Several readers have asked about the Inventor add-in I created, All Thumbs. All Thumbs allows you to set consistent background color and visual settings for file thumbnails regardless of your application settings within Inventor. Although I wouldn’t say it’s official supported by me anymore, it does seem to work well with the latest version of Inventor.
‘Swift Prints’ has recently been updated for compatibility with Inventor 2018. In this update, the method to which your username to Autodesk 360 is obtained to validate your Swift Prints license has been changed.
If it wasn’t already easy enough to use Swift Prints with Autodesk Inventor to print your drawings, you can now print by just clicking a single button on the toolbar. 1-click adds the ability to send a print based on the last used printer configuration.
The people have spoken and they love ‘Swift Prints’ for Inventor. If you’re not already using Swift Prints, it allows you to create templates for common printer configurations that you can quickly access later for one click printing of Autodesk® Inventor® drawings.
If you’re an Inventor user and haven’t been living in a cave, your probably aware of Autodesk’s Labs website: http://labs.autodesk.com. This site is a must see at least once a week to see what Autodesk is up to. The labs website is a compilation of various pre-release utlities Autodesk is working on that may or may not make it into the final products. It’s an excellent way for them to get some feedback on new technology to determine if it’s even worth spending the time on developing or not. Here are some of my favorite lab utilities for Inventor:
All free, try them out if you haven’t already.
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Somewhat long overdue update to ‘All Thumbs’ has been released. This update is a total re-write of the application. You will now have the ability to turn off the application from the admin interface window. If your not familiar with what ‘All Thumbs’ does, it basically allows you to set a predefined standard background color and options for file thumbnail views no matter what your Inventor background color or options are set to. You can download it from the ‘CAD Tools’ page here: http://cadtoolbox.com/?page_id=96
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I posted the next version of Design Notes (v2.0). You now have the ability to export notes to .CSV format. The tag ‘lite’ also has been dropped from the name. Enjoy.
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