People often email me to ask what type of feedback are we looking for in our technology previews. As these previews are early in their life cycles, we are interested in knowing if the concept itself is a good idea, did it work correctly for you, and how was the performance. We like hearing both the good and the bad. Here are some examples of the types of feedback we receive.
"Wow! I love Project Chronicle. I teach at a community college and this is the best tool ever, EVER!! I can record the basic tools we use for each exercise and post it with the directions. I bet my students will love it even more. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!"
"Is there any other easy way of dealing with shared coordinates or a step by step guide that may help. It's one thing I always struggle getting my head around and the BIM Coordinator for helped a lot."
"I like Inventor Fusion, but it is not usable on a high-resolution monitor. CAD nowadays is 27" at 2560x1440 and your tree has letters of about 1 mm height. This causes pain in the eyes after half an hour, so after half an hour I am done. Is it possible to increase the fonts of the user interface? I already tried to change the Windows fonts and scaling but it just does not increase the size of the tree text."
"It seems like the standalone [Project] Falcon is burning up my RAM chips. Last time I ran the standalone version, it was running fine. I was about to get a screen shot when the air streamers disappeared. Real quickly I felt the RAM chip, and it was hotter than a pistol."
"I've tried using the 2d to 3d tool for Inventor over the years, but I've never been successful in applying it. Most of the applications that I've tried it on were odd shaped machined parts and sheet metal parts related to aircraft construction. After struggling with using it, I've found that it has been easier (and faster) to redraw the parts from scratch."
"Hi, great feature, this feature recognition for Inventor thing! I'd like to see all sheet metal features recognizable. We get all the data from our customers as CAD files and need to unfold sheet metals, often unclean ones. Would be great to be able to click all faces and turn them into sheet metal features, connect them with bends, or even recognize rolled contours!"
"Sometimes if I have parts with holes, and I want to block in an assembly as I go round to each part and open, I perform detect holes and press accept, and [Inventor Simplification] will crash. This happens on different parts each time I do this, not the same part."
"...thanks for all your hard work as [Project Basejump for AutoCAD Map 3D] really is a great product! Would love to see integration with contour data and topography as well as parcel lines as well!"
Please keep those discussion forum posts and email messages coming in.
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