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.
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.