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It’s a Suite Life!

Taking your digital prototype model from AutoCAD, Inventor, or Revit into 3ds Max Design or Showcase has been made both easy and powerful using the Suite Workflows mechanism found in the Application Icon shortcut, inside your design software.   Continue reading

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Fusion 360 is Free to Subscribers

As of January 30th, 2015, all current Product Design Suite Subscribers are entitled to Autodesk Fusion 360 as part of their Subscription benefits.  If you’ve not had a chance to try out Fusion 360, well, now is your chance.   Continue reading

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Replace Your Face!

Have you ever had an irregular edge that you needed to extrude to, but couldn’t figure out how to get Inventor to recognize it?  I had a customer recently contact me about how to do this very thing.   Continue reading

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The A360 File Viewer, Hot or Not?

Autodesk has released the A360 File Viewer, and at first I thought it was hot. I quickly jumped onto the site to test it out.  It currently accepts over 50 file formats, including AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor files.   Continue reading

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How to Remove the Units String in a Parts List in Inventor

I recently had a client ask how to remove the Units String from the MASS column in his Parts List. He was working on his Inventor drawing template and wanted to be able to format the column so that the units (lbmass, or kg) doesn’t show in each and every row (it is displayed in the header).  In this blog post, I’ll demonstrate how to accomplish this. Continue reading

Inventor Dimension Style Editing

I recently had a client asking how to make the inches marks (“) show up in his dimension style in his Inventor drawings, and make his text larger. There’s quite a bit of information involved in teaching about the Styles Editor, but I thought I would share just how to do these two things, as I think they are quite popular settings. Continue reading

Inventor Display Settings are Flexible

Autodesk Inventor’s display settings are very flexible.  By default, the settings are controlled by the Use Document Settings radio button.  This button is located in the Appearance section of the Display tab within the Application Options dialog box. Continue reading

AutoCAD 2014 Network License Issue

I recently had a client receive an Unavailable License Alert from their 2014 release of AutoCAD.  Each time the error came up they were prompted to save their work and exit AutoCAD.   Continue reading

Customer Error Reports (CER’s) -

If you’ve ever had Autodesk Inventor crash in the middle of a command, chances are it produced the Autodesk Inventor Error Report.  This, you suppose, is the portal to the great black hole in the cloud.   Continue reading

Find Your Missing Tabs in AutoCAD Mechanical

I recently had a client who was wanting to render a 3D model they had created, but couldn’t find the Render tab, so I thought I would share with everyone. Continue reading

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