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QR code support for Inventor iProperties and Text

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* ‎05-22-2013 01:31 PM - edited ‎05-22-2013 01:35 PM

I'd like to request the ability to create a QR code directly in an Inventor drawing or as a "text" symbol to be used in a decal for parts (think laser printed labels, etc.). I'd like to be able to select iProprties to use in the code and have a symbol created directly on the drawing sheet or directly on the part as a decal.


Here's a rough concept:


Autodesk Inventor QR Code.png


Something like this:


Related link:

by Valued Contributor fgarcia90 on ‎05-22-2013 01:50 PM

Yes it would be great to have something to put text, links or other in a IDW so it generates a QR pic somewhere we click in the drawing.


Hope you find and share a solution!




by michael.navara on ‎05-27-2013 07:13 AM
by craigen on ‎05-29-2013 01:38 AM

Michael, do you know how to automatically create the QR code using text instructions or something similar, i wish to add a block onto my drawing template that will automaically read the part number and creation date and display a QR code for this.

by michael.navara on ‎06-06-2013 04:48 AM

You can use XTools for this. For details see XTools Users guide and Samples installed with this tool.

In background you create first iProperty with expression (For example =<Part Number><Creation Date>) and XTools on save converts this text result to combination of "white space", "black space" and line break symbol and set this text to second iProperty. When you display this second iProperty like any other and set special text format the result looks like a QR code. Thts all.

by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎06-07-2013 09:14 AM

This would be a great feature.  I would like to convince my company to put a QR in the title block for our customer drawings at some point in the future.

by heloisewwe on ‎09-29-2013 07:56 PM

As for creating qr code, I find a good barcode site where various qr code generators can be found. I find it through Google. Share it with you.

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