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Carl Smith
Georgetown KY
Professional Services Manager - Imaginit Technologies
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Autodesk released an update to the Inventor Nesting Utility in late November 2018 that introduced three new features and corrected some bugs from the original release. You can read about the new features and full summary of all fixed issues here, so we will focus on the bug fixes for now. Positioning and Nesting Spacing Values Respect the Values Defined in the Process Material Library When a material is added to the Process Material Library, two values are declared under the “Nesting” tab on the “Positioning Panel”; “Frame width” and “Item separation”. “Frame width” is the distance the first nested... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
Autodesk Vault 2019 has been released with several new features and enhancements to make your Vault experience easier and more productive including new collaboration workflows, new editing and new user and group administrator features. The improved administrator workflow for the creation and assignment of user and group definitions will be the focus of this blog post. In past versions of Autodesk Vault, the assignment of user and group roles had to be made from a pre-defined list, each having set permissions and rights, which could be assigned using the Vault UI and did not give the Vault administrator any flexibility... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
Autodesk has recently released Inventor 2019 with many new features and improvements to make every day designing tasks easier and more efficient. One of these is total rework of the “Hole” command and our focus here will be on the new “Hole Presets” feature. This new functionality is automatically activated is helpful even in the default state. The presets are managed from the Hole Properties panel at the very top of the Hole command dialog box. As a side note - the Hole function has now been contained in a property panel, it can be nested to the “Model” display... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
The ability to create and run reports for a variety of objects in Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional can be a valuable tool. In Vault Professional report templates are available for Files, BOMs, Items and ECOs and are installed in the default folder C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Vault Professional 2018\Explorer\Report Templates in .rdlc format by default. The current editing application for these reports templates is Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express (MVWD) with the Microsoft Visual Web Developer Report Viewer (MVWDRV) add-in. Autodesk installs the tool to create report templates, including the export of selective Vault properties, during a default installation but... Continue reading
IMAGINiT Technologies continues to bring value to the market with the ProductivityNow Portal Ralph Grabowski has an interesting use for AutoCAD WS and other cloud storage One of your Vault licenses consumed by a user who forgot to logout? Richard Rankin over at over at the Cracking the Vault Blog has a great tip for forcing a shutdown of an application Speaking of Vault, Doug Redmond invites you to try out something new. Rusty Belcher shows us why the Autodesk Factory Design Suite is not just for factories and how it can be applied to ship building Enjoy the holidays... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
The free Autodesk Inventor Publisher "Publish to Social" technology preview allows you to directly post the animations you've created in Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop software to YouTube and Facebook. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
In this scenario I have some geometry that must maintain a particular weight as my design changes or progresses. The diameter of the outer cylinder is the variable that can change to meet the target weight. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
Here is an interesting method for creating a "lookup table" using iLogic code without having to worry about managing or embedding external spreadsheets or dealing with iParts or iAssemblies. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
Sparky’s rejoice! Autodesk has finally released information on the upcoming release of AutoCAD Electrical 2012 with new features and functionality designed to make you more productive while allowing you to maintain existing workflows. With new tutorial material and an intuitive user interface, the software makes it even easier to save time, reduce errors, and create innovative electrical control designs. I’ll break the new features down into three basic categories for you and provide a general overview as the scope for this article but will most certainly get down to the “nitty gritty” in future posts. First let’s cover a few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
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