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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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Why Use AutoCAD Mechanical Instead of Vanilla AutoCAD?

Some people think AutoCAD is all they need. While that may be true, if there were tools inside AutoCAD to make your design process simpler and more productive, wouldn’t you take them? AutoCAD Mechanical is that set of tools. The Autodesk website describes it by saying “it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries […]

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Inventor Drawing Tips – Toggling Section Marks

Hello there. Inventor drawings are cool, and the options that exist when creating a view within these drawings outnumber the stars. Okay, maybe not that many, but there are quite a few. There are so many that you may not know what all of the options do. In this post I will cover a couple […]

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Inventor 2013 Revision Clouds

If you’ve ever wanted to use a revision cloud inside of an Inventor drawing look no further. The funny thing is you already have it. It’s just not installed. Which is odd, but none the less that’s the case. Before we go any further let’s look at the tool, just to make sure this is […]

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Inventor Tech Tip – Drawing Fill/Hatch Region

INVENTOR TECH TIP: If you want to create a hatch in an Inventor Drawing other than the ones that get created when using the Section View, create a sketch on the drawing and use the Fill/Hatch Region command.   You can draw your own hatch region, or if you selected a view before creating the sketch, […]