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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Default Inventor Settings... That's Great! How Do I Change It?

I've often mentioned how there are certain things I change as soon as I install my new seat of Inventor. I've done this for as many releases as I can remember, and while not everyone likes my settings, many a user has thanked me for my input, and adopted one of my suggestions.

So after far too long, here's the settings that I change in a part.

You can find them under Tools>Application Options, on the Sketch Tab.

1) Grids - I don't like the clutter of the grids. I leave the axis, because I like the fact that seeing the axis leave me with feedback letting me know when a sketch is active.

2) Edit Dimension When Placed - The default requires an extra click to edit the dimension. I check it so the dialog pops up when I place it.

3) Project Origin on Sketch Create - The default doesn't create a point on origin. I like to constrain to origin myself (must be a holdover from my days at the tool and die shop). So I check this one too.

I've included a Youtube video that shows me changing the steps as well. Feel free to follow the link HERE!


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    1. Looking back on this, all if these settings are now default in the newer versions of Inventor.

      Apparently many users thought as I did!

    2. You're welcome! Thanks for taking a few moments to swing by the blog!