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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 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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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues

If you’re running Windows 10, you might have noticed some odd behavior with your computer lately.  The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) was released in early August, and ECAD’s support team has noticed that it is causing some issues with various pieces of software including: AutoCAD – F-keys do not work in AutoCAD LT 2017 […]

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Inventor Feature Recognition app

Do your clients & partners consistently send you non-Inventor 3D models?  Do you receive vendor parts that are sent in neutral CAD file formats (STEP, IGES, etc.)?  Here’s an app you’ll definitely want to try! The Inventor Feature Recognition app allows users to convert neutral 3D CAD models into full-featured Autodesk Inventor models.  This app works […]

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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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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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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 […]