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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 ThreadModeler.com and upload your IPT model with "cosmetic" (texture-based) threads to convert it to modeled thread. Or use the Tip 12962.

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    23809×   FAQ  
applies to: Inventor · Collection ·

See also:
Tip 13935:How to get machining data from a thread designed in Fusion?
Tip 13040:iLogic - display information about complexity of an Inventor part.
Tip 12962:True 3D models of threads in Inventor 2024, 2023, 2022 and 2021.
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?


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