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We have been slaving away at our little cottage this past year to bring you all new software. What awaits you in the next release of Inventor? Check out several interviews Mr. Cohee conducted concerning our 2012 lineup. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at In the Machine
One of those tools that's been in the Inventor for many years that is often overlooked is the ability to show a drawing view in multiple states. Take this clamp for example, you may want create a drawing and show it in an open and closed states. This assembly has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at In the Machine
As some of you might have seen from our AU 2010 coverage, we introduced Autodesk TinkerBox, the first game from Autodesk. If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at In the Machine
Have you ever created a Parts List only to realize a great deal of the text is lower case? If this has happened to you, you know just how painful it is to go through and capitalize everything. There is a much easier way to do this in the the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at In the Machine
Are you responsible for creating 2D drawings in Inventor or AutoCAD? If so, we are looking to gather feedback from you to help guide us in future projects around model documentation. Please take 10 minutes and complete this survey in order to help us better understand the most important things... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at In the Machine
As many of you are probably aware, AU 2010 is upon us and many of us have been feverishly preparing classes and are looking forward to a great AU 2010. Monday has drawn to a close and many attendees have arrived, registered and will kick off AU 2010 with a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at In the Machine
When working on a model, I often need to select a given feature in the graphics window instead of looking for the feature in the browser. There are a few ways to do this but the easiest way is to change the selection filter from "Select Face and Edges" to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at In the Machine
I know many of you have an iPhones, iTouch or iPad and are often playing with various applications. As many of you know, Autodesk has several applications from Inventor Mobile Publisher, AutoCAD WS, Fluid FX and SketchBook Mobile but there are other great apps that can be very useful when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at In the Machine
Today we released Subscription Advantage Packs for many of the Autodesk products. If you have subscription for any of these products, head on over the the Subscription site to download the desired Advantage Pack. With the addition of the Inventor 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack, those of you on subscription will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at In the Machine
For those of you that aren't familiar with Inventor Publisher take a look at the video Rob Cohee posted on YouTube recently. Today the Inventor Publisher team released an App for the iPad, iPhone and iTouch devices allowing you to view your technical publication data on your IOS device. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at In the Machine
The other day New York Times carried a front page story titled "3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution" by Ashlee Vance. Ashlee's visit to the Autodesk Gallery in San Fransisco and interview with Carl earlier this year. There is a brief mention of Autodesk in the final story, but the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at In the Machine
I often find myself using Inventor for my home projects which often spurs a tip I share with you. Recently I decided to make a wood coaster bike for my 1 1/2 year old boy and wanted to model it in Inventor before I started cutting lumber. I quickly realized... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at In the Machine
A prototype of 3DA is now available for all users in all countries as the Autodesk labs application, 3D Annotation for Inventor. What can 3DA do? Some of you are exploring methods to streamline communication between Engineers and Drafters by adding important information ON THE 3D Model. 3D Annotation for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at In the Machine
As most of you know, Inventor 2011 has been out for since March of this year and many of you are already using. I still get questions from some of you that are thinking of upgrading and haven't done so yet so vor various reasons. David Cohn wrote a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at In the Machine
For those of you using Inventor 2011, Service Pack 1 was released Friday (Aug. 27). Head over to our Services & Support page to download the Service Pack and read the Readme to see all the issues that have been addressed by this service pack. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at In the Machine
As many of you know I took six weeks off this summer (hence the light blog posting) and Jay was kind enough to post some goodies for you while I was gone (Thanks Jay). Now that I am back I plan on getting back into it and getting some content... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at In the Machine
Well, Sean Dotson & Neil Munro have done it again... the release of version 5 of their popular iPropWiz addin for Inventor is imminent so I thought I would point out a few things about it for those of you who may not be aware of just how powerful a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at In the Machine
Greetings all... Jay Tedeschi here filling in for Garin while he is away. Yeah, I know, I miss him already too, but hopefully I will be able to impart some nuggets of wisdom that you will all find valuable. First one has to do with the behavior of Inventor when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at In the Machine
I often get questions around importing/exporting DWG files with Inventor. Many of you have need to work with 2D DWG files between AutoCAD and Inventor and at times also need to open or save 3D DWG files. This episode is all around how to leverage DWG files between both AutoCAD... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at In the Machine
I have received many emails lately concerning the Inventor 2D to 3D tools availability for Inventor 2011. As some of you probably already know, there is a 2D to 3D tool available on Labs that takes 2D views from AutoCAD and positions them to easily create 3D models. This has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at In the Machine
Our good friends from Autodesk Labs have released a new technology preview tool called Mesh Enabler for Inventor. With this great little tool you can now import mesh data from Catia V4 and V5 files including CGR. The Mesh Enabler adds the ability to convert selected mesh features to Base... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at In the Machine
Its always interesting to hear what people are saying about the latest versions of Inventor. As many of you are probably already aware, Inventor 2011 was released in March of this year and the guys over at DEVELOP3D recently released a review of Inventor 2011. If you are interested to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at In the Machine
There are a few things options I typically change after installing a fresh new Inventor. I don't feel old enough to need to scale up my text and constraints but I like the look when they are larger. If you take a look at the following image this is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at In the Machine
Garin is now following Kate Morrical
Jun 2, 2010
Garin is now following Guillermo Melantoni
Jun 2, 2010