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Design Accelerators Inventor 2009 reduces the learning curve associated with rapidly designing, analyzing, and creating commonly used machine components based on realworld attributes, such as speed, power, and material properties.

Bolted Connections Spend less time inserting bolted connections. The bolted connection tool includes the following enhancements:

Select fasteners with different parameters – such as • material type – using the table dialog.

Insert bolted connections into hole patterns based • on center points. Simply select the original patterned hole and the specified bolted connection is inserted into all patterned holes at once.

Insert bolted connections based on points, 3D points, • or work points created in sketch environment. Insert bolted connection into all sketched points at once, or unselect points where bolted connections are not required.

Use the Concentric placement option in the Design • tab to insert bolted connections into holes created with Extrude and Revolve commands in the part environment.

Gears Spend less time designing reduction gears. The gear generators provide better graphical feedback:

3D grips added to preview mode to allow fast • adjustment of gear dimensions.

New ANSI/AGMA 2001-D04 strength check added • for spur and bevel gears.

Bevel gear preview now shows helical teeth. • New flip button was added to flip the Start plane.•

Shafts Complete the as-manufactured shaft design using the Shaft Design Accelerator. New section features include inner and outer threads, keyway grooves with one rounded end, plain keyway grooves, and special chamfer for n-sided prism. In addition, inner bores can now contain fillets, chamfers, threads, and grooves for inner retaining rings .

Technical What’s New

O-rings Complete the design of shaft and bearing assemblies using the new redesigned O-ring Generator. Select a radial or axial O-ring from Content Center and insert it into the assembly.

Belt Timing Lock the initial rotation of the desired toothed pulley with selected reference geometry. Use the new options in the More area of the Design to specify additional constraints that define the initial starting position. You can also adjust the initial rotation of each teethed pulley using the tooth grip. The first tooth in the pattern is displayed and the pulley can be rotated with respect to the belt pitch.

Belt Representation Select the best representation for belts in the assembly model. The existing solid representation is joined with two new options: Sketch, which generates belts as a simple sketch with dash-dot line type, and Detailed (available for Synchronous Belts only), which generates a solid including teeth represented as a patterned iFeature.

Springs Interact with springs using new 3D grips controls to quickly change the spring parameters while viewing the result in the on-screen preview. Supports spring position, outer, inner and mean spring diameter, wire diameter, and number of coils.

Cams New commands were added to enable flip start plane for both linear and disc cams. For linear cams, you can now also select a start plane.

Weld Calculations Modify the Allowable Stress value in the Joint Material and Properties area of the weld calculators.

Templates – Export and Import Save time by saving and reusing templates. Export and import design accelerator parameters is supported for bolted connections, shafts, spur gears, worm gears, V-belts, and synchronous belts. The Export template command stores data in the XML format and the Import template supports both XML and CAL (legacy) data.

Tube & Pipe Design process lines that comply with sterility and cleanability standards required for process equipment in the pharmaceutical, food, and personal care industries. It’s now easy to incorporate the correct slope into the pipe route including the use of drainable angle fittings that comply with ASME BPE standards.

Custom Fittings Support Add fittings with angles other than 45°and 90° to the content center library for use in self draining pipe runs. The actual angle of the fitting is now calculated from the part geometry and displayed in the Tube & Pipe Authoring dialog. This angle is also used when defining self draining tube and pipe styles.

Gravity Vector Define the vertical reference direction to obtain the correct run-off directions. The new Gravity tool allows you to identify the vertical direction by selecting a face or edge.

Self Draining Tube & Pipe Styles Define tube and pipe styles to support the design of self draining lines. Select the “self draining” option in the Tube & Pipe Styles Editor and enter the target slope or fall off angle. Or use the angle calculator to compute the angle from a specified drop. In addition to standard 45 and 90 degree elbows, self draining pipe styles include a custom elbow for use with fittings with nonstandard angles such as 92 or 91 degrees.

Technical What’s New

Auto-route for Self Draining Lines Automatically generate hygienic pipe routes with the correct runoff to eliminate horizontal segments. The Auto-Route tool has been enhanced to support custom angled fittings by applying the slope angle defined in the active Tube and Pipe style to the necessary route segments. It automatically places custom angle elbows at the transition from vertical to sloping segments, and 90° elbows at the transition between two sloping segments. As in the past, the fitting information is determined by the active Tube and Pipe Style.

Enhanced Routing Tool Quickly select the right run off direction when editing tube and pipe runs. Based on the gravity vector, the Tube & Pipe editor automatically displays the different run-off directions making it extremely easy to select the correct option.

ASME BPE (style) fittings library Incorporate ASME BPE compliant fittings into hygienic tube and pipe designs. A library of commonly used ASME BPE fittings is available so you don’t have to create your own hygienic fittings.

Enhanced Filters for Library Browser Select the fitting with the correct angle from a library containing multiple fittings with the same nominal angle. The library browser is enhanced with new angle filters that allow you to specify a specific angle or a range of angles. The browser has been reorganized with a vertical selection panel so you can specify and find the right part in less time.

