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Tip: Autodesk Single User Subscription License

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Synergis Product Support Specialist, Mark Lancaster As more and more of you transition into a subscription based licensing there’s one thing you may have overlooked because it wasn’t really something you considered in the past.  With each Autodesk contract, there are two (2) management roles which are required for managing your company’s licenses.  These roles

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Video: Inventor Sketch Blocks

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner See how to use sketch blocks to assist in those sometimes complex sketches utilizing AutoCAD and a DXF file.

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Video: 4 New Inventor Tips

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner 4 new Inventor tips and tricks all packed into this 9-minute video: Slice Graphic Placing Holes on a sketch Controlling and Suspending Auto Constraints in a sketch Adding an Offset Plane while in Sketch Mode

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Simulation Mechanical Tip: Changing Units

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Jim Swain, Synergis Project Manager for Manufacturing: Setting up an analysis can have some frustrating moments. Often the available data for boundary conditions and such are from different sources, and in different units. In Simulation Mechanical you can change the Display Units in the Browser to switch between various preset or custom defined unit

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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 Plastic Features in Inventor – Grills

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Jim Swain, Synergis Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: Inventor’s plastic part design tools simplify the creation of many types of features common to plastic parts.  We receive calls about the best way to use these tools all the time.  Last week, I was helping a customer with making grills, so I figured there might be

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Creating Plastic Features in Inventor – Ribs

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Jim Swain, Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: Inventor’s plastic part design tools simplify the creation of many types of features common to plastic parts.  This tip will look at the Rib tool. The Rib tool allows the easy creation of free-standing or connected thin walls.  It uses a single sketch to define the various segments

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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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Autodesk Inventor Design Accelerator: Tolerance Calculator

January 30, 2013, post by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: The “Tolerance Calculator” helps the end user to perform calculations of closed linear dimension chains within the Part environment, or the Assembly environment. The calculator can work in the following two basic modes: • Calculation of the resulting dimension including tolerances (check calculation): Performs a check verifying correctness of design

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Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators – Functional Design: Key Connections

January 23, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Download the full whitepaper. Functional Design Definition: Functional design is a knowledge content tool that represents the trend to move from geometrical descriptions to capturing knowledge. Designers use functional design to analyze the function of their products and the design problems they are trying to solve, rather than spending time on

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