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Intuitive overview of relationships and constraints in Inventor assemblies.

A - answer With the add-on application iMap for Inventor you can easily view relationships between documents and constraints in an Inventor 2009/2010 assembly. This will help you navigate and understand complicated assemblies - especially those you have not created.

iMap for Inventor is a free application available on Autodesk Labs - iMap.

You can start Inventor with iMap through a separate icon on your desktop - "Autodesk Inventor 2009 with iMap". The iMap functions are then availble in a context menu in the assembly document. You can use the view "Constraint iMap" (relationships and assembly structure) and "Skeletal iMap" (derived part relationships).

iMap - relationship tree

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1.10.2008    6620×  
applies to: Inventor 2010 · Inventor 2009 ·

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