Fusion 360 Tips – Set Current View As

Fusion 360 Tips – Set Current View As

Fusion 360’s View Cube is an essential user interface element in Fusion 360. You must become familiar with it, and how it impacts your workflow to truly feel comfortable when using Fusion. Visually and functionally it’s very similar to what you will find in many other Autodesk CAD products. The view cube influences the following…

Fusion 360 Tips – Keyboard Shortcuts

Fusion 360 Tips – Keyboard Shortcuts

Autodesk Fusion 360‘s keyboard shortcuts are now customisable, but the original default shortcuts also remain. Earlier in 2018 the Fusion developers released support for customisable shortcuts, you can now setup a shortcut for any command by clicking on the ellipsis button next to each command in the menus.

Fusion 360 Tips – New Component

Fusion 360 Tips – New Component

One of the most important tips you can know when starting out with Fusion 360, is to create a New Component before you do anything else. This is true 95% of the time. If you are only designing a single component, like a bolt, then there is no need. But if you wanted to model…

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 voilà. 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…