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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

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

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

Restore a Missing Vault Tab in Inventor

by Bryce Ochoa on Jun 6, 2016

One of the most common issues we run into here at the KETIV Lifeline support desk is how restore the Vault tab if it goes missing in Inventor. We'll show you three ways to solve this issue so you can get your Vault tab back.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, Tech Tips, Vault Tab

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2017 - Roundup

by Jose Paredes on Apr 1, 2016

(Find links to all our posts and videos on the new features below)

With Autodesk releasing their new line of products there is an abundant number of new features and improvements. It almost seems like there are too many to keep up with and that’s why we at KETIV are striving to keep our customers ahead of the game.

This short video shows why.

Yesterday, through our Autodesk Virtual Academy (AVA), Loren Welch, Autodesk Product Manager, was able to give our subscribers a look at the new features Inventor 2017 is bringing us. The new features of Inventor 2017 were so interesting that it brought in viewers from all over the world, including Germany! Our viewers also brought in some interesting questions. Have you ever wanted a life like model of a person for your models? An anonymous viewer went ahead and gave us the links to GrabCAD where we can find these.

If you didn't get a chance to watch it live, watch it here:

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, v2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017, What's New in 2017, What's New

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2017 - Part 7

by Eric Paul on Mar 31, 2016

 
 

Tube and Pipe

What is it? The Tube and Pipe environment in Inventor 2017 recieved upgrades to make your life easier. The Find in Browser context menu option is now enabled during route creation and also when placing flexible hose fittings. Two new context menu options, Offset Point, and Intermediate Point, were added to allow you to create multiple intermediate points when you route a flexible hose with fittings. Also, the message box that displays when you check a problematic bend radius has been replaced with a new Show Violations dialog box.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, v2017, Autodesk Inventor 2017, What's New in 2017, What's New, Tube and Pipe Environment

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