Tag Archives: tips and tricks

Vault: Searching Slop Factor

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson Now that you’ve read about Vault Search Tokens and have a basic understanding of the searchable properties, we will discuss how to use the Slop Factor. This feature within Vault helps fine-tune searches by manipulating the “range” of Vault search results that users receive. The Slop Factor by default

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Vault Search Tokens

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson The way Autodesk Vault searches can be confusing at times. You perform a search for “ABC-123” expecting to return only files with ABC-123 in that order, but instead you get files with ABC after 123, and many values between them. What’s going on here? Vault Tokens Autodesk Vault token-izes all property

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Linear Symmetric Dimension Type

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician Mark Lancaster The other day I received a call from a customer looking to dimension a detail view per the image below. Within a couple of days of providing the solution to the customer, this same question appeared on the Autodesk Inventor Forum. Perhaps it’s time to bring this workflow back

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Video Tutorial: Fusion 360 – Parameters

In this follow-up to Video Tip: Fusion 360 – Combine and Delete, Dave takes you through a modeling exercise on how to create a different size or angle for a fitting.

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Do you know a great Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Tip? Share it for a shot at $500!

Do you have a quick tip using one of the products in the Product Design and Manufacturing Collection (PDMC)? Cut a 60 second tip video for a chance to win $500! It’s time that all those tricks you have learned over the years start to pay off! Take what you’ve learned using one (or more) of the Product Design and

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Inventor 2017 R2/SP1 Version Release

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Synergis Product Support Specialist, Mark Lancaster For those users on an active (Inventor or related suite) subscription, you can now download and install the R2 edition (comes with service pack 1) for Inventor 2017.  Subscription users have the option to install either R2/SP1 (through Autodesk Account) or just the service pack if you want

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Video Post: Understanding Inventor’s Organization

Do you ever ask yourself these questions: Why is Autodesk Inventor creating all these folders and files on my system that I did not ask for? Is this really necessary? Or are they crucial to the operation of the application? Can I control them? If you think Inventor may have an organization method of its own, watch this recorded webcast

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Video Tip: Find Me the Shortest Route – Piping in Revit MEP

Having trouble getting the most efficient layout in Revit MEP? Is your Template Project prepared for your projects? Are you drafting more 2D than modeling in 3D? Are you looking for more design integrity from the model? A couple of months ago, Bill Knittle, Synergis Solutions Engineer, recorded this webcast to  walk you through 60 minutes of various means and

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

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer: In Multi-Body Part Modeling (Part 1) we left off with our completed Master Part. You will now move onto creating the assembly and parts, manipulating the Master Part and any clean-up and setting of iProperties. This portion of the tutorial will cover: Creation of Assembly and Parts from the

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How to Identify a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog

Posted on September 4, 3013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD Electrical allows you to define a secondary catalog to search.  Setting this option up gives the user an ability to store additional manufacturer part numbers in a totally separate database. Identifying a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog 1.  Create your secondary catalog database.  Some options are: Copy the

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