Category: Drafting Standards

CAD drafting standards

Inventor and ASME Y14.5-1994

Going through a GD&T refresher course this week and one function of Inventor stuck out as being not possible to be compliant with ASME Y14.-1994 practices without manual editing. The application of a datum identifier, tagged to a feature control frame requires the triangle to be visible per the standard. Using the datum identifier check-box …

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CAP IT FOREVER!

If you read Garin Gardiners (@GarinGardiner) blog post “CAP IT!”, you have a good trick to edit your lowercase parts list mistakes quickly. This is good but it still falls into the “fixing someone else’s mistakes” category. Also, if you use some of the standard components from Inventor’s Content Center, you know that part descriptions and …

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Templates: A New Starting Point

Since today is inauguration day I thought it would be appropriate to post some useful information related to a good starting point for new files from within Inventor. Consider this as a method for a new beginning in Inventor. We all know about the default templates that come with Inventor for parts, assemblies, drawings, etc. …

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