Added Functionality - Drawing Tools

Digging a little deeper into those folders I traditionally over look that come with your Inventor media. I was surprised with a ton of great functionality. The latest one I have been playing with are those listed under drawing tools. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2009\SDK\UserTools\DrawingTools. Here I found 3 handy items: Chain Dimension which can relieve you of some tedious work, Alpha Sort for automatically putting your drawings into alphabetical order and revision cloud a lot of people like the idea of using the revision clouds with Design Review I can add revision clouds right from Inventor I just don’t have the selection like I do with Design Review. With this it will create a sketch under the view that I will be applying it to. I thought it would be really cool if I could use crop view with it but unfortunately you can’t.

Check it out

Submitted by Dave of the INCAT CAD Geeks


John Davis

Saaweeeet!!! G'mornin' ta U 2... keep up the good work. Your tips and tricks are GREATLY appreciated! My workplace doesn't allow streaming video and I'd really like to share your videe's with all my co-workers but IT is too scared to allow my dept. (which is responsible for CAD training) access to your site. Any suggestions?
Thanks again,


you could see if they would allow you to have a html page that embeds some code i have for the videos, as it wouldnt be from the blog, email me your contact info and I will call you.

then you could read the text posting via RSS, and watch the video here