Check 1, Check 2, Mic check......whoops....Model Checking for Autodesk Inventor 2009

The INCAT CAD Geeks team is at again...We have created a model checking tool for Autodesk Inventor called Icheck. This tool will allow to create, enforce, and share your company modeling practices and 3d CAD standards. Down below are a a few examples from the list of 70 different checks.

Read more on our website and check out the demo with this link.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions by emailing me at

Kevin with the INCAT CAD GEEKS

Sample checks from Icheck for Autodesk Inventor

File Name and iProperties Ensure adherence to file naming conventions and population of Inventor iProperties.

First Sketch Constrained to Origin check - Ensures that you and your co-workers lock down your sketch to the parts origin - an easily forgotten yet important step. Now iCHECK is your double-checker.

Fully Constrained Sketch For many users, remembering to fully constrain your sketches is easy to overlook. Now your are just one button click away to highlighting and finding anything you might have missed in your part file.

Part Feature Order, Part Feature Sizes and Suppressed Features Not Allowed Help make better 3D part modelers out of your designers by using these checks to control and monitor your modeling best practices.

Adaptivity & Visibility Setting In the context of the assembly, use iCHECK's Autocorrect feature to find any parts you might have left invisible or in adapativy mode and quickly switch them back.

Drawing Dimension Override One of the most powerful features Inventor allows is reuse of your model dimensions in your drawing. Using this check ensures no one can override the texts for those powerful model dimensions.

Allowed Dim Styles Setting CAD standards is one thing, enforcing them is another. Use this check to make sure your users use the correct COMPANY Dimensions Styles in your drawings.