Our team of INCAT CAD Geeks love sharing our knowledge abour the Autodesk MSD productline. However we also rely heavily on a few other tools to bring you a higher level of content in the form of images and videos. So I wanted to do a quick technology overview of the tools we use since I feel very stongly that all of you can benefit in a number of ways from the same technology. So here goes, but I will also post something more CAD related later today.
Autodesk MSD products – Duh 🙂
Videos, Images, content storage – All of the images and the videos we post links to are all powered by Techsmith products.
For many of you that I have worked with over the last few years you most likely already heard me tell stories and or demo Snag It or Camtasia Studio both are wonderful tools that can help communicate your designs and share your knowledge around the office. However thier are TWO new products to the Techsmith family that are really the fuel for the our content here on the Blog.
- Jing – This wonderful application allows a seamless way to share images and videos to whomever or just allow another quick way to capture ideas for your own usage.
- Screencast – This is the online service for sharing any and all of your media.
I know we love both tools and they make our job of sharing our CAD Geek skills with you much easier, so thank you Techsmith (Betsy and friends) and Google……and keep cranking out cool applications.
So please check out these tools and consider adding them to your toolkit. Please feel free to drop me a note if you want me show these great tools in action…
Kevin with the INCAT CAD Geeks
Well now you can with a simple download utility available at http://labs.autodesk.com/.
If you have not visited this site it’s a must. There are many great utilities available for your use. Today I will cover the steps it takes to add your custom content to your Frame Generator library. So if you’re in need to work with extruded shapes or just unique shapes watch and learn how simple it is when using the customization tool. I will start with the shape of choice, constrained in my sketch and extruded noting which parameters/dimensions may need to be altered when selecting our material size using Frame Generator. Then I will proceed with the use of the customization tool to capture and define my new shape.
Check out my video of how to do this.
Dave Another one of the INCAT CAD Geeks
The following video shows how to set up the “File Status” option, and how it can be used with Inventor: