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

Simulation... Why it's No Longer a Luxury!

August 17, 2016 By Nick Duff Leave a comment

Not too long ago, the cost of performing high-level analysis and simulation was a complicated and costly process, that was rarely necessary. However, things have changed in today's business climate, of being low-cost and highly competitive in this fast-paced world.  We have to be able to iterate and improve designs quickly, with accuracy, and without the burden and time-consuming nature of prototyping. Who has the budget to do that these days?  This leaves us with one alternative... Simulation!

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How Cadillac Casting became successful with Autodesk® CFD

August 17, 2016 By Kris Hingst Leave a comment

Cadillac Casting explains how they've become successul with Autodesk® CFD.  Eric Seguin, Manufacturing Engineer, from Cadillac Casting tells us why implementing CFD and partnering with Advanced Solutions was the right fit.

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Tagged with Technical Support, CFD, 3D, FEA, Autodesk Platinum Partner, Training, ATC, mechanical engineering, Engineer, collaboration, MFG, Simulation CFD, Success Stories, Manufacturing, Simulation, Platinum Support, Autodesk Simulation, Autodesk, SolidWorks, CAD, Implementation, casting components, applications, linear, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, Iron castings, non-linear, best practices

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

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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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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Maximize Material Handling Workflows with 2 Tools

March 08, 2016 By April Raque Leave a comment

Advanced Solutions has combined two unique software tools, in order to bring your material handling and facility design dreams to life. Utilizing Autodesk Factory Design Suite with Slot3D, the world's leading warehouse optimization software tool, allows you to maximize material handling workflows, so you...
Don't Waste Your Space! 

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Understanding Revit Build Numbers

December 23, 2015 By Justin Eckhardt Leave a comment

One of the most common and frustrating issues our support team deals with is trying to get everyone in an organization on the same level "Revit" playing field. If you utilize the worksharing features of Revit, Revit Architecture, or Revit MEP, then you're probably familiar with this issue.

Everyone in the worksharing group has to use the same version or build number of Revit, or face the consequences of data corruption and design errors. One of the most common support inquiries we get for Revit is, “My update won’t apply because of the following error message...”

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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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