How smart, green technology will give Australian manufacturers a competitive edge

How smart, green technology will give Australian manufacturers a competitive edge

Australia’s manufacturing industry is making a comeback, with the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index indicating a strong pace of recovery, and a faster rate of expansion.[1] This is largely being driven by federal government investment in the industry, particularly in areas such as green manufacturing. As the government continues to invest in building the manufacturing sector,…

Three ways to achieve scalability in Australian manufacturing

Three ways to achieve scalability in Australian manufacturing

Digital manufacturing is the future. The demand for personalised, just-in-time manufacturing continues to grow, coupled with pressure on Australian manufacturers to adopt sustainable practices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To meet current and future needs, Australian manufacturers must have systems in place that facilitate agile, scalable operations in real time. Smart, connected products can send customer data…

AutoCAD 2022: See what’s new

AutoCAD 2022: See what’s new

Get to Know AutoCAD 2022 – Pushing design forward AutoCAD 2022 drive designs forward with automated and connected workflows, includes industry-specific toolsets and AutoCAD web and mobile apps. Let’s dive into how you can benefit from what’s new in AutoCAD 2022.   Streamline drawing review cycles with Trace Trace improves digital collaboration, letting you work…

Five technology trends in Australian manufacturing

Five technology trends in Australian manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is here and manufacturing stands at its centre. Using transformative technologies that now connect the physical world with the digital world, manufacturers can offer highly customised products to enhance the customer experience. New forms of human-machine interaction, as well as advances in artificially intelligent technologies, give manufacturers better connectivity between their customers and…

Three factors impacting the rebirth of Australian manufacturing

Three factors impacting the rebirth of Australian manufacturing

After many years of industry stagnation, manufacturing is experiencing a rapid resurgence, spurred by global supply chain issues that emerged during COVID-19. The Australian government is investing heavily in this sector through its Modern Manufacturing Strategy that aims to help manufacturers scale up, improve competitiveness, and build more resilient supply chains.[1] The government has identified…

Inventor 2020.2 Update and Inventor Roadmap

On November 14th, the Inventor 2020.2 update was available. This update focused on delivering on user requests. All in all, over 15 user-driven enhancements were implemented with this update. Here are a few highlights: Part Modeling Based on feedback, Autodesk continued to add functionality to the Hole Command. This update includes a “Return to Hole”…

BIM 360 Sync vs Publish

BIM 360 Sync vs Publish

“I sync my Revit model regularly, but it is not the same as the BIM 360 model” If this statement is something that you have said in the last couple of months, then you are not fully aware of the process of getting a live Revit model updated in BIM 360. Since the release of…

Using Solidworks data in Fusion 360 CAM

Using Solidworks data in Fusion 360 CAM

First of all you need to be using Fusion Team and not the legacy single user ‘My Hub’ for storing and creating your Fusion 360 Projects. If you don’t have one, read this article to learn how to create a Fusion Team Hub. Please be aware that the first Autodesk account to create the Team…

Bluebeam Revu Home-Use License?

We’re often asked about a home-use license for Bluebeam Revu.  While Bluebeam’s licensing is very clear – one device, one license – you can help yourself by learning about Bluebeam Studio Sessions.  This is not a cost option, every license of Revu has access to Studio Sessions – so it will only cost you the…

Fabrication Straight Talking – CID 866 Rules

Fabrication Straight Talking – CID 866 Rules

Fabrication Straights Fabrication Straights sound like they should be simple, and they are until you try to get clever with them. When using CAMduct and input straight duct you can choose CID1 for machine cut or CID35 for coil. Simple. Why the need for this blog? For many reasons, mostly to do with using Design…