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Workspace Sync in Vault

A question that we often get when talking to clients about Vault is “What’s the best way to handle my local working folder?” They don’t want that folder filling up with files and taking up unnecessary space on their hard drive. After all, storing files is what Vault is for, right? Some users like to […]

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Inventor 2017 Presentation Files: The R2 Update!

So you’ve gotten into Inventor 2017, messed around and thought, this is cool, but it seems lacking. Well, you’re right, and Autodesk has taken to improving things right away. Introducing Inventor 2017 R2 in today’s part 2 of the new Presentation File environment, brought to us by Darel Bush in our Tulsa office. Creating Presentation […]

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Inventor 2017 Presentation Files – The New Look and Feel

You may or may not have seen the presentation file environment inside of Inventor 2017. If you have, you noticed that the environment got a pretty good face lift. For anyone that recalls the now defunct Inventor Publisher program, you may recognize some of the features. It seems as though Autodesk has discontinued Publisher and […]

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Autodesk Vault Pro – A Feature Breakdown

              Most of the time when I hear of the different ways companies manage their data, I cringe. Whether it’s simply using Windows Explorer or some simple data management software, there are always time sinks and multiple other issues (files edited out of turn, lost links, slow editing speeds, etc.) […]

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Inventor Frame Analysis Issue and Fix

If you use Frame Generator inside of Inventor, then sweet! You’re taking advantage of some of Inventor’s more advanced features that should be saving you tons of time and rework. If, instead, you are manually constraining frame members that you got out of content center or made by hand, then watch these videos and get on […]

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The Future of Making Things

Autodesk is a massive company and they pour extremely large sums of money into research and development to try and stay on the fore front of technology in the design world. At ECAD we are an Autodesk partner, and we work directly with Autodesk to be part of new technologies in adoption and creation. Autodesk is […]

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DWG Differences

You may be saying, Jason, you’ve used the word differences, but you need two items to list differences between and you’ve only listed one. What gives? Then that means one of two things. Either my title ploy has drawn you in with confusion, or you know what I’m referring to and are looking for answers. […]

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A Quick Look At Vault Office 2015 R1

In my experience Vault Office seems like the rare white elk. I know it exist but I’ve never seen it (installed in a production environment). I’ve made a quick video to help raise awareness about how it’s used. Vault Office uses the same interface as the Thin Client. Most users using the Thin Client won’t […]

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Autodesk Mobile Apps – A Breakdown

You may be a CAD user and may even feel like a seasoned veteran who knows most all there is to know about CAD. But are you aware of all the bonus applications that Autodesk makes that could be helping you boost your productivity? There are a good couple handfuls of apps out there but […]

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HSM (Autodesk CAM) for Inventor

This post goes out to the CAM guys. If you are an Inventor user or even a Solidworks user then this particularly goes out to you. HSM is an add-in within Inventor that helps generate your machining code using your 3D design models. Check out the website here: http://cam.autodesk.com/inventor-hsm/ It spells out the different flavors […]