JDMather
I just looked at my Add-In manager, and its not there either...
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Re: Scaling Objects in Inventor

02-09-2014 12:29 PM in reply to: dovedevic

dovedevic wrote:

... or do i use the Visual Studio files given to me?


I don't know what "Visual Studio" is.

I would use Inventor to non-uniform scale the ipt files with the Derived Components Scale and Position tool.

 

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