Additive and subtractive manufacturing on our EMEX18 stand

By Gavin Bath CAM/MFG Technical Specialist As one of CADPRO’s Manufacturing and CAM technical specialists, I was particularly excited about this year’s EMEX, as it was the first year that I’d have simultaneous access to additive and subtractive manufacturing on our stand. For those of you that don’t know, CADPRO are now selling the awesome…

Are your products running as well as they should be?

Are your products running as well as they should be?

Autodesk Inventor / Vault Updates (2016) Time to change the oil on your applications? It’s worth keeping an eye on the latest Inventor / Vault Updates that are released for your products. We’ve had a few cases recently of users reporting the following issues: New Copy Design (Vault 2016) – Part number property not updating (and…

Fusion 360 Meetup Christchurch – Freeform Modelling & 123D Make

Fusion 360 Meetup Christchurch – Freeform Modelling & 123D Make

The second meeting of the Fusion 360 Meetup – Christchurch group, which was kindly hosted by FabLab Christchurch and sponsored by CADPRO, was held on Thursday 23 June 2016. We get together one evening a month to explore various aspects of Fusion 360 in the context of the maker movement. Our first session was an…

Surprise Visit from a petrol-head friend of CADPRO

Surprise Visit from a petrol-head friend of CADPRO

If you live in New Zealand, and you’re into motorbikes, no doubt you will have heard of the slightly eccentric Phil Garrett. Phil has been a stalwart of the motorcycle scene for many years, and is well known for his crazy projects and ideas such as the Flying Kiwi motorcycle side-car land speed record that…

View Rep. Associativity in Inventor – Wotizzit!?

Many of you have probably experienced the following frustration when using Inventor. You turn off the visibility of a workplane or part or something else in the main assembly, click “Ok” to some dialog that pops up and from that point on, visibility settings seem all whack and you get all sorts of things displayed…

The best integrated CAM for Inventor is here!

The best integrated CAM for Inventor is here!

Some of you may have already tried the completely free 2.5D CAM solution from Autodesk called Inventor HSMExpress. To take it to the next level with 3D surfacing and other high-speed strategies, Autodesk Inventor HSM is now commercially available. See more info in link below: http://inthefold.autodesk.com/in_the_fold/2014/04/integrated-cam-for-autodesk-inventor-officially-here.html Please note that the pricing you see on the…

What’s new in the 2015 Product and Factory Design Suites?

What’s new in the 2015 Product and Factory Design Suites?

It’s that time of year again. At the end of last week, Autodesk announced the new Product Design and Factory Design Suites. Having fielded many questions from customers eager to find out what’s coming, we can now let you all know. The link below will give you the run-down on the suites. You’ll find some…

Bend allowance when using Autodesk Inventor’s “Bend Part” feature.

Bend allowance when using Autodesk Inventor’s “Bend Part” feature.

Most users of the Sheetmetal tools in Autodesk Inventor are familiar with bend allowances (usually using k-factor), which allow them to “calibrate” their inventor models to ensure that the flat patterns it creates will produce accurate blanks. This is necessary to produce accurate finished parts. Recently a customer contacted us to ask us if similar…