Using Inventor Region Properties and Cross Section Analysis for Physical Properties

March 18, 2013

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Robert Reid, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Two seldom used measuring tools found within the Autodesk Inventor software is the “Region Properties,” and “Cross-Section Analysis.” These measuring tools can be found in both the part environment, and also the assembly environment. In the assembly environment, the part must be active. […]

Friday's Tip: How to Use the Material Editor in 3ds Max – Video

March 15, 2013

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Visualization Solutions Engineer: Another happy Friday and March is halfway over.  Bring on Spring! This week I am going to show you how to use the Material Editor interface to apply materials to objects.  In this video you will see the materials, libraries and maps attached […]

Fully Cooked Project Template in Civil 3D

March 13, 2013

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Kevin Spear, PE, Synergis Civil Solutions Engineer on Land Development Engineering: We’ve all seen project templates in Civil 3D that come pre-installed. There are a few folders to help organize drawings. Typically, you would create a new DWG, save it into one of those folders and start adding content.  […]

How to Edit Wall Types with Revit Architecture

March 12, 2013

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Curt Egli, Building Solutions Engineer: How many times have you looked at a wall type you are using in Revit and said to yourself “that is so cool. I wish I could make one of those”? Or perhaps “oooo, that wall is nearly like the wall I want to use […]

Friday 3ds Max Tip: Using Shape Merge to Mend 2D Elements to 3D Designs

March 8, 2013

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Bill McKown, Visualization Solutions Engineer: Here’s another tip for another Friday.  We receive a lot of questions about merging some 2D elements into 3D designs.  For example, if you wanted to add lettering to a tire like below.  Shape Merge projects a 2D elements (the tire’s lettering) onto a 3D […]

What is a Civil 3D Traverse?

March 6, 2013

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Nikki Szymanski: Recently, a client came to me and was confused about the traverse in Civil 3D.  In the dictionary, traverse (noun) is defined as something that crosses, obstructs, or thwarts; obstacle. In Civil 3D a traverse is used by surveyors in the field as a series of established […]

Factory Layout for Owners and Integrators

March 5, 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Robert Baylor, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Since the release of Autodesk® Factory Design Suite, customers and end users alike have had some basic questions about the suite. In March, I will be hosting a live webcast and a hands-on test drive so I wanted to overview who the suite helps […]

How to Use Pin Connections, Another Inventor Design Accelerator

March 4, 2013

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: This is a longer one, so if you need definitions for Functional Design  or Design Acclerators, please see my previous entry, Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators – Functional Design… The Pin Connection Design Accelerator is located on the Fasten Panel and calculates, designs, and performs […]

Friday Video: How to Use Ambient Occlusions in 3ds Max

March 1, 2013

Posted on March 1, 2013 by Bill McKown, Visualization Solutions Engineer: What’s more fun than 5 weekends in one month?  We don’t know.  So to celebrate, I am posting a video on Autodesk 3ds Max each Friday in March. The first one I am starting with is about Ambient Occlusion (or AO).  AO is a […]

How did they do that?

February 27, 2013

Check out this awesome infographic shared from our friends at What a year 2012 was! See anything they missed? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear your thoughts. Source: Best Online Engineering Degree