Inventor – Model States Webinar

Join Quadra’s own Matt Hutchinson (Senior Application Engineer) and Mike Hacking (MFG Projects Manager) as they discuss one of the latest enhancements to Inventor 2022 – Model States.

Model States offer capabilities similar to those found in iParts/Assemblies, however, all configurations are stored in a single file instead of multiple files. This provides a convenient way to engineer, manage, and manufacture your designs with different dimensions, components, properties or simplification levels.

Each model state supports unique iProperties, parameters and Bill of Materials.

Watch the webinar using the link below.

A powerful new workflow called Model States is added this release. Model States let you create manufacturing states, simplification levels, and more in the same part or assembly file.

Model States represent the implementation of some of the most highly requested functionality In Inventor. You can now create multiple representations of a part or assembly within a single document. This new workflow provides a convenient way to engineer, manage, and manufacture your designs. Because variations exist in one file, there is no need to worry about breaking associations between files.

Use Model States to represent:

  • Manufacturing stages
  • Simplification levels
  • Product families
  • Adjustable or flexible parts

Each Model State can contain different:

  • Dimensions
  • Features
  • Components/Bill of Materials
  • iProperties
  • Parameters

By changing the Edit Scope toggle in the browser, you can decide if edits apply only to the active member or all members.

What can I do with Model States in Parts?

Use part model states to capture manufacturing processes, create part families, create adjustable and flexible parts, or create simplified versions of a part.

Each Model State can have unique parameters, properties, and suppression states.

Sheet metal parts also benefit from model states. By using Model States you can now create configurations with unique folded features and flat patterns.

What can I do with Model States in Assemblies?

Use assembly model states to create and capture:

  • Assembly variations and families of components
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Assembly stages
  • Assembly level features
  • Substitutes
  • Simplified assemblies
  • Unique weldment preparation, weld, and machining features


You can select a model state when creating a drawing view. A Parts List displays the selected model state members and their iProperties.

A view created from a Substitute model state reflects the state of the substitute part in the drawing view.

Note: If you need separate files that can be managed and released, consider using iParts and iAssemblies.


Still got questions regarding Model States or Inventor? Feel free to get in contact with us at and we will be happy to assist.

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