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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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Adam Butcher

A Guide To Autodesk Inventor Level Of Detail

A Guide To Autodesk Inventor Level Of Detail
Following up on our guide to Inventor Positional Representations I thought I would take the time to go through the Autodesk Inventor level of detail. By default, in an assembly file there are four levels of detail - master, all components suppressed, all parts suppressed and all content centre suppressed. On top of the default levels of detail you can create your own levels as required. With level...
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Adam Butcher

A Guide To Autodesk Inventor Positional Representations

A Guide To Autodesk Inventor Positional Representations
Most of the designs we create using Autodesk Inventor are built as fixed non-moving assemblies that never reflect the intended purpose of the finished product. Positional representations can be used to manipulate the assembles motion, and the various positions can be saved with the assembly file. The saved positional representations can also be used as drawing views or overlays. In order to create...
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Chris England

3D Printing with Fusion 360

3D Printing with Fusion 360
3D Printing with Fusion 360 is a user friendly experience, with some simple and effective workflows. If send to a 3D print utility is not selected, Fusion will export straight to a STL file format and save the file locally. STL is probably the most common mesh model format that just about any printer software will be able to import and work with. Alternatively, a model can be exported directly int...
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Chris England

Autodesk Fusion 360 Configuration add in

Autodesk Fusion 360 Configuration add in
Here is a quick guide for the fantastic Autodesk Fusion 360 Configuration add in, which allows users to save various configurations of a model with either modified suppression states or parametric edits. This can be useful for saving a few different variations of a product as normally this would be manual. To get started, you just have to obtain the free Configuration download. Once it is dow...
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