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Aug 12, 15Learn HSMWorks Faster with Bite-size Tutorials
Learning new software can be confusing and frustrating, but I think you will find HSMWorks the easiest CAM you will ever use. Installing the software and get up and running takes minutes, and you will find yourself ready to program your first part in no time. If you don't have HSMWorks, download your free CAM [… [more...
Aug 4, 15CAD Tip: Where do you locate your CAD Origin?
If ever taken a CAD class; you normally get told that your first sketch geometry should be connected with the origin. This results that the origin many times gets located in a corner. Is there a better way? Link to video [more...
Aug 2, 15Autodesk CAM Continuously Making HSMWorks Better
The Autodesk CAM development team has served up six development builds since the release of HSMWorks 2015 R2 back in March. Adding them all up it comes to over 50 new features, improvements and fixes. Some examples include continued improvements to the free post directory, including a CAMplete APT and post for my new favorite [… [more...
Jul 27, 15CAD Tip: Start your CAD Design the right way
For some reason we have no patience with getting lines and arcs created on our CAD system. Many times resulting in going down the wrong path with our design. Resulting in recreating way to many things. This week's tip is to slow down and maybe make sure you think through a few questions before drawing [… [more...
Jul 20, 15Learning Inventor HSM in bite size
I don't like learning new software; too many times I find myself confused and frustrated. After what seems like hours, I finally bow my head and Google "How to learn…" What I have realized is that I'm not always looking for the same type of help. Sometimes I'm looking for "why"-type help and other times [… [more...
Jul 9, 153 Reasons that Autodesk has Become the Manufacturing Leader
One of the more interesting questions is; how has Autodesk developed to become the leader of manufacturing? For those unfamiliar with Autodesk, the company's rise and current leadership developing design and engineering software has improved the technical tools and helped manufacturing. Most people who are in the business of manufacturing know Autodesk created the groundbreaking [… [more...
Jun 23, 15How to learn Inventor HSM - Basic -
You dont have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great Zig Ziglar. A few months ago I wrote a blog post with the same title, except it was about CAM inside Autodesk's Fusion 360, not Inventor HSM. The 5 part video series is blowing up my view count [… [more...
May 20, 15How to Tell if Nastran Simulation is For You
Does it make sense to stuff more power into your existing CAD tool? Most people will answer yes if it will make their design life easier. Take Autodesk's Nastran Simulation software that runs inside Inventor and SolidWorks. You get the most trusted industry simulation brain right inside two of the most powerful CAD packages. If [… [more...
Apr 28, 15Podcast Episode 8 - Quick & Dirty Inventor Tip, 3DConnexion Cadmouse & CAD News.
Listen to the Podcast! Quick & Dirty Inventor Tip, 3DConnexion Cadmouse & CAD News! Show notes: Quick Inventor Tip : Make your part look good 3DConnexion created a true CADMouse, is it worth it? Engineering.com and TenLinks merge operations How to password protect Autocad drawing Tooling up for challenging cuts Fusion 360 Classrom: Make it [… [more...
Apr 27, 15Fusion 360: Make it with CAM with Lars!
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM lives in the spotlight of Autodesk's slogan "The future of making things". But what if the "future" ambushes you while sipping your morning coffee, busy catching up on yesterday's news? Thisdesign, engineer, fabricationtool will bring you the future, today. Beginning with CAD that creates form, features and drawings, and in the end [… [more...
Apr 21, 15Podcast Episode 7 - Quick & Dirty Inventor Tip, Autodesk Subscription & CAD News.
Listen to the Podcast! Quick & Dirty Inventor Tip, Autodesk Subscription & CAD News! Show notes: Quick Inventor Tip : Parameters & Equations Autodesk Subscription licensing Autodesk launch design Suite package for manufacturing DEVELOP3D LIVE - Carl Bass DP Technology releasing Esprit 2015 Fusion 360 CAM Webinar Inventor HSM Webinar on Engineering.com (9am. EST.) Inventor [… [more...
Apr 14, 15Autodesk releases Inventor HSM 2016
It gets exciting when the Autodesk train arrives. The cargo is the 2016 release of Autodesk Product Design Suite, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, Simulation capabilities and Autodesk Inventor HSM, the fully integrated CAM solution that runs inside Inventor. If you are in the business of making things, this is the tools and applications for getting [… [more...
Apr 6, 15Inspire…
The best way to inspire people to a superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them. Harold S. Geneen, Former Chairman of IT [more...
Mar 26, 153Dconnexion created a true CadMouse, is it worth it?
If you search "computer mouse" on Amazon, you end up with a search result a hair over 51,000. Now, we all know that half could be trash, so adding a few key words, such as "programmable" and "Scroll wheel" you get a more comfortable number. Thinking that we all expect to get what we pay [… [more...
Mar 17, 15Outstanding Autodesk Fusion 360 Update
It's definitely time to sit down and get comfortable. Autodesk Fusion latest update is full of snacks and goodies, so come and join me, plenty of seats available. One of my favorite things about this CAD-in-the-cloud experience is that updates gets pushed directly to you. This assures that you have the best and up-to-date tools [… [more...
Mar 12, 15How and Why: Autodesk Desktop Subscription Licenses
Where are you now… This is important! Autodesk has drawn the line in the sand, February 1st. 2016 and Autodesk as the first major CAD software company does not sell standard perpetual licenses unless you buy one of the Suites. Perpetual license means that you purchase the right to use the software, and then can [… [more...
Mar 3, 15Autodesk CAM releases HSMWorks 2015 R2
The Autodesk CAM development team has served the 2nd release of HSMWorks 2015. This release comes with a good size list of fixes and productive goodies. Example, continued improvements on the free post directory, including to the new 5 axis Haas UMC 750. There is also improvements to Morphed Spiral and a bunch to Adaptive [… [more...
Feb 23, 15How do you handle design feedback?
Have you ever given constructive feedback that was useful? It is not easy to do: you have to be clear, convincing and actionable. You cross a social line when speaking up, and you never know what reaction you are going to get. Rejected, reprimanded, you might even feel like you are missing something obvious. And [… [more...
Feb 17, 15Podcast Episode 6 - How to learn Fusion 360 CAM and a bunch of Engineering News!
Listen to the Podcast! How to learn Fusion 360 CAM and a bunch of Engineering News! Show Notes: How to learn Fusion 360 CAM - Basic - Free Autodesk software for students and educators GrabCAD Workbench cadcamstuff blog post about GrabCAD Workbench inside SolidWorks Autodesk Ember Printer Autodesk Desktop Subscription Tired of the computer just [… [more...
Feb 10, 15Do something to change your manufacturing company
How can you become a growing manufacturing company? A necessity is you have to be engaged and ready for change. It's not smart finding yourself in that comfortable groove and stay there. It might make your life fun and fat for awhile, but change will eventually have to happen. What if your customers change before [… [more...