Chapter 10. Creating a Component

This chapter describes how to create your own Inventor Xt component. Before creating a new Xt component, be sure to read Chapters 10 and 16 in The Inventor Mentor.

The first part of this chapter offers an overview of the steps required to create a new component. The second part of the chapter describes the additional steps required to create a new viewer, which is a specific type of component. The chapter examples show creating two new component classes:

  • A component derived from SoXtRenderArea called SceneTumble

  • A viewer called simpleViewer