Inventor and AutoCAD DWG

Autodesk is very good when it comes to sharing information between their different software platforms.  Whether it be between Fusion 360 and Inventor or Inventor and Revit or even AutoCAD and Inventor. One of the workflows which is very underrated is the Inventor and AutoCAD workflow. A couple of releases ago Inventor decided that it […]

Inventor Nastran and surfaces

If you have attempted to work in Inventor Nastran with an Inventor model that was created using content centre I-beams and the like, you might have thought, great I can convert those components to midsurfaces and then generate the analysis, run the simulation everything will be perfect. While this is the general practise of creating […]

Inventor Modelling – iLogic and customisation

Modelling in Inventor can give you many a different human emotions. The highs when the model does exactly what you want it to and the lows when you open your assembly and everything falls apart after you update. I am currently working on a project which is setup beautifully.  It has all the nuances that […]

AutoCAD Plant 3D and Advance Steel models

When working with AutoCAD Plant 3D, you have the ability to create basic steel structures but they are limited.  One of the software packages that come included if you purchase the AEC collection is Autodesk Advance Steel.  If you haven’t heard of this and you are in the structural game I would highly recommend checking it […]

AutoCAD – Find and Replace

When creating text in AutoCAD you might find yourself at a point where you need to find and replace content that has been created with your text.  This text can reside in blocks, attributes, single linetext or multiline text. There are a few places in AutoCAD where you can find this find and replace. The […]

AutoCAD – Find and Replace Text

AutoCAD is a tool that is great for creating objects like arcs, lines and circles as well as modifying that geometry by utilising commands like trim, copy and offset.  All tools needed to represent the drawings that you see today to depict our wonderful world whether it be in the mechanical, architectural or civil space. […]

Tables in AutoCAD

Creating objects in AutoCAD can be tedious.  After all it is a direct translation tool from working on the drawing board to working on a computer. When creating either a building or  mechanical machine, one needs to create a list of what is needed to build it in the physical world. For buildings a schedule […]

Simplifying Assemblies

Have you ever had to send an Inventor assembly or part to someone and hide components or IP that resided in the component?  Many of you have probably heard of shrinkwrap but is it enough to hide the components and features that you do not want visible? The short answer to that is no. So […]

Dimensioning in AutoCAD Paper space and Model space

Have you ever heard water cooler talk about what is better, dimensioning in paper space or model space in AutoCAD.  The fact is that they are both equally efficient, you just need to make sure that the workflow is correct so that you do not have dimension font heights that differ.  They must all be […]

Offsetting a polyline vs a line in AutoCAD

Have you ever wondered why we have polyline and line in AutoCAD. There are advantages and disadvantages for both commands. In this video we explore the pros and cons of using these 2 functions in conjunction with the offset command.   People, Systems and Businesses Perform better with Micrographics. Our highly experienced Application Engineers can […]