Autodesk Inventor: Showing Extended Names

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist:

When you look at the Inventor browser tree of a part file you created, do you ever say to yourself “How was this part created?”

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By looking at this example, can you tell me what Extrusion 9, 10 and 11 were composed of? Yes I know you probably need to see the actual model…

Anyway, the reason for my article is to inform you of a browser tree filter that provides additional information (in the tree) regarding your features. I learned about this filter awhile back and thought it was useful at that time. However, I haven’t used it recently and was only reminded of it when I came across “15 Top CAD Tips…” by Paul Munford.

In order to show the extended information about your features, simply select the “filter” button in the browser tree and enable “Show Extended Names”.

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Now the Inventor browser tree indicates additional information about my features and gives me a quick insight in how they were created.

Until next time.

Mark L.

mark_lancaster_MG_0355 croppedMark Lancaster is a Product Support Specialist on our Helpdesk team working to support customers to create data-rich designs and efficient workflows.  Mark’s most previous experience is as the CAD Design Manager of Pall Corporation, one of our long time customers.  In that position, he was responsible for workstation optimization and design management, established uniform standards for the local and global offices, and developed global systems to control and manage their design data.

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