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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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Adam Butcher

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?
If you are new to Inventor HSM and you do not have experience in CNC machining, there is a great handbook to help you on your way - I personally found that it contained lots of useful information. The handbook takes you through the introduction and CNC process overview, shop safety, CNC tools, coordinate system, CNC programming language, CNC Operation, 2D milling toolpaths, CNC turning, 3D toolpat...
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Alex Fielder

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project
Sometimes, during an Inventor project, you’ll catch a lucky-break that will end up saving you (and your customers!) hours; this is one of those occasions:As part of the many facets offered by the Professional Services team here at Graitec, we provide the service to create for customers high-quality, BS8888-compliant drawing packs for your prototype manufacture & project work. During one of the...
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Paul Munford

W4I Integration with Vault & ERP

W4I Integration with Vault & ERP
Woodwork for Inventor integrates seamlessly with Autodesk Vault for Data management and ERP. Click this link for an overview of Woodwork for Inventor. A wise man once said:‘If you haven’t installed Vault. You’ve only installed half the software’ The trouble with any project is that it just never stands still... The customer changes their mind, suppliers change their stock, the conditions on site c...
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Paul Munford

W4I Export to Sheet Optimisation

W4I Export to Sheet Optimisation
Woodwork for Inventor supports the exchange of data with panel optimisation software. Click this link for an overview of Woodwork for Inventor. When we are building high quality furniture from rare and expensive hardwoods, we don’t want to throw away our money in scrap! A big challenge too many woodworkers is correctly quantifying the amount of board material we need to procure to complete our pro...
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Adam Butcher

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs
Bridge the gap between design and production and take control of your manufacturing by using Autodesk Inventor HSM. Reduce costs, achieve higher productivity and shorter time to market by automating fundamental processes such as CNC programming for manufacturing.  Inventor HSM provides you with a fully integrated solution to streamline the manufacturing process. Autodesk offers different cost...
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Josie

Using Inventor? Sign Up for the 2018 User Group Event!

Using Inventor? Sign Up for the 2018 User Group Event!
If you’re a Designer, or work with Autodesk Inventor regularly, you would probably like to come by to either of the 2 events we’ve prepared for you. Why? Because not only are they full of useful information like tips, tricks and best practices, but you’ll also have a chance to meet and share experiences with other Inventor users from the area and even get closer to local suppliers!* Graitec’s Inve...
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Paul Munford

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - AnyCAD 2D DWG Underlay

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite - AnyCAD 2D DWG Underlay
We all love drafting in AutoCAD, and we don’t want to give it up – even when the items we are drawing become more challenging. What if I told you that you could keep your 2D AutoCAD DWG files, and reference them into Autodesk Inventor as the start of a 3D model? What if I told you that the link inside Inventor to the AutoCAD DWG file is LIVE! That’s right – any update you make to the AutoCAD file,...
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Paul Munford

Materials Library for Woodwork Designers

material library for woodwork screengrabWoodwork for Inventor comes with an extensive library of intelligent materials including a range of high pressure laminates, veneers and paper films for example.Wood is a beautiful natural material. The problem with including wood materials in your 3D CAD model is that they can look great – or terrible! There is no in between…Figure 1 Materials are added as meta-data so you don't have to model all...
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