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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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Who’s using Vault?

If you use Autodesk Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional, then you know that it uses Autodesk Network License Manager (ANLM) to control the number of users that can simultaneously log into Vault at once.  For most Autodesk network licenses, you can use LMTOOLS to view current license usage information.  Unfortunately, the way the Autodesk Data […]

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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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MDO Team Live Webinar

Hi all, We have some spots still open for our MDO Team webinar happening this Friday, October 16, at 10:00AM CDT.  Our panel of Application Engineers have many years of experience supporting Autodesk Manufacturing products.  So, click the link below to sign up and submit your questions so we can help support you! MDO Team […]

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How to Request a Home Use or Previous Version License

Many Autodesk subscribers don’t realize they have access to a Home Use license.  What is a Home Use license?  For Autodesk products kept on subscription, users are able to install and use these products at work and at home.  Subscribers who own Standalone licenses, can simply use the same serial for their home activation.  Subscribers […]

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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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Setting up Autodesk Vault with a Single Inventor Project

This article is to give a best practice for setting up your Autodesk Vault.  It is highly recommended to set up your Vault with a single Inventor Project.  Setting up the Vault with multiple Inventor Project files can be a complicated affair to manage.  By using a single Inventor Project with Vault, you gain simplicity, […]

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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 […]