AutoCAD: Animating Pipe with the Loft Command

December 10, 2013

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: Someone asked me the other day how to animate pipes in a video they were compiling.  I created a short video to show you how you can animate pipes in AutoCAD.  It makes for a really professional looking presentation too! There are many ways […]

Autodesk Inventor: Dimensioning to An Applied Intersection

December 5, 2013

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist: A while back I had a request to create a dimension to an applied intersection on an Inventor drawing.  Normally this is not something that is done frequently, so I wanted to share the steps to remind everyone how this is accomplished. I […]

AutoCAD Tips: Images and Shadows

December 4, 2013

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: A couple of weeks ago I was teaching an AutoCAD class and there were questions about using hatch as shadows, masks and images.  I created this short video to help you understand the uses and also utilize ‘Superhatch’ (which is part of the AutoCAD […]

Sketch Features in Autodesk Inventor

December 2, 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Bob Reid, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Included since last year’s release of Inventor 2013, is the addition of several sketch features.  We have received questions about the sketch features so here I am going to go over some of my favorites. The first two are Dynamically Trimming and Extending […]

Synergis60 – One Hour of Synergis Expertise Every Month for an Hour

November 27, 2013

This month we started a new monthly event to offer an additional learning format for tools you use every day.  Synergis60 gives a short overview of the topic of the month, and then we open the lines to take questions from you so that you get the information you need.  Topics cover the range of […]

AutoCAD® Mechanical: Custom Parts – Appending Pipe Lengths

November 21, 2013

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Darin Green, Product Support Specialist: Overview Using the Circular shape (ANSI ASTM) from Standard Content > Steel Shapes > Circular Hollow Section. During the placement of a side view, the properties of the Part Reference displays the pipe length appended to the end of the Name: The length is […]

How do you improve manufacturing revenues and profit margins? Tech-Clarity Report

November 20, 2013

How can my business be more competitive and innovate faster?  How do we reduce costs and improve our design process to get to market faster?  These are questions we hear every day from our clients.  In this highly competitive market, it is difficult for manufacturers to get ahead doing the same old process they have […]

AU 2013, here we come!

November 19, 2013

It’s almost time to pack for AU2013!  Okay, it’s still a couple of weeks off, but there is always so much to do, see and learn.  This year we have three reasons why we cannot wait for AU2013! 1.  Synergis Reseller Co-Host – Booth #126 Synergis Engineering Design Solutions is a Reseller Sponsor and exhibitor […]

The WD_M Drawing File in AutoCAD® Electrical

November 15, 2013

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses a drawing file called WD_M.DWG to make an AutoCAD Electrical schematic file smart, which then allows you to access the tools in AutoCAD Electrical.  This file is located in the project’s library and will be placed in a drawing automatically if it […]

Constraining on the Fly – Autodesk Inventor

November 14, 2013

Posted on November 14, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Solutions Helpdesk Technician: I’m always on the lookout for CAD tips that simplify my workflows when creating CAD models and drawings.  Sometimes we learn these tips, use them for a while, and then forget all about them.  For instance, this Inventor tip was shown to me […]