IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog

Topics feature Autodesk manufacturing software, including AutoCAD and Inventor.

  • Setup a 4th Axis by Modifying Fusion 360 and Inventor CAM Post Processors

    Setup a 4th Axis by Modifying Fusion 360 and Inventor CAM Post Processors

    How to customize your CAM post processor to include a 4th Axis.

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  • Modify Assembly Components with Automation

    Modify Assembly Components with Automation

    Quite often we find ourselves with the need to modify all components inside an assembly. The route we take to accomplish this depends on what components we need to modify or work with.

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  • Automating Port-Cavity Programming with FeatureCAM

    Automating Port-Cavity Programming with FeatureCAM

    With FeatureCAM’S Port-Cavity feature add-in CNC programmers can store the geometric data associated with the different standards along with the milling or drilling cycles needed to complete them.

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  • Deleting Stubborn Vault Properties

    Deleting Stubborn Vault Properties

    Deleting unused properties is usually a straightforward process of first checking the Usage Count. If the property is used by 1 or more files you will not be able to remove the property.

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  • Inventor 2022 New UI Tools

    Inventor 2022 New UI Tools

    A new feature in Inventor 2022 that needs to be shared is the “Reset UI”.

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  • Inventor 2022:  New iLogic Tools

    Inventor 2022: New iLogic Tools

    Inventor 2022 gives us some new iLogic tools to interact with the new Inventor tools.

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  • Fusion 360 Arranged Nesting

    Fusion 360 Arranged Nesting

    Fusion 360 to the rescue. The Manufacturing model has an “Arrange” command that will lay the pieces out for us. Sort of a lightweight nesting program.

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  • Tombstone Fixtures in FeatureCAM

    Tombstone Fixtures in FeatureCAM

    With FeatureCAM’s tombstone fixture option, pre-programmed parts can simply be opened within a tombstone file (.tsf) and manipulated with respect to the size of the part, work offsets, and operations.

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  • Rotating Regions with Autodesk CFD Ultimate

    Rotating Regions with Autodesk CFD Ultimate

    Use Autodesk CFD Rotating Regions to analyze the performance of fans, impellers, and turbomachinery.

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  • PowerMill 5-Axis Dynamic Machine Control

    PowerMill 5-Axis Dynamic Machine Control

    Quickly make adjustments to 5-axis tool positions with PowerMill's Dynamic Machine Control feature.

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  • 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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