Robert Savage

Knoxville, TN Education Specialist

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13 Easy Steps to Create a Custom Sheet Metal Template

December 11, 2015 By Robert Savage Leave a comment

Most companies have a list of standard sheet metal materials and thicknesses. Why not take a minute to take your list and create a template in Inventor to match your standards?

With this template, you can select from a list of the different styles, rather than having to change them each time you need a different material. Here are 13 easy steps to creating a custom sheet metal template in Autodesk Inventor:


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Create a View Representation in Autodesk Inventor

August 20, 2015 By Robert Savage Leave a comment

If you want to create a view representation where you have the visibility of one or more components turned off, there is a tool allowing you to adjust which tools are included in the view.

Here is a step by step guide to performing this quick work-around within Autodesk Inventor:


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The Road to AU 2014

August 18, 2014 By Robert Savage Leave a comment

Hello, my name is Robert Savage I am an Educational Specialist with Advanced Solutions. I teach our PILOT (Professional Instructor Live Online Training) courses for the Manufacturing industry.

I have been selected as an instructor for Autodesk University 2014, and will be sharing the AU instructor process and my first-hand experience of submitting, generating and delivering a class via this blog. I will write several blog posts throughout the process including a daily post if possible from AU2014 December 2-4 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The AU course selection process starts in late April when they send out the Call for Proposals to be accepted from late April to late May. The proposal is basically a title and a brief description of what you feel would be a good class along with a short bio to show your qualifications for doing the class. They recommend that the class be process driven versus feature driven and be something original in content or perspective. The notifications go out in late June if you are accepted. I proposed a couple of classes. One was accepted: “Simulate while you Design with Inventor and Simulation DFM” (Design for Manufacturability).


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