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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

Use the Inventor Reset Utility to fix Inventor

Have you ever found yourself perched out of a second story window with computer in hand, contemplating it’s demise because your Inventor program has stopped functioning the way you think it should?  Then, hopefully this little post will talk you “off of the ledge”.  If you are experiencing some of the following issues, then you might want to try this cool little utility which should fix that, … read on. Continue reading

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Inventor: How to Change Text Height

A client recently asked me how he could go about changing the size of his dimension text on existing Inventor drawings.  I thought I would post the info on my blog so that everyone can benefit. Continue reading

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