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Are Your iProperties Filled Out – i CHECK IT

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This week I am taking another look at the i CHECK IT product for Autodesk Inventor.  I am using the product to enforce the usage of iproperties within my design using Inventor.  This check will allow me to easy check to make sure that all the necessary iproperties are filled out within my designs.  This check works on part, assembly, drawing and presentation files I just choose the properties I want to check for.  The benefits of using such a tool will allow for better reuse of my designs, better searching capabilities with inventor and most importantly checking to make sure the appropriate information will be included in my bill of materials.

 

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Are Your iProperties Filled Out – i CHECK IT

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i CHECK IT – Not Just for Designers

    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.

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i CHECK IT – Not Just for Designers

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i CHECK IT – Apply Rules for Modeling Best Practices

In today’s post I look at one of my favorite rules that applies to modeling best practices.  I am sure we have all had to use models that others have created and in saying that we made a decision to either struggle through the reuse process or just remodel it because of poor practices used.  Poor practices meant that someone was creative let’s say in the way they built the model but if anyone but them tried to change it well you had multiple feature failure and in most cases you just start from scratch.  Even on the most basic models this takes time and time equals money and this quickly adds up.  The rule I look at in todays post will ensure that features live near the end of our history tree which means you have a much better chance of these features updating when changes need to happen to our models.

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i CHECK IT – Apply Rules for Modeling Best Practices

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Did You Order the Right Size of Material – i CHECK IT

I have recently posted a blog talking about saving money in manufacturing using the i CHECK IT tool, while reviewing more checks that the product offers I reverted back to my days as a designer and the common mistakes I had made.  One of the biggest mistakes was probably one of the simplest you would think and that was ordering the wrong size stock (material) to produce a component (part).  I know every design some where along the way the wrong material had been ordered and that is really never realized until its to late.  Know I can quickly check for this error and save time and money on every project.

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Did You Order the Right Size of Material – iCheckit

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Saving Manufacturing Cost with i CHECK IT for Inventor

I hope we are all aware by now that the i CHECK IT product for Inventor is one of the best tools on the market for ensuring great design standards and modeling best practices whether you are new to the product or a long time user.  The product can benefit the single user or large groups of designers within any company.  What we sometimes forget about is the impact it can have on easier design reuse and reducing manufacturing cost.  In this blog I look at 3 simple rules out of the many that can impact manufacturing directly.    Many companies have limitations on their capabilities within their own manufacturing departments, the i CHECK IT product can make sure we design within those capabilities.  Maybe by setting up simple rules we can understand if an item is going to be a long lead item and help us with overall timing on a given project.

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Saving Manufacturing Cost with i CHECK IT

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