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John Bennett

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough
The new Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 has just been released, as previously covered in our blog, migrating to a new version of AS can take up a little bit of project management and planning. Autodesk has released a short video tutorial on how to achieve a smooth migration to a newer product version during installation, however, there are other routes to achieve this after the installation has been c...
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Alex Fielder

Autodesk Inventor - Flatten a Multi Body Sheet Metal Coil

Autodesk Inventor - Flatten a Multi Body Sheet Metal Coil
Do you find flattening complex sheet metal shapes in Autodesk Inventor frustrating? We have received similar questions from a number of our customers recently asking about flattening complex shapes and one call we were able to solve involved creating the item in the following image using the Autodesk Inventor 2016 multi-body sheet metal toolset. The task involved creating a chute or slide that h...
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Dave Talbot

Autodesk Support for Windows 10 - Urgent Announcement

Autodesk Support for Windows 10 - Urgent Announcement
Autodesk Support for Windows 10 - Urgent Announcement With Windows 10 now being officially available and with some users seeing the upgrade link on their work or home computers, the temptation is to download this latest free upgrade without considering the wider implications of the upgrade. As with any business environment it is crucial however, that wherever possible, operating system (and othe...
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Dave Talbot

Autodesk Licensing Hotfix For Poodle

Autodesk Licensing Hotfix For Poodle
Originally identified by the Google security team in the latter part of last year, far from being a nice friendly cuddly dog this one has bite. Poodle is one of the latest in a number of security flaws that has a wide reaching and global impact. This particular vulnerability affects SSL 3.0 (Secure Socket Layer protocol) which was first developed by Netscape engineers for public release back in ...
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Stuart Smith

Vault Prompts – Automate Vault Prompts

Vault Prompts – Automate Vault Prompts
A customer recently asked me if there was a way to automatically upload data to vault on closing a file & to his surprise the answer was YES! You can streamline your Vault environment by configuring common prompts and suppressing certain dialogs. This can be done from the vault client or your native CAD application (Inventor, AutoCAD etc.) There are two ways to configure prompts and in this ...
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Stuart Smith

Vault Features In Inventor You Should Be Using!

Vault Features In Inventor You Should Be Using!
All you Vault users are already aware of some of the great features available within the product, but it can be surprising what has been introduced over the years to a user. Many of the functions you rely on from the Autodesk Vault client are now available straight from Inventor, and there have been some great additions too - check out the information below or watch my video.  You can open a...
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Autodesk Subscription Centre Soon To Retire

Autodesk Subscription Centre Soon To Retire
Autodesk Subscription Center Soon To Retire...On 13th March 2015, Autodesk will be retiring Subscription Centre and directing all Maintenance Subscription customers to the newly enhanced Autodesk Account; a personalised and easy-to-use portal. Autodesk Account gives you the ability to effectively track and manage all of your Autodesk product licences, services, and user benefits through a single p...
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Mechanical Desktop Part 1 – Last Chance to Install for Legacy Use

Mechanical Desktop Part 1 – Last Chance to Install for Legacy Use
Mechanical Desktop is not something that comes up very often these days, but every now and then we are asked to help a customer get MDT up and running on their computer. With the end of life of MDT becoming very final by the end of March 2015, this vlog runs through the install process to get your legacy MDT up and running on a Windows 7 computer. Please see additional posts for sections cover...
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Inventor 2015 White Screen on Open

Inventor 2015 White Screen on Open
You fire up Inventor 2015, greeted with the fancy new loading screen, Inventor starts, but then all you have is a white screen and a bunch of tools you can't select – nightmare! This appears to be a problem synonymous with Inventor 2015, and tends to occur randomly amongst different customers. Fortunately, there is a simple way to solve this problem for good! If you find yourself in this less-tha...
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Stuart Smith

Autodesk Inventor Large Assembly Performance

Autodesk Inventor Large Assembly Performance
I recently visited one of Autodesk's blogs Being Inventive and noticed an interesting blog about large assemblies; the blog post included an incredibly helpful PDF which details recommendations, tips and tricks, workflows and techniques for managing large assemblies in Autodesk inventor. As your designs become larger and more complex in Autodesk inventor, they consume more computing resources. Th...
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