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Modifying the Environment File in AutoCAD® Electrical

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses what is called an environment file (wd.env) to control where the software retrieves data.  Some of the functions include where AutoCAD Electrical looks for vendor part numbers located in the databases, where the library is located for various symbols used, and where the menus files are

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Get Your Products “Designed In” – Watts Water Technologies

Do you manufacture building products?  If so, some of the following challenges may seem familiar to you: Creating marketing materials from designs Meeting customer demands and capturing your market share Creating and getting content into the hands of the building designer in the beginning of the process Leveraging your manufacturing data for building designers to access so your products can

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Get to Market Faster with High-Quality Products and Less Waste – Karcher North America

Do you want to get your designs to market faster? Do you want to use the least amount of materials while maintaining the highest quality? Do you want to change your bottom line by producing less physical prototypes? Do you want to offer high quality 3D visualizations to your marketing and sales teams? Karcher North America achieved all these with

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GK Machine, Inc: Rapid Customization

Do you manufacture large machinery?  Could you imagine designing, manufacturing, and delivering a new machine in only four months?  Sound impossible?  With Autodesk Product Design Suite, GK Machines is able to design and fabricate equipment customized to each customer’s unique application. To see how Autodesk Product Design Suite enables GK to be increasingly innovative and creative in their designs, check out the video below. Have questions about Inventor or

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Feige Filling: Autodesk Factory Design Suite Increases Competitive Edge

Feige Filling is a manufacturer of worldwide industrial equipment systems for automatic filling plants.  They are at the top of their field delivering more than 3500 filling systems around the world in the 40 years they have been around.  Feige Filling is a proponent of new technology and grasped onto Digital Prototyping to make their complex systems work seamlessly while maximizing the production

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The Autodesk Simulation Hub

Simulation. By now you have heard this term. However, when we ask our customers “Do you simulate your designs?” we often hear “No” from smaller businesses. So we ask, “Why not?” There are a variety of reasons, but most come down to Not enough human resources to learn new tools to simulate designs. The cost of hardware and technology needed.

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How to Use Pin Connections, Another Inventor Design Accelerator

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: This is a longer one, so if you need definitions for Functional Design  or Design Acclerators, please see my previous entry, Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators – Functional Design… The Pin Connection Design Accelerator is located on the Fasten Panel and calculates, designs, and performs strength checks of 5 pin

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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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Things You Should Know When Installing AutoCAD Electrical

February 4, 2013, posted by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engeineer: You are planning to install AutoCAD Electrical, but you are not sure how to configure the installation correctly.  Most will simple click the install button only to find out you didn’t install all the features until after you installed the software and start using it.  If you installed the software

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