Most people who have done any customization in Plant 3D are familiar with creating Class Properties in the project, but what if you want to pass preset information from the Spec into those Class Properties? Though it may feel like it’s a bit time consuming to populate in the Spec, it is not that difficult to do, and in reality, it does not take that long either. Plus, once it is set up, it can be passed from project to project when you use the "Copy Project" function. You can use that information in custom tags, annotations, BOM's, Iso's, Reports, or anywhere in the software that you use any out-of-box properties.
I discuss data management and business processes with companies every day, and most organizations struggle with what should be a simple process. Once a design is completed or revised, how do you communicate new and updated information to the rest of the business? Often companies rely on manual processes that are time-consuming and prone to error. For those companies that use Autodesk Vault to manage their CAD data, it doesn't have to be this way.
With Inventor 2019 and a few previous versions, users could choose between a Dark theme and a Light theme inside the Inventor interface via the Application Options. Inventor 2020 was released in March of 2019 and only included a “Light Theme” option throughout the software interface. Some users were very upset with the loss of the dark theme or thought that it was missing from the Inventor software. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the theme options previously and currently available.