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How to model a 3D thread in Inventor?

A - answer To convert a "thread" feature to a true realistic 3D model of a thread (e.g. for 3D printing) you can use the free plugin "ThreadModeler" (coolOrange Thread Modeler).

Download and install the add-on application for Inventor 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 from Autodesk Apps.

For newer versions, use the online tool and upload your IPT model with "cosmetic" (texture-based) threads to convert it to modeled thread.

Another option is to use the application Fusion 360 (e.g. as a part of Product Design & Manufacturing Collection).

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22.2.2015    10442×   FAQ  
applies to: Inventor · Collection ·

See also:
Tip 12255:How to change the number of CPUs used in Nastran for analyses?
Tip 10219:Can Autodesk Fusion 360 make use of multicore CPUs?
Tip 9518:How to model a true 3D thread in Fusion 360?
Tip 8276:Excel 2010 compatibility with Inventor 2011/2012.
Tip 7766:Using OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc with Autodesk Inventor.

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