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…

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…

Drawings in Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep and CAMduct

Drawings in Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep and CAMduct

Drawings in Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep and CAMduct are explained with these instructions.

Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM Challenge – Round 2

Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM Challenge – Round 2

Al Whatmough kicked off the first Fusion 360 CAM Challenge last month, with some incredible entries from all around the world, including some stunning entries from Australia & New Zealand. Auckland’s CXP Racing actually started the whole thing off by accident, and inadvertently delivered the very first entry. The competition turned into a massive success with…

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…