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Show-n-Tell

Just wanted to share a little project I’m working on for my local church. My daughter is going to be in a play this December and the director wanted a secondary stage to perform on. I volunteered my time and decided to sketch something up in Autodesk Fusion 360. This is what it looks like so …

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Don’t take Inventor for granted

If you are on Twitter you may recognize the hashtag #FirstWorldProblems referring to frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries, typically used to make light of trivial inconveniences.
If you are an Autodesk Inventor user, you may be able to identify with this similar hashtag… #FirstWorldCADProblems.

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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.

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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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