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Inventor Frame Generator and it’s latest updates

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The frame generator within Autodesk Inventor is a design accelerator that allows users to place structural sections from the Content Center efficiently.  Being a design accelerator, the frame generator is used in the assembly environment to place frame members without having to first create the part manually. Structural Member Placement Structural members have a driven …

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Creating an Inventor Drawing Template Part 3 of 3: Title Block

This is the third and last part of the guide on creating an Inventor drawing template.  This part will show you how to create a title block for an Inventor drawing template. NOTE: The golden rule still applies in this step but acts more as a best practice.  In case you missed part one the …

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Creating an Inventor Drawing Template Part 2 of 3: Border

This is the second part of a three-part blog guide on how to create an Inventor title block.  In this part of the guide, we will focus on creating a border for an Inventor drawing template. NOTE: The golden rule still applies in this step but acts more as a best practice.  In case you …

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Creating an Inventor Drawing Template Part 1 of 3: Styles and Standards

Creating a drawing template is generally something that we only do once in a long while. Here’s a three-part general guide to jog your memory when that time comes. NOTE: There is only one golden rule when creating a drawing template in Inventor, that is… Never overwrite any of Inventor’s default standards, ALWAYS duplicate the …

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What is Dynamic Simulation in Autodesk Inventor

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One of the most powerful and overlooked tools in Autodesk Inventor is Dynamic Simulation, but what is it exactly? Read on to find out more about this awesomely powerful tool. In a Nutshell In a nutshell, Dynamic Simulation allows users to predict the kinetic behaviour of their designs – that is to say, how it …

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Fusion 360 CAM – Cutting Axial Grooves on a Turned Part

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In Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM, it is possible to cut axial and spiral grooves into a turned part. This is achieved by leveraging planes and the Trace strategy. In this illustrated guide, we will explore how to CNC such grooves into the cylinder pictured below. Step 1: Create Sketches and Planes Begin by creating sketches …

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Fusion 360 CAM – Cutting Radial and Non-Radial Holes on a 4-Axis Lathe

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On a 4-axis lathe, it is possible to cut radial and non-radial holes into a curved surface. However, software can often have trouble identifying that a hole in a curved surface is indeed a hole. This can make it difficult to set up drilling operations. In this quick blog, we’re going to explore the quickest, …

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How to Use Generative Design in Fusion 360

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Today, Fusion 360’s generative design functionality allows us to take a top-down approach to structural design. Whereas traditional design has required us to start from scratch and build up our geometries, the generative approach invites us to specify the problem to the computer, then choose one of a plethora of calculated solutions. But what does …

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