Adam Butcher

What is Autodesk Vault Data Standard and how to set it up

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Where can I find Vault Data Standard? If you have a subscription that includes Autodesk Vault for Workgroup or Vault Professional you can download Autodesk Vault Data Standard from your Autodesk accou...
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Adam Butcher

What's New in the Autodesk Inventor 2018.2 update

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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Adam Butcher

Discover the power of the Fusion 360 CAM capabilities

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If CAM is your game, then Autodesk Fusion 360 is what you need to be using right now. You can reall our full Fusion 360 Review here. Fusion 360 CAM has 2D, 3D, 4-axis, 5-axis and turning strategies to...
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Adam Butcher

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab

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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...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix

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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 prev...
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Adam Butcher

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in

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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...
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Adam Butcher

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?

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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...
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Adam Butcher

Autodesk Inventor HSM - Why Repeat When You Can Pattern?

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Autodesk Inventor HSM as like Inventor gives you the option of creating rectangular or circular patterns of your machined generated toolpath. There are several different pattern types that can be appl...
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