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Inventor Tip: Reduce File Size – End of Part Maker

Posted on January 17, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist: Emailing an Inventor part file can sometimes be a challenge due to the file size restrictions that may be in place for a given email system.  Other viable solutions for sharing your design could be the use of the Autodesk 360® Services, a FTP site, or maybe an on-line

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Creating a Dynamic Block with Visibility States: AutoCAD 2014

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Visualization Solutions Engineer: Today we have a new video post on creating dynamic block with visibility states.  Here I show a simple desk chair elevation.  It takes just a couple of minutes so sit back with your coffee for just a moment and enjoy. Looking for more tips and tricks?  Try

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Adding Custom Scales to AutoCAD Mechanical’s Scale List

Posted July 8, 2013 by Jim Swain, Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: Note: AutoCAD Mechanical uses a drawing variable, AMSYMSCALE, to hold the current scale factor for Power Dimensions, symbols and some other objects. This isn’t the same as the AutoCAD Annotative objects and their scales. Annotative objects were introduced in R2008, while Mechanical’s symbol scaling has been around since before R2000. The two

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Removing Problem Printer Settings and Print Styles in AutoCAD

Posted on June 27, 2013 from the Synergis library of tips, tricks and whitepapers: tips, tricks and whitepapers: You can use the AutoCAD e-transmit feature to remove problem printer setups and plot styles, as well as some problems with links external files. The Workflow for Using the eTransmit function is as follows: Go to the application menu, click publish. Select “eTransmit” to

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Linking Dimensions and Parametric Values into Excel: AutoCAD

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Helpdesk Technician: Being able to link measurement values to Microsoft® Excel® has always been a challenge for AutoCAD users. Earlier versions of AutoCAD (2005, 2006, and 2007) require users to import the Excel file as an OLE object. Those OLE objects were nothing more than an Image with a link

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Adding Basic Troubleshooting Tools to Your Ribbon

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Helpdesk Technician: When AutoCAD drawings are corrupt we tend to forget the commands used to troubleshoot common issues. Our first thought is to RECOVER the drawing, which runs a low level Audit and tries to open the drawing. Second thought is AUDIT, which is a high level Audit to evaluate the

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