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ANSYS in ACTION: A Simple 3D Tool for Fast, Flexible Design ANSYS in ACTION: A Simple 3D Tool for Fast, Flexible Design
By ANSYS SpaceClaim
Watch this video to see how to autosurface any STL for rapid reverse engineering create, edit and prepare models for 3D printing and more.
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.
The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM
Compiled by ConnectPress
This report discloses ConnectPress survey results on the Internet of Things, along with examples of industry adoption and overcoming barriers.
Intuitive Tools Bring Efficiency to Reverse Engineering Intuitive Tools Bring Efficiency to Reverse Engineering
By ANSYS SpaceClaim
See for yourself how ANSYS SpaceClaim offers intuitive tools that are simple to use and how to solve reverse engineering challenges with ease.
Tips & Tricks
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.
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.
Case Studies
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.
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

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.
Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive
By Dell
Dell in Ireland set up an "internet of bees" colony, providing a working example of what the IoT can deliver and how IoT success lies in five phases.
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.