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Adam Butcher

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab
In Autodesk Inventor HSM you can control the machining area by depth for most machining strategies on the Heights tab. The machining area is defined by the Top Height and Bottom Height. On the Heights tab, you can also control the retracts by setting the Clearance Height, Retract Height, and Feed Height. Each height is defined by an offset amount and a mode that tells from which other height the o...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix
Rest Milling is an acronym for remaining Stock required to be machined. Rest tool paths only remove material left by previous machining operations. They do this by calculating what stock has been previously removed and comparing it against the finished model. This is far more efficient than re-machining the entire part with a small tool just to create a few small features. Rest paths are calculati...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Construction Specialties Expansion Joint Covers

Construction Specialties Expansion Joint Covers
Construction Specialties is a company the Graitec Design and Visualisation team have produced many sets of visuals for over the years showcasing a range of their specialist building products. Their marketing team recently commissioned us to produce visuals for their range of expansion joint covers manufactured for walls, floors, ceilings, rooves and car parks. With a total of 56 different expansio...
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James Wood

Virtual Reality at the Inventor User Group

Virtual Reality at the Inventor User Group
Here at Graitec we had lots of interest at the MFG user group. Graitec professional series VR department created a bespoke demo set for the event. The focus was around an F1 car as this is of more interest to our mechanical customers. The event yielded 100 attendees who were all there to learn about the new features of Autodesk Inventor 2018. Graitec took the opportunity to show off some of our ta...
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Alex Fielder

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project
Sometimes, during an Inventor project, you’ll catch a lucky-break that will end up saving you (and your customers!) hours; this is one of those occasions:As part of the many facets offered by the Professional Services team here at Graitec, we provide the service to create for customers high-quality, BS8888-compliant drawing packs for your prototype manufacture & project work. During one of the...
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Adam Butcher

Autodesk Inventor HSM - Why Repeat When You Can Pattern?

Autodesk Inventor HSM - Why Repeat When You Can Pattern?
Autodesk Inventor HSM as like Inventor gives you the option of creating rectangular or circular patterns of your machined generated toolpath. There are several different pattern types that can be applied in Inventor HSM. Liner pattern, circular pattern, mirror pattern, duplication pattern and component pattern. Using the patterning in Autodesk Inventor HSM will speed up your programming of th...
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Andy Garbett

Inventor - Loft Function

Inventor - Loft Function
Hello Everybody! I thought I’d share a little knowledge in regards to the loft feature which you should be able to use to help model exactly the correct shape, when creating your Autodesk Inventor 3D Parts.Most of us will have used the Loft feature to create a part at some point or other. Occasionally when you select the two sketches you might be presented with an initial suggestion which doesn’t ...
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James Wood

Autodesk Inventor to 3ds Max – Product Visuals

Autodesk Inventor to 3ds Max – Product Visuals
Here at Graitec Professional Services we have mastered the art of creating product visuals using the Autodesk workflow from Inventor into 3ds Max. This gives the ability to make use of 3ds Max’ high end rendering tools to really showcase our client’s products. The visuals are used for marketing material and product catalogues uploaded to company websites and brochures. Graitec has a large customer...
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Paul Munford

Autodesk Inventor Tip - Section Cut-Away Views in Rendered Images

Autodesk Inventor Tip - Section Cut-Away Views in Rendered Images
In this post you’ll learn a quick tip to cut a section out of your Autodesk Inventor Assembly model in order to show the internal components. Figure 1 We can use this view for a rendered image, either from a screen shot or in the Autodesk Inventor Rendering Studio. There are a couple of different ways that we could do this. The method we will learn in this post uses a Shrinkwrap Substitute level ...
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Stuart Smith

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets
With every release of Inventor there is a myriad of new features introduced and some that get overlooked. For those that are still entering scale manually on drawings sheets in Inventor 2016+ you should know drawing view scale has been enhanced to support multiple sheets! If you would like to know how to setup scale in your title block and for it to be driven by model view placement read on! How t...
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