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Learn How Better PLM Integration Leads to Better Business
By Razorleaf and Tech-Clarity
In this webinar series Razorleaf and Tech-Clarity share best practices for PLM integration and survey findings. Listen on-demand and join April 25th.
ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development
By ANSYS SpaceClaim
See how with SpaceClaim users can produce better responses to RFPs, bid more accurately and increase business win ratio by up to 50%.
The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value
Compiled by ConnectPress
This paper looks at how automotive, aerospace and AEC industries are utilizing 3D printing, along with ConnectPress member results from our survey.
Inventor Vs. Fusion 360- Which One is Right for You Inventor Vs. Fusion 360- Which One is Right for You
By IMAGINiT Technologies
Get a look at the similarities and differences between Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360, including the interface, file types and features.
Tips & Tricks
Inventor 2018 3DA Styles Inventor 2018 3DA Styles
By Anthony Dull, IMAGINiT Technologies
If you've upgraded to 2018 and are excited to start using the new 3D Annotations (3DA) functionality you may have received an error. Here's why.
What are Common Uses for Silhouette Curves in Inventor? What are Common Uses for Silhouette Curves in Inventor?
By ASCENT
Silhouette curves are commonly used for generating parting lines for plastic part design, or for use in multi-body part design.
Inventor Primitives: Simple Shapes for Creating Part Models
By Kevin Bosch, Hagerman and Company
Inventor Primitives are a set of tools that allow quick creation of simple shapes with very little effort.
Linking Inventor Model iProperties to the Model Drawing Linking Inventor Model iProperties to the Model Drawing
By Dave Breiner, Synergis EDS
A common mistake Synergis EDS consultants has noticed is users forgetting to update drawing notes after making changes to the model.
Case Studies
Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell
By Dell
Innodep worked with Dell OEM Solutions from the early stages of its design to development of the finished product, reducing time by 40%.
The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD

See how Tamturbo Oy are extending the useful life of the air compressors with frontloading CFD to get results earlier in the design phase
Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD
By Mike Gruetzmacher, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics
Nascar driver Anthony Kumpen consulted with Voxdale CFD engineering consultancy, to see what CFD could do to improve his race car.
3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part 3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part
By Belinda Jones, Hexagon Metrology
Stevens Manufacturing praises Hexagon's 3D scanners for their point cloud inspection, reverse engineering, virtual assembly and CNC milling.
Columns
KETIV's Scott Oshito Receives Award for Inventor Design
By Kanwar Anand, President and CEO, KETIV
KETIV's Scott Oshita was tasked to design and build an animatronic horse with one month for the movie True Grit. Learn about his use of Inventor.
How IoT is Changing the Future of Water How IoT is Changing the Future of Water
By Autodesk
Griswold Systems leverages a remote monitoring system with Autodesk's IoT software, Fusion Connect, to monitor water treatment.
IoT: Expanding the PLM Opportunity IoT: Expanding the PLM Opportunity
By Gerard Litjens, CIMdata
According to CIMdata an IoT enabled business strategy requires smart connected products, which require PLM to manage their through-life definition.

MegaBots Creates Giant Fighting Robots with Fusion 360
Summary by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
Read about how MegaBots created the the Mk.II using the Autodesk ReCap reality computing solution and Autodesk Fusion 360 design software.