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What’s New in Product Design Suite 2017

With Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD at the core of Product Design Suite, you can view what’s new in Autodesk Inventor here and AutoCAD here. Depending on which Suite (premium or Ultimate), here’s the list of programs in the 2017 Suite: Inventor / Inventor Professional AutoCAD AutoCAD Mechanical AutoCAD Raster Design AutoCAD Electrical 3ds Max Showcase Vault Basic Recap Navisworks…

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Autodesk changes Inventor and Inventor Professional subscription pricing

As of March 21st, 2016, Autodesk Inventor Professional subscription prices will be the same as Autodesk Inventor pricing and the product line will be consolidated to Inventor LT and Inventor. The new Autodesk Inventor will have all the features of Inventor Professional at the same price of Inventor, which is 40% cheaper and users can subscribe monthly, quarterly, annually, 2…

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Inventor 2016 Alpha is now in Beta 1 Phase

If anyone on subscription wants to get a preview of 2016, head to beta.autodesk.com and get access to Inventor 2016 Beta. I’ve never seen a CAD system which so many new features and enhancements. This one is going to shake up the CAD world! Check out the previews at Autodesk University… News Flash 27/3/15: It’s released – https://designconsulting.com.au/2015/03/28/whats-new-in-autodesk-inventor-2016/  

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Solidworks Technical Documentation Software

Technical Documentation Software with Multi-CAD Associativity If you work with Solidworks and other CAD files that constantly change and publish to MS Office, Adobe, Video, Social Media and Mobile Apps, then take a good look at Autodesk’s 2015 Release of Inventor Publisher. The top enhancements from the previous release has been on associativity with all major CAD formats (aka Model Refresh), Adding Custom…

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What’s New in Inventor Publisher 2015

Technical Documentation Software with Multi-CAD Associativity If you work with different CAD files that constantly change and publish to MS Office, Adobe, Video, Social Media and Mobile Apps, then take a good look at Autodesk’s 2015 Release of Inventor Publisher. The top enhancements from the previous release has been on associativity with all major CAD formats (aka Model Refresh), Adding Custom Properties, improvements…

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Mockup 360 Now in Product Design Suite 2015

Open Collaboration Services Added to the Suite’s Subscription Services. If real-time open collaboration (regardless of CAD tool), large scale 3D visualisation, clash detection analysis and project management ticks boxes as benefits in your design workflows, then take a look at Mockup 360. Product Design Suite Services are cloud based services such as Autodesk 360 (Document Hosting, Sharing, Editing & Collaboration), Optimisation Studies for Inventor…

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Autodesk Inventor 2015 – Sheet Metal Enhancements

With sheet metal design being an integral part of many Inventor customers, the new features and enhancements are always taken with great interest, so here’s a video I put together: So What’s New in Sheet Metal for Inventor 2015 Rename End Of Part (EOP) to End Of Folded (EOF) for sheet metal parts Enhanced orientation control in…

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What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2015

Hybrid Parametric Direct Editing, N.U.R.B.S with T-Splines and more… Inventor 2015 is one of the best releases yet, unlike any other CAD tool on the market today because it not only delivers enhancements to existing tools and UI but adds new technology that makes this product so unique. There’s 2 big additions and many enhancements, so in this article…

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How AutoCAD Products Work With Inventor

Interoperability, Associativity, Synch and Exchange Explained. With currently 13 AutoCAD Branded products available, how do they work with Inventor and to what capacity? With all that legacy AutoCAD data out there and users still engineering design on various AutoCAD Products, working with DWG is an important issue and using Autodesk products make it easier. All those time saving features…

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The Hybrid Surfacing & Mesh Data Environment

How Alias Uses Scanned Mesh Data With Surfacing.            With so many companies embracing 3D scanning but with CAD systems only being able to open an STL file, what can you do to recreate a 3D model from your mesh data when your CAD system can’t create features from the mesh? Autodesk Inventor’s mesh enabler…

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Autodesk Inventor is now a CAD/CAM Solution

Autodesk taking the cloud by storm with CAM In October 2012, Autodesk acquired HSMWorks, a Solidworks CAM add-on. A year later it announced HSMXpress is available for download and integrated into Autodesk Inventor. So there’s two versions, HSMXpress and HSMProfessional. Xpress is a free 2 1/2 D Axis CAM, which is CAM on the X/Y plane and Professional will…

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Moving from Pen and Pad to Pen and CAD

Digitising Concept Sketch Designs Change… hard to do but necessary when the world around you changes and it’s challenging to move from what you know to something better and having to re-learn, but it doesn’t have to be. Designs usually start with a pen and pad and a lot of erasing and design changes and variations, which is why…

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Autodesk Releases Inventor 2015 Beta

Autodesk Releases Features in Inventor that are Long Time Coming It’s Beta time for Autodesk Inventor users and what a release it is! What’s it got? The NDA says I can’t tell you, you’ll have to go here to download it. What I can say is that Autodesk are making it better with not just enhancements but new technology and better…

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