Category Archives: Manufacturing

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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Vault Search Tokens

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson The way Autodesk Vault searches can be confusing at times. You perform a search for “ABC-123” expecting to return only files with ABC-123 in that order, but instead you get files with ABC after 123, and many values between them. What’s going on here? Vault Tokens Autodesk Vault token-izes all property

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Video Tutorial: Inventor – Projecting Geometry in an Assembly

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner Autodesk Inventor can help save you time and increase accuracy in your designs with a feature called projected geometry. This technology allows you to borrow geometry from existing parts when creating a new part in an assembly. While this process is relatively straightforward, there are common issues users

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Linear Symmetric Dimension Type

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician Mark Lancaster The other day I received a call from a customer looking to dimension a detail view per the image below. Within a couple of days of providing the solution to the customer, this same question appeared on the Autodesk Inventor Forum. Perhaps it’s time to bring this workflow back

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How to Improve Your Product Performance [+ Free eBook]

Innovation is no longer just a differentiator for businesses in the manufacturing industry – It’s now essential for mere survival. But with engineering time becoming increasingly limited, how can your organization push the boundaries of product performance? While this initiative can seem daunting, there are approaches to improving performance that can be used systemically to increase value and competitiveness of

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