Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane

Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane

On the 9th & 10th of March, our CAM team headed over to the Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane. They were invited by the CEO, George Buhagiar, to create a couple of demonstrations on their Haas VF-4SS, fitted out with a high-speed rotary 4-axis. The machine came equipped with through spindle coolant and…

Autodesk University Sydney 2016 Manufacturing Track

Autodesk University Sydney 2016 Manufacturing Track

CADPRO attended & presented at Autodesk University Sydney in August 2016. Scott summarises the 1st day’s keynote presentations then shares the recordings or Aaron Powter’s Fusion 360 Masterclass & Scott’s presentation about CXP Racing’s adoption of Fusion 360 and Haas CNC machinery.

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

A few months ago 3Dconnexion released a wireless version of their successful SpaceMouse Pro CAD productivity device. It’s a simple evolution, add a wireless transmitter with a long life battery et voil√†. Sure if you were to never move the device from your desk and wires don’t bother you but charging batteries does, then there…

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Service Pack 1 Released

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Service Pack 1 Released

It’s that time of year again. September. The month where all the Autodesk Inventor hold outs start to feel more comfortable with the idea of upgrading to the next release, now is it the optimistic onset of spring? or more likely the traditional release date of Inventor’s first service pack for the latest version! Either…

Removing ‘Ghost’ image links from Inventor drawings to allow Check In to Vault

Removing ‘Ghost’ image links from Inventor drawings to allow Check In to Vault

I’ve had problems checking legacy drawings into a few sites I have gone to recently. I’ve generally been there to either get them back on board with Vault, or for a completely new implementation of Vault Basic, Workgroup or Professional. The problem seems to come about when these old drawings or the templates they were…

Autodesk Inventor iPart Best Practices

Autodesk Inventor iPart Best Practices

Have you ever wondered if there is a right way to manage your iParts? Do you often suffer with iPart members not generating how you would expect them to? Or regenerating the members results in broken links within your designs? Are you happy with the way your iPart member folders are named? If you are…

How to fix stray drawing views in Autodesk Inventor

How to fix stray drawing views in Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk has developed the Inventor drawing environment nicely over the years, to the point where it’s arguably one of the easiest CAD applications to use when drafting. BUT, occasionally you will stumble upon this scenario: You’ve crafted a beautiful drawing of an assembly, then the next day you come into work, and open it up…

Autodesk Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2

Autodesk Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2

This morning I woke up to an email in my Inbox from Autodesk. They were kindly informing me they have now released a Service Pack, which fixed issues relating to a number of crash reports I had submitted in the last few months. So I thought I would share my example, then go onto let…

Are Autodesk the most diverse software company in the world?

Are Autodesk the most diverse software company in the world?

A few weeks ago I set my eyes on the Official 2014 Autodesk Showreel. It prompted me to think about what I wanted to do for a living as a teenager and where I have ended up now. It’s not where I intended to be, but not entirely dissimilar either. I’m still involved in design…

Community | How to fix missing flat pattern views in Autodesk Inventor

So, you have a carefully crafted Inventor drawing detailing your flat patterned part & Inventor kindly decides to remove the flat pattern. What? Why? I honestly couldn’t tell you. So what’s the best way to fix it? Well, one of our Australian cousins has figured out a tidy solution. Sure it shouldn’t happen in the…