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Sharing Parameters in Inventor

Posted by Bonn Rhee on Mar 25, 2020 1:23:23 PM

Have you ever had to design an assembly where there was a common dimension(s) in all of your parts?  Maybe a diameter, hole to hole spacing or clearance around a part is used in more than one part.  If it’s early in the design phase, you may not know what this dimension will be, so you have to start with an educated guess.  If your educated guess was incorrect, you will have to open each file and edit each part with this new updated dimension.  In this blog article, I will show you a quicker, more efficient way to do this by exporting and importing parameters.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Clean Your Keyboard

Posted by Travis Nave on Mar 9, 2020 10:43:06 AM

You have probably seen the headline before, "Study shows your keyboard has more germs than your toilet seat."  Shocking, right?  With Coronavirus heavily featured in the news today, we are all looking for ways to remove germs from our lives beyond just washing our hands.  I bet you're looking at your keyboard right now and taking note of how grimy it is.  If you think about it, you probably touch it as much as you do your phone.  What good is it to wash your hands in the public restroom and use the paper towel to open the door if you come right back to your desk and start typing on your dirty keyboard? You immediately reclaim all of the germs from every doorknob, coffee pot, and copy machine you touched along the way.  Then you might check the messages on your phone and bring all of those germs straight to your face when your friend calls.  Do you eat at your desk too?  If so, all of those germs go from your keyboard to your bag of chips and into your mouth.  Yummy!  But it's a fair trade for the keyboard, as it gets all of your delicious crumbs. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

The Serial Number You Entered is Not Valid

Posted by Mark Adams on Feb 24, 2020 3:48:49 PM

Have you encountered the “Invalid Serial Number” message? We frequently see support cases opened for this issue. It usually appears when customers upgrade or switch to subscription and need to install a new product. Autodesk products are typically activated by entering the serial number and product key. However, doing this now may cause the following error and stop you from completing the process.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks