What’s New in Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2017

Building on the Factory Design Suite 2016 Feature Update Pack, the new Factory Design Suite 2017 release has a focus on Speed: faster asset publishing, quicker response times when placing assets, quicker synching between AutoCAD and Navisworks and Asset Management: improvements in the lighter assets, working with parameters, better Vault integration and more functions and editing capabilities of assets. …

Autodesk Inventor Vs. Solidworks Review

With CAD systems constantly changing features, versions, licencing and subscription models, two of the most popular comparisons is between Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks. Having used and supplied both, I’ve put together a licencing and feature comparison. Product Choices You can buy Autodesk Inventor in Limited Technology (LT), Autodesk Inventor Professional, Autodesk Inventor HSM or Autodesk Inventor/ Inventor Professional …

What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2017

It’s that time of year again to see what’s new in Autodesk’s Inventor 2017.Another pretty good release with new technology that are in line with where things are heading, a focus on cloud collaboration and enhancements that users have been requesting.   Below is a full list of what’s new, but here’s the top new things …

What’s New in Inventor 2016 – Release 3

The new R3 release not only has hotfixes but Autodesk have added more technology for users on subscription. To recap, Release 2 had: Simulation  Shape Generator – Punch in a force, factor of safety and how much weight you need reduced and Shape generator will provide a design that meets the criteria Force Effect, which is a …

What is AnyCAD?

AnyCAD is a way CAD users can maintain associativity between different CAD platforms. It is compatible with Alias, AutoCAD, CATIA V4/V5, Creo, NX, Pro Engineer and Solidworks 3D file formats. The way it works is that you import a model as a reference file and creates a, link, instead of having to convert, translate CAD …

What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2016

One of the biggest and best releases in CAD let alone Inventor. When Inventor 2015 was released I thought it was one the No.1 CAD system on the planet, Inventor 2016 cements it. Inventor blows away anything else on the market, add to that you get it in a Suite of other best of breed products …

Using iLogic as an Automated 3D Costing Tool

I often get asked, can the CAD package, at the asspopulate level, automatically build the model to spec and produce a price. The usual workflow is to put in a cost property and an equation where applicable (e.g. working out sqm) and export the BoM to Excel. As I use iLogic to automate the assembly, I …