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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Time for a break.

No Inventor post today, I'm afraid. I do have something in mind, I just haven't had a chance to post it yet.

But I did want to wish the world a Happy Thanksgiving!

Next stop for me! Las Vegas, Nevada, and Autodesk University!

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Inventor Sheet Metal Book

For those of you who attended the webinar I posted (Thank you again, by the way!), I promised to post up the sheet metal book with the ISBN number one of the attendees was kind enough to share (thank you, I'm sorry, but I don't remember who it was!).

Here's a link to the book on here.

It doesn't look like there's been an update, but the basics are the same, and I've always personally, like the material that Travis Jones and Neil Munro have created (I've been fortunate enough to watch them both present at different times).

I hope everyone finds this helpful!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Opening for Import?

Here's a little something that I sometimes find myself getting tripped up by.

Since Inventor R2008 can open a dwg without importing it, how do I tell Inventor when to import, and when to open?

It's actually pretty straight forward. When you choose your AutoCAD dwg to open, there will be an 'Options' dialog box at the bottom of your screen.

Most of the time, these are the options file I ignore, knowing full well I do so at my own peril. I guess you can say that for a computer geek, I live on the edge. (I've been known to go crazy and cut the tags of my mattresses too).

In any case, click on that options button, and you'll be able to choose between opening the dwg, and importing the dwg.

Happy almost Thanksgiving!