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A Blog for Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk Vault!
A Blog for Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk Vault!

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I Can't Select Threads in Autodesk Inventor! - An Old Nemesis Rears its Head!
My threads! They don't work!  Earlier this week, I noticed that I couldn't select threads in my installation of Autodesk Inventor 2015.  Knowing the solution, I shrugged, fixed it, and went about my day.  I just chalked the incident up to a fluke.  You know...
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Expanding My Comfort Zone in a Composites Workshop
This weekend I spent time away from the computer and got my hands sticky at an Experimental Aircraft Association Workshop on composite  construction.  A few of the supplies for our class. These are the tools of the composites trade. It was a lot of work, an...
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Resources for Designing with O-Rings
Busy times at work and home have kept me from doing much work with Fusion 360, as I've been splitting my time between a couple of long days at work, and doing a little reading on aircraft electricity for an upcoming test. An example of an O-ring The renderi...
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Coast Fabrication - A Great Source for Fastener Information!
A sample of a Hydraulic coupling rendered in Fusion 360 In this post, I'm actually taking a step back from directly talking about a design tool.  Instead, I'm sharing a little info on where I get the information to put my design tools At work, one of my tas...
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Easing selections using the "Select Other" tool in Fusion 360
In my last post , I mentioned changing the opacity of a part in Fusion 360.  The intention was to make it easier to transfer geometry from one part to another.  This part is giving me a lot of mileage!  I also mentioned that it can make it easier to select ...
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Creating a Part by Projecting Geometry from Another Part in Fusion 360
One of the goals I set  for myself is to try to spend some time every week to build something in Fusion 360.  Sometimes, all I can do is create a patter of holes, or build a few sheet metal flanges. But I always tell myself I'll try something new in Fusion ...
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I've Got Great Designs in Fusion 360! But How Do I Find Them?
A valve housing I built, I'd hate to lose this!  Lately, I've been posting about building models in Fusion 360, especially with the addition of sheet metal tools.  (Yay!) But the most stunning Fusion 360 file in the history of stunning Fusion 360 files does...
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Restarting a Line in a Fusion 360 Sketch
My story of late has been building a few parts in Fusion 360 over the course of a few evenings. Another sheet metal part I'm working on. And with that practice, comes a few simpler tricks to help models get built a little bit more efficiently. It's been a s...
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A Few Minutes with Unfold & Refold in Fusion 360
The part for this blog. My adventures with Fusion 360 continue.  Mostly, my tasks have been composed of taking 2D prints, and turning them into 3D Fusion models.   These prints all hail from the 1940s, and it's fun, and educational to see how these prints a...
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Getting a Diameter Dimension when Sketching in Fusion 360
It's been a busy week working with a little Fusion 360, as well as doing a little studying for my Aircraft Maintenance classes. Because of that, this post will be a little on the simpler side, but I still hope the material is something that you all find val...
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