Manufacturing
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Weldment Design with Autodesk Inventor 6   1 Nov, 2002

Inside the recently released Autodesk Inventor 6 is a weldment-design environment.More>>

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The Productivity Edge   1 Nov, 2002

In order to ensure maximum productivity, the most frequently used commands--such as reference-plane creation, viewing options, profile and sketch creation, editing features, and so on--need to be as functional and intuitive as possible.More>>

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Applying Multi-body Techniques   1 Nov, 2002

Jankowski shows how to get a non-continuous solid body using the multi-body modeling methods.More>>

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form•Z Revolutions and Sweeps   1 Oct, 2002

We examined form•Z's tools for creating wire objects, such as lines and curves, last month. This month we will examine two of the program's tools for transforming those wire objects into 3D objects.More>>

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The Legacy of 2D   1 Oct, 2002

What can you do with your old 2D AutoCAD drawings?More>>

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Design with Insight   1 Oct, 2002

Manufacturing organizations are finding a greater need to communicate and collaborate throughout the design process.More>>

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Drawing Views 101   1 Oct, 2002

Learn to make your SolidWorks drawings more readable by using the different options and types of views that can make detailing flexible and effective.More>>

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Wires and Walls   1 Sep, 2002

This month we continue our exploration of form•Z, a powerful yet moderately priced 3D modeler from auto•des•sys, Inc.More>>

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Simplify by Using Adaptive Design   1 Sep, 2002

There is an alternative to difficult and complex parametric design.More>>

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The Path to Solid Relationships   1 Sep, 2002

The Assembly PathFinder tab on the EdgeBar helps you work with the components that make up an assembly.More>>