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Creating a Rivet Hole Chart in Autodesk Inventor

In my adventures taking aircraft maintenance classes at Mount San Antonio College, I’ve learned a lot of things. Not the least of which, is how much I have to learn! Another piece of knowledge I’m grateful for, is how to drive and set solid rivets. I’m not the best at it, but I can do […]
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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 – most Autodesk products can be network licensed and even combined into the same license file. With Autodesk’s planned changes to perpetual […]
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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 it’s the FILEDIA system variable that’s responsible for this and you change it back to “1”, right? […]
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Autodesk Inventor 2016 – The “What’s New” Trailers

I’ve been out of the office quite a bit the last few weeks. And while it’s good to be busy, it has put a hold on my video creation schedule. But as was said in the song, “we get by with a little help from our friends”. So with the help of the KETIV Technologies team, […]
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The Future of Making Things — Better

The first piece of machinery I took apart was my dad’s Favre-Leuba. I never did put it back together. He was an engineer himself and encouraged me to explore how things worked. He spent his professional career proposing and commissioning utility and industrial boilers for a subsidiary of Babcock and Wilcox in India. From him, […]
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Automatic Material Thickness Detection in Sheet Metal – New in Autodesk Inventor 2016

In short, when converting a model to sheet metal, Inventor 2016 automatically detects the material thickness, versus the “measure and copy” method of previous Inventor versions. Check at the bottom of this post for the video version of this blog, or just keep on reading for the text version! The process starts out with a […]
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Welcome to Our Blog – Side Note

With over thirty years behind us, we can’t help but have an opinion every once in a while. We thought it was time to share it with you and we want you to give us yours. We’ll be talking about the latest industry trends, tips and tricks, and best practices for the mechanical design and engineering community […]
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NEW! Transparent Parts in Inventor 2016 Drawings

For my post today, I thought I’d delve into creating transparent parts in a drawing.
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Using Inventor’s End of Part Marker to “Compress” a File

  Here’s how I came up with using Inventor’s End of Part Market to “Compress” a file. A while ago, I was conducting some basic benchmarks for extruded text versus sketched text in an Autodesk Inventor part model, and I was getting ready to e-mail them out for some testing on external systems. First, what […]
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A Trick to Attach Text to an Inventor Drawing View

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work inside of Inventor drawings. During that time, I was asked how to make sure that all my text and symbols will move with a view. If you’ve used Inventor for a while, you may have noticed that if you put in a text or symbols next to […]
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Capture Autodesk Inventor Version in an iProperty with iLogic

Howdy! This is Jonathan Kriek for KETIV. I work daily with customers to help them achieve their goals within the PDM, PLM, and automation spaces. A particular passion of mine over the last 17 years has been developing solutions that help automate everyday repetitive tasks. Naturally this overflowed into the design and engineering realm, specifically for […]
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A Trick to Attach Text to an Inventor Drawing View Old

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work inside of Inventor drawings. During that time, I was asked how to make sure that all my text and symbols will move with a view. If you’ve used Inventor for a while, you may have noticed that if you put in a text or symbols next to […]
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