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Are You Using the Autodesk Desktop App? Are You Using the Autodesk Desktop App?
By Synergis EDS If not, you should consider taking a peek, you may just like what you find.. Darin Greeen of Synergis EDS explains.
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).
Changing the Zoom Wheel Increment in Autodesk Inventor Changing the Zoom Wheel Increment in Autodesk Inventor
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiTTechnologies AutoCAD has a system variable called ZOOMFACTOR. Mark Flayler shows you how to do in Inventor and has set up an IdeaStation request to Autodesk. Vote!
How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations
By Brad Bland, Advanced Solutions There are 3 different types of representations in the assembly environment: Design View Representations, Master Design View & Default Design View.
Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files Do's and Don'ts for Network License Files
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV offers some tips on consolidating Autodesk Network Licenses, including how to edit your license files.
Copy a Design with This Code and Enhanced Save As Copy a Design with This Code and Enhanced Save As
By Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Technologies Here is a code snippet that will search for the name of the part as a drawing file and then perform a save copy.
Download Methods for Autodesk Software Download Methods for Autodesk Software
By Bryce Ochoa, KETIV KETIV provides a how-to on 3 download methods including the Install Now, Download Now, and Browser Download options, in addition to how to upgrade.
Using Fusion 360 as a Viewer Using Fusion 360 as a Viewer
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales See why Jonathan Landeros used Fusion as a viewer instead of A 360 or Project Leopard. For starters the client is more simple to install than Inventor.
Using Autodesk Vault Professional to Manage Your BOM Using Autodesk Vault Professional to Manage Your BOM
By Forrest Judd, Hagerman & Company With the tools available today, there's no need to fear the BOM. Autodesk Vault Professional has multiple ways of simplifying this dreaded task.
Improvements in the Inventor 2017 Import Command Improvements in the Inventor 2017 Import Command
By John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies New functions include the ability to reposition the imported AutoCAD drawing in relation to the part origin and the ability to crop AutoCAD drawings.
Using the EOP Marker to Restart Within the Browser Using the EOP Marker to Restart Within the Browser
By Mark Lancaster, Synergis EDS Moving the end of part marker is easier than starting from scratch if you want to go back to a previous point in Inventor.
How To Manually Change the Location of a Deployment How To Manually Change the Location of a Deployment
By Erin Gavlick, KETIV Some coded paths do not automatically change when moving a development. KETIV teaches a quick fix.
Learn How REST API Integration Works for Autodesk PLM 360
By Sara Murray, Razorleaf This video from Razorleaf explains how to read and write data to and from Autodesk PLM 360 outside of the user interface.
Representing Extra Material in the Field Representing Extra Material in the Field
By Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales Jonathan Landeros from Inventor Tales talks the how and why of showing trimmed edges in Inventor models.
Create Interactive 3D Models for Websites with A 360 Create Interactive 3D Models for Websites with A 360
By Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Technologies DWF Files have been around for ages, but Autodesk 360 makes exporting them to your website to offer a 3D model to your customers surprisingly easy.
Resolve iLogic Issues with iLogic Copy Design
By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions Dave Breiner continues his demonstration of iLogic parts and assemblies in this video from Synergis.