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Friday, September 19, 2008

Meet at the (Theoretical) Intersection

Every once in a while you may need to create a dimension on a drawing where a part's sharp corner would be, if there weren't a fillet, round, or chamfer in the way.

Here's a quick description of the steps used to get there from here.

First, we have the part with chamfers breaking up the theoretical sharp corners on our drawing.

Step 1: Start your General Dimension tool as you normally would, and choose the first line you want to dimension (the first half of the intersection).

Step 2: Right click, and choose 'Intersection' from the menu that appears.

Step 3: Hover over the second line in your intersection. You'll see a preview appear showing you where the dimension will anchor. Onse you see this preview, you can left click to place the first extension line of your dimension.

Step 4: Click the second edge you want to dimension (in this example, another 'theoretical intersection') . The dimension may place 'unusually', since it will initially think this is where we want our second extension line placed.

We're going to fix this by telling the second extension line to anchor from the theoretical intersection.

Step 5: Right click again, and choose 'Intersection' from the menu.

Step 6: Just like earlier, choose the second edge that will comprise your intersection. A second preview will appear.

Step 7: Select the edge, and your dimension will be placed.

Happy Friday!

For those who are going to be at AMA on September 25th, I'll see you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Autodesk Manufacturing Academy

As part of my new home at Ketiv, I'll be at the Autodesk Manufacturing Academy in Cerritos on September 25th!

The events going to be a full day of Manufacturing based courses including Inventor, Data Management, and AutoCAD Electrical.

Feel free to check it out by clicking here! I hope to see you there!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Inventor CAM - The next Adventure!

Part of my new tech journey is venturing into the world of CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing).

Hence, here I sit with InventorCAM on my system. Working with programming CNC machines using InventorCAM.

I'm still pretty early in the process, so think of this as the 'preview for the movie', but so far I'm pretty excited.

Look for a few more blogs in this regard as I travel further into a whole new world!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hello KETIV! - Time for a Change

Sometimes it just becomes time to move on.

After a long and difficult decision making process, I've moved on, and joined KETIV Technologies in Fullerton.

I'm looking forward to the new opportunity where I'll begin to learn CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology as well as continuing to develop my skills in Inventor, Vault, and Productstream.

Since you've located me here, you can also see that I've changed my blog address to the current one (

I plan to keep blogging from this address once I get settled in to the new place, so feel free to bookmark it and take a visit back.

Here's the website for my new home!