Thomas Rambach

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Inventor Foundations: Basics of Sketching & Modeling

When talking about how to create a models initial sketch within Inventor, my old coworkers and I used to always say “It’s all just circles and squares.” While this isn’t always necessarily true, it does guide you to a simplistic way of thinking when starting a sketch for a new CAD model. Limiting the features to only those required to define the outer extents of your finished part is a best practice method for creating any new CAD model.

Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/09/29/sketching-and-modeling/

Inventor Tip #98: “I can’t get &%@*& Vault to load!”

At least every few weeks I get a call from someone asking why they can’t get Vault to appear in any of the menus within Inventor. One of the first things I check is if the Vault EDM (Engineering Data Management) add-in is loaded. This is usually the culprit 99% of the time. Here’s a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/08/27/inventor-tip-98/

15 Top CAD Tips from the best of the best

Paul Munford at The CAD Setter Out blog is cranking out his list of the best CAD tips once again. This time he’s given us a preview by posting 15 from the best of the best.

Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/08/13/15-top-cad-tips/

Spark: Autodesk’s 3D Printing Announcement

Autodesk Spark hit the Internet with a bang yesterday when Carl Bass blogged about Autodesk’s new push into the 3D printing realm. Spark is an open source 3D printer software platform that Autodesk plans to roll out later this year.

Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/05/15/spark/