Brad Bland

Brad joined Advanced Solutions in October 2015 as an Education Specialist based out of Kansas City, MO. Brad has a Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing Enginering from Missoui Western State University. He is professionally certified in Autodesk Inventor.
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Autodesk Inventor iCopy: When You Need a Little Change

January 24, 2017 By Brad Bland Leave a comment


Autodesk Inventor iCopy

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, 3D Modeling, iCopy

Plug Welds in Inventor

December 16, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

Have you ever tried to create a plug weld inside of the Autodesk Inventor Weldment environment? Did you find it difficult? If so, keep reading.  In today's blog post we discover an easier way. 

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Tagged with 3D, Inventor, digital prototyping, Manufacturing, 3D Digital Modeling, Autodesk, plug weld, akn_include, weldment

Getting AutoCAD Blocks of Inventor Models

May 18, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

Are you a layout draftsperson, who is constantly bugging fellow co-workers, who use Inventor, to send you actual .dwg files of their assemblies?

Do you feel like you're waiting on the back-burner to place views in a layout?

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk

How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations

May 11, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

There are three (3) different types of representations in the assembly environment. They are all located under the Representation folder, in the model browser. The different representation types are View, Position, and Level of Detail.

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Understanding the AutoCAD Electrical .ENV File

April 26, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

In AutoCAD Electrical we have a WD.ENV text file that controls different environmental settings throughout the program. A user can generate their own alternate file to use instead. Always keep the original as a backup in case of file corruption.

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Tagged with AutoCAD Electrical 2015, AEC, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, AutoCAD Electrical, ENV, Environment Code

Using Autodesk Factory Design Suite to Layout More Than Just a Factory

April 25, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

If you have Factory Design Suite installed, a designer can break the mold of traditional factory layouts and design more than just a factory floor. The software can be used to layout a computer lab, break room, or the shop floor of your own building, for future renovations. Use Factory Assets to layout your current configuration of the shop floor, using existing forklifts, tool boxes, welding stations, and shelving etc.

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Tagged with Asset Management, Design, 3D, Inventor, Factory Design Suite, AEC, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk, layout, factory layouts, Syncing to 3D, Syncing with AutoCAD, 2D, factory, Syncing with Inventor, Asset Browser, 3D Layout, Layer Manager, 2D Layout

Frame Generator, More than Square Frames

April 14, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

For those who have opened or used frame generator, you may think it is strictly used for straight framework and platform type jobs.

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Manufacturing, Autodesk, Frame Generator

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