Category Archives: Autodesk

Autodesk Inventor Tips: Sketch Zero Origin and Click Hold Arc/Slot

Recently, we posted ‘LEVERAGING MODEL-BASED DEFINITION (MBD) IN AUTODESK INVENTOR’ which enlightened us on Autodesk Inventor’s features supporting Model-Based Definition (MBD). MBD streamlines the design-to-manufacturing process and even helps in fully reducing the chance of errors in manufacturing parts. Our Autodesk Subject Matter Expert from I GET IT Learning has created 120 short tech tips for Autodesk Inventor and presented

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Leveraging Model-Based Definition (MBD) in Autodesk Inventor

With the ongoing digital transformation many manufacturers are going through, model-based definition has been increasingly becoming more important. Model-based definition refers to a fully defined 3D model, which including the annotations is sent out create a physical manufactured part. The GD&T annotations historically have been done in 2D drawings but with MBD, you can now store everything in a 3D

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How Henry Ford’s Engineering Genius Drove an Industrial Revolution

Here’s an interesting post about Henry Ford, from Autodesk’s Redshift Blog today. Worth a read, as many do not know this information about Ford, even those in today’s Automotive Industry or Detroit. While Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, there is much he invented, innovated and contributed to manufacturing and society.

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Recommended Action for Autodesk 3ds Max Users

We’ve become aware of an exploit that may corrupt Autodesk 3ds Max software installations and 3ds Max scene files. As a preventative measure, Autodesk recently emailed customers who have access to 3ds Max 2015SP1 to 2021 recommending they download and install the 3ds Max Security Tools application to help detect and resolve potential issues caused by this malicious code.  This recommendation also applies to Autodesk partners

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Why you need to learn the Direct Edit tool in Autodesk Inventor

In the last several years, there hasn’t been a lot of ground-breaking additions to most 3D CAD software.  One of the more recent Autodesk Inventor developments in the last couple years has been the addition of the “Direct Edit” tool.  This recent addition can be used to edit models independently of any feature history.  This means you can edit models that

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Vault Help, where to find it, and other resources

Autodesk Vault is a robust PDM system with sundry nuances and features.  In this post, I will be showing various links to websites that have a ton of great information.  These links will be useful for seasoned administrators to the first time end user. First, help docs.  These online help docs from Autodesk are the definitive resource for anything and

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Attention all Inventor users: Don’t forget to migrate your libraries.

If you have been using Autodesk Inventor for a while you may already know this, but there is a process for migrating Inventor’s “Content Center” libraries.  This should be done to ensure you don’t end up with duplicate parts (file names) for the same fastener, pin or other common part.  When libraries are migrated, it allows the new software version

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