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.
Autodesk announced today it’s intent to completely drop all support for its PC and Mac based software and fully embrace the mobile market by only delivering the next release of products to the mobile market.
Sitting in front of a computer all day can be tedious and boring, Autodesk intends to keep up with the trend of staring at your phone all day by bringing our software solely to you phone or tablet device. This allows us to focus on specific platforms while also freeing up more time to stare at our own phones.
Along with this announcement, comes the following initial suite of products:
- Inventor for iOS
- AutoCAD Mobile
- Revit for Android
Inventor for iOS comes with a cool new technology that Autodesk has developed called “shake-to-design”. You simply start with a sketch and start developing critical part features. When you hit a mental roadblock or need help finishing your design a simple shake of your phone and the design will be completed for you in the most logical method possible.
I personally can not wait to get my hands on some of these products, and look forward to being 100% mobile with all of my CAD based applications.
Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/04/01/100mobile/
Way back in 2012 I posted a request to the Inventor IdeaStation forum requesting that Autodesk provided the ability for admin’s to disable any Autodesk 360 cloud based services for Inventor. I sometimes work with an industry that is heavily regulated and openly transfering design information to cloud services would be against government regulations. This is the comment I posted…
We require the ability to disable (wiithout ability for users to bypass) all Autodesk 360 cloud features. This is a security risk for my industry and would not be allowed per government regulations.
Today I received this reply from Dan Szymanski with Autodesk…
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. Enhancements were made within the Inventor 2015 Installer so that Autodesk 360 is available as a shared component. It can be deselected to prevent its installation, or it can be installed in a disabled state, to be enabled later. Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
This is great news and even better is the method as to how they allow you to disable it. Thank you Autodesk!
Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/03/27/inventor-2015-disable-autodesk-360/
For the last few years I’ve been shying away from writing about “what’s new” with the latest software releases from Autodesk due to the exceptional coverage by so many other blogs. This year is no different. Jamie Ditsworth is what I call the “King of What’s New in Inventor” and as usual he has an excellent blog post covering the new features. Design & Motion is also stepped it up a notch with some excellent coverage this year.
If you’re on Twitter, you can follow my “bloggin-bot” @cadblogwatch to get all the latest blog posts wrapped up in a nice neat Twitter profile.
Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/03/27/2015-autodesk-launch-day-wrap-up/
We’ve been teased by Autodesk for a few months now about a “new Autodesk 360” coming soon. If you’ve requested access and have patiently been waiting you should be able to login to the tech preview using the link below.
What’s new in the Autodesk 360 tech preview:
- Create project groups and invite team members to collaborate on projects and designs.
- Share and organize all project data, not just design data.
- Collaborate on design data on the web or on your mobile device, no tools need to be installed.
- Perform deep search in your design data and access critical design information.
Login Link: https://myhub.autodesk360.com/portal/
Watch the Getting Started With Autodesk 360 video.
Permanent link to this article: http://cadtoolbox.com/2014/03/20/the-new-autodesk-360/