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A Link in Chain Explains Infinite Chain-Inventor Link in AutoCAD Mechanical

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    More connection speed, more reaction time—interoperability plays a vital role in our daily design collaborations that help with flexible production lines and reduced integration costs. Many industrial machinery and manufacturing industries have realized the benefits of using both 2D and 3D CAD software together—and the list of reasons is long, including better collaboration and increased efficiency, to name a few. In those cases, it’s important that your data remains fully associative. In all such scenarios, AutoCAD Mechanical software provides a feature called Inventor Link that enables you to link Inventor assembly (.iam) and part (.ipt) documents to a drawing file and display the 3D model in model space. Then, you can generate 2D drawings of the 3D model in paper space and annotate them. This class aims to show how you can use Inventor Link in AutoCAD Mechanical for increased efficiency, reduced time, and better collaboration.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to link the Inventor assembly (.iam) and part (.ipt) files.
    • Learn what data is exchanged between them.
    • Learn how to create, edit Inventor linked drawing views, and annotate them.
    • Learn how to update an Inventor linked model and get to know about commands and system variables for working with Inventor Link.