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Why It’s Important to Have an Organized Structure for Inventor and A Properly Configured Project File (Part 1)

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist: Have you ever opened a co-worker’s model and Inventor is unable to locate certain components? What about the “Non-Unique Project File Names” dialog? Have you ever come across it while trying to open a model? Are your seeing “not responding” messages in Inventor while opening an assembly? Or when

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Inventor: Multi-Body Part Modeling (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer: Multi-Body Part Modeling is part of a group of techniques known as Top Down Design (Multi-Body Modeling, Skeletal Modeling and Layout Design).  Multi-Body Part Modeling allows you to build-in design intent and create an assembly and parts from one master part file (IPT).  I know that the first two

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Working with Inventor Drawing Colors

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist: Creating a single color back drop on your Inventor drawing sheet is very straight forward and is accomplished through the Tools/Document Settings interface. Here’s a retro look, making it look like those days when blueprints existed. I want to take a few minutes and share a few items regarding

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Creating an Inventor Pattern with Unequal Spacing

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk: I came across a recent reply to an Autodesk discussion about creating rectangular patterns with unequal spacing.   In the past it was accomplished by suppressing the (patterned) features you didn’t require.   However if the spacing didn’t align with your needs, then it was not feasible per this method.   Another trick

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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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Synergis University is Over…

Thank you for joining us for Synergis University 2013! With over 250 experts, educators and industry professionals in attendance it was an exciting day packed with endless information, thought-provoking conversation, and new perspectives on workflows, industry and technology. Speaking of technology, our opening Keynote, Lynn Allen, spoke on “Autodesk 360 – Embrace the Cloud” in your regular workflow to increase

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How to: Inventor’s Design Accelerator: Limits/Fits Mechanical Calculator

Posted February 25, 2013 by Robert Reid: Designers often calculate and design a shaft-hole fit. This problem influences the properties of the final product and its price of manufacturing. Use the adaptable interface in Design Accelerator to design the ideal fit. Limits and Fits are used to define tolerances for mating parts. Limits are most commonly used for cylindrical holes

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