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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A new angle on dimensions....

Well here's another 'latest and greatest' 2008 option. Isometric dimensions. Not the fakey ones we did in the past. Honest to goodness true Iso dimensioning.

You place them like regular dimensions, but based on the points you pick, you can get the correct orientation on the page.

As always if you right click before you place the dimensions (when your still seeing the dimension preview), you can get additional options to use part workplanes to help 'adjust' the dimensions orientation.

I'm looking forward to finishing this side project so I can really use this feature!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The first 2008 tip!

In between the usual schedule, here's the first tip for Inventor 2008.

I've noticed that Inventor is trying hard to be helpful, and when you first start it, will always want to bring up the help system.

That's all fine and dandy, and could be a really helpful feature. However, there comes a time when you'd probably want to turn it off.

If you go into your Tools>Application Options, and uncheck the 'Show Help on Startup' Option, you can disable this feature. It'll be on the general tab.