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Creating an interference solid from conflicting Inventor parts.

A - answer The "Analyze Interference" function in Inventor assemlies (the ribbon Inspect tab> Interference panel > Analyze Interference) creates only a visual temporary object and display its volume. You cannot analyze and work with this collision object.

With the VBA macro "CreateInterference" you can check colliding (interferencing) parts in the whole assembly at once and add the resulting interference body as a new part (solid) to the current assembly. You can then analyze it in detail and then fix the unwanted interferences.

You can download the free macro CreateInterference.ivb from Download. Load it in the VBA Editor and run it using Alt+F8.

See the details of this procedure (Czech version) in the CAD Video section - video #68

or on the CADstudioCZ channel on YouTube:

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1.12.2011    9785×  
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applies to: Inventor 2012 ·

See also:
Tip 11295:Iterative Move, Scale and Rotate - till boundary touch.
Tip 11072:How to make an interference line from 3D Faces?
Tip 10219:Can Autodesk Fusion 360 make use of multicore CPUs?
Tip 9937:Preset displaying of thread features in Inventor 2015 drawing views.

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