Language(s) to learn for customizing AutoCAD

Dennis Howell

Architecture and Engineering, All, Construction Leave a comment

I am going to state right up front, this is my personal opinion.  Subjective in all its glory.  With that said, if you want to customize AutoCAD, which language should you learn?  In a past blog…

Further cleaning beyond PURGE and AUDIT

Dennis Howell

All, IT Services Leave a comment

There are times when I have had to "go the extra mile" to get a drawing cleaned up.  I have a methodical sequence that I will go through when a drawing is being squirrely even after a -PURGE and…

Is AutoCAD on the way out?

Dennis Howell

Architecture and Engineering, All, Construction Leave a comment

Or, is AutoCAD still going to be around for a long while?  My guess, it will be around for quite a while.  While I cannot cite any specific declaration from Autodesk, reading between the lines can be…

Inventor Sketch Little Green Dot

Dennis Howell

All, Manufacturing, Point, Inventor Leave a comment

Assuredly and quite by accident, you have turned-off the little green dot that shows snapping in your Inventor sketch environment.  But now, how to get it back on?  The first thing to check is…

Counting the ways to Draw a Line

Dennis Howell

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD, Construction, GUI Leave a comment

In training classes I am always saying there are 5 or more ways to access the command for "".  The AutoCAD GUI has multiple redundancies for every command.  So, I thought, how many ways other than…

Inventor Task Scheduler stops working

Dennis Howell

All, autodesk, Inventor Pro, Manufacturing, Inventor, Task Scheduler Leave a comment

Make the AutoCAD GUI work for you

Dennis Howell

Architecture and Engineering, All, AutoCAD, Construction, Graphical User Interface, GUI Leave a comment

“Use the Force, Luke”

It's About Time - Inventor 2017 New Features Part 2

Dennis Howell

All, Inventor Pro, Manufacturing, Inventor Leave a comment

Pattern, the term Inventor uses for duplicating geometry in sketches, features of parts, and parts in assemblies.  These Patterns can be rectangular, circular, reflective, and copy is a pattern in…

It's about time - Inventor 2017 New Features

Dennis Howell

All, Inventor Pro, Manufacturing, Inventor Leave a comment

Under the category of Part Creation, a new Feature Relationship tool is available by right-clicking on the part in the Model Tree and then selecting Relationships. A bit of orientation on the model…

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