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Dec 10, 14
Managing AutoCAD Electrical drawings in Vault
If you are looking for a better way to manage your AutoCAD Electrical projects, please check out this white paper written by our own Alex Karan, EE [more...]
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Dec 2, 14
3DRV: A Road Trip Like No Other
This past year one of our clients (Jayco) was asked to assist with an Autodesk endeavor to educate communities and schools on what design methods are available today and how accessible it all really is. Jayco was nice enough to loan him a prototype of a new RV they will be producing and allow Autodesk to wrap it up with dynamic signage. If you have a desire to learn more about 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, and other current design realities, then I would encou [more...]
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Dec 2, 14
Educational Shift: Free Software for Students, Faculty, and Now Institutions!!!
Autoesk annouced at AU2014 this year and it has been known by many for some time now, that Autodesk has offered free software to those that are going to shape our future and develop into the next generation of designers, engineers, and architects. What has been different in the past from what you may have known, is that the software was not free to the actual schools. Well now that has changed. Schools now have access to Autodesk's Suite of programs for FR [more...]
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Dec 1, 14
Need a bigger box? Using other code libraries in iLogic
What happens when simple conditional logic or using the provided code snippets don't measure up to the task at hand? Fear not! There is a solution. A solution that's not well documented or advertised [more...]
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Nov 26, 14
Sheet Metal Intersection Development in Inventor
The intersection of two sheet metal bodies will often challenge the best Inventor user. Your company may build complex material handling duct work or storage bins that often will have another sheet metal body intersecting at odd angles on curved surfaces. A simple example of this is shown below. You have to develop the sheet metal flat pattern for both the branch duct and the run duct. Inventor makes this task very easy. If you have worked with Inventor su [more...]
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Oct 23, 14
from: Mark Flayler
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Oct 10, 14
Free Webcast! Guest Speakers! Awesome Insight! IMAGINiT Presents Go Full Circle with Cloud Based PLM 360
Three exclamation points? Really? Yes, because this webcast has all that you come to expect from us with industry insight at the forefront in our guest speakers and case studies from actual clients. Where: Online - isn't everything nowadays? When: Wednesday Oct. 22nd 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time Register: Click Here Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can impact your business goals and initiatives and help deliver more profitable products in today's global com [more...]
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Sep 21, 14
AutoCAD Selection Highlighting or Effect
I have had a few AutoCAD 2015 users ask me about the different selection highlighting that is used for selected objects. Objects that have been selected have a bluish glow to them instead of the previous dashed line effect. Below is an illustration of the new selection highlighting and the traditional (past) highlighting. Please note I have turned of Grips for these screen captures. Some users may not ever see the new selection highlighting because they ar [more...]
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Sep 19, 14
Inventomizations: Customizing the Inventor InfoTip
Ever wonder if you could modify the Inventor InfoTip? You know that thing that appears when you hover your cursor over a file in trepid anticipation before opening your design in an Inventor window or in Windows Explorer? Need to check on some iProperties before opening a file or if a Manager approved a design without triggering iProperties or opening the file and checking? Well you are in luck, thats what we are going to look at in this post. First off we [more...]
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Sep 18, 14
Obligatory Autodesk University Post: Time to Freshen Your Skills
It's that time of year again, the kids are going back to school, the lawn needs mowing a lot more with the cooler temperatures, and your CAD skills need some fine tuning. What was that last one? That's right, I'm calling you out to improve your CAD skills to a level above awesome to....awesome-er-est-er, whatever's better than awesome. No better place to do that than Autodesk University. Now there are couple ways to get better ninja CAD skills. You can wai [more...]
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Sep 13, 14
From: Mark Flayler
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Aug 25, 14
Everything you ever wanted to know about AutoCAD Electrical Environments but did know enough to ask
Another Monday is upon us and I am back with another white paper to share with all of you. This one comes from Thayne Wickam out of our Bedford, New Hampshire office. Thayne has years of experience in training, troubleshooting and configuring AutoCAD Electrical. He has written a very in-depth white paper on Understanding The WD.ENV File for AutoCAD Electrical. This file controls many of AutoCAD Electrical's settings, so getting it right it very important [more...]
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Aug 18, 14
Limiting joint Movement White Paper
Happy Monday everyone! I have been perusing the some of the fantastic white papers that are available in the IMAGINiT customer portal and I wanted to share this one with you. The white paper covers one of the newer features of Inventor; the joint tool. It is written by Chris Griffith from our Des Moines office and is a great way to learn more about this powerful feature. You have to be signed up for the customer portal to access it. If you have not signed [more...]
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Aug 17, 14
AutoCAD "Filter" Command, a Good Alternative to "Qselect"
The Filter command was introduced in AutoCAD R12 and was a valuable tool to build custom object select sets for your drawings. Then in AutoCAD 2000 the Qselect command came along and the Filter command faded from use. I use both but I believe the Filter command still takes the prize for being the best custom selection set builder of the two. Starting the Filter command will present the following dialog box. One feature that I believe makes this tool better [more...]
