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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.
Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT? Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT?
By Jordan Reynolds, Kalypso
Jordan Reynolds of Kalypso says industrial business leaders should take a structured three-part approach to evaluating their IIoT investments.
What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017? What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017?
Compiled by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
ConnectPress talked to Tony Glockler of SolidProfessor, Carl Smith of IMAGINiT and Stan Przybylinski of CIMdata to get their take on emerging trends.
SmartCells- Enabling Fast & Accurate CFD SmartCells- Enabling Fast & Accurate CFD
By Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics explains how SmartCells in FloEFD simulation software can reduce simulation time by 65% compared to traditional CFD tools.
Tips & Tricks
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.
An Easier Way to Create a Plug Weld in Inventor An Easier Way to Create a Plug Weld in Inventor
By Brad Bland, Advanced Solutions
Have you ever tried to create a plug weld inside of the Autodesk Inventor Weldment environment and find it difficult? If so, keep reading.
Get Better Resolution & Display Quality of Inventor Models Get Better Resolution & Display Quality of Inventor Models
By Harpreet Waraich, IMAGINiT Technologies
Here are some pointers on how to get rid of jagged edges in your Inventor model and have a smoother model, with better resolution.
Reporting in Fusion Lifecycle (PLM 360)
By Tyler Beck, Autodesk
There are many ways to display Fusion Lifecycle data. Watch this video that covers how to set up your dashboard, create a report, and more.
Case Studies
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.
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
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.
CIDEON Helps AERZEN with Successful PLM Implementation CIDEON Helps AERZEN with Successful PLM Implementation
By CIDEON
Read about how the company used SAP PLM for data management and ERP with Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD software on more than 100 workstations.
Columns
Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT
By David White and Greg Gorbach, ARC
This paper by ARC Advisory discusses the emerging need for edge gateway devices and highlights how Eigen Innovations uses the edge.
The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge
By Hurwitz & Associates
Many organizations are investing in new IoT initiatives in a variety of use cases including retail, hospitality, energy, and fleet management.
Grovemade Carefully Crafts Woodwork Design with Fusion 360
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
Grovemade uses Fusion 360 to create its styling accessories made out of wood, for Mac computers and iPhones, wallets, plant holders and more.
Meet the Ammann Group
By Autodesk
The engineering team at Ammann Group uses Autodesk Inventor and the Product Design Suite to develop mobile asphalt plant equipment