Several readers have asked about the Inventor add-in I created, All Thumbs. All Thumbs allows you to set consistent background color and visual settings for file thumbnails regardless of your application settings within Inventor. Although I wouldn’t say it’s official supported by me anymore, it does seem to work well with the latest version of Inventor.
‘Swift Prints’ has recently been updated for compatibility with Inventor 2018. In this update, the method to which your username to Autodesk 360 is obtained to validate your Swift Prints license has been changed.
If it wasn’t already easy enough to use Swift Prints with Autodesk Inventor to print your drawings, you can now print by just clicking a single button on the toolbar. 1-click adds the ability to send a print based on the last used printer configuration.
The people have spoken and they love ‘Swift Prints’ for Inventor. If you’re not already using Swift Prints, it allows you to create templates for common printer configurations that you can quickly access later for one click printing of Autodesk® Inventor® drawings.
This is just pure entertainment: http://evd1.tv/. A new weekly podcast series from Josh Mings from SolidSmack.com and Adam O’Hern from CadJunkie.com, with guest Al Dean from Develop 3D magazine is sure to to keep you glued to your speakers. The first podcast is an intro to Engineer Vs. Designer where they cover some very un-CAD related subjects and get Al’s insight into the CAD industry. If they keep up this pace, I’ll be sure to listen every week. Listen for yourself and let them know what you think.
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- By Polls
July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011
Quick poll of the week. If you select other, add a comment to this post. I’m guessing most people who vote for this poll are going to vote for online forums and social networks. How else would you have found this poll?
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It’s almost that time of year again when Autodesk starts up the beta programs for next years software updates. This is a great way to get a direct path of communication to Autodesk for not only providing bug reports for the current beta but your wishlist items. Usually it’s too late in the beta process to get some crazy new feature request added to the release, but if it’s a small request and you can justify the need well enough it has the possibility of making it in.
Participating in the beta program provides an early look at the new features. They do state that their is no guarantee that all the features from beta will make it into the final release, which is fair. Most new features do usually make it into the final but may not behave exactly as they did in beta.
Beta is also a great way to plan ahead for the software updates by learning the new features yourself first so that your team can hit the ground running with new features.
If you are not registered yet for the beta program, you can do so through the Autodesk customer feedback site located here: http://beta.autodesk.com
Note: You are held under a non disclosure agreement when you participate on the beta programs which means you are not allowed to openly discussed the content of any of the beta programs with the general public.
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- By Inventor
July 25, 2011
July 25, 2011
Autodesk Labs sent out this heads up via email today:
The 3D Annotation for Inventor technology preview was released in July 2010. Autodesk Inventor 2012 was not released until April 2011. This is just a reminder that although it was not mentioned when the technology preview was first announced, the technology preview is compatible with Inventor 2012.
You can download it here: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor3da/
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