Autodesk Inventor File History: Turn Back the Clock on Your Model

November 6, 2013

Posted on November 06, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Manufacturing Helpdesk: Did you ever wish you could turn back the clock on your Inventor model? For Vault users or any other document management system that supports Inventor, retrieving an older version of your model is straight forward.  However, not everybody uses a document management system […]

Don't Be Penny-Wise and Computer Foolish from Robert Green

November 5, 2013

Our good friend, Robert Green, recently published an article about making wise business decisions about budgeting.  Written for Cadalyst Magazine, the article “Don’t Be Penny-Wise and Computer Foolish”  talks about how aging technology can end up wasting huge amounts of employee time.  With budgets getting tighter each year and businesses expected to produce more with […]

4th Annual Synergis Student Design Competition is Open!

October 31, 2013

It’s here!  The opening of the 4th Annual Synergis Student Architecture Design Competition!  This year we are giving you a site in Philadelphia, PA and you are to build an Arts Center for all types of activities including acting, jewelry making, sculpture, painting and more. See the guidelines for this year’s competition. Why do students participate? […]

Modifying the Environment File in AutoCAD® Electrical

October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses what is called an environment file (wd.env) to control where the software retrieves data.  Some of the functions include where AutoCAD Electrical looks for vendor part numbers located in the databases, where the library is located for various symbols used, and […]

PLM 360 Design Considerations: Options for Handling Tabular Data

October 28, 2013

Posted October 28, 2013 by David Wyer, Synergis Data Management Solutions Engineer: PLM has three different ways to handle tabular data – as items in a workspace, as rows in a matrix field on an item tab, or as rows in a grid tab. This post will examine the difference between these options and present […]

Creating an Inventor Pattern with Unequal Spacing

October 25, 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk: I came across a recent reply to an Autodesk discussion about creating rectangular patterns with unequal spacing.   In the past it was accomplished by suppressing the (patterned) features you didn’t require.   However if the spacing didn’t align with your needs, then it was not feasible […]

(Super) Early Registration for Synergis University 2014!

October 22, 2013

We opened registration for Synergis University 2014 today! Past attendees asked if they could sign up early, so we said yes, and for doing so, you get a really great discount. Mark your calendars and sign up today: Synergis University 2014 will take place on June 4, 2014 at the Sands Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. […]

Creating a Dynamic Block with Visibility States: AutoCAD 2014

October 18, 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Visualization Solutions Engineer: Today we have a new video post on creating dynamic block with visibility states.  Here I show a simple desk chair elevation.  It takes just a couple of minutes so sit back with your coffee for just a moment and enjoy. [youtube=] Looking […]

Updating AutoCAD Electrical Projects to New Environment Settings

October 17, 2013

Posted October 17, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD® Electrical uses what is called an environment file (wd.env) to control where the software retrieves data.  Some of the functions AutoCAD Electrical looks for are where the libraries are located for various symbols used, and where the menus files are located that allow you […]

Adding Company Part Numbers to Inventor's Content Center via Excel

October 16, 2013

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Jim Swain, Synergis Project Manager for Manufacturing Solutions: Inventor has a huge collection of fasteners and other standard parts in the Content Center libraries.  And of course you can add your own parts to the mix.  Often companies already have purchasing information for those same parts in other systems.  […]