IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog

Topics feature Autodesk manufacturing software, including AutoCAD and Inventor.

  • Attributes and Named Geometry in Autodesk Inventor

    Attributes and Named Geometry in Autodesk Inventor

    Learn how you can leverage Named Geometry and Attributes in Autodesk Inventor to advance your automation.

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  • Blank Parts in Inventor or Virtual Components

    Blank Parts in Inventor or Virtual Components

    Virtual Components are a method Inventor uses to represent non-CAD parts in a design.

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  • Toolpath Trimming now available as a Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension

    Toolpath Trimming now available as a Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension

    Trim away unwanted regions of a milling toolpath with the new Toolpath Trimming tool included with the Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension.

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  • IMAGINiT Vault Metadata Update Utility

    IMAGINiT Vault Metadata Update Utility

    How to prepare for and use the IMAGINiT Vault Metadata Update Utility to Import new data or update existing data.

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  • Custom Numbering Providers and common numbering schemes for Files and Items in Autodesk Vault

    Custom Numbering Providers and common numbering schemes for Files and Items in Autodesk Vault

    A detailed guide in setting up a custom numbering provider to create a common numbering scheme for both Files and Items in Autodesk Vault

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  • Inventor Task Scheduler – Sequential Tasks

    Inventor Task Scheduler – Sequential Tasks

    Let’s face it, there are some repetitive tasks with Inventor and Vault that are tedious, time consuming and potentially error prone when they are performed frequently back to back.

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  • Inventor Task Scheduler Tips

    Inventor Task Scheduler Tips

    The Inventor Task Scheduler is intended to perform automated tasks and acts as a batch processor in Inventor and other applications.

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  • Inserting iProperties into Annotations

    Inserting iProperties into Annotations

    The Text editor in Inventor allows us to insert the iProperties from different sources. With this technique, your annotations will update in the drawing if the information in the model files change.

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  • Fusion 360 - Center Line Hack

    Fusion 360 - Center Line Hack

    When you have a design that is long, sometimes showing its entirety in a drawing view leads to dimensions going to features that are hard to make out when printed.

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  • Content Center Part 1: Basic Configuration

    Content Center Part 1: Basic Configuration

    Overview In this series we will explore the fundamentals of Content Center, starting with part 1, which covers its basic setup and configuration.

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  • Sketch Object Properties

    Sketch Object Properties

    When creating advanced or complex Inventor sketch profiles, it is sometimes helpful to change the display properties of the sketch geometry.

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  • Passing Model iProperties to Drawing iProperties

    Passing Model iProperties to Drawing iProperties

    Inventor does provide a solution for this from the Document Setting where we can configure the drawing to use the iProperties of the model.

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  • Saving Inventor CAM Stock for Secondary Operations

    Saving Inventor CAM Stock for Secondary Operations

    Inventor CAM equips users with the ability to save the stock body at any stage in the machining process and then use it in secondary setups!

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  • There's a property for that

    There's a property for that

    Here's an example a customer recently had where one simple feature was able to save hours of tedious analysis.

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  • Managing Styles and Standards in Autodesk Inventor

    Managing Styles and Standards in Autodesk Inventor

    In this guide I hope to explain how Styles are managed by inventor both inside the active document and externally by Style Libraries, and how users can interact with Styles and Standards

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  • Fusion 360 Title Blocks

    Fusion 360 Title Blocks

    Fusion 360 (Fusion) has 2 basic workflows for creating custom Title Blocks. The first is to create the Title Block within Fusion and the second is to create the Title Block in AutoCAD

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  • Publish PDF from 2D CAD files - Synchronize the revisions and lifecycle of the drawing file and 2D PDF file

    Publish PDF from 2D CAD files - Synchronize the revisions and lifecycle of the drawing file and 2D PDF file

    New for Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional 2020 is the ability to synchronize the lifecycle state (in addition to the revision) of the new pdf with the drawing file that created it.

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  • Understanding Bill of Materials Structure in Inventor

    Understanding Bill of Materials Structure in Inventor

    I hope to shed some light on the first to help you navigate to the right structures for you and your company.

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  • Managing iProperties with an Inventor iLogic Form

    Managing iProperties with an Inventor iLogic Form

    Out of the box Inventor provides workflows that allow us to populate iProperties by using the iProperty editor for individual files or through the BOM editor for multiple files.

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  • On-Demand: Licensing and Collaboration for Manufacturing Professionals

    On-Demand: Licensing and Collaboration for Manufacturing Professionals

    During our session yesterday, we covered how teams can access their Autodesk software from home, as well as ways to continue to coordinate and collaborate on designs.

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