Inventor 101: Assembly Planes

Tips & Tricks

Construction planes inside of Autodesk Inventor are fantastic when you’re creating reference geometry or sketches but you lack any nice surface planes to create that sketch on. Oftentimes you’ll end up with a model and need to make adjustments that aren’t standard to any of the geometry you already have created. By utilizing construction planes, you can create your sketches right where you need them to be with a few extra clicks to set up the plane geometry. Take a look at the quick tip video below to learn more about how to use construction planes within Autodesk Inventor!


Trevor English

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) who has made a career out of engineering and technical communication. His work has appeared on Curiosity, BBC, Interesting Engineering and other sites across the web. Originally the Chief editor for Interesting Engineering back in 2016, he now works with software & tech companies, aiding them in content marketing and technical communication. Currently living in Texas, he’s also a published children’s book author and producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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