Autodesk Inventor - Where's My Auto-Explode?

Really quick tip for you if you’re missing the old auto-explode functionality that was actually dropped from Inventor in the 2017 release. There is a very fast way to visually show an auto-explode of a model, and this is using the Connected Design tool in Inventor 2017 / 2018.

Note this is only visual so you can’t actually use the exploded view on a drawing view for instance, but you can navigate around the model to examine the modelling methods. And the good news is it takes about 10 seconds to do – even for pretty complex assemblies.

Check out the video to see how it’s done.

Note: the below webinar recording was created by Excitech prior to becoming Symetri in January 2021, following its acquisition by Addnode Group. All Excitech products, services and solutions mentioned in this recording are available through Symetri.