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Autodesk Virtual Academy: Modifying 2D Sketches in Inventor

by Daniel Hwang on Nov 23, 2016

Inventor is a powerful CAD tool that primarily uses parametric modeling. However, there's much more this tool can do in regards to modeling. Inventor comes with vector-based modeling tools, making it a great tool for anyone moving to the 3D world with a traditional 2D background. 

In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, we go over the various tools such as trim, extend, and offset found in Inventor to help modify and optimize your 2D sketches. We also illustrates how to share your sketches and when this feature might be useful. 

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, KETIV AVA, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Virtual Academy, Inventor, 2D Sketches

Inventor Insider: Test Drive the Next Phase of Inventor

by Anthony Rodriguez on Nov 11, 2016

Join KETIV & Autodesk on December 6th or 7th for Inventor Insider, a rare and unique opportunity to test drive the next phase of Inventor in its alpha environment, provide feedback to the production team, and shape the future development of the software. This event will be held in Brea, CA with the Autodesk Product Management, Development, and User Experience teams.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Inventor Insider, Inventor Alpha

How to Download & Install the Inventor 2017.3 (R3) Update

by Nigel Ambayec on Nov 9, 2016

This week, Autodesk released the Inventor 2017.3 update. It comes with new features as well as improvements to a number of existing ones. This all leads to an improved work experience.

We'll show you how to install this update through the Autodesk Desktop Application.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Tech Tips, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017 R3, Autodesk Inventor 2017.3

What's New in Inventor 2017.3 (R3)

by Nigel Ambayec on Nov 8, 2016

Inventor continues to deliver an exceptional modeling experience. There are hundreds - if not thousands - of suggestions that Autodesk gets from customers throughout each release. Instead of waiting until the yearly release, Autodesk implements some of these enhancements and changes midway through a release cycle.

In the past, updates have included tools such as Shape Generator and Connected Design with A360. The newest release, Inventor 2017.3, is no exception.

Let's take a look at some of the newest enhancements and updates.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017 R3, Autodesk Inventor 2017.3

Recap: Vault Care 101 Workshop

by Jorge Fernandez on Nov 2, 2016

 

KETIV Technologies held a Vault Care 101 Workshop in our Brea, CA offices on Thursday, October 27th. Customers and Autodesk Virtual Academy subscribers were among those that attended the free event.

This workshop highlighted functionalities of Autodesk Vault as well as how to maintain your Vault to prevent data loss and downtime. Take a look at what was discussed and download a free whitepaper on lessons taught in this workshop.

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Topics: Autodesk Vault, Vault Pro, Vault, Vault Workshop

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Simulation with Autodesk CFD

by Nigel Ambayec on Nov 1, 2016

Autodesk CFD provides computational fluid dynamics and thermal simulation tools so you and your team can more easily predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate your product behavior prior to prototyping and manufacturing.

This recap of a recent Autodesk Virtual Academy session features James Neville - a simulation expert with a specialty in CFD at Autodesk.

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Topics: Autodesk CFD, Simulation CFD, Autodesk, CFD

Recap: What's NEXT in Manufacturing Forum

by Yvonne Liu on Oct 28, 2016

Last Wednesday, October 19th, KETIV and Autodesk hosted a What’s NEXT in Manufacturing Forum at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA.

Among the presenters, Autodesk Sr. Vice President of Products, Amar Hanspal, revealed trends in the manufacturing industry and methods to stay competitive.

Let's dive into what we learned and what Autodesk has in store for the future.

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Topics: KETIV AVA, AVA Closer Look, The Future of Making Things, What's Next in Manufacturing, Amar Hanspal

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Fusion 360 - From CAD to CAM

by Nigel Ambayec on Oct 24, 2016

Are you currently using separate CAD and CAM tools in your workflow? If so, you run the risk of getting lost in translation and decreasing productivity.

There’s a better way!

This recap of an Autodesk Virtual Academy webcast includes Autodesk CAD / CAM Applications Engineer Wayne Griffenberg as he dives into the capabilities of Fusion 360 CAM. He illustrates how Fusion 360 allows you to break down the barriers of traditional CAD to CAM workflows.

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Topics: KETIV AVA, Fusion 360, Fusion 360 CAM, Autodesk Virtual Academy

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Panel Design in AutoCAD Electrical

by Nigel Ambayec on Oct 14, 2016

Are you forced to guess on enclosure sizes or missing components from schematics? Are requisitions processed with incorrect tags and part numbers?

Panel Design in AutoCAD Electrical allows you to eliminate costly errors with dynamically linked tagging and manufacturer-driven component footprints. Join us as we take a look at how to navigate this tool.

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Topics: AutoCAD Electrical, autocad, AutoCAD 2017, Panel Design

Product Data Management Tools for Sharing Project Files

by Jose Paredes on Oct 11, 2016

Sharing project files with your team shouldn’t be a daily challenge. Unfortunately, for many engineers, it’s a top challenge they face in the design process. In fact, 46% of those involved in product development claim “finding the right information” as a top design challenge.

How do we overcome this challenge?

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Topics: Product Data Management, PDM

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