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Import AutoCAD Drawings to Inventor

by Eric Paul on Jun 13, 2017

Two-Dimensional tools aren't going away any time soon. AutoCAD started the trend of computer-aided design, and a large portion of the CAD userbase still uses it to design parts and assemblies.

Autodesk's 3D modeling solution, Inventor, allows users to utilize existing 2D data to quickly generate 3D models, using the DWG Underlay Technology in Inventor. No longer does one need to choose between a 2D or 3D workflow. Instead the two can co-exist, allowing users to benefit from the simplicity of a 2D drawing, or the power of a 3D model.

Join Nathan Eliason, Senior Technical Specialist, for this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy as he demonstrates how to bring 2D AutoCAD drawings into your Inventor models and quickly generate associative 3D data - increasing design efficiency and expanding your workflow options.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Virtual Academy, Autodesk Inventor 2018, DWG Underlay

Autodesk Inventor Drawings & Documentation

by Rich Sanchez on May 19, 2017

Autodesk Inventor comes equipped with 2D drawing capabilities to help you create clear and accurate product documentation. To make the most of your deliverables, you need to understand how to manipulate views to best fit the needs of your team and customers.

In this session of Autodesk Virtual Academy, we cover Custom Styles, customizing Balloons, populating Title Blocks using iProperties, Breakout Views, and more.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Inventor Drawing, 2D, Autodesk Inventor 2018

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

How to Download and Install 2018 Autodesk Software

by Daniel Hwang on Mar 30, 2017

With Inventor, AutoCAD, Vault, and other newly released 2018 Autodesk software, we want to share the best ways to download these releases for yourself and start exploring what’s new in 2018.

We'll cover how to download the latest release from your Autodesk Account Portal, as well as a new simplified way of using the Autodesk's Desktop Application.

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Topics: AutoCAD 2018, Autodesk Inventor 2018, What's New in 2018, Autodesk Vault 2018, 2018, Autodesk Revit 2018

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2018 - Part 3

by Eric Paul on Mar 24, 2017

 

New Measurement Tools

What is it? For our last highlighted feature, we're looking at the newly redesigned Measure Tool. One of the most common tasks used in the design process is checking the size and position of parts using the Measure Tool. In Autodesk Inventor 2018, you can now select part and component priority within the dialog box and even dock the box in numerous places in your workspace, including the Model Browser itself. The process in which you measure is not much different than it was before, but now the dialog box includes much more information, including dual units if specified.

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

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2018 - Part 2

by Yvonne Liu on Mar 23, 2017

Model Based Definition – GD&T and 3D Annotation

What is it? The demand for integration between design and manufacturing has grown and the need for more information from 3D models has become part of the design process. Based on this shift, Inventor 2018 added fully integrated Model Based Definition (MBD). Now, a user can fully design and dimension a 3D model with tolerances and further reduce or eliminate 2D documentation entirely. 

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, What's New, 3D PDF, Autodesk Inventor 2018, What's New in 2018, MBD, GD&T, Tolerance, Annotations, Model Based Definition

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

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