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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

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

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Guided Tutorials in Inventor

by Rick Garvey on Jan 16, 2017

Autodesk has created an exciting platform built around users helping each other by creating tutorials. With the recent Inventor 2017.3 update, Guided Tutorials were improved to allow users to create their own unique content to share with the Inventor user base.

In this recent session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, we were joined by Autodesk Principal Content Developer, Paul Normand, as he walked us through the entire process of creating tutorials. Let’s take a look at how simple it is to contribute to the learning community yourself.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor 2017, Inventor, Autodesk Inventor 2017.3, Guided Tutorials

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

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

by Nigel Ambayec on Nov 9, 2016

Want to see what's new in Inventor 2018? Read our coverage here.

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

Want to see what's new in Inventor 2018? Read our coverage here.

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

How to Download the Inventor 2017 R2 Update

by Bryce Ochoa on Aug 8, 2016

Autodesk recently released the R2 update for Inventor 2017, which came with 40 new enhancements and changes to the software to improve user experience. We'll show you how to download these updates, as well as any other future updates, using the Autodesk Desktop App.

In the past, users often downloaded and installed updates via the Autodesk Application Manager. With the release of the new Autodesk Desktop App back in May comes a new set of steps for downloading and installing your updates.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Tech Tips, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017 R2

What's New in Inventor 2017 R2

by Bryce Ochoa on Aug 2, 2016

Last week, Autodesk released the Inventor 2017 R2 update which includes productivity enhancements voted on by Inventor users worldwide. Over 40 enhancements have been made in sketching, part and assembly modeling, design automation, drawings, interoperability, and presentations to help you get your work done faster and make great products. Today, I'll show you some of my favorites.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017 R2

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Factory Design Utilities

by Rick Garvey on Jul 13, 2016

This past Autodesk Virtual Academy covered Factory Design utilities and the workflows inside of AutoCAD and Inventor. So we're going to go over just a few of the highlights from the first half of the session. To find out more you'll have to check out the video for yourself on the KETIV YouTube channel.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Factory, Factory Design Suite, AutoCAD 2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017

Finding Physical Properties Inside of Inventor

by Bryce Ochoa on Jun 21, 2016

This post is going take you through and explain how you can find the physical properties of a design using the Region Properties command.

The Region Properties tool is used to evaluate the area, perimeter, and the Area Moment of Inertia properties of sketch loops. It then takes all of the necessary measurements from the sketch coordinate system. The Region Properties tool then calculates the physical properties based the on the selected sketch entities.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Tech Tips, Autodesk Inventor 2017, Physical Properties, Region Properties

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