I have been training AutoCAD for a good number of years now and I see the same thing happen over and over again when newbies attend their first AutoCAD training course or even when I have an attendee coming for a refresher course. Some of these funny quirks if we could call it that is […]
Engineering & Manufacturing Design
When working with Inventor Nastran, different objects gets displayed in the environment. You have your geometry from the model that you initially created, you have the idealizations you created, the solid,surface or line element as well as your mesh element. If you are looking at turning the visibility on/off on a large scale you have […]
When working with Inventor Nastran or any FEA software package you need to remember that the model you design then take to manufacture is not necessarily the model that will be used for downstream processes FEA or simulation. Features like fillets if they are for aesthetic can be left out as well as holes that […]
When working with Inventor Nastran, you need to analyse the model and decide whether you are going to do the analysis to a solid, surface or line element. Depending on the shape, choosing between these 3 elements can result in varying results and how long it will take to calculate the results. So how do […]
The materials that you find in the Autodesk range of software products have a materials browser that is similar across the board. It looks something like this. Besides the user interface colours it is exactly the same. The top image is AutoCAD and the below image is Inventor. The dialog box has the same layout […]
This video demonstrates how to install and setup Inventor 2022 using the new customise functionality in the Autodesk Account. Setup your content centre and download an exe which allows you to quickly and simply deploy over your network.
This video demonstrates how easy it is to use the Copy Design tool to create new assemblies which creates new copies as well as reuses existing copies from a design that already exists in the Autodesk Vault.
One of the workflows that have been added to Inventor is called Model States. This workflow is not dissimilar to iParts and iAssemblies but even more powerful as all the variations whether you are working in a part or assembly exist in one document. Because these variations exist in one document and not multiple files […]
The Autodesk 2022 software has dropped and I very enthusiastically started to download and install my new toys. Now when coming to the install options they have streamlined the options quite dramatically to decrease the install time so that you can get up and running quicker. I didn’t have a problem with the normal AutoCAD […]