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John Hackney


John Hackney is an IMAGINiT Technologies manufacturing solutions consultant and is an Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert. His current assignments include Autodesk application implementation, training, and contract engineering assistance using a variety of Autodesk applications including Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, and all versions of Autodesk Vault. John has 25 years' experience in the manufacturing industries including experience in converting machinery, high-speed pick and place, packaging machinery, and waste incineration equipment. He has served as CAD manager, designer, quality control checker, and engineering manager during his manufacturing years.


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Import Mechanical Desktop Drawings Directly into Inventor 2014   22 Aug, 2013
By: John Hackney

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Try this new method to import your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop part files into an Inventor assembly model.

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Understanding AutoCAD Mechanical Object Snap Settings   13 Feb, 2013
By: John Hackney

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Do you ever feel like your object snaps are possessed? If you are experiencing odd behavior while using them, this tip can help.

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Take Inventor Assembly Constraints to the Max — and Min   13 Jan, 2011
By: John Hackney

Avatech Tricks Tutorial: Add limits to assembly constraints in Autodesk Inventor 2011.

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Track Geometric Points in AutoCAD   17 Jun, 2010
By: John Hackney

Avatech Tricks Tutorial: Find points in relation to existing geometry without extra geometry.

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Effective iPart Editing in Autodesk Inventor   13 May, 2010
By: John Hackney

Avatech Tricks Tutorial: Adding features or altering parameters after authoring an iPart calls for the Editing Scope function.

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Do Your Fasteners Need a Different ID? (Avatech Tricks Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2007
By: John Hackney

Creating a Custom Content Center library in Autodesk Inventor.

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Do Your Fasteners Need a Different ID? (Avatech Tricks Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2007
By: John Hackney

Creating a Custom Content Center library in Autodesk Inventor.

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Do Your Fasteners Need a Different ID? (Avatech Tricks Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2007
By: John Hackney

Creating a Custom Content Center library in Autodesk Inventor.

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Do Your Fasteners Need a Different ID? (Avatech Tricks Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2007
By: John Hackney

Creating a Custom Content Center library in Autodesk Inventor.

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Avatech Tricks: Parametric Design Using Inventor Part Files   15 Jul, 2005
By: John Hackney

Link and parametrically drive your assembly and part models using an Inventor part file

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