Autodesk Inventor project settings

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The installation of the Woodwork for Inventor add-on involves the creation of catalogues which are filled with relevant content. These catalogues contain the Woodwork for Inventor material and color database, furniture component library, furniture prototypes and several item samples which may be used to explore the add-on features. In addition, the add-on provides a Woodwork for Inventor project which needs to be turned on in order to use the above-mentioned data. The location of this project is specified during installation. It is recommended that this project be activated before starting to use the add-on.


The project has the following default spaces:

<Location specified during installation>\W4INV DESIGN\

PROJECTS\ - work space where all designed wooden products are placed.

Samples - samples of pre-designed items.

LIBRARY\ - initial database of library components used for item construction.

_LIBRARY\ - copies of library components used in models.




Woodwork for Inventor 2014 v5\ - contains additional files supporting the add-on.

Auto Plot Templates - contains drawing templates.

BOM templates - contains specification templates.

Units Settings - units setting files.

Material library - contains the Autodesk Inventor material library used to ensure smooth operation of the add-on.

Textures - sub-catalogue contains images required for defining materials and colors.

Materials.sdf - the add-on material base where Autodesk Inventor material library entries are linked to specific add-on data.


If you want to work with the data from your previous projects and use Woodwork for Inventor features, make the following changes in your project:

1.   In the Appearance Libraries and Material Libraries sections of your project add the Autodesk Inventor material library used by the add-on which is located at:

 C:\Users\Public\Documents\Woodwork for Inventor 2014 v5\Material Library\W4INV Material Library.adsklib


2.   Workgroup search paths – specify the path to the textures used in the add-on material library located at:

 C:\Users\Public\Documents\Woodwork for Inventor 2014 v5\Material Library\Textures


3.   If you want to use the add-on component base, specify the following paths in the Libraries section:

 Library - C:\W4INV 2014 Design\LIBRARY

 _Library - C:\W4INV 2014 Design\_LIBRARY