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Adam Butcher

A Guide To Woodwork For Inventor Cover Position Settings

A Guide To Woodwork For Inventor Cover Position Settings
When you are generating manufacturing information (part code, name, size, and material) or linking system data to the information in the part labels in Woodwork for Inventor, it is important to indicate which side of the part a cover is applied to and what type of cover it is. For example, the part is covered with a 2mm edge band on the right side and a 0.45mm edge band on the left side. On the ot...
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Ian Bottomley

A Fantastic Turnout for the Southampton Inventor User Group

A Fantastic Turnout for the Southampton Inventor User Group
Our annual Inventor User Group proved to be as popular and highly attended as ever. The day was packed with interactive sessions focusing on the hot topics within manufacturing and covered everything from generative design, to selecting the best CAM software and managing big data. Over 100 designers and engineers from the South Coast came together discovering what’s new in Inventor 2019 and learni...
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Ian Bottomley

Sign Up For The 2019 Graitec Inventor User Group Event!

Sign Up For The 2019 Graitec Inventor User Group Event!
Do you regularly use Autodesk Inventor or work in design manufacturing? If so our upcoming events will definitely be of interest to you. Providing you with information on useful tips, tricks and best practices within Inventor 2019 while providing the chance to meet and share experiences with fellow users. Our user groups, held in Southampton and Sheffield, have been regularly taking place for near...
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Adam Butcher

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Nesting Utility

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Nesting Utility
Do you use Inventor Professional as part of the Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection? Are you looking to minimize waste? Do you use tools such as laser, plasma and water jet? Do you want to create nests without leaving the design platform? Would you like to maintain associativity to the 3D model? If you said yes to any of the above questions, then the Nesting Utility...
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Paul Munford

How To Share Inventor And Fusion 360 Designs With Desktop Connector And AnyCAD

How To Share Inventor And Fusion 360 Designs With Desktop Connector And AnyCAD
Have you tried Autodesk Inventor AND Fusion 360? Which is best? The good news is, you don’t need to decide. You can now use both these tools for what they are best at! Autodesk Inventor is Autodesk’s versatile Computer Aided Design application for mechanical design, simulation, visualisation and documentation. It has been with us for 20 years, and is a mature and robust enterprise solution for de...
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Adam Butcher

What’s New In Autodesk Inventor 2019

What’s New In Autodesk Inventor 2019
It’s that time of the year again to look at the new features for Autodesk Inventor 2019. We always look forward to these releases to see which improvements and new features have been added to help us with our day to day tasks. Inventor users from around the world have again provided feedback, which has contributed to the enhancements for the 2019 experience. This is a quick overview of the new fea...
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Alex Fielder

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019
The 26th March 2018 marked the official release of Autodesk’s latest instalment in the Inventor Professional product family, the 2019 version. This year has seen the BETA site awash with fresh faces discussing the improvements added to the roadmap by the Autodesk development team a year ago. The additions are many and fall into the category of (sometimes long overdue) “bug fix” or “new feature” an...
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Chris England

A Quick Guide to Autodesk Inventor 3D PDF's

A Quick Guide to Autodesk Inventor 3D PDF's
The brand new Inventor annotate tab means that creating and dimensioning 3D PDF’s from either part or assembly files is now simple. Dimensions, symbols and notes can be placed on to the 3D model and snapped to a plane by holding down the shift key and selecting a face or plane on the model. Dimensions and notes have the option to follow ASME, ISO and DIN standards and can either be left to the aut...
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Adam Butcher

15 of my favourite Inventor tips and tricks

15 of my favourite Inventor tips and tricks
We all have our own handy little Inventor tips and tricks, and in this tutorial, I am going to share some of my favourites – I hope these help to get you up and running in the new year. 1 - Sketch on new part creation To save a step or two when creating a new part, in Inventor select the tools tab, select application options and then select the part tab from the application options dialog box...
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Adam Butcher

Get Into The Habit Of Using The Inventor Assembly Bill Of Materials

Get Into The Habit Of Using The Inventor Assembly Bill Of Materials
We all need an accurate bill of materials (BOM) at the end of the day, and most of us don’t even use the fantastic bill of materials option, which is available in the Autodesk Inventor assembly environment. I always use this option when checking to make sure that I haven't forgotten any information, which could include things like a description, stock number or any other info that I might need in ...
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