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Nigel Ambayec

Nigel Ambayec is an Application Engineer and host of Autodesk Virtual Academy.


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AnyCAD in Inventor: Working with Other CAD Files

by Nigel Ambayec on Apr 20, 2017

Inventor 2016 introduced AnyCAD, a feature that translates non-native CAD data into Inventor with associative connections. Users no longer need to maintain a multi-software environment, and the process of repeated file translation is a thing of the past. 

With Inventor 2018, users can import SolidWorks, Catia, STEP, ProE, and more into their Inventor models and maintain associativity to the original file. Any changes to the original non-native file will be recognized and reflected in the Inventor environment. Read on to learn why this is so important. 

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Topics: AnyCAD, Autodesk Inventor 2018, Inventor 2018

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2018 - Part 1

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 22, 2017

 

AnyCAD and Backwards Compatibility

What is it? Autodesk has continued to take steps in improving the AnyCAD functionality in Inventor. This release contains what may be the largest enhancements ever since AnyCAD’s inception. Users can now use AnyCAD workflows to leverage Inventor 2018 parts and assemblies into Inventor 2017 designs.

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Topics: What's New, Autodesk Inventor 2018, What's New in 2018, Backwards Compatibility, Interoperability

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2018 - Overview

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 21, 2017

The wait is over! Autodesk Inventor 2018 is now available to download and here's your first look at what's new. This year, Product Managers at Autodesk have focused much of their efforts on adding professional-grade design enhancements, an expansion to interoperability, and improvements to the user-experience.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, What's New, Autodesk Inventor 2018, Inventor 2018, What's New in 2018

Get Started in Inventor's Shape Generator

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 15, 2017

Inventor's Shape Generator is a new approach to design lightweight, structurally efficient parts in Autodesk Inventor. It provides an intelligent strategy for maximizing part “stiffness” based on the constraints you specify.

Worried about component weight? Shape Generator removes unnecessary pieces of geometry and optimizes your model to your specifications. The technology is integrated into Autodesk Inventor, making it simple to incorporate into your existing design process. Shape Generator produces a 3D mesh that can be used to guide your design refinement, meaning it's best used early when designing. Let’s look at how to include Shape Generator in your design process today.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Shape Generator, Autodesk Inventor 2017

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Project Manager Essentials

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 7, 2017

AutoCAD Plant 3D’s Project Manager tool enables users to create a consistent working environment for all project team members.

In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, KETIV’s AutoCAD expert, Greston Dunivin, demonstrates Project Manager uses and best practices as well as how to organize and associate files for a collaborative design environment.

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Topics: autocad, Plant 3D Project Manager, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Project Manager

Inventor Presentation Environment

by Nigel Ambayec on Feb 10, 2017

Inventor Presentations were completely revamped with the release of Inventor 2017. The latest version includes animations, exploded views, and snapshots, with a brand new timeline-based story panel to manage it all.

In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, Lifeline Application Engineer, Yvonne Liu, demonstrates how to use Inventor’s Presentation environment to better document your designs.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor 2017, Presentation Environment, Inventor, Inventor 2017, Exploded View

The Future of Making Things with Simulation

by Nigel Ambayec on Feb 1, 2017

James Herzing has been a part of the Autodesk Simulation team since 2009 and understands the rapid evolution of simulation. From generative design to event simulation, Autodesk is changing the way engineers design and make things.

In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, you'll learn how Simulation solutions now allow you to lighten your design, optimize flow, and reduce failure. Let’s take a look at some new introductions previously thought impossible.

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Topics: Simulation CFD, Simulation Mechanical, Simulation, The Future of Making Things

Fusion Team & BIM 360 Team

by Nigel Ambayec on Jan 24, 2017

Many of us face challenges when trying to collaborate via email or shared network drives. Not being in sync with your engineering and design departments can create roadblocks that set your team back.

The good news? These are common problems solved using a Data Management Tool like Fusion Team or BIM 360 Team. In this recent Autodesk Virtual Academy, Rich Sanchez joined to showcase the functionality of Fusion Team / BIM 360 Team and illustrate how it helps your team stay connected. Let’s look at how you can access designs from any device, manage data in a central location, and capture feedback from your team with these tools.

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Topics: Collaboration, A360 Team, BIM 360 Team, Fusion Team

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Inventor Fundamentals - Vault Workflow

by Nigel Ambayec on Dec 23, 2016

If you use Inventor today, there should be no doubt that Vault is an essential piece to tracking and backing up your data. Vault can fully integrate within your Inventor workflow to keep all your files safe and available at a moment’s notice.

In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, Jose Paredes, KETIV Application Engineer, reveals how to use the tools that become available when integrating Vault into your Inventor workflow. Take a look at how to access, preview, and check your most up-to-date models straight from your Inventor client.

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Topics: Vault, Vault Workflow, Inventor

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Inventor 3D PDF

by Nigel Ambayec on Dec 13, 2016

Export Model to 3D PDF is a great feature in Inventor that allows you to share your projects with stakeholders and team members who may not have CAD software. The PDFs created include 3D views of the design with the ability to take measurements and interact with the design on an in-depth level.

In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, Rich Sanchez goes over how to get up and running with 3D PDFs. With a major improvement in collaboration, you’ll learn how this feature will help your team build better products.

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Topics: Autodesk Virtual Academy, Inventor, Inventor 2017, Inventor 3D PDF

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