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AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer States

AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer States

Mike serves up his second AutoCAD layers dish with this post detailing how you can leverage the Layer State controls within your daily CAD workflows.In this continuing series on AutoCAD Layers, we’re taking a deep dive into not just using layers, but using all the tools at our disposal, simply to be as efficient as possible. The one constant thing about layers, is they are in a constant state of change… When you find yourself repeating the process of performing repetitive layer state changes to a group of layers, you need to look at using Layer States.Continue Reading-

Autodesk Inventor 3D Sketch Bends Ease Tube Transitions

Autodesk Inventor 3D Sketch Bends Ease Tube Transitions

Do you need a boost in routing tubing transitions or similar off-axis swept features? Take a look at using 3D Sketch bends with Work Features in Autodesk Inventor with the John.Continue Reading-

SolidWorks 2014 VS. Inventor 2015 Filleting Showdown

SolidWorks 2014 VS. Inventor 2015 Filleting Showdown

Scott stumbles across an interesting scenarios as HSMWorks Premium reveals an Achilles Heel of SolidWorks’ for which Autodesk Inventor has a cure. Check out this honest demonstration of the two products side by side. It’s all in good fun of course!Continue Reading-

Inventor | View Representations – You just clicked “Ok,” didn’t you?

Inventor | View Representations – You just clicked “Ok,” didn’t you?

In this video, Gavin explains Design View Representation associativity, and brings some sense to the seemingly nonsensical dialog box.Continue Reading-

Autodesk Inventor Distributed Parameters in Sheet Metal

Autodesk Inventor Distributed Parameters in Sheet Metal

Do you need to be more flexible as the client changes the design conditions? Here’s a tip we used to manage a project with multiple groups of sheet metal parts in differing environments and functions, knowing that the client would want to change the specifications.Continue Reading-

Inventor iLogic – Why on earth are you not using it already!?

Inventor iLogic – Why on earth are you not using it already!?

Here’s a quick video from Gavin that explains the basics of iLogic and gives a few simple examples to get started with this powerful and flexible technology.Continue Reading-