In this post we are going to look at some things that add more sanity to our daily life by making us only marginally more productive. Why? Because throughout your time using Inventor the little stuff adds up to minutes, hours, days. These tips probably fall into the minutes category over the course of a year, so its more for my sanity of daily operation.
This is a quick fix in your part templates. Decide what your 80/20 is on the overall size of parts you make and adjust the setting in the Document Settings of your English and/or Metric part file. This setting is on the Modeling Tab and you are looking for Initial View Extents.
The next setting to look at refers to your usage of the Heads Up Display tools in the graphical canvas for Inventor. We want to be able to set a value for the increment that makes more sense for how we model.
Every 1/4 of a millimeter seems a little too tight for me most of the time and I would like my angle snap maybe a little bigger too. This setting is also on our Modeling Tab as well.
These little settings don't really add up to much but think about, make the changes in your template and maybe your days will be a little less click or drag heavy for you and your design team.