How do I scale a model in Inventor?



  1. Step 1:

    1.Open up a new IPT

  2. Step 2:

    2. When that opens click the green tick so that is goes out of sketch model and in to feature mode.

  3. Step 3:

    3. goto the DERIVE

  4. Step 4:

    4. open the model you want to scale

  5. Step 5:

    5. input the scale


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    Thanks! I always used it inside shrinkwrap. In 2019 it has disappeared from there. Glad to find it in derived!

    July 24th, 2018 10:24
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    Richard Hagen

    I've been looking for a solution for this problem ever since Autodesk messed up the SAT conversion scale. All my legacy designs going back to 1998 were in Mechanical Desktop so I occasionally need to convert the old SAT files into Inventor parts. Thanks for the solution.

    June 19th, 2018 18:34
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    Alonzo Tejeda

    Seriously thank you so much!!!!
    I used this to be able to use the A360 app and have my boss view assemblies.
    I could not get IAM files to open on it. Kept saying parts and references were missing. Now this works great and it lets me isolate parts and remove them all on the app. This is gonna be great for my boss to give me real input straight from his phone.

    April 25th, 2018 16:30
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    Jason, you can do that. Under the following tab 3D Model-Modify-Direct button. This will allow you to scale your part file without needing to derive the part. This will just be a another feature in your feature tree that you can easily modify.

    March 12th, 2018 18:43
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    Jason Wright

    Is there any reason why there is no such thing as a 'scale' function in the ribbon? Why can't I make a model, then just scale it down to 97% if I need to?

    September 25th, 2017 17:51
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    Marc Simons

    Excellent explanation

    July 24th, 2017 15:33
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