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Updating Your Network License File Updating Your Network License File
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis EDS It is important to know when to append to the existing license file and when not to. Mark Lancaster of Synergis EDS explains.
Turning iPart Descriptions into iAssembly BoM Turning iPart Descriptions into iAssembly BoM
By Autodesk This tip will teach you how to create a unique description of your various iPart options.
iLogic and the Inventor API- A Generative Approach iLogic and the Inventor API- A Generative Approach
By Jonathan D. Kriek, KETIV Watch this video to see how KETIV uses a templated approach with generative capabilities with iLogic to create highly-customizable designs.
Losing Your License When Disconnected from the Internet? Losing Your License When Disconnected from the Internet?
By Synergis EDS Losing your Autodesk license when disconnected from the internet can happen for multiple reasons. Synergis EDS has a few tips to prevent this.
Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies IMAGINiT's Mark Flayler shares tips on the Task Scheduler, including why you should start by taking a backup of the database it generates.
Inventor Sectioning Participation Inventor Sectioning Participation
By Jim Swain, Synergis EDS This tip takes a look at how to control which parts are sectioned in a section view and how to find the specific part you are looking to change.
Inventor iLogic - A Generative Approach
By Jonathan Kriek, KETIV Watch this video by KETIV to see how to use a templated automation approach with generative capabilities using iLogic along with the Inventor API.
3 User Pitfalls When Migrating Data from AutoCAD to Inventor
By IMAGINiT Technologies Inventor and AutoCAD have different tools, terminology, and workflows, which can make the migration a challenge. Avoid these top 3 mistakes.
Set the Install Location for Your Autodesk Applications Set the Install Location for Your Autodesk Applications
By Synergis EDS With the Autodesk Desktop App users can choose where future installations of Autodesk products are installed. Synergis EDS explains.
Using Construction Lines in Inventor Using Construction Lines in Inventor
By ASCENT See how to use construction lines in sketching to indicate that arcs or circles lie along the same line or to indicate the midpoint of a line.
Inventor Sectioning Participation Inventor Sectioning Participation
By Jim Swain, Synergis EDS This tip takes a look at how to control which parts are sectioned in a section view and how to find the specific part you are looking to change.
Inventor 3D Annotations Webcast and Q&A Inventor 3D Annotations Webcast and Q&A
By Jennifer MacMillan, ASCENT Jennifer MacMillan of ASCENT covers 3D annotations in Inventor and follows up on attendee questions, in this article.
Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users Tips for Heavy Inventor Task Scheduler Users
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies IMAGINiT's Mark Flayler shares tips on the Task Scheduler, including why you should start by taking a backup of the database it generates.
Deformed Holes and Constraints in Autodesk Inventor
By Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Technologies What is the best way to constrain fasteners to holes in a curved sheet metal part? IMAGINiT's Caleb Funk demonstrates.
4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge 4 Ways to Use Autodesk Forge
By Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Labs Autodesk's Scott Sheppard demonstrates how to use Autodesk Forge for Design Automation API, Data Management, API Model Derivative API and a viewer.
Troubleshooting Inventor Issues Together-Even After 10 Years Troubleshooting Inventor Issues Together-Even After 10 Years
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist Mark Lancaster of Synergis shares an issue with the drawing template and how clearing the occurrence name in the drawing template fixed this.
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.
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.

Using Inventor Connected Design on A360
By KETIV KETIV's virtual academy explores how Inventor and A360 users are able to share and collaborate on 3D designs anytime, anywhere, on many devices.
Hidden Gem for Creating Sketches in Inventor 2017 Hidden Gem for Creating Sketches in Inventor 2017
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis EDS This new feature is called controlling the opacity/transparence of a sketch in a shaded model. In the past you had to perform a slice graphics (F7).