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

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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) –

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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

By Dave Morse

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

Creating Vault Folder Templates using DataWorks

By Dave Morse

If you’ve never used Autodesk’s Exchange App, then you truly are missing something.  It has never been easier to extend the capability of your design or data management software.   Continue reading

Your Annual Anti-Virus Warning

By Matt Dillon

It’s Spring again, which means it’s the time of year when everyone gleefully installs all of their new Autodesk software. And this is the time of year when we see the most install-related tech support calls. One that you can avoid having to make has to do with what can result if you leave your anti-virus software enabled when installing Autodesk products.

I know… if you’ve not heard this before, you probably think I’m nuts. But trust me. DISABLE YOUR ANTI-VIRUS when installing Autodesk software. In most cases the install may actually appear to go just peachy. Until you start trying to run the applications. Then things just act… weird. There’s really no other way to describe it. Sometimes it’s obvious – the software just won’t run. More often it’s more insidious.

One that is particularly nasty to installation attempts this go-round is Trend Micro’s antivirus. I ran into this with a customer recently – when they disabled the anti-virus everything went just fine. And today I’m vindicated, as it appears on Autodesk’s “Up and Ready” blog.

So if you don’t want to believe me, or if you need ammo for your skeptical IT people, go here: Up and Ready

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