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Inventor and manufacturing4/18/19
Quick question to the forum users. Can Inventor be used as a good manufacturing software for the architectural millwork industry? I know it was developed as a 3D modeling software for the mechanical design industry but I don't know of it being used in this industry. We need a 3D modeling software that will allow us to use parametrics to resize typical wall elevations depending on field conditions and I'm not quite sure Inventor will do this. I know you design a parametric cabinet, or component, but we need to change all the parts at the same time, as when a run of casework is too short or too long. We don't want to be changing each and every component.
Thanks to everyone
A question that has come up so often over the past quarter century, Is there a program that will do custom cabinets/custom-millwork really well? No. A comparable, is there an office program that does everything really well? No. You need a word program, you need a spreadsheet program, you need a presentation program, an accounting program, on and on. If all you did was custom cabinets, with parts cut on a CNC. I suggest Cabinet Vision. If your business is also custom, one-off millwork, (like moldings, countertops, wall panels, fancy woodwork), then you need a good 2-d cad program like Autocad or any other of the dozens available out there, to draw the geometry, then send those to a CAM program that generates the code for the CNC. Now, if you are in a business that manufactures large numbers of a custom product, then I could see you using a parametric modeling program. Spending the extra time to draw up every tiny little detail perfectly, If you don't, your CNCs will just be cutting up junk parts. Inventor, you're going to be burning up money at the front end of things, drawing and programming before it hits the shop floor. So you better be making dozens of the same thing at least.
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Autodesk Inventor is the most preferred modeling and design tool for the furniture industry in the 3D space. It can enhance design efficiency, response to design changes and improved accuracy of conventional 2D CAD platforms.
Here are listed some benefits of Inventor:
- Allows straight away export of various dimensional parameters and component quantities with specific descriptions for drawing generation.
- It makes the drawing process more powerful by allowing easy change of dimensions and sketches.
- Automates repetitive tasks thereby reducing the time taken to generate specifications by 50%.
For more benefits check:
How Autodesk Inventor Helps In Woodwork