Category Archives: Manufacturing

CAD Management: The Art of Influence

Published on November 8, 2018 As a CAD Manager, you work hard to choose the software and hardware your company should invest in and use. However, sometimes the hardest task of your position is actually the next step – influencing people upstream and downstream to even consider what you’re proposing. Where do you even begin? Synergis Applications Consultant Todd Schmoock

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How to Foster Innovation within Your Organization

Published on Nov. 2, 2018 by Kristen Tomasic, President of Synergis Technologies, Inc. “Innovation happens at the meeting point of different disciplines. When silos of disciplines are broken down, innovation happens.” – Valerie Gervais, Sr. VP HR, Saint-Gobain I had the pleasure of attending the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) Manufacturing Summit on October 12 at The Fuge in

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Updating Your Network License File

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician, Mark Lancaster Autodesk Email Clarification When your multi-user subscription is renewed and you manage your Autodesk account/subscription, most likely you have seen an email like this from Autodesk:

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Nastran In-CAD: What Can It Do For You?

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Jim Swain Autodesk Nastran solver is an industry-recognized, general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) solver known for its accuracy in analyzing linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components – and now it’s available directly in your CAD system with Nastran In-CAD. Nastran In-CAD offers

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Video Tutorial: iLogic – Adding Rules to a Drawing

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner In a previous YouTube video, iLogic Form: Title Block, Applications Consultant Dave Breiner provided tips for how to best utilize the title block on an iLogic form, from streamlining the title block entry of information with the use of an iLogic form to quickly filling out your title block

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HP Plotters not working in AutoCAD

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Director of Customer Support, Darin Green The number of customers running into issues with older model HP Plotters within AutoCAD are growing as Windows 10 updates are being pushed. Common Issues: When the HP Plotter is selected within AutoCAD Print dialog, you receive an error message and the selection is set to None. Drawings

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Video Tutorial: Fusion 360 – Rib at an Angle

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner In a previous blog post, Video Tip: Fusion 360 – Rib Feature, Applications Consultant Dave Breiner demonstrated how to create ribs with the Fusion Rib feature within Fusion 360. We’ve had some great feedback and questions on our YouTube video since it’s been posted, and we wanted to

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Can iLogic Help You Work Faster?

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner Most companies that are in machine design, manufacturing, or construction have many designs that are similar or contain basic standard parts. When I began 3D modeling with Inventor 4 in early 2001, it was a challenge to generate every part that was needed for a design. Gradually, we

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Autodesk Generative Design Tutorial

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Synergis Product Support Specialist, Mark Lancaster Back when I attended Autodesk University in 2016, I had the opportunity to have a discussion (in the famous Airstream trailer) with some Autodesk representatives regarding a new interface Autodesk was developing. That session ended up being my first introduction into Generative Design. Although the concept of Generative Design

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Vault: Searching Slop Factor

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson Now that you’ve read about Vault Search Tokens and have a basic understanding of the searchable properties, we will discuss how to use the Slop Factor. This feature within Vault helps fine-tune searches by manipulating the “range” of Vault search results that users receive. The Slop Factor by default

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