I must admit, I often ignore updates to Autodesk software. I am always reluctant to make changes to the computers in our CAD lab if everything is running smoothly. However, after learning of a new feature in Autodesk Inventor 2023, I had to download and install the latest update immediately! This update actually happened inContinue reading “The Best Reason to Update to Autodesk Inventor 2023.2”
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Autodesk Fusion 360 Part Modeling Tutorial #1
In this video tutorial, I walk you through the creation of the part shown below using Autodesk Fusion 360. The features used in this tutorial include extrusions and fillets. The video uses one of many workflows that would result in the same part.
Learn the Basics of Autodesk Inventor
Out of all the CAD and BIM applications that I have worked with throughout my career, if I had to pick a favorite it would be Autodesk Inventor. I love working in 3D, and I really enjoy the workflow in Autodesk Inventor. I just completed the development of a series of videos that will teachContinue reading “Learn the Basics of Autodesk Inventor”
AutoCAD Dynamic Input: Love it or Hate it?
A question that I get asked a lot, is how do you turn Dynamic Input in AutoCAD off? In this post I will discuss not only how to turn Dynamic Input off and on, but also how it works, what is different, and a few of the options available when using it. If you wouldContinue reading “AutoCAD Dynamic Input: Love it or Hate it?”
AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 3: Flip (Mirror)
In this installment of my series on Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD, we are going to take a look at how to add the Flip action to a block. The Flip action works just like the Mirror command. I have always wondered why Autodesk chose to name it differently. Just like with the mirror command, weContinue reading “AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 3: Flip (Mirror)”
AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 2: Alignment Grip
In this installment of our look at Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD, we are going to add the alignment grip to a block. It is a very simple process, but the results are very powerful. Just in case you haven’t used an alignment grip yet, let’s first take a look at how it works. If youContinue reading “AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 2: Alignment Grip”
AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 1: Multiple Insertion Points
I am going to start a series of posts demonstrating the creation of dynamic blocks in AutoCAD. If you haven’t worked with dynamic blocks yet, hopefully this series will give you the confidence to jump in and create your own. If you are already creating dynamic blocks, hopefully you will learn something new that youContinue reading “AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks – Part 1: Multiple Insertion Points”