Product Design
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First Looks: Design Extension for 3ds max   1 May, 2003

When Discreet's 3ds max and Autodesk VIZ diverged as products, 3ds max evolved its core modeling, animation, and rendering features with additional capabilities specific to game design and film and video effects while VIZ offered AEC-oriented features.More>>

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Inventor Presentation   1 May, 2003

Wymer tells you why you should explode an assembly to make it presentable.More>>

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The Life Cycle of Managed Documents   1 May, 2003

White gives a rundown on how to use the Life Cycle Assistant to manage and update your assembly drawings.More>>

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SmartMates Save Time in Assemblies   1 May, 2003

Jankowski shows you how to simplify the mating process using SmartMates and following visual clues.More>>

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Tapping Knowledge Vault's Engineer's Notebook   1 Apr, 2003

Using the Engineer's Notebook in Inventor's Knowledge Vault lets you quickly capture design intent, decisions, and history.More>>

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Extending the "Edge" with Solid Edge Draft   1 Apr, 2003

White teaches you how to use Solid Edge Draft to produce 2D drawings--still a fundamental part of the 3D workflow.More>>

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Using SolidWorks' Mate References   1 Apr, 2003

This month, Jankowski explains what mating references are and how using them can shave time off your production of assemblies.More>>

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Import 3D Points from Excel (AutoLISP Solutions)   1 Apr, 2003

AutoLISP routine imports x,y,z coordinate data from a spreadsheet file, then uses it to create a polyline in AutoCAD.More>>

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Design Intent and iMates   1 Mar, 2003

Wymer highlights the Knowledge Vault's iMates, which you can use to virtually automate standard-component assemblies within Autodesk Inventor.More>>

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Solid Edge Introduces Systems Library   1 Mar, 2003

White gives you a step-by-step guide to successfully creating and using Systems Libraries with SE V14.More>>