Each new assembly is created from a template. When you install Autodesk Inventor, your selection of default units of measurement sets the default template used to create assemblies. You can use this template or another predefined template, modify one of the predefined templates, or create your own templates.
Any assembly file can be used as a template when you save it in the Templates folder. For example, if you have an assembly file that contains settings and properties you want to use for other assemblies, save a copy of it in the Autodesk\Inventor [version]\Templates folder. The next time you create an assembly file, the new template is available.
You can specify properties such as cost center, project name, or manager and save them as part of the template. Use Properties to find, track, and manage files. They can also be used to add and maintain information automatically in title blocks, parts lists, and bills of material.
You can set any template to be the default template for creating new assemblies. To make a template the default, save it in the Templates folder with the file name standard.iam. To avoid overwriting the existing default template move or rename the existing standard template before saving the new template.
Files that reside in the Templates folder appear on the Default tab of the New dialog box when you create new files. Files that reside in a subfolder of the Templates folder appear other tabs in the New dialog box.