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.
  • 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
  • If an unsupported version of Inventor is used you will need to upgrade to a supported version. Currently supported versions are listed on the threadModeler wiki.
  • ThreadModeler only works for parts