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…

Working in isolation

Working in isolation

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash Working in isolation As self-isolation quickly becomes a reality for many, the challenge of figuring out how you’ll continue to work might be daunting.  To help, we’ve put together some information for working remotely and attempted to present the least costly options – this is no time for a sales pitch.  This…

Bluebeam Revu on a Mac

Bluebeam Revu on a Mac

Bluebeam Revu is (in my slightly biased opinion) the best PDF mark-up, creation, collaboration, and editing tool there is.  There are so many functions within Revu which make it invaluable people working with PDF’s who need to not only measure & mark up but extract useful data too.  Although Revu is now only available for…

Undercutting Backside Chamfers in Fusion 360

Undercutting Backside Chamfers in Fusion 360

Autodesk’s Fusion 360, Inventor CAM and HSMWorks have some sweet options in 2D Contour and 2D Chamfer for creating toolpaths that machine chamfers onto parts or two deburr sharp edges. However, there’s no specific toolpath which allows you to easily do the same for edges or chamfers on the underside of features and parts. Luckily…

Autodesk Inventor issues with Windows 10

Autodesk Inventor issues with Windows 10

Autodesk Inventor issues with Windows 10 – May 2019 Update (AKA Windows 10, version 1903) There have been a number of reports from our customers and on the Autodesk Inventor forums stating that there are issues running Inventor on the latest Windows 10 update, which was released last month. These issues include: Inventor crashing when…

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers Autodesk recently commissioned a study comparing basic AutoCAD to the AutoCAD specialised toolsets.  Therefore you can find out how they compared for performing common design tasks. You’ll be amazed at what timesavers you can achieve with AutoCAD Toolsets. When you subscribe to AutoCAD 2019, you can get access to all AutoCAD  “specialised…

Markforged 3D Printer Makes Part for Pump

Markforged 3D Printer Makes Part for Pump

Markforged 3D printer to the rescue – The story of fixing a spa pool CADPRO Systems has a Markforged Mark Two 3D printer and an Industrial X7 that we make commercial parts on and do a few homers! The story In August 2013, I purchased a new spa pool that was about half the comparable price of…

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…