I haven't publicly spoken about my new job, so here goes. Just over 3 months ago, I joined the PDMS team at Autodesk as a Product Manager. My primary focus is on 2D drawings in Fusion 360. We're building some pretty awesome tools, you should definitely check out the Public Roadmap for Fusion drawings. Today... Continue Reading →
Starting November 2, 2020, Autodesk is expanding access for all customers (on subscription and maintenance plans) to the latest release and up to 5 versions back. Check out the full details here. Please Note: Although Autodesk are expanding access to 5 versions back, only the current and 3 versions back will be eligible for Autodesk technical support.
I have many versions of Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault (Clients) installed on my PC. Sometimes I fire up the wrong software and it wastes time A few months back, I saw some custom icons for Autodesk product and this got me thinking... What if I had a specific icon for each release of Inventor, Vault... Continue Reading →
For several years now Autodesk have included an uninstall tool with their software. It is the quickest and best way to remove Autodesk software from your Windows system. The uninstall tool is extremely useful for removing old versions of software, or removing a failed installation, for more help on successful installs, see this article. Here's... Continue Reading →
I've been asked several times recently to help people with installation issues of their Autodesk software, so I thought it would be best to put a blog post together, to make my life (and yours) easier. If you follow these instructions EXACTLY, your instillation should run smoothly (as long as your PC is healthy!) If... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/7CJM1EKPtxM Check out the annual showcase of Autodesk design & manufacturing customers. As a global leader in 3D design to manufacturing software, we give you the power to #MakeAnything.
AU London 2020 has been postponed, I received this email from Autodesk, check out the FAQ Below. The new dates are 1-2 December 2020. Find out more here: https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/faq
3D CAD Packages like Autodesk Inventor can easily export out 3D PDF's for sharing and collaboration. Generally the person receiving the 3D PDF does not have a CAD system, making this a good way of sharing 3D information. The problem, is that by default Adobe Reader DC blocks 3D content in PDF's. The good news... Continue Reading →
Anyone who has worked with me, will know that I am not a fan of the IGES file format. Having worked in the Automotive OEM supply chain in the early 2000's, I have had my fair share of issues with IGES files. Mostly related to geometry that contained missing faces, gaps or faces oriented incorrectly... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I attended a meeting at Autodesk in Farborough, and everyone in our meeting was asked to join in on one of the volunteering sessions that the Autodesk Foundation were holding in partnership with SolarBuddy. SolarBuddy are an Australian company, and the lights we assembled are being sent to underprivileged kids in Papua New Guinea.... Continue Reading →