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February 23, 2011

Inventor of the Month - February 2011

The Inventor of the Month for February 2011 is Nitto Sangyo. They are a Japanese playground equipment manufacture. Here is a link to the press release from Autodesk.

Inventor of the Month - February 2011

AutoCAD WS for Iphone, Ipod Touch & Ipad Updated to Version 1.2

AutoCAD WS for the Iphone, Ipod Touch & Ipad has been updated to Version 1.2. One of my favorite new features is the support to open Inventor DWG's. Go check it out.

You can go to the Apple Website to get it downloaded - AutoCAD WS Apple, You can go to the AutoCAD WS website to learn more about it - AutoCAD WS. You can also check it out on their YouTube channel at Autodesk AutoCAD WS YouTube.

Here is What's New in Version 1.2:
✓Localization - AutoCAD WS is now available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

✓ Layouts

✓Inventor DWG Support
View DWG files exported from Autodesk® Inventor®.

✓Improved Free Line Tool
Set the line width of the free line tool to sketch, draw your own symbols, or write text.

✓Copy and Paste
Tap to select the object or text you wish to copy, cut or paste.

✓Snap Preview
Select and draw more accurately with the new snap area magnifier.

✓Inches Display
If your drawing was created in Inches or Feet, now the units will be displayed as Inches/Feet when editing, drawing, or measuring.

February 21, 2011

February 15, 2011

Creative Inventor Magazine - New Issue

The latest issue of The Creative Inventor Magazine is now available.  Go to the link provided, click on Magazine link in the upper menu bar, then click on the Subscribe Now Button. You are on your way to get this issue plus three other previous Issues.

Here is what is in this Issue...

Surfs Up! - Dennis Jeffrey tames the volute with a detailed surfacing tutorial.
Visualization - Dan Banach shows off the new visualization options in Inventor 2011.
Programmers Corner- Brian Hall details the method to create variations of the Center Point Rectangle.
And..... much, much more!

February 2, 2011

New Video Series By: Rob Cohee - Will It Break

I have been following Rob Cohee for quite some time now, his videos are very helpful. Well, he has started a new video series on YouTube, called-Will It Break. Here is a link to his YouTube Channel, also I am including his first two episodes here.

Rob Cohee Unscripted

Episode 1

Episode 2

February 1, 2011

Adding Social Network Links into Autodesk Inventor

Here is a great tutorial on how to add Social Network Links into Autodesk Inventor, for example-Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and any others that you can think of. The people over at AutodeskMFG Blog did a great job on this tutorial. Here is a link to their tutorial which includes the code needed for this to work and also a video explaining how this is done.

Adding Social Network links into Autodesk Inventor

Here is also the YouTube video.