Category Archives: Manufacturing

Take a Look at Autodesk Idea Station

“I wish Inventor could do this!” “Why can’t Fusion 360 do that?” You or someone you know may have professed a variation of the above statements at one time or another. I would like you to know that there is something you can do about your frustrations. You may or may not know that Autodesk has websites set up for

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IMPORTANT – For Autodesk Inventor 2016 thru 2019 Users

Update (5/30/19) – After doing some more investigation on this matter we wanted to update where things stand. Further testing has indicated that this may also be impacting those who manage content center through Vault, however, at this time, further testing is needed to determine the range (versions) of impact. For Inventor 2019, please ensure that you have the latest

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Fusion 360 – Sheet Metal Bend Feature

Here is a look at the new Bend feature within Fusion 360 Sheet Metal.  In this video, Synergis EDS Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner, will import an existing .DXF Pattern file and use it to create the shape and bends of a bracket within Autodesk Fusion 360. Click “Read More” for video.

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How to Create your own Inventor Frame Generator End Caps in Autodesk Inventor 2020

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Helpdesk Technician Mark Lancaster One of the new features of Inventor 2020 is the ability to create end caps for your frame generator model. For example, I’m able to create a flush, internal, sharp cornered, 1/8” thick end cap for this frame member. Or perhaps I want a cap on the end of a

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Video Tutorial: How to Subtract Solids in Autodesk Inventor

Posted on Feb. 27, 2019 by Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner In this Autodesk Inventor tutorial, we’ll be looking at how to subtract one solid from another in an Inventor assembly by using a mating part. This can provide immediate time-savings to your designs and prevent you from having to create 2-3 sketches to achieve the same result. We’ll be

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AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 32B Support Discontinuation: Next Steps

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician, Mark Lancaster On December 17th, Autodesk announced in the next release (2020 product line), AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT product line will no longer be offered for 32B operating systems. This is a global change and impacts not only subscribers, but those who still maintain a perpetual or have a student/educational license.

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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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