New Chain Dimension and Chain Set Dimension commands are added to the Annotate panel. Chain command enables you to create one or more individual dimensions. Use Chain Set command to create multiple chain dimensions in a single process.
To create a chain dimension or chain set dimension, either select an existing base dimension, or select geometry.
Hatch fill in drawing sketches
The Hatch style assigned to the Sketch Hatch object in Object Defaults controls default hatching used to fill regions in drawing sketches.
You can edit individual hatch attributes for hatch fill objects in the drawing. All edits are kept as style overrides.
The Hatch style is associative. If you change the Hatch style, all existing hatch fill objects change to respect the new style setting. All style overrides are kept.
You can load additional hatch patterns from external PAT files and use them to fill hatch regions.
Break hatching around text
You can break hatching around text in the drawing. Select the Cross Hatch Clipping option on the Drawing tab of the Document Settings dialog box.
Note: Hatching is clipped on the bounding box of text. If appropriate, change the size of the bounding box to resize the clipped area.
Copy general tables
You can copy the following types of tables to another drawing sheet or drawing:
Move general tables from one drawing sheet to another by dragging them in the browser.
Selection filter for all dimensions
A new Select all Inventor Dimensions command was added to the Select menu. Click the command to select all dimensions in the drawing. You can also use Shift + right-click to display the context menu with the command.
A new selection filter for all Inventor dimensions is added to the Select Filters dialog box. Use the Dimensions filter to select all general, ordinate, and baseline dimensions, and ordinate and baseline dimension sets. AutoCAD dimensions are not selected.
Included Zero in drawing dimensions
A new setting, Included Zero, is available in dimension styles. The Included Zero setting affects dimensions with feet and inch units. When Included Zero is enabled, the inch portion of the dimension is preceded by a “0” if the value is less than one. For example, with Included Zero enabled, the dimension will display as 1’ – 0 3/8” and with it disabled the dimension will display as 1’ – 3/8” in the drawing.
The Included Zero setting is accessed in the Style and Standard Editor in the Dimension style. The setting is available in the Units, Alternative Units, and Tolerance tabs.
Import AutoCAD blocks
The Import AutoCAD Block command copies AutoCAD block definitions from any dwg file into Inventor dwg drawings. An instance of the block is inserted onto the current drawing sheet and a definition is added to the drawing resources folder. When the command is invoked, the Import Block dialog box displays. This dialog box lists dwg files in the selected directory, displays a preview of the selected dwg file, and displays a list of the block definitions.
Pattern symbols and blocks
Use the Pattern Symbols/Blocks command to create multiple copies of symbols/blocks with a uniform distance between instances. This command works with Inventor sketched symbols and AutoCAD blocks. The pattern operation is a copy operation and the position of the symbols is not associative.
You can now retrieve model dimensions in isometric drawing views and retrieve model dimensions from assembly features.
The workflow for retrieving dimensions in an isometric view is the same as retrieving dimensions in an orthographic view.
When retrieving model dimensions in an assembly view, select a part to display the dimensions for assembly features related to that part.
Rotate and scale blocks
AutoCAD blocks can be manually resized and rotated in the drawing sheet. When a block is selected, grip points are displayed. Click and drag a grip point to modify the block. The rotate and scale values are retained and are displayed in the AutoCAD Blocks dialog box.
There is a Static setting in the AutoCAD Blocks dialog box. If enabled, the grip points to resize and rotate are not displayed. If the Static setting is disabled, all grip points are displayed when the block is selected.