Category Archives: Autodesk Inventor

Technote: Inventor LT BOM!

Technote: Inventor LT Bill of Material. Autodesk Inventor LT is a part only product, essentially the “lite” version of Inventor with limited functionality that excludes sheet metal, vba, ilogic, assembly mode and Bill of Material!. Technically the BOM capability is … Continue reading

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Technote: P-39 Inventor Facedraft

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

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Technote: Inventor Export Sketches

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

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Technote: Complex Surface Hole Location

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

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Using Ordinate Data

NAA P-51 Mustang: Using Ordinate Data Spreadsheets A question arose during a telecon today about using the Ordinate Spreadsheets for Cad and Modelling. Typically for the fuselage and cowlings, the spreadsheets are set out as above. The top section replicates the layout of the original … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Wing Ordinate Rev

NAA P-51D & B/C Mustang: Wing Ordinate Major Update: Thanks to Roland Hallam, I am now in receipt of new verifiable information that has prompted a return to the P51 project and a major update to the wing ordinate data … Continue reading

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Technote: Icosahedron Edge Calc

Technote: Icosahedron Edge Calculation: Geodesic geometry is rather interesting and occasionally quite challenging. I have recently been involved in a project to explore construction options for a structure based on an Icosahedron form. Although the basic geometry was created using Inventor I was … Continue reading

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