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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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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

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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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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Paul Munford

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - AnyCAD 2D DWG Underlay

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - AnyCAD 2D DWG Underlay
We all love drafting in AutoCAD, and we don’t want to give it up – even when the items we are drawing become more challenging. What if I told you that you could keep your 2D AutoCAD DWG files, and reference them into Autodesk Inventor as the start of a 3D model? What if I told you that the link inside Inventor to the AutoCAD DWG file is LIVE! That’s right – any update you make to the AutoCAD file,...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Cut Section Product Visuals for Selwood - Inventor & 3DS Max

Cut Section Product Visuals for Selwood - Inventor & 3DS Max
The Graitec Design and Visualisation Team were recently contacted by a company named Selwood to who required a set of product visuals. Selwood are a leading company based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in manufacturing pumps. The brief was to produce a high quality visual of each model with a section cut through, in order to show the inner workings of the pump as well as providing a realisti...
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