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Autodesk Digital Prototyping

A useful list of people, blogs and on-line resources where you can get tips, tricks & tutorials on the Autodesk Digital Prototyping Solutions and keep up to date with what's going on in the world or design, engineering and manufacturing.


Inventor Tales

My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling. John McCarthy Over the course of the last few weeks of my copious spare time, I've been building up a chest of drawers in Autodesk Inventor . As far as I've gotten so far.  The drawers are in blue.

Being Inventive - Autodesk Inventor Blog

This is a blog maintained by the Inventor product support group at Autodesk. We plan to cover a plethora of subjects that we come across in our daily work, starting with the most recent 2012 release of Inventor but we will not shy away from topics going three releases back.

The CAD Setter Out

AutoCAD and Inventor Tips, Tricks & Tutorials. Learn how to use AutoCAD to create great shop drawings quickly and efficiently. Find out how to apply the British and International Technical Drawing standards to your dawings. Learn how to model your designs in with Autodesk Inventor, then create drawings and cutting tickets from the model.

Steve Bedder - @AutodeskMFG

Technical Engineer for the Autodesk Digital Prototyping Solutions. Daddy of 1, freetime photographer & web geek!

Inventor Topix Blog

Every month Autodesk gives out an Inventor of the Month award, now is the time to choose from those winners and decide who the 2011 Inventor of the Year award goes to, and you get to help make that decision.

Autodesk® PLM 360 with Mike Watkins

Autodesk PLM 360 Blog by Autodesks Mike Watkins

Autodesk Inventor on Facebook

Autodesk Inventor - Autodesk Inventor software takes manufacturers beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by giving engineers a comprehensive and flexible set of tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tooling, visualization and documentation.

Autodesk Digital Prototyping & Design Technology | Design & Motion

Written by John Evans on February 3, 2012 Autodesk Labs just announced AutoCAD Civil 3D tools that might revolutionize the way you prepare site grading. Check it out. • The Online Home for CAD Professionals

mCADForums is the online home for Autodesk Inventor discussion, tutorials and add-ins


I hope to share some of the useful tips and tricks I've learned in the past and stumble across in the future on this blog.

Under the Hood - Autodesk Vault Blog

Hello Vault users, aficionados, enthusiasts. Coming up, we'll be featuring some additional contributors to the Blog, covering all things Autodesk Vault (and more). Today's post comes from Irvin Hayes - Technical Product Manager for Autodesk Data Management - regarding something he ran across at AU 2011 in the exhibit hall: Ascent has the training material you need to learn about the Autodesk Vault Family of Products.

It is Alive in the Lab Blog

An Autodesk blog for discovering, exploring, and validating new approaches to design technology. It reaches out to the largest community of early adopters of design technology in the world – Autodesk customers. Autodesk Labs makes emerging design concepts tangible by delivering rapid prototypes of real products, services, and experiences to early adopters.

Autodesk Inventor Discussion Group

The Official Autodesk Inventor Discussion Form

Kaitlin Stewart - @ADSKCommunity

The official Autodesk Manufacturing Community twitter site featuring Autodesk Inventor. Hosted by Kaitlin Stewart. For support, follow @AutodeskCare

Manufacturing Toolbox Blog

Fractals? We're talking about fractals? Yes, yes we are. Recently, I took the family to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum to see their Fractals as Art exhibit...along with all of the other great stuff they have there. I have always thought fractals were pretty interesting, and seeing the results in various forms is always pretty compelling.

Welcome to the Manufacturing Community

Autodesk Inventor 2012: 2D to 3D Autodesk Labs has released an updated version of the 2D to 3D tool for Autodesk Inventor 2012. This video shows a simple example of how the 2D to 3D tool can be used to convert a 2D drawing quickly and easily into an intelligent 3D component.

Cracking the Vault - Autodesk Vault Blog

A question that came in regarding a customer who had a very large Filestore. They wanted to know if it is possible to split the filestore over several disks. Vault only supports placing the filestore on a single volume.

Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

Steve Bedders Autodesk Manufacturing Blog with all the news, updates, tips, tricks and real-world examples of how the Autodesk Digital Prototyping solutions are used by designers, engineers and manufacturers across the globe. » Dedicated to the Autodesk Inventor Community

So, how would I change Autodesk Cloud? Well… wouldn't it be great to use it as the back-end to update design files on your companies website? To all of my loyal readers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans… Happy holidays and have a great new year!

Autodesk Inventor and iLogic Tutorials | Autodesk Inventor and iLogic tutorials, tips, tricks, news, and more!

This post is an adjunct the Shaker Table series, and describes how to grab a decimal number from an Inventor Parameter, round that number to the nearest specified fraction, then pass that new number to a new parameter that will make its way to a Cutlist.What is happening here is that the model is reporting a length from a driven dimension which can have quite a few numbers after the decimal point.

IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog

The Problem: Quite a few years have gone by since Autodesk introduced Inventor, which is now a global leader in 3D design, replacing Mechanical Desktop (MDT). Mechanical Desktop has been sent into retirement and is no longer supported by Autodesk and subscription licensing agreements for 2009 are coming due this year, creating data migration challenges for those organizations still using MDT.

Autodesk Inventor FAQ

German Autodesk Inventor FAQ Blog

Autodesk Inventor Tips, Tricks & Tutorial Videos

Steve Bedders ManufacturingArea YouTube Channel where you can find video tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Autodesk Digital Prototyping software

Autodesk Manufacturing Gallery

The Autodesk Manufacturing Gallery on Flickr showcases designs created using Autodesk Inventor, Alias, Showcase and other Digital Prototyping solutions