Tag Archives: mechanical design

AutoCAD® Mechanical: Custom Parts – Appending Pipe Lengths

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Darin Green, Product Support Specialist: Overview Using the Circular shape (ANSI ASTM) from Standard Content > Steel Shapes > Circular Hollow Section. During the placement of a side view, the properties of the Part Reference displays the pipe length appended to the end of the Name: The length is also appended to the name

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Why Leading Manufacturers Are BIM Ready And How You Can Be Too

When you think Building Information Modeling (BIM), do you imagine building designers, architects and engineers?  So what does BIM have to do with manufacturing? If you manufacture any product that goes into a building design, then you need to know about BIM to better position your business and profitability.  BIM is a smart model of the design to better plan,

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Adding Company Part Numbers to Inventor’s Content Center via Excel

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Jim Swain, Synergis Project Manager for Manufacturing Solutions: Inventor has a huge collection of fasteners and other standard parts in the Content Center libraries.  And of course you can add your own parts to the mix.  Often companies already have purchasing information for those same parts in other systems.  Wouldn’t it be nice to

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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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