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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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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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AutoCAD Electrical Tools You Should Use

Posted February 11, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: When working in AutoCAD Electrical there are several tools you should be using on a regular basis if you want projects to remain accurate. Many times people use AutoCAD Electrical and get frustrated when their projects do not run reports correctly, or do not seem to remember the links to

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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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Five Quick Tips for AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

Januray 29, 2013, post by Nikki Szymanski: As I go onsite to different clients, I come accross some tricks that not everyone uses, but could save you a lot of time.  Here’s five that I often give to the firms I visit: 1.  Extract Contours from a Surface:  Use extract objects for surface. Surface>Utilities> Extract objects for surface. 2.  Remove break

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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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