Tag Archives: Autodesk

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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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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Good Luck Ratchet Rockers!

FIRST Robotics Team 1706, the Ratchet Rockers, will compete this weekend (April 26-29) in the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO. The Ratchet Rockers completed in 2 events this year. In Huntsville, MO they qualified #4 out of 50 teams but lost in the quarterfinals. In their other event in St. Louis they qualified #2 out of 52 teams and ended

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Network licensing upgrade – Autodesk Approach

When considering an upgrade to a network deployment of software, there are a lot of steps involved.  Without a proper plan, significant disruption of engineering systems can occur.  Let’s take a look at a plan for upgrading an Autodesk network deployment of software. Autodesk licenses (for those with an active contract) allow the use of the current version as well as

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End of the Year Specials, Part One: Autodesk, Training, and More!

Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing a variety of promotions and specials for the month of December. Check out these offers from Autodesk and Tata Technologies, which expire December 30th.  It truly is the best time of year to purchase software for all of your manufacturing and design needs! Autodesk Promotions: Lock in your price and save on multi-year

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Navigation in Autodesk Inventor

Whether you are brand new to Inventor or a seasoned veteran, your most common task is likely navigating parts, assemblies, and drawings. The following are the picks, clicks, keys, and techniques to maneuver through Inventor’s different environments. Mouse Commands The four built-in functions to the mouse are: 1. Zoom In/Out i. Rolling your middle mouse button forward or backward will

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