uLearn 2017 Conference

CADPRO Systems exhibited at the uLearn17 Conference. uLearn17 is a highly relevant, inclusive, and practical conference that caters for educators from early years, primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. Last week, around 1500 teachers swarmed through the exhibition halls looking at all of the goodies on offer. We talked to a lot of teachers using Tinkercad and…

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style” when trying to use 3D Annotation. The Styles Library in Inventor is one of those mysterious things that receives little attention.  Yet it controls everything from dimension styles in a drawing to the lighting in the model environment.  Each year, a fresh install of Inventor will create a fresh copy of…

Advance Your BIM Footprint

Advance Your BIM Footprint

Focusing tightly on the idea that “information” is the foundation on which BIM is built, this CADPRO Systems’ event demonstrated technology solutions that support the information flow between office and field. Supported by Stephan Gumpert from Autodesk, our own Gary Page, Adrian Lobo, and Gary Fohl presented to receptive audiences in both Auckland and Christchurch. …

Use “Extend Start” to create Recess Countersunk Holes!

Use “Extend Start” to create Recess Countersunk Holes!

Require a Recessed Countersunk Hole? The Hole Tool in Inventor 2018 has received a new option, that new option is the “Extend Start” tool.   If you have created holes that are not perpendicular to the start plane, you will have noticed a fragment of material left behind in the hole. See an example of this…

HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program Program expanded in January 2017. It is essential to recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected. If you have already received a replacement battery, you are not affected by this expansion.   Background to Safety Recall In January…

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

I was asked recently if there was a method to notch, bend, and straighten hollow sections using Inventor.  I’ve discovered a couple a couple of methods, both of which are shown below.  There are probably more, but these two look worthy of sharing.  If you have any feedback or want to suggest an alternative, please…

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements Design Suite 2018 Entitlements are tough to find since Autodesk introduced Industry Collections and stopped selling new licenses of the Suites. To have a 2018 Suite, you must have either a current maintenance plan or subscription. The Suites have the following versions: AutoCAD Design Suite Standard and Premium Building Design Suite…

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

  SouthMACH 17 – The South Island’s Premier Technology Trade Show Run over two days (24-25 May) the show provided a great opportunity for the manufacturing community to come together under one roof to see all that’s new in the industry. Our stand at SouthMACH was busy throughout the two days, with plenty of existing…

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2018 is Here!

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2018 is Here!

Another year has gone by, and Autodesk has been working hard to bring you innovative CAD features to help you design the next aerodynamic bike, energy-efficient building, high-speed railway, or anything else you can dream up. In this latest release of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, you’re able to: Create and share precise drawings with innovative…

PrefabNZ CoLab 2017

PrefabNZ CoLab 2017

Energetic, enthusiastic, motivating, thought provoking, enjoyable – who’d have thought all these were comments from delegates attending a building-industry conference! PrefabNZ is a hub for innovative construction.  Whether you are looking to build a home, are working within the industry or are just interested in the latest building solutions – this is the place to be….