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Review: Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016

It took me a while to absorb enough information in the book ‘Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016’ to provide a decent enