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AutoCAD Electrical Tip: AutoCAD Electrical Parameters

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock In AutoCAD Electrical the project and drawing properties use parameters to identify how updates will be applied to the smart objects.  For example, the NFPA project that is installed with AutoCAD Electrical has the components tag format set to %F%N.  %F equals family code, and %N equals ladder rung

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Inventor Tip: Documenting Your Part’s Design Intent in Inventor

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Jim Swain First off, this isn’t about making drawings. This is closer to adding comments to a program that you’re writing. Second, this isn’t about using the Notebook in Inventor. This is about renaming things within Inventor part files so you can understand them better in the future. Have you ever

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Video Tip: Fusion 360 Preferences Settings

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner This is a short video explaining the Preference Settings in Fusion 360. Many of these settings are the default settings or have little relevance if you do not utilize certain portions of the software, however, a few of them can make your life in Fusion 360 a little easier.

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Managing and Creating Wire Layers in AutoCAD Electrical

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Synergis’ Application Consultant, Todd Schmoock AutoCAD Electrical does not ship with pre-defined wire layers.  The default layer created when inserting the WD_M.dwg block is WIRES.  This means that users have to create their company wire layers when they create their templates.  AutoCAD Electrical has tools to create and manage wire layers which need to

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