Author Archives: Hugh
Restoration Project: Corsair F4U-1 This is great news; a good friend of mine has just acquired the wreckage remains of a Corsair F4u-1. The long-term plan is to restore this Corsair to its original specification as a standing exhibit. It would be wonderful to … Continue reading
Technote: Inventor LT Bill of Material. I normally use Inventor Professional but recently I decided to have a look at a common issue with Autodesk Inventor LT which is a part only product. Essentially the “lite” version of Inventor with … Continue reading
Technote: Inventor Sketch Datum Point. This is one of those instances where you do something on a regular basis and don’t really appreciate the significance of the process. What I am referring to is when you create a sketch Plane using the option … Continue reading
Technote: Bell P-39, Inventor FaceDraft Draft angles is actually a common requirement when working with aircraft components, particularly forgings, and it is surprising that I haven’t written an article on this before now. Facedraft in Inventor is a feature that allows adjusting the … Continue reading
Technote: Export Sketches The Inventor product has an option to export part Sketches to either an Autocad DWG or DXF format directly from the model environment. This is very useful if you are needing to share development information with someone … Continue reading
Technote: Inventor Quick Tip When working in Inventor you can access a list of Recent files by clicking the right mouse button on the Taskbar icon. This also works for most programs with an icon on the Taskbar like Microsoft Excel, Notepad etc.
Technote: Positioning Holes in Complex Surfaces When detailing the skin panels for aircraft it can be quite daunting trying to locate a series of holes accurately at a specified distance from the edge of the panel. Typically fillets to wings … Continue reading