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Jul 31, 14
AutoCAD 2015 - Model and Layout Tab Display
AutoCAD 2015 introduced a few user interface changes we all will need to get acquainted with, even seasoned AutoCAD users will be scratching their heads on a few of them. One of these interface changes, the inability to change the status bar icons to word abbreviations, is being missed by a lot of people. If anyone has a work around for this, let me know and I will post it on a blog. The user interface change I wish to address today is the display, or lack [more...]
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Jul 2, 14
Vault File and Item Lifecycle Change Email Notification is Here!
Many companies, that use Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional, use file based lifecycle management because it is a very configurable and robust. But there has always been something missing that you could only get with Vault Professional and full Change Order release management, email notification on lifecycle change. All together now with a big hurrah, that limitation is a thing of the past with the new Imaginit Vault Client Utilities 2015. It is also ava [more...]
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May 29, 14
Inventor Browser Names for Content Center Fasteners
Designers that use Inventor are all to familiar with the Content Center Fastener names that display in the browser. I cannot blame Autodesk for creating these designations because their products must represent the world engineering specifications. The great thing is you can change it to display most anything you desire. In my example, I want to display the vendor's part number and the screw designation. After creating my custom library I edit the entries u [more...]
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May 22, 14
Plane Names in Inventor 2015
Many Inventor designers use a lot of extra workplanes, as well as the default origin planes, in their models. Workplanes are a powerful design tool so why not. I have always wished for a way to label or color them in the graphics display to make sure I am working with the correct workplane. Inventor 2015 makes part of that wish come true. The name given to the origin planes or user workplanes will appear on the workplane in the graphic window when you hove [more...]
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May 19, 14
Drawing Title Block Forms | Dump the Prompted Entries!
One of my favorite uses of iLogic has to be the automation of filling out a Title Block in Inventor. I commonly see a customer run into a tired method of using Prompted Entries in their TBs. While this is very reminiscent of AutoCAD, inside Inventor it is actually a poor way to fill things out. If you need the same Prompted Entry across mulitple sheets, then you essentially run into the problem of having to retype it over and over again. If you were to use [more...]
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May 12, 14
Sweep Length Calculation & Reporting
Maybe its spring cleaning, maybe I am just caught up in the tv season finales, but I have sweep(s) on my mind. So here is a deep dive look at sweep information and how to push our software to give us more than what is currently availble in the interface. Here is my design intent. I have a length of PVC, copper, or maybe some pool noodles, I don't know. But what I do know is that I have to get a total length of this stuff reported in my bill so purchasing c [more...]
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May 5, 14
Inventor 2015: Sweeps...with a Twist!
One of my favorite new enhancements in Inventor 2015 is the new Twist option in the Sweep command. Gone are the days where I pulled my hair out and invented new explicitives for when I was trying to get a coil to bend or simple rotation to take place along a path. Now I can simiply go about my normal sweeping operations and choose a new setting to control the number of rotations in the form of degrees around a path while it sweeps. With this new enhancemen [more...]
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Apr 27, 14
AutoCAD 2015 - Something New with Selection Methods
Everyone is in the process of discovering what they like and dislike about in the new release of AutoCAD 2015. I have to say I will not miss the Classic Workspace since I long ago adopted the Ribbon but I know those who are gritting their teeth in disgust. I have found some disappointment myself, one being that I cannot change the status icons to text. I will live with it but is was nice especially since I am a bit long in the tooth and my eyesight is not [more...]
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Apr 16, 14
IMAGINiT Technologies and Rand Facilities Management Offer Complete Building Lifecycle Management Services
Rand Worldwide (RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announces services for customers looking to integrate Building Information Model (BIM) data and their Facilities Management (FM) systems for a comprehensive approach to building lifecycle management (BLM). “Together the Rand Facilities Management and IMAGINiT Technologies teams help clients deri [more...]
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Apr 16, 14
IMAGINiT Virtual Free Event: Your Problem. Solved. - April 24th
Come join us for our next virtual event and learn about the technologies that are important to you and your company as well as emerging trends in collaboration. We have 5 manufacturing sessions led by some of the best and brightest here at IMAGINiT. Oh and its FREE! Manufacturing Sessions and FREE Registration Poor communication and lack of collaboration on design projects are common problems for companies in the architectural, civil and manufacturing spac [more...]
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Apr 10, 14
We Brought our Expert in for this...
While i am feverishly working on my Problem Solved presentation and all this new exciting 2015 material, I felt I would throw my readers this little bit of levitity until I can get my meaty posts up for upcoming posts. I think as engineers we have all been in this meeting [more...]
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