Attaching images to surfaces in a 3D model can be difficult and it can be easy…depending on what feature you are trying to use. In this video we demonstrate how to create decals on different surfaces in Inventor.
Vault is a data management software package that comes bundled with the Autodesk manufacturing products. The Vault Basic package offers basic data management functionality. Adding to this functionality is as easy as upgrading to the two bigger siblings of Vault – Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional. Now you might be wondering, what are the differences […]
Once you have Idealized your model (solid,shell or line) you should apply your materials to those idealizations. To run an analysis you need a combination of loads and constraints to simulate real world attributes of the analysis. An additional function that can be performed with Nastran In CAD is creating virtual connectors (not modelling up […]
When opening Nastran In CAD for the first time you might be a bit confused about the model tree. There are so many diffetent options and some are the same and and and…. In this blog I will try and demystify it a little for you. There are two main sections that we will be […]
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The Idealization dialog box has different options depending on which type of idealization you are assigning to your object. In the above image you can see the options that are available for the Solid idealization. Name – Assign a name that you will be able to quickly identify what you are analysing ID – a […]
Having access to the Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection gives you access to Nastran in CAD. Nastran is an acronym formed from NAsa STRucture ANalysis. Pretty neat hey! If you have used the simulation in Inventor then you should be able to easily navigate to the Nastran interface from within the Inventor environment. […]
When creating assemblies in Inventor, traditionally you would use Constraints until Joints came along. Whenever anything new is introduced into a workflow it can be very disruptive as you are comfortable with your current workflow.
Inventor Measure Tool has been greatly improved after some clamouring from the Inventor community. With it you can measure between components, interrogate minimum distance between objects as well as get an accumulative measurement directly from within the property panel.
Keeping house and applying standards to a company can be a daunting task. This is something the whole world over can attest to. Having a big design team does make it extremely difficult to maintain your company standards when everyone has their own idea of what a standard should be.