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CAD Geek Summer School Tour is back this year!!!


We are doing a “13-City Tour” in the following cities:

  • Muskegon, MI
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Madison Heights/Detroit, MI
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Addison, IL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Strongsville, OH

Receive a FREE CAD Geek Summer School T-shirt when you attend your event, and be automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPad!

12 Noon – 1:15 pm – Registration • Lunch • Overview

1:15 – 2:15 pm – Simulate Your Ideas

Contain costs while maintaining a sound design! Run dynamic simulation inside Autodesk Inventor then use the results for Finite Element Analysis. Discover even more functionality with Autodesk Simulation to generate fatigue analysis.

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Autodesk Inventor Drawing Template Creation

Get the most out of your 3D data with templates that work! Gain a better understanding of the resources that go into automating a documentation engine.

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2012
(It’s not just a preview anymore!)

Leverage 3D data from any source! Learn how you can edit and maintain non-native imported data as well as enable non-engineering team members to collaborate on your 3D data.

3:45 – 4:45 pm – Visualization

Empower marketing and sell more. Discover how to generate compelling images, from basic visualization to stunning animation with Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Showcase and 3DS Max.

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Inventor Fusion – Editing Translated Files

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

Fuse changes into Inventor Models without bothering with “model History”

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Inventor Fusion Technology Preview – Don’t Miss It

I recently saw the Inventor Fusion technology preview in Action at Autodesk University, and the main thing that impressed me was the user interface. There are many more context sensitive right-click “marking menus” like Alias if you have seen that. I was able to create geometry without ever leaving the center of my screen or even using hotkeys. Take a look at this short video for a fast example of the Inventor Fusion. I even turned the ribbon bar off for this example to show off the right click tools in action.

Watch Video Here

Contributed by Ben of the CAD Geeks
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