Google+

Are you fed up with Facebook? Tired of Twitter? Still moping about MySpace? Well then join the CAD party on Google+! If you haven’t heard about Google+ yet, it’s Google’s answer to Facebook. A rebirth of the defunct Google Wave project, Google+ features several cool features that makes it stand out from the current social networking website choices.

Google+ allows you to create circles of people you know. You can then share status updates, photos and videos with these circles separately or to the entire public. This allows you to adopt Google+ for your work connections as well as your personal circle of friends and share different types of information with them separately.

Google+ also has a feature called Hangouts, where you can create a place to enable your webcam and have face to face chats with anyone who drops in or who you invite.

If you’re not on Google+ yet and need an invite (it’s still in limited testing), send me a note with your email address and I’ll send you an invite. See you in the hangout!

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Rest in peace Dennis Jeffrey

The Inventor community has lost one of our mentors. Rest in peace Dennis Jeffrey, you will be missed.

 

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Swift Prints 2.0 (b1) – Now Available for Download!

As previewed in this post, the latest version of ‘Swift Prints’ for Inventor is now available for download. If you are not familiar with Swift Prints, it allows you to create templates for common printer configurations that you can quickly access later for one click printing of Inventor drawings. This is still considered a “beta” version, so in some rare cases you may run into installation issues or other bugs. Please, please, please… send me feedback so I can make improvements and work out the bugs.

You can download Swift Prints from the CAD tools page here. Thanks to all of you have help test this version. Enjoy!

[notice]Update: Beta 2 is now available. Thanks for all the feedback.[/notice]

 

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Inventor and ASME Y14.5-1994

Going through a GD&T refresher course this week and one function of Inventor stuck out as being not possible to be compliant with ASME Y14.-1994 practices without manual editing. The application of a datum identifier, tagged to a feature control frame requires the triangle to be visible per the standard. Using the datum identifier check-box within Inventor from within the feature control frame edit dialog will apply the datum identifier to the feature control frame as an attached box with no triangle attachment. It seems like there should be an option within your style settings to change this to comply with the ASME standard. The only method to show this properly is to manually attach a datum identifier to the feature control frame as shown on the right side of the image below.

Any thoughts?

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