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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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Grant Dott

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant
Since Autodesk introduced us the concept of the Future of Making Things (FOMT) which is now the Current of Making Things (COMT), the typical construction site is adapting to a new way of life. Let me explain. I discuss BIM 360 products, workflows and integrations with many different types of companies. In the early days of BIM 360 you were predominantly either a General Contractor managing the pro...
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Josie

All Set for AU London 2017?

All Set for AU London 2017?
In less than 24 hours, the biggest gathering of professionals who design, build and create will come together at the Tobacco Dock in London. Graitec is a proud sponsor of this great initiative which is taking place in the UK for the first time! Autodesk University brings you the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the new trends and technologies that will shape how we build the cities of t...
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Josie

Great to see you at Southampton's Inventor User Group!

Great to see you at Southampton's Inventor User Group!
Another year, another Inventor User Group in Southampton! And what an interesting year it was! From the Future of Making Things to the future of Autodesk's licensing models and new software developments. This year’s Inventor User Group saw over 100 Designers and Engineers from the south coast coming together to learn a few tips and tricks and how specific industry software would help them optimise...
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Josie

Autodesk University is Here and Registration is Now Open!

Autodesk University is Here and Registration is Now Open!
Considered the premier destination for Autodesk users worldwide, the Autodesk University event is finally arriving to our coasts for 2 days packed with conferences, activities, networking opportunities, exhibitions and certifications. Usually held in Las Vegas, this year’s event will open its doors for first time in London at the Tobacco Dock (E1) on the 21st and 22nd of June. Contents will revolv...
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Michael Arnott

The Top 10 2017 Manufacturing trends

The Top 10 2017 Manufacturing trends
The new year is all set to be an exciting one for design and production, with areas of innovation, such as 3D Printing and VR, featuring amongst the 2017 Manufacturing trends that your business should be prepared for, as the FoMT gathers momentum. My top 10 trends run thus: 1) IoT The Internet of Things, which involves connecting products within a cloud system in order to monitor and control them,...
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