In our Inventor Back to Basics mini-series, we’re going to cover best basic workflows, commands and operations within the various environments of Inventor, including sketching, part modeling, assembly modeling and drawings.
Have you ever wondered if there was a more efficient way to keep the AutoCAD Civil 3D styles, settings, layers and other standard components in your drawings up to date? You can using a new feature in Civil 3D 2018 called a reference template. The command is found on the Manage tab > Styles palette > Reference
When Inventor first came out, I always used to choose the “Constraint” command to assemble my parts. Now with the newer Inventor versions, I tend to use the “Joint” command. When you use the “Joint” command, remember to select the free floating model first. Here is an example of quickly centering one part on top of another part. I use the “Rigid” joint and hover over the center point of a face.