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Autodesk Inventor 2013 – Create New File Dialog

The Inventor 2013 File dialog has been reorganized to allow for an easier navigation experience when starting new files. Templates are now categorized by type, and also display a preview if desired. Thanks go to Tifani Weisbrod for Inventor 2013 tip.

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Stretchy Parts in Autodesk Inventor

Have you ever wanted to stretch a part to fit into a range of sizes. This example shows how to create a template part that will “stretch” to fit into different assembled sizes.

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

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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.

Registration Link: www.tatatechnologies.com/summerschool

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Electrical – Creating Ladder Templates

Today’s post I take a look at building some simple templates for use in our electrical designs. The templates in use today are for common ladders we may have in our designs plus some tips and tricks that come along with it. Please enjoy.

Video Link:
http://www.screencast.com/t/NjgzZThhNmIt
Created by one of the Cad Geeks

Automating Detail Parts List Using Templates

Speaking with a customer recently I found that everytime they would create a parts list for a single detail they would go through the steps of adding a parts list then add column information an so on. Well this adds up in time especialy when you do a couple hundred details. Lets take a look at changing this process for them. In there case they want to show a detail number, material and overall domensions for there parts list. I will use a template file for getting my overall dimension easily and add some information to my template title block. Lets take a look.

Let’s take a look
http://www.screencast.com/t/g9Ph9zjQ2b
Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks

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