Tag Archives: 3d design

Tweaking the ViewCube

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Application Consultant Jim Swain Every Autodesk 3D software I use these days has the ViewCube up in the upper right corner ViewCube in Inventor ViewCube in CFD This is very convenient for those times I don’t have my 3D mouse available. For some reason I just can’t get into the habit of using F4

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Create 2D drawings with the essential drafting tools in Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® Family software. Powerful documentation tools help you produce precise technical drawings that you can efficiently edit and repurpose. Share your work with confidence using TrustedDWG™ technology. Speed your detailing and documentation work with tools built to increase efficiency and maximize productivity. Be prepared for whatever comes your way

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Protecting Your Inventor Model’s Intellectual Property (IP)

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist: Protecting your company’s intellectual property (IP) could be an issue when sharing the actual 3D models with individuals outside of your organization. I have always felt there’s a fine line between sharing and not letting too much “info” go out the door when trying to satisfy the terms of

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Sketch Features in Autodesk Inventor

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Bob Reid, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Included since last year’s release of Inventor 2013, is the addition of several sketch features.  We have received questions about the sketch features so here I am going to go over some of my favorites. The first two are Dynamically Trimming and Extending sketch geometry.  Then I will

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Dearborn Mid-West Company: From 2D to 3D for Line Safety and Easy Installation

How would your business improve with 3D?  Dearborn Mid-West Company has earned advantages over their competitors with 3D design and installation layout.  Dearborn Mid-West Company manufactures large assembly machinery mostly for auto manufacturers, from first weld to finishing the details, Dearborn provides it all.  They recently implemented the Autodesk Factory Design Suite to take their designs to a whole new

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Calling CAD and BIM Managers (And those who make them look good)

In addition to our technical training and support, Synergis offers special events for you to gain industry and professional information.  We know that technical knowledge will only get your company ahead if you have a vision and leaders who understand how to move their teams forward.  So in September, we are offering  the Synergis CAD Productivity Event featuring Robert Green. Robert

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BIM in the Cloud

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Curt Egli, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer: Yesterday I posted The Business Value of BIM webcast.  Here’s another that was really popular last year about using BIM in the Autodesk cloud and the tools available to assist in your workflow.  Keep in mind this was a year ago, so if you want to see the

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Customizing Inventor’s Ribbon

Posted on July 1, 2013 by Jim Swain, Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: It is very easy to add a new panel to any tab in Inventor’s ribbon user interface. This panel, appropriately named User Commands, can contain any desired command. Each tab can have its own user command panel. So commands can be tailored to the specific action. Here’s how it

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Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators – Functional Design: Key Connections

January 23, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Download the full whitepaper. Functional Design Definition: Functional design is a knowledge content tool that represents the trend to move from geometrical descriptions to capturing knowledge. Designers use functional design to analyze the function of their products and the design problems they are trying to solve, rather than spending time on

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Training Outside of the Box (or Book)

Simply put, your company’s success can live or die by the training it gets. Or the training they do not receive. Autodesk relies on its ATC’s (Authorized Training Centers). Your ATC is here to support you and your training needs. However, not all needs are created equal. This is where you need to think outside of the box. There are

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