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Adam Butcher

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab
In Autodesk Inventor HSM you can control the machining area by depth for most machining strategies on the Heights tab. The machining area is defined by the Top Height and Bottom Height. On the Heights tab, you can also control the retracts by setting the Clearance Height, Retract Height, and Feed Height. Each height is defined by an offset amount and a mode that tells from which other height the o...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix
Rest Milling is an acronym for remaining Stock required to be machined. Rest tool paths only remove material left by previous machining operations. They do this by calculating what stock has been previously removed and comparing it against the finished model. This is far more efficient than re-machining the entire part with a small tool just to create a few small features. Rest paths are calculati...
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Paul Munford

How Do I Sign Up For Autodesk Fusion 360?

How Do I Sign Up For Autodesk Fusion 360?
Autodesk Fusion 360 is available to download as a free 30 day trial, there is a button to download the installer further on in this blog post. At the end of you trail period, Fusion 360 standard continues to be free for students, start-ups and hobbyists. Non-profits and businesses turning over less than $100k per year can continue to use Fusion 360 standard for Free. Autodesk Fusion 360 Standard a...
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Paul Munford

Fusion 360 Document Management And Design Collaboration

Fusion 360 Document Management And Design Collaboration
How do you collaborate on your 3D CAD models? Back in the good ‘ol days collaboration was easy. The design office was a sea of drawing boards. Anyone wanting to see progress on a project could simply walk up and down the design office, peeking over the drafter’s shoulders. But, with the advantages of CAD there are some limitations. The computer becomes a black box. We have lost the ability to gai...
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Paul Munford

Autodesk Fusion 360 – Concept Design And 3D Modelling.

Autodesk Fusion 360 – Concept Design And 3D Modelling.
Imagine that you got to completely re-design your CAD system from scratch? What form of 3D modelling would you choose? Parametric or Direct? Solids or surfaces? Top down or Bottom up? I’m guessing that you wouldn’t choose any of these, you just want to complete your work using which ever method is best at the time! Autodesk Fusion 360 – a Fusion of modelling techniques. The lucky team at Auto...
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