Last year the crew here at INCAT Labs created our FREE batch plot application for downloading. We have recently released the 2009 based version for use.
Download it here
“The INCAT Autodesk Data Management Batch Plot application was created to provide batch plotting and printing capabilities for vaulted Autodesk CAD files within Autodesk Vault and Productstream.”
This version supports the following programs:
Autodesk Vault 2009
Autodesk Productstream 2009
AutoCAD Electrical 2009
Autodesk Inventor 2009
One of my favorite features of using Autodesk Vault is the fact that DWF’s get created automatically. Basically everytime you check a new version of a design into the Vault a new DWF file gets created. Another recent update is that we can now replicate your exact Vault folder structure to any network folder for viewing needs using this option shown below:
Hopefully you can use this feature to help share DWF’s or maybe this will encourage you to consider Vault to help streamline your design sharing needs.
Kevin with the INCAT CAD Geeks
Nothing was worse when I was a designer having to meet a deadline but did not have the standard parts I needed to complete my design. I had three options spend the time to model the part, which meant finding who had the catalog I needed second option revise something that was similar or hopefully be able to download an iges or step file if it even existed and deal with the black magic of translating. Today from the Inventor interface I have popular manufacture’s catalog data available with native Inventor files. This is not something new but this site has expanded greatly with rich data, again from a large list of manufacturer’s. Check out the Supplier Content Center work inside of your manufacturer’s catalog online.Check it out
Submitted by Dave of the INCAT CAD Geeks
One of the new options in Inventor 2009 is the ability to automatically calculate the minimum required setback distance in muli-radius fillets. This can be used to create the smallest fillet area possible when intersecting multiple radii at one vertex.
Take a look at the example video:
Contributed by Ben of the INCAT CAD Geeks
One of the lesser know file types that you can work with inside of Inventor is PCB translater files. These include files of .brd, .emn, .bdf, and .idb.
It is a very simple process to bring the files in and create either a part file or an assembly file.
You have the ability to edit this information also after bringing it into Inventor as well.
Jim…….Another INCAT CAD Geek!