True Story. Lake Oswego was 60 degrees and sunny all week long. That may not sound like a big deal, but it feels like I've been staring at snow for the last two years. Seriously, we didn't have a summer last year in New Hampshire. Anyway, I was able to get the guys to help out on a few tips. Add your own tips too, don't be shy - http://bit.ly/aDthQE
Are your Inventor assemblies getting an Unsatisfactory when graded for "Shares well with others"? Use Pack and Go to gather up your files. P&G gathers your files into a user designated folder, include your styles, templates, and yes the Content Center files. P&G can be called up by a right click in Windows Explorer (always choose the drawing or assembly) or from Inventor's File Menu.
Large Assembly Management. Charles Bliss said at this year’s AU, that he was able to open up a (put pinky to mouth) One Million part assembly. That's cool and all, but....why? Use the Level of Detail feature to improve performance, file opening time, and your sanity whilst working with huge assemblies.
Frame Generator. Still some of the best functionality inside of Inventor IMO. Did you know that you can place frame members on surface edges as well as sketch elements? Sometimes it’s easier to extrude a surface than it is to sketch out a 3D Cube. Try it next time. Draw a rectangle and extrude it as a surface. Each edge of the surface can be used to place a frame member.
More Frame Generator goodness. I love the mitered corner feature. But what about when you want to miter say a sheet metal part? Publish your custom parts to the Content Center and use Frame Gen "techniques" to speed up your modeling. Check out this example, using frame generator to get the sheet metal parts to have a perfectly mitered corner.
Sheet Metal. It's hard to say sheet metal without saying "holy sheet metal Batman"...but you will be saying that once you start playing with lofted flanges and roll / unroll. You can even edit the flat whilst it's flat for final clean up.
So as you can see, a few great tips from last week. A few great meals, a lot
of laughs and even better content. Can't wait to roll it out you guys.