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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Harvesting Legacy Sheet-Metal Templates

During the discussion concerning the move from a template-based style environment to a style library, you may have been wondering how to actually go about making the switch. Luckily, some tools that ship with Inventor can help extract your previously defined sheet-metal style information. To determine whether these tools can work for you, the following sections detail some challenges that you might run into while harvesting your styles, as well as some information pertaining to the tools that can help you through the process.

Parameter Indirection

One aspect of legacy sheet-metal styles that has no precedence in the style library relates to parameter indirection. In versions of Inventor previous to 2009, ...

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