Inventor iLogic is oftentimes based on the concept of a “Master Model” where everything is self-contained including all parts, assemblies, and their corresponding constraints. A second method, one without the “Master Model”, is something KETIV Engineers have begun to explore with customers. Jonathan Kriek, MFG Solutions Engineer, shows how KETIV is using a templated automation approach with “Generative” capabilities using iLogic along with the Inventor API to create highly-customizable designs, build components on the fly, and assemble automatically based on ever-changing conditions. In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, see how this design methodology has helped us solve some unique customer problems.
Most of the core knowledge I've learned over the years as been self-taught. I love the challenge of picking up a new programming language or software and simply learning it inside and out, but not everyone is able to extract this knowledge as easily.
Today, in the information age, with rapidly growing technology connecting everyone, we can learn almost anything on the internet. But there is a lot to be said for information that simply can't be learned from an online pre-recorded video, electronic book, web help page, or even blog - things like troubleshooting that only come through experience, for example. We can document common issues, provide known solutions, and dump our knowledge into it, but often it's all missing a key element.
Topics: Future of Making Things, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk University 2015, KETIV AVA, Autodesk Entrepreneur Impact Program, Autodesk Foundation, Autodesk Clean Tech, AU 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max, Mentoring, Future of Learning
The 2016 R2 Release of Inventor is bound to change the way you think about CAD tools. With the introduction of "Shape Generator", what Autodesk is calling "Generative Design", will enable users to design products using minimal material and optimize a design based on a set of input parameters.
Back in May Autodesk released it's very robust classification engine for PLM 360. It made it much easier to enforce standards, understand the function of an item, and create categories at multiple levels, but it's pretty easy to get carried away. If you're an Administrator like me you may feel that you can never have enough classification, but the reality is your users don't need all of it and it may in fact hinder their use of the system. So how do we strike the balance between function and organization?
SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies Corp
You are on the the International Space Station (ISS) and it's time for the required routine filter replacement, but there's a slight issue - "houston we have a problem we can't find the filter cap". No problem you think, just order another right? Here's the stats on that: Estimated time of arrival is six (6) months on the next supply from Earth costing around $10,000 for every pound of items transported. You know you can fire up the 3D printer back at NASA and have this part completed in 45 minutes, but what about space?
Free quote and design analysis in a matter of hours and custom parts manufactured to your specifications in three days standard? All driven for a single CAD program? Sounds unbelievable, but that's exactly what Autodesk Fusion 360 is offering through Proto Labs.
It's no secret that despite all the technology in Engineering your shop floor most likely still uses paper drawings. Engineering has Autodesk Vault PDM ensuring you get the latest revision, Non-CAD users can retrieve the drawings from the Vault web client, and there's integrated ERP and Autodesk PLM360 to keep the rest of the organization abreast of the most up to date information about those designs, but ultimately you still see a stack of paper drawings being distributed in the shop to various centers complete with weld slag, grease, and hand written notes.
In my last article we discussed the basics of Autodesk Network Licensing and the overall benefits. Now we'll dive into several advanced license management features such as restricting users to specific licenses, license borrowing, and license timeout. Be sure to check out the previous article Benefits of Autodesk Network Licensing – the Time to Act Is Now.
A combination of advantages come with Network Licensing, including flexibility, accurate tracking, standardization, and control. You may be somewhat familiar with Network Licensing if you own Autodesk Vault, but it's not limited to just that - most Autodesk products can be network licensed and even combined into the same license file. With Autodesk's planned changes to perpetual license purchases in 2016 as well as new deep discounts expiring in July of this year - now more than ever is the right time to make that transition. In this article we'll cover all the information you need to know to get started.
Have you ever executed a "file open" within AutoCAD and been surprised that it's now prompting you on the command line instead of displaying the open file dialog? I can sense you nodding your head =)
Most of you know it's the FILEDIA system variable that's responsible for this and you change it back to "1", right? That seems like a simple fix that also applies to other system variables in AutoCAD.
With Autodesk AutoCAD 2016's new "Sysvar Monitor" (System Variable Monitor) you can configure your software to be able to monitor those changes and reset them as needed.