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Ian Bottomley

Sign Up For The 2019 Graitec Inventor User Group Event!

Sign Up For The 2019 Graitec Inventor User Group Event!
Do you regularly use Autodesk Inventor or work in design manufacturing? If so our upcoming events will definitely be of interest to you. Providing you with information on useful tips, tricks and best practices within Inventor 2019 while providing the chance to meet and share experiences with fellow users. Our user groups, held in Southampton and Sheffield, have been regularly taking place for near...
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Adam Butcher

What’s New In Autodesk Inventor 2019

What’s New In Autodesk Inventor 2019
It’s that time of the year again to look at the new features for Autodesk Inventor 2019. We always look forward to these releases to see which improvements and new features have been added to help us with our day to day tasks. Inventor users from around the world have again provided feedback, which has contributed to the enhancements for the 2019 experience. This is a quick overview of the new fea...
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Alex Fielder

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019
The 26th March 2018 marked the official release of Autodesk’s latest instalment in the Inventor Professional product family, the 2019 version. This year has seen the BETA site awash with fresh faces discussing the improvements added to the roadmap by the Autodesk development team a year ago. The additions are many and fall into the category of (sometimes long overdue) “bug fix” or “new feature” an...
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Chris England

A Quick Guide to Autodesk Inventor 3D PDF's

A Quick Guide to Autodesk Inventor 3D PDF's
The brand new Inventor annotate tab means that creating and dimensioning 3D PDF’s from either part or assembly files is now simple. Dimensions, symbols and notes can be placed on to the 3D model and snapped to a plane by holding down the shift key and selecting a face or plane on the model. Dimensions and notes have the option to follow ASME, ISO and DIN standards and can either be left to the aut...
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Adam Butcher

15 of my favourite Inventor tips and tricks

15 of my favourite Inventor tips and tricks
We all have our own handy little Inventor tips and tricks, and in this tutorial, I am going to share some of my favourites – I hope these help to get you up and running in the new year. 1 - Sketch on new part creation To save a step or two when creating a new part, in Inventor select the tools tab, select application options and then select the part tab from the application options dialog box...
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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

A Guide to Inventor HSM NC Editor

A Guide to Inventor HSM NC Editor
HSM edit is an OEM version NC editor that is based on CIMCO edit which is created by CIMCO. CIMCO has been around since 1991 and has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the years, CIMCO has become a well-established name in the CNC world having sold more than 100 000 software licenses globally. HSM Edit is the default NC editor that come with any HSM product as the license is allocated ...
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Adam Butcher

What's New in the Autodesk Inventor 2018.2 update

What's New in the Autodesk Inventor 2018.2 update
As we know from time to time Autodesk bring out product updates for subscription customers, and the Autodesk Inventor 2018.2 update is here, with a great selection of fixes and brand new features. All you have to do to get started is install 2018.2 from your Autodesk Desktop App, and you will immediately gain access to all of these great features and more: Users will be delighted to see that ...
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