Cable & Harness Multiple Control Point Modification Rapidly reposition wire segments and harnesses by editing multiple control points using the improved 3D Move/Rotate tool. Changes include an enhanced path preview so you can clearly see the effect of the changes and an Apply button to support multiple editing of multiple control points. Invoke the tool once and interactively reposition one or more control points until you have the path you need. You can move control points individually or as a group and then select the Apply button to commit the changes.

Defer Update for Individual Wire Harnesses Enjoy increased performance while editing harnesses with large wire counts. Right click on a harness node and use the new Defer Updates options on the Harness Settings dialog to suspend update length and bill of material updates. Two options are provided: Defer All Updates and Defer Length Updates in the BOM, both of which apply to the active harness. Defer update icons in the browser show which items are in the deferred state. In addition, wires in the deferred state are displayed as zero length in the bill of material to draw attention to their deferred status. Defer update settings for other harnesses can also be accessed and modified from the Harness Settings dialog.

Content Center Save As for Content (Family) Create part families with different materials by copying an existing part family with the new Save As command. The Content Center Editor includes a new Save Copy As command located on the toolbar. The new part family can be independent or linked to the parent family so any updates to the parent family are automatically propagated into the new family.

Separate Servers for Content and Vault Separate the Content Center and Vault servers by installing Autodesk Data Management Server on two computers, and then use one as a Vault server, and the other as a Content server.

Technical What’s NewTechnical What’s New

Favorites Customize the structure and content of the Favorites list. You can now use Copy or cut and then paste folders or components (families or family members) within your Favorites group, or from the Content Center group to your Favorites group. You can also drag and drop folders or components within the Favorites panel.

Vault Client Spend less time dealing with the Vault and more time working on your design. Enhancements to the Vault client reduce the time required to retrieve files when you are starting work and less time returning files when you’ve finished. Enhancements to Vault workflows eliminate unnecessary interaction and internal improvements increase the performance of checkin and checkout operations by avoiding unnecessary network traffic.

Single Step Check In Save time when checking in work into the Vault. The Add Files and Check In commands have been combined to provide a single check in process that automatically adds files that are not already in the Vault. Check In operations are faster due to improvements in DWF publishing and optimizations made in the Check In command itself. In addition, you can now access the Check In command directly from the Vault browser. Note that the Add Files command has been removed.

Direct Access from File Dialogs Access the Vault directly from frequently used file dialogs. Click on the Vault icons located in these dialogs to work with files from the Vault. The Vault icon is available on the File Open, Place Component, and Derived Part dialogs as well as the Base View dialog in the Drawing Manager environment, and the Create View dialog in the Presentation environment.

Browser Performance Experience better Vault browser performance. Browser overhead has been reduced by performing updates to the status icons only when the browser is accessed and only for items visible at the top level. Lower level status information is retrieved only when the assembly item is expanded.

Support for LOD Suppression with Open from Vault Operations Enjoy faster checkouts when working with complex assemblies. When you call out specific Level of Detail or Design View representations in the Open from Vault dialog, Inventor 2009 downloads only those files required for the selected representation, reducing server traffic and increasing checkout speed.

Separate Server Login (Disable single sign-on) Configure separate servers for Vault and Content Center. You now have the option to specify and log into a separate server for Content Center libraries and the Vault. From the File menu, select Autodesk Data Management Server > Connection Options. Separating content and vault servers provides more options for optimizing performance in large installations.

Technical Documentation Inventor 2009 extends and improves its range of learning and reference resources to help users maintain skills and quickly make the most of the 3D design environment.

CAD Manager Fundamentals Find help on setting up and managing Inventor installations to provide and maintain a productive design environment. Refer to the new CAD Manager Fundamentals resource for information on installation, migration, application options settings, configuring styles, best practices, and more. An installation option is provided so you don’t have to install the CAD Manager Fundamentals on user’s machines.

New Features Workshop Review the new features in Inventor 2009 software using the enhanced New Features Workshop built into the help system. Similar to the New Features Workshop in AutoCAD and other Autodesk products, the Inventor New Features Workshop provides a graphic-rich introduction to What’s New for the release so you can understand what is new at a glance.

Improved Help Take advantage of in-depth information on how to use Inventor. This release includes improved topical depth and navigation of content throughout the help system. Over forty new animations, five new tutorials, and multiple examples and static images have been added to the content, along with a restructured table of contents and home page for improved navigation. Finally, an informational video guides new users on how to use Help.

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Licensing License Timeout CAD administrators can now set a maximum idle period for network licenses to optimize license utilization. Licenses that are left unused for longer than this period are returned to the license pool and become available for other users. Sessions reactivated after the timeout period automatically seek a new license from the license server allowing users to return to their work. There is a two hour grace period that covers situations when all licenses are in use. The idle timeout option is disabled by default within the application. Enable timeout monitoring by configure the options file. The minimum timeout period ADLM allows is 900 seconds (15 min).

Installation and Deployment Installation Improved Performance The installer has been tuned to increase performance. The product initialization process now takes place after the product selection page so you don’t have to wait for the installer to initialize the install process for products that may not be installed.

Configuration Reminder A warning message appears if you press the “Install” button and have not invoked the configuration pages.

Reorganized Installer Documentation Additional and improved installation documentation is accessed from a new button on the main startup page of the setup program.

Return to start button added to last page of installer avoids the need to restart the installer if you need to perform another operation – for example create an additional deployment or reference the documentation.

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