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Inventor 2021 – Dark Mode

Posted by Mark Dooley on Apr 7, 2020 7:43:31 AM

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. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Sharing Parameters in Inventor

Posted by Bonn Rhee on Mar 25, 2020 1:23:23 PM

Have you ever had to design an assembly where there was a common dimension(s) in all of your parts?  Maybe a diameter, hole to hole spacing or clearance around a part is used in more than one part.  If it’s early in the design phase, you may not know what this dimension will be, so you have to start with an educated guess.  If your educated guess was incorrect, you will have to open each file and edit each part with this new updated dimension.  In this blog article, I will show you a quicker, more efficient way to do this by exporting and importing parameters.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Updates to the Nesting Tools

Posted by Keith Doran on Jan 20, 2020 2:21:41 PM

With 2019.1 and beyond, the Inventor Nesting tool can now interact with many new objects, beyond just Sheet metal components. Standard Part files can now be loaded into the nesting interface as well as Neutral format files (STL, STEP, etc.) that have planar faces, as well as composites that have a planar face.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor