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Dave Cassapi

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection
For the first part of a series on Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation, I will look at the different types of surface connection that are available. Inventor can create some very nice quality surface data, with all that is required from the user being an understanding of how to choose from the options. To begin with any of the features can be used to create a surface, simply by selecting the surface...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations
Your Autodesk Inventor drawing views that you place on your drawing sheet, and parts that have tapped holes created from the hole feature tool by default will always reference the minor diameter. In some cases, you may want to dimension the view with the tap drill size. When you measure the part's tapped hole the value that it returns is the minor diameter, so using the hole thread feature no...
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Adam Butcher

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?
From time to time during our support work we come across the common issue of exporting an Inventor DWG file to AutoCAD DWG. As both file types have the same (DWG) extension, you might be forgiven for thinking there is no difference but there is! So let me explain the difference between the two file types, and how to set up an efficient workflow for exporting.  If you create a drawing in ...
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Josie

Great to see you at Southampton's Inventor User Group!

Great to see you at Southampton's Inventor User Group!
Another year, another Inventor User Group in Southampton! And what an interesting year it was! From the Future of Making Things to the future of Autodesk's licensing models and new software developments. This year’s Inventor User Group saw over 100 Designers and Engineers from the south coast coming together to learn a few tips and tricks and how specific industry software would help them optimise...
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Adam Butcher

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in
There is a neat little add in tool called Inventor HSM engrave, which will create single line text, which can then be traced to create the engraving on the machined part.  Most people use AutoCAD to create the text with a simple font, and then explode the text to create single line geometry. After that the AutoCAD DWG file is imported onto the sketch of the Inventor model whilst in the 2D ske...
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Adam Butcher

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?
If you are new to Inventor HSM and you do not have experience in CNC machining, there is a great handbook to help you on your way - I personally found that it contained lots of useful information. The handbook takes you through the introduction and CNC process overview, shop safety, CNC tools, coordinate system, CNC programming language, CNC Operation, 2D milling toolpaths, CNC turning, 3D toolpat...
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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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Paul Munford

W4I Integration with Vault & ERP

W4I Integration with Vault & ERP
Woodwork for Inventor integrates seamlessly with Autodesk Vault for Data management and ERP. Click this link for an overview of Woodwork for Inventor. A wise man once said:‘If you haven’t installed Vault. You’ve only installed half the software’ The trouble with any project is that it just never stands still... The customer changes their mind, suppliers change their stock, the conditions on site c...
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Paul Munford

W4I Export to Sheet Optimisation

W4I Export to Sheet Optimisation
Woodwork for Inventor supports the exchange of data with panel optimisation software. Click this link for an overview of Woodwork for Inventor. When we are building high quality furniture from rare and expensive hardwoods, we don’t want to throw away our money in scrap! A big challenge too many woodworkers is correctly quantifying the amount of board material we need to procure to complete our pro...
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Adam Butcher

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs
Bridge the gap between design and production and take control of your manufacturing by using Autodesk Inventor HSM. Reduce costs, achieve higher productivity and shorter time to market by automating fundamental processes such as CNC programming for manufacturing.  Inventor HSM provides you with a fully integrated solution to streamline the manufacturing process. Autodesk offers different cost...
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