Many companies today are finding ways to streamline work flows to save time and money by removing redundant task within their companies. One of the most common practices I see in the industry is extracting key information from engineering to feed a erp or mrp system. This removes the manual process of data entry and any time a manual process exist it is prone to error. Automating this process can only be as good as the information being supplied. That’s where i CHECK IT for Inventor fits in. Anyone within a company can run a batch check on engineering data to ensure that critical information needed to supply a erp or mrp system does exist and is formatted properly. With this process a report is made available to review the results and allow you start the corrective action process as needed.
Let’s take a look:
i CHECK IT – Not Just for Designers
Tags: batch, iproperties, report, standards
In my last post I took a look at working with Inventor Simulation, some basic set-ups etc… This week I am going to take it one step further taking those results and utilizing them for part FEA. The software allows you to push results into multiple parts one exception is working with parts that are within a sub-assembly in that case you just need to set the sub-assembly as flexible. With this functionality being so easy to use and the detailed information produced from it we should never experience design failures once we produce physical prototypes.
Inventor Simulation – Pushing Results for Single Part Fea
Tags: FEA, Inventor Simualtion
After using the latest Inventor Fusion technology preview 4 for a while now, I have come to realize that this is an ideal tool for editing imported or translated files. These could be from neutral file formats like STEP, .SAT, or Parasolid, or native Pro-E or Catia V5 for example. Inventor Fusion incorporates a non-paramentric “click n’ drag” type editing environment that is ideally suited for translated geometry. Check out this example video showing a Parasolid file of a hydraulic cylinder I imported for editing.
High Resolution ScreenCast Video HERE.
Download Fusion at http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/fusion/