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

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Adaptivity

Cross-part adaptivity is a powerful feature of Autodesk Inventor, and it can be turned on or off at will. Although adaptivity is a powerful tool when properly used, it can also cause performance problems when used indiscriminately in large assemblies or when an adaptive part is utilized in another assembly without its related part. But you can fix both situations with very simple methods.

Because active adaptive parts can cause performance issues in large assemblies, you should turn off adaptivity after use. If a related part is edited, adaptivity on the associated part should be turned on and the assembly should be updated to reflect the changes on the related part. Once this is done, that adaptivity should be turned off once again. ...

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