I’ve progressively moved towards less and less steps for a person to have to perform in order to complete a CAD upgrade.
I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of taking your normal work to a VR environment. This is is why I was excited to try out Immersed VR for the Occulus 2.
Sometimes you have to take a step back and think about what projects you have outstanding, what you’re working on and what consumes your time in order to re-evaluate priorities. You can say this is …
Autodesk University is underway with a record 100K+ registrants with all classes being virtual, pre-recorded or Zoom based. This is also the first year I’m giving a class. Check out MFG468044, Hack the Vault Job …
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My 11 year AU hiatus is finally coming to an end with my appearance at AU 2018 this year and I can’t be more excited. This will be my 5th AU but I haven’t been in attendance since 2007. My CAD career diverted to more non-CAD software roles the last decade but have recently returned to the world of Autodesk software in the last 6 months with a new role as CAD Systems Administrator.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you that I have stayed connected with over the years through this blog and social media and am excited for all the planned classes and events.
My advice to all of you in CAD careers now…
Even when your careers divert and you separate yourself from the CAD tools you know and love, always keep your skills sharp and knowledge current. You never know when you might decide you miss it and want to return.
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If you’re currently using Swift Prints for Inventor an update is coming soon for improved compatibility with Inventor 2019 as well as for non-English users.
Look for the update soon on the Autodesk App Store.
Are you not yet using Swift Prints to print from Inventor? Read the reviews and maybe they will convince you that you’re currently doing printing all wrong.
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I’m going to be honest, AutoCAD doesn’t excite me. It really never has. Of course I never really had the opportunity to use it for heavy duty work in my CAD career. My first job I used Anvil that was installed from a single 3.5″ floppy disc. I somehow skipped over using plain 2D AutoCAD due to what project work I was doing at the time and my next CAD application jumped right to 3D with Mechanical Desktop. Yes, MDT was built on top of AutoCAD but I never really considered it AutoCAD. Most old school AutoCAD users at the time thought I was playing video games when I started whipping out 3D equipment designs.
So with all that being said, it takes a lot to impress me or get me excited about old 2D AutoCAD. AutoCAD 2019 has actually made me excited about AutoCAD again. I may be slightly excited about it but now as a CAD systems administrator, I’m actually truly excited. Autodesk has opted to take the plethora of different versions of AutoCAD for all the different disciplines it provides solutions for an bundle them all into one version of AutoCAD. The different disciplines of AutoCAD now are provided in industry specific toolsets tailored to the users needs.
The toolsets are bundled as:
The individual toolsets are downloaded separately from your Autodesk account portal or using the Autodesk desktop app. Administrators can download the toolsets your company needs and create a tailored deployment image with the necessary included toolsets.
AutoCAD 2019 subscription is priced at $1,575/year US and also includes the AutoCAD mobile and web app.
AutoCAD 2019 Preview Guide
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I love the 3DConnexion Wireless CADMouse but the universal receiver has to be no more than 3 feet [92cm] away from the mouse or else you get a very jumpy mouse cursor. I’ve tried everything to correct the issue but I found that distance matters. The Bluetooth connection option is better performance but the mouse goes to sleep and you need to shake to wake it. This gets rather annoying doing this every time you stop using the mouse for awhile.
I’m hoping we’ll see a software update to fix the few glitches. Until then, the receiver will be just a few inches away from my mouse at all times. Wireless… but truly not constraint free.
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