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How to Download and Install 2018 Autodesk Software

With Inventor, AutoCAD, Vault, and other newly released 2018 Autodesk software, we want to share the best ways to download these releases for yourself and start exploring what’s new in 2018. We’ll cover how to download the latest release from your Autodesk Account Portal, as well as a new simplified way of using the Autodesk’s […]
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Unlocking Autodesk Vault Lifecycles

As an engineer or designer, you’re likely faced with the challenge of sharing data with various departments in an organized manner. The dilemma comes when others have access to too much information at the wrong time. In this recap of an Autodesk Virtual Academy webcast, Nigel and I reveal how to develop workflows to get […]
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AutoCAD Help: How to Customize AutoCAD ViewCube

Have you ever found yourself working in AutoCAD and bothered by the ViewCube AutoCAD in your drawing space? Or would you just like to momentarily remove it to help edit a current design? It seems most people fall under one of two categories: Those who want nothing more than to get rid of the ViewCube […]
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How to Download & Install the Inventor 2017.3 (R3) Update

This week, Autodesk released the Inventor 2017.3 update. It comes with new features as well as improvements to a number of existing ones. This all leads to an improved work experience. We’ll show you how to install Inventor 2017 through the Autodesk Desktop Application. Want to see what’s new in Inventor 2018? Read our coverage here.
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How to Find Materials using Inventor Region Properties

How to find Inventor material properties This post is going take you through and explain how you can find the material properties of a design using the Inventor Region Properties command. Normally, we use the Region Properties tool to evaluate the area, perimeter, and the Area Moment of Inertia properties of sketch loops. It then […]
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Restore a Missing Vault Tab in Inventor

One of the most common issues we run into here at the KETIV Support desk is how to restore the Vault tab if it goes missing in Inventor. We’ll show you three ways to solve this issue so you can get your Vault tab back.
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How to Change Dimensions in Inventor

At some point, most users will run into some kind of dilemma that’s linked to dimension styles in Autodesk Inventor software. If you’re designing an engine you’ll want different dimension style than say, a watch. Or maybe your project is growing into something that needs a different style than when it started. I’ll show you […]
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Using Dynamic Simulation in Inventor

I’m in the middle of a machine design that the client wants to be all mechanical. Well, they are allowing a couple of limit switches, but other than that, it’s completely mechanical. Three of us here at KETIV are each putting in effort to get this assembly finalized. I am working on the internal mechanism […]
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Inventor to Revit: The BIM Exchange Program

How do I get an Inventor model into Revit? How can I easily transfer models from Inventor to Revit? Am I able to open up an Inventor model in Revit and save it as an RFA file? Can I export an Inventor model to an RFA file? Can I save as my Inventor model to […]
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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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