In my blog last week, I described how to setup Autodesk Inventor's Content Center Libraries so they could components could be written to it.
Now with the custom component created, I'll take the next step and show how you can publish an iPart to the read/write library that was created earlier.
|An example of a part that's been published to Content Center|
When published to Content Center, a custom component places into Inventor just like a component that shipped "in the box" with the product.
|Placing a custom part into an Autodesk Inventor Assembly|
This can help centralize components, keeping things manageable from one place instead of several.
Special thanks to Charlie Bliss's website. Where I got the iPart I used for this example.
When creating these components, I would recommend one thing. Make sure that you test the library out a couple of times before you "release it into the wild". I've found that I'm never 100% happy with my first result, and make a couple of changes before I'm ready to let it go.
So double check, it's a lot easier to fix it before you let other designers get their grubby little hands on it!
And to get all the details, here's a video for you to check out the steps!