Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Active Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎03-26-2006
Message 1 of 3 (932 Views)

Using inventor for woodworking, can I start top down?

932 Views, 2 Replies
10-12-2012 12:07 PM

I have read the tutorials on as they seem the only ones on this topic, and am leaning towards using the top-down method, but would like to start at an even higher level wher you only come up with the big picture first then figure out how to build it with parts.  For example lets say if you want to make a wooden enclosure, you make the outside of the part using a large solid by extruding and such, then somehow go from that to a box made up of 1/2" thick plywood, etc.  Does this method make any sense, how does anyone else make something wooden in inventor?



*Expert Elite*
Posts: 3,346
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 2 of 3 (926 Views)

Re: Using inventor for woodworking, can I start top down?

10-12-2012 12:20 PM in reply to: bcadenza


It can be done.  Can be tedious, but you need to think things through carefully.

Take a look at these series of videos.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Posts: 165
Registered: ‎08-24-2012
Message 3 of 3 (852 Views)

Re: Using inventor for woodworking, can I start top down?

10-17-2012 03:51 AM in reply to: bcadenza


yes you can and it is realy nice. I do woodworking with Inventor for few years and lot to learn and lot of fun.

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Are You Going To Be @ AU 2014? Feel free to drop by our AU topic post and share your plans, plug a class that you're teaching, or simply check out who else from the community might be in attendance. Ohh and don't forgot to stop by the Autodesk Help | Learn | Collaborate booths in the Exhibit Hall and meet our community team if you get a chance!