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by Jonathan D. Kriek, July 6, 2017

iLogic - A Generative Approach

Inventor iLogic is oftentimes based on the concept of a “Master Model”. In other words, it is a self-contained tool that includes all parts, assemblies, and their corresponding constraints. A second method, one without the “Master Model”, is…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, December 10, 2015

Making an Impact: Mentoring for the Future

Most of the core knowledge I’ve learned over the years as been self-taught. I love the challenge of picking up a new programming language or software and simply learning it inside and out, but not everyone is able to extract this knowledge as…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, October 29, 2015

Autodesk Inventor's Shape Generator - It's a Whole New World

The 2016 R2 Release of Inventor is bound to change the way you think about CAD tools. With the introduction of “Shape Generator”, what Autodesk is calling “Generative Design”, will enable users to design products…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, September 30, 2015

Autodesk PLM 360: The Phantom-class

Back in May Autodesk released it’s very robust classification engine for PLM 360. It made it much easier to enforce standards, understand the function of an item, and create categories at multiple levels, but it’s pretty easy to get…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, September 11, 2015

Additive Manufacturing In Space: 3D Printing In Zero-G

SpaceX – Space Exploration Technologies Corp You are on the the International Space Station (ISS) and it’s time for the required routine filter replacement, but there’s a slight issue – “houston we have a…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, August 10, 2015

Your Parts Made to Order with Autodesk Fusion 360 and Proto Labs

Free quote and design analysis in a matter of hours and custom parts manufactured to your specifications in three days standard? All driven for a single CAD program? Sounds unbelievable, but that’s exactly what Autodesk Fusion 360 is offering…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, July 10, 2015

Compelling Use Case for Autodesk Design Web Format (DWF) on the manufacturing floor

It’s no secret that despite all the technology in Engineering your shop floor most likely still uses paper drawings. Engineering has Autodesk Vault PDM ensuring you get the latest revision, Non-CAD users can retrieve the drawings from the…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, June 15, 2015

Benefits of Autodesk Network Licensing – the Time to Act Is Now

A combination of advantages come with Network Licensing, including flexibility, accurate tracking, standardization, and control. You may be somewhat familiar with Network Licensing if you own Autodesk Vault, but it’s not limited to just that…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, June 10, 2015

System Variable Monitor - New in Autodesk AutoCAD

  Have you ever executed a “file open” within AutoCAD and been surprised that it’s now prompting you on the command line instead of displaying the open file dialog? I can sense you nodding your head =) Most of you know…

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by Jonathan D. Kriek, May 29, 2015

Configure Open File Behaviors - Autodesk Vault 2016

A fair amount of users most likely have more than a couple versions of AutoCAD and/or Inventor installed on their system. This may be due to testing the latest version, while production requires the previous or having other business system…

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