Issue

After installing threadModeler for Inventor 2017 or newer, the threadModeler panel is not visible in the coolOrange ribbon.


Cause

  • Since Inventor 2017 third party add-ins have to be explicitly allowed
  • Inventor LT does not support the use of third party add-ins
  • An unsupported version of Inventor is used. threadModeler is compatible with Inventor 2020, 2019 and 2018
  • An assembly is opened


Solution

In order to allow threadModeler follow these steps:

  • Navigate to "Tools" -> "Options"
  • Press "Add-Ins" to open the add-in manager
  • In the add-in manager select the "coolorange-ThreadModeler" add-in
  • Uncheck the "Block" checkbox
  • Check the "Loaded/Unloaded" and "Load Automatically" check boxes
  • Press "OK"
  • If Inventor LT is used you will need to upgrade to Inventor or Inventor professional
  • ThreadModeler only works for parts