Micro Concepts Inventor Tools is an add in application containing a collection of tools and utilities to enhance Autodesk Inventor.
Inventor tools and updates are only available for use in the U.K. by customers with a current Micro Concepts support contract.
To run the tools a unique authorisation code is required per machine. A request code is generated when the product is first run. An authorisation code is issued that ties in with your request code and contract expiry date. A new code is issued on renewal of your contract.
2019.1 includes preview functionality for new features added since 2019 release. These are not fully documented in the help and are initial functionality for further development. All feedback welcome.
5 ways Inventor Tools can help you
1. Automating data entry ( a pre-requisite for Vault Basic)
Keying the wrong information when adding text information to Parts, Assemblies & Drawings makes it difficult to interpret search results.
- Lookup lists of pre-defined data
- Mandatory entry so the designer has to input
- Force uppercase
- Force creation on save
- Max character length
2. Automating file creation on save
When saving your drawing you want to automatically create a different file type such as PDF, DWG or DXF & store in same folder.
Being able to create a set of DXF files ready for manufacture at the same time as the main drawing can save a lot of time.
3. Drawing Enhancements
- Delete Orphaned Dimensions globally
- Centre Dimension Text globally
- Open Ballooned Component
- Renumber Balloons
- Isolate, Hide, Show All
4. Assembly Enhancements
- iLogic factories and variant control
- Place Mid mate
- Copy with constraints
- Colorize assembly
- Insert & Fix
- Copy & Replace
- Update Styles in all files referenced by Assembly
- Toggle Suppression in All Levels of Detail
- Toggle browser names between default & value in import
- Add constraint midplane between two pairs of faces
5. Micro Concepts Community Help
Direct remote connection for GoToAssist
- Benefit- Don’t have to visit website and navigate to find Link
Product Support Report
- Benefit – Captures steps when creating crash or error
- Benefit – record issue and auto email support with files
- Set file properties – fully configurable iProperty enhancement/enforcement tool including auto numbering
- Automatically Save as DWF/PDF/DXF/Step (Auto Snapshot command and on Save)
- Enhanced Save as (update and save as associated idw also)
- Open explorer
- Copy physical properties and flat pattern extents to custom parameters and properties
- Pack and go from within Inventor!
- Support Request
- Remote help support tool
- Replay Part
- End Of Part Toggle
- Reset Face Colours
- Reset Display Name
- Toggle edge display
- Open From Balloon
- Balloon Renumber
- Export Parts List to Existing Excel Workbook
- Automatically Create PDF
- Layer utilities
- Toggle Suppression in all Level of Details
- Library Browser Tool
- Update Styles in All
- Copy and replace component (and associated idw!)
- Insert & Fix
- Change Referenced Assembly
- Copy and Replace Referenced Assembly