from Civil to Inventor

The Autodesk enthusiast exile


This has all been moved forward to my new host site

Inventor at John Evans Design and Motion


  1. John,

    I need help learning constraints. Any suggestions?


    Comment by Rios979 | February 23, 2010 | Reply

    • What kinda constraints? Assembly, 2D Sketch Geometry, Simulation Joints?

      Comment by John Evans | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. Assembly and 2d sketch constraints.

    Comment by Rios979 | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  3. John,

    Is it possible to flatten a transition from square to cercle eaven when it’s off center? Making it solid befor a shell won’t respect the thickness of a sheet metal. Starting from a loft surface then add a thickness/offset gives good results in modeling part but converting it into sheet metal and specifie the thickness parameters accordingly won’t let do a flat pattern. I’m looking for the best program to use but inventor is so simple to use and learn overall (took 2 days with a freind’s computer). So i’m considering it for my job but maybe a used version like 8 (cheaper but no more support) but maybe flatten only work in recent Version… thanks

    Comment by Steve | March 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. Is it possible to make parts that are flexible such as a part made of rubber with a steel rod through it that will flex when the steel rod is moved?

    Comment by Jarrod | June 25, 2010 | Reply

  5. Dear John, I am Amanda from Brazil and I am finishing my graduation on Mecatronics Engineering. As my graduation paper, I choose to study an axis of a machine, but I am having some troubles to select the constraint to the axis, once the axis turn during the machine work, it is not fixed anywhere, so, I chose PIN constraint, but this is not working, because when I select RUN SIMULATION it shows me an alert saying that the axis does not have enough constraints. Could you help please in this? Do I need to specify a fixed constraint even if my system does not have it to get this analysis done? Thanks a lot! Regards,Amanda.

    Comment by Amanda | September 20, 2010 | Reply

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