Design Checker

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The Autodesk® Inventor® Design Checker is a productivity solution used to give the designer insight into the adherence of company or customer standards for the product being designed. Live Checking gives instant feedback to the user, as well as ensure a high level of quality for the entire design process.


Users can use pre-defined checks or define custom checks with iLogic scripts to perform design checking. Executing the on-demand checking will update the design checker results, or enabling the live-checking will enable users to get the real-time feedback from the design checker during design process. The Design Checker Results Tree Browser allows users to interactively edit the objects with failed checks, and a Design Checker Results Report can show all the passed and failed check results, and allow users to export the report to excel, word or pdf, or print the report.


Note: Please refer to the Installation/Uninstallation to make sure you have the Microsoft ReportViewer 2010 also installed for this plugin.

About This Version

Version 1.0.16, 6/28/2023
1.0.16 Fix the issue that can't generate report when there are more than three custom iLogic checks. 1.0.15 Support Inventor 2024. 1.0.14 Fix an update status issue when save a drawing document that has revision tags. 1.0.13 Support Inventor 2023. 1.0.12 Support Inventor 2022. 1.0.11 Support Inventor 2021. 1.0.10 Support Inventor 2020. 1.0.9 Enable the Design Checker Results browser even the Enable LiveCheck is unchecked. 1.0.8 Enable the addin for Inventor 2019. 1.0.7 Fix a bug when double click gauge may raise error. 1.0.6 Enable the addin for Inventor 2018. 1.0.5 Enable the addin for Inventor 2017. Fix a bug that when do shrinkwrap it raise error. Fix a bug so that when Live Check is checked it will re-check a document when it is just opened.. 1.0.4 Enable the addin for Inventor 2016. Fix a bug that live check indicators are not hidden when their related documents are deactivated. Fix a bug so that the Overlay View would not be regarded as the Overlapping Views failure. 1.0.3 Enable the addin for Inventor 2015. Fix a bug that when new an assembly profile there is an unassigned check (Assembly Constraints). 1.0.2 Fix a bug that Hole Size Increments numbers causes exception in French OS. Fix a bug that returns unnecessary failure for weldment component. 1.0.1 Fix a bug which returns wrong hole accessibility result. 1.0.0 Initial release.

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  • Looks very useful. Need update for 2025
    Michael Van Helsland | June 26, 2024

    Loaded it on 2024 and looks great and useful. Can we get this updated to work with Inventor 2025? 

    William Hernandez | April 30, 2024

    dfmManager error initializing results: Erros no especificado (Exceoción de HRESULT: 0x80004005 (E_FAILS))


    Cómo puedo solucionar este error? esta instalado en la version 2022. gracias

  • Really cool!
    Scott Rypstra | August 12, 2021

    This app is really cool!  Can't believe I didn't hear about it until only a little while ago.
    I would like to ask you add the ability to right click in the menu and "Expand All" and "Collapse All"--or even all Failed Errors expanded by default.

  • Los ejemplos no funcionan
    Inmaculada Pou | June 21, 2020

    He intentado implementar los ejemplos del punto de ayuda y me da un error que no entiendo "Error en la regla: Fillet Size, en el documento: PiezaSimple1.ipt

    Feature.InventorFeature: no se ha encontrado ninguna operación con el nombre "".

     , no se si estoy haciendo algo mal pero sin duda no es intuitivo ni la ayuda es útil para solucionarlo .

  • High potential but useless because undertested

  • 关于中文版的问题
    自雄 | December 13, 2015

    1. 该插件是否有中文版?没有的话请尽快出中文版。 2. 在Inventor中文版中使用的时候,双击指示器(Indicator)切换浏览器的时候会报错,估计是找不到英文版的Model浏览器的原因?

  • I like data quality!
    Jean-Pierre Roschmann | October 29, 2015

    This should be a part of the Inventor Standard Installation! It is just a MUST if you are working with a lot of engineers and drafters

  • Very helpful
    Kari Holgarsson | September 21, 2015

    We use this on the new designs. It keeps the basic modelstandards throughout the design phase. One question for the components that have not initially been designed with the Design Checker: Is it possible to have the Design Checker iterate through an entire assembly (assembly prior to the implementation of the Design Checker) and give the checker results for the assembly components? The only result that we get for these assemblies is "No Design Checter Results". Then we need to open each individual part in the assembly to run the Check.

    Kari Holgarsson | October 07, 2015

    Thanks Amy I have contacted Auotdesk and they were not aware of this. According to Autodesk this will be implemented as an enhancement in the future releases.

  • Love and Hate
    Amy Douthett | April 16, 2015

    My company both loves and hate Design Checker. We love it because we can now easily find problems in our models before they can cause problems. We also hate it because we can no longer ignore the problems we have in our models since Design Checker now finds them for us. This program is a must in you have a number of engineers/drafters who are working together and sharing parts.

  • Highly needed functionality
    David Gorjup | April 07, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We are using Design Checker with about 10 mechanical users. It's really helping to up our level of consistency. Still has some quirks and could use some additions but is highly beneficial.

  • This a big box of needful things..
    Borre Hartviksen | January 01, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    After fixing some small issues with help from autodesk I have to say..this is an awesome start of a much needed app. Just keep period as decimal symbol and it works perfectly.

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