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Autodesk Inventor Tips and Tricks
Modeling Sheet Metal Intersections
Crafting models with intersecting sheet metal bodies can be difficult for even the most experienced designer. Use this guide to learn how to more efficiently tackle one of Inventor’s most challenging tasks.
Interacting With An Assembly
Singling out specific components of a working assembly in Autodesk 2015 can be intimidating for those who don’t know the most efficient process. Overcome this obstacle by using this video, which will show you how to select and work with the various components of your assembly.
Creating Closed Polylines With Boundaries
Walls in AutoCAD start off as just a collection of line segments. In order to design a full working 3D model, you’ll need to learn how to create closed polylines. This video tutorial reveals special techniques used to gain a deeper understanding of closed polylines.
Using The Area Measure Command
Knowing the exact area measurement of a design is the foundation for creating solid professional 3D drawings. Discover how to efficiently determine the exact area of your drawings by watching this video.
CAD Tips and Tricks
Thermal Stress Analysis In SolidWorks
With so many ways to set up and run a thermal stress analysis using SolidWorks, how can you be sure the method you’re using is right for your test? This guide will show you which method is best based on the details of your particular analysis being run.
The Truth About SketchUp Styles
SketchUp Styles is what controls the visual appearance of the models you build. This guide unveils misconceptions about SketchUp Styles so you can customize the look of your models without any trouble.
Master 3D Sketching In Solid Edge
Complex geometry modeling can prove to be an overwhelming obstacle for even the most focused design sessions. Mastering 3D sketching can help streamline the process. Watch this video to learn how to effectively do so.
Ansys Releases Spaceclaim 2015
Spaceclaim is direct modeling software that allows engineers to open CAD data from any source, edit designs and prep them for simulation. The software also gives engineers an open CAD design setting that focuses on modeling and physics.
3D Printing Innovation Makes Stronger, Lighter Metal Parts
Purdue University has developed a 3D printing innovation that makes stronger, lighter metal parts for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Just think of the possible applications! Click here to learn the full story.
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Beat Pain and Strain in CAD With This Guide
Aches and pains at the desktop are not normal and can lead to long-term repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). It also disrupts your productivity, creativity and even your career! The CAD Comfort Manual is a complete guide to address and prevent pain and strain from prolonged CAD work. Download it today to start working more comfortably in CAD.
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