It all started with a Direct Message from @JohnEvansDesign (the AUGIworld content manager for Inventor) on Twitter.
‘I need some help - Can you write 2000 words on any Inventor Topic by the end of the week?’
‘Hmm’ I thought, I could do something on iCopy – I haven’t seen very much around on that…
3500 words and four days later – still with lots to say – I was beginning to think that I had bitten off more than I could chew!
Finally, with some sound editing advice from John, my first ever article for AUGI was born…
An iCopy “How To” – For AUGIworld
iCopy is a tool within Inventor that allows you to create multiple copies of an Asssembly, whilst automatically sizing them to suit a ‘Skelton’ part.
iCopy was introduced in Inventor 2010 as a plugin via Autodesk Labs and from 2011 iCopy is included in the Box.
iCopy brings together adaptivity and skeletal modelling and whilst it might seem like a lot of steps to create your iCopy template file, in fact it only took me about 20min to create the data set for this tutorial.
If you would like to find out more about iCopy - please check out the article in the September 2011 edition of AUGIworld.
You can also read it in the AUGI Library – ‘AUGI An iCopy how to’
Please feel free to download the full, unabridged version here:
The original unabridged transcript of my tutorial for AUGIworld - includes an additional section on skeletal modelling.
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Here is the data set that goes with the article:
An Autodesk Inventor 2010 dataset to compliment my iCopy article for AUGIworld
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