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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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Dave Cassapi

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection
For the first part of a series on Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation, I will look at the different types of surface connection that are available. Inventor can create some very nice quality surface data, with all that is required from the user being an understanding of how to choose from the options. To begin with any of the features can be used to create a surface, simply by selecting the surface...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations
Your Autodesk Inventor drawing views that you place on your drawing sheet, and parts that have tapped holes created from the hole feature tool by default will always reference the minor diameter. In some cases, you may want to dimension the view with the tap drill size. When you measure the part's tapped hole the value that it returns is the minor diameter, so using the hole thread feature no...
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Adam Butcher

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?
From time to time during our support work we come across the common issue of exporting an Inventor DWG file to AutoCAD DWG. As both file types have the same (DWG) extension, you might be forgiven for thinking there is no difference but there is! So let me explain the difference between the two file types, and how to set up an efficient workflow for exporting.  If you create a drawing in ...
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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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Adam Butcher

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in
There is a neat little add in tool called Inventor HSM engrave, which will create single line text, which can then be traced to create the engraving on the machined part.  Most people use AutoCAD to create the text with a simple font, and then explode the text to create single line geometry. After that the AutoCAD DWG file is imported onto the sketch of the Inventor model whilst in the 2D ske...
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