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May 26, 2011

Inventor of the Month - May 2011

Autodesk, Inc., has named Hawkes Ocean Technologies as the Autodesk May Inventor of the Month for its innovative research vehicles. The deep sea, not space, is the latest frontier for achieving new records of exploration, and Hawkes Ocean Technologies is leading the way with its series of winged submersibles that fly through the water, operating much like underwater aircraft.

With their unique ability for underwater flight and unprecedented range, speed and maneuverability, Hawkes DeepFlight submersibles make it easier and more cost effective to explore parts of the ocean that were previously out of reach - offering the potential to significantly expand scientific knowledge of the ocean that covers nearly three-fourths of the Earth’s surface. In fact, Hawkes is currently completing DeepFlight Challenger, the world’s deepest submersible that will be used by the Virgin Oceanic Five Dives project to venture to the bottom of the world’s oceans. Additionally, Hawkes is furthering the development of its DeepFlight winged submersibles and is working on its fifth generation DeepFlight vehicle.

Hawkes Ocean Technologies

Inventor of the Month - May 2011 Official Press Release

Here is the YouTube video about Hawkes Ocean Technologies

May 19, 2011

Autodesk Inventor 2011 SP2 Available

Autodesk just released Service Pack 2 for all applications of Inventor 2011 software.
You must install Autodesk Inventor 2011, and apply Service Pack 1, before you can install Autodesk Inventor 2011 Service Pack 2. If you have previously installed the Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Inventor 2011 in addition to Service Pack 1, ensure you download and install from the appropriate Autodesk Inventor 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack SP2 file instead of the appropriate Autodesk Inventor 2010 SP2 file.

Here is a link for the Readme file, Click Here…
Here is the link to download SP2, Click Here...

May 18, 2011

Inventor Topix - 1 Year Anniversary

Today marks the day for my 1 year anniversary for starting this blog. I'd like to thank all the readers and appreciate all your emails and comments. It has been a great year, and I owe that a lot to how much fun I've had with this blog. Again, thanks a lot for checking out my blog.

May 16, 2011

Autodesk Introduces New Academic Certification

Autodesk announced a new level of certification for students pursuing careers in design. The Autodesk Certified User program provides students the opportunity to validate their design skills for entry-level jobs and complements Autodesk’s existing certification program for industry professionals.

The Autodesk Certified User program includes AutoCAD Certified User and Autodesk Inventor Certified User certifications and tests students to ensure they understand and can effectively use Autodesk software. Obtaining certification helps students enhance their college applications and resumes, and enables schools and employers to verify that candidates have the necessary skills to continue their design careers.

The Autodesk Certified User program is administered to students through Certiport, a test delivery solution provider for academic institutions. Certiport is the exclusive administrator of the Autodesk Certified User program. Through Certiport, schools can become authorized testing centers and deliver Autodesk Certified User exams directly in their classrooms. Schools interested in becoming Certiport Testing Centers can find more information at www.certiport.com/autodesk.

Students preparing for the exams can access Autodesk’s Digital Study Packet, available for free on the Autodesk Education Community. In addition, Certiport Authorized Testing Centers will provide practice exams to help students prepare for certification.

For more information on Autodesk Certification, please visit: www.autodesk.com/certification.

May 12, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 – Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks

I don’t report on here too much about anything but Inventor, however for some of the folks out there that use AutoCAD, here is a quick snippet of something for you. Lynn Allen, Autodesk Technical Evangelist, has released her AutoCAD 2012 Tips & Tricks Booklet. It is full of a lot of info on the release of AutoCAD 2012 and also some good tips on AutoCAD 2011.

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May 2, 2011

Autodesk Labs – Plugin of the Month

Every month Autodesk Labs releases a Plugin of the Month from the Autodesk Developer Network. Most the time it is to do with AutoCAD, but every once in awhile we get a good release for Inventor. Here are the releases for Inventor with the most recent being on top:

ThreadModeler for Inventor – May 2011
The ThreadModeler tool allows Inventor users to more easily create realistic modelized threads based on an existing Inventor thread feature. Users select an existing thread feature in the model and ThreadModeler generates a realistic thread based on the feature properties. It is compatible with Inventor 2011,2012.

FeatureMigrator for Inventor – July 2010

This plugin allows Inventor users to more easily create parts from assembly features. Through functionality provided by the tool, users are able to migrate (re-create) an existing assembly feature in the relevant sub-parts at the right location in the part space and with the same properties as the parent feature in the assembly. The FeatureMigrator can reliably migrate an assembly feature to the part level. This can save a lot of time and effort for the user when compared with the manual approach, i.e., creating the equivalent features in the affected parts. It is compatible with Inventor 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012.