IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog

Topics feature Autodesk manufacturing software, including AutoCAD and Inventor.

  • Inserting iProperties into Annotations

    Inserting iProperties into Annotations

    During a follow up call with a client, I was asked "When creating documents to define our designs we can easily create associated relationships between the modeled geometry and the dimensions,...

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  • Fusion 360 - Center Line Hack

    Fusion 360 - Center Line Hack

    Here is a hack for adding a center line to a detail view. Before we get going if Fusion 360 had a "Break View" (Create a foreshortened view with a section of the part removed) command I would have...

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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. Content Center is not difficult to manage, but...

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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. Inventor provides some basic options for this … Center...

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  • Passing Model iProperties to Drawing iProperties

    Passing Model iProperties to Drawing iProperties

    During the documentation process, we often use the same iProperties from our modeling files (parts & assemblies) to populate fields in our Bill of Materials, Parts Lists, drawing Title Blocks and...

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  • Saving Inventor CAM Stock for Secondary Operations

    Saving Inventor CAM Stock for Secondary Operations

    Creating a stock setup with Inventor CAM is simple if you’re starting from stock that’s cylindrical, box, or tube shaped. But what if your part has been pre-machined for tooling, cast, or has a...

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  • There's a property for that

    There's a property for that

    Articles and videos of new features are good for providing awareness, but they don't always answer the question "So what?" That's why I like real world examples that actually show their value....

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  • Managing Styles and Standards in Autodesk Inventor

    Managing Styles and Standards in Autodesk Inventor

    Introduction Styles and Standards are, and always have been, a sticking point for a lot of Inventor users. The complexity of managing them seems to be far more involved than required. But once you...

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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 and import...

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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. In...

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  • Understanding Bill of Materials Structure in Inventor

    Understanding Bill of Materials Structure in Inventor

    Introduction Throughout my time working as a design engineer the Bill of materials Structure always created issues for me and my colleagues. This is partly to do with the fact there are 5 types of...

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  • Managing iProperties with an Inventor iLogic Form

    Managing iProperties with an Inventor iLogic Form

    One of the challenges we often face during the design and documentation process is getting our design team members to populate the iProperties required for Title blocks, Bill of Materials (BOM)...

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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. If you have any questions...

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  • Optimize Designs with Inventor Parametric Studies

    Optimize Designs with Inventor Parametric Studies

    When developing products, it’s important that engineers make informed design decisions. Factors like material, weight, and safety factor are typically key inputs that drive the design process....

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  • Hydrostatic Pressure loads with Inventor Nastran 2020

    Hydrostatic Pressure loads with Inventor Nastran 2020

    The most recent release of Autodesk’s advanced finite element analysis software, Inventor Nastran 2020, included some useful new features and upgrades. This includes automatic mesh convergence...

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  • I Now Pronounce You Revit and Vault

    I Now Pronounce You Revit and Vault

    Adding Vault to your existing Revit environment can add a tremendous amount of value, power, and security to the current workflow. Adding value by enhancing functionality such as, searching for...

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  • Using Symmetry constraints to reduce the element count and improve analysis times with Inventor Nastran

    Using Symmetry constraints to reduce the element count and improve analysis times with Inventor Nastran

    Performing finite element analysis (FEA) on large models can be time consuming and frustrating due to the high number of elements and computer memory required. In general, any model that has more...

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  • Autodesk University 2019 - IMAGINiT Manufacturing Instructor Sessions Now Online for free

    Autodesk University 2019 - IMAGINiT Manufacturing Instructor Sessions Now Online for free

    Didn't make it out to Autodesk University 2019? No problem! View on-demand recordings of our IMAGINiT Manufacturing and PLM instructor's classes, download handouts, view slide decks, and more. 

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  • AutoCAD 2020 DWG Compare Command

    AutoCAD 2020 DWG Compare Command

    AutoCAD introduced the DWG Compare command in version 2019 and at first glance, the command appears to have only gone through a “cosmetic” change in the AutoCAD 2020 release. In AutoCAD 2019 the...

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  • Live Industry Lecture Series

    Live Industry Lecture Series

    Each month, enhance your knowledge and use of Autodesk products with our complimentary "live lecture" style learning that emphasizes real-world topics and experiences not found in standard...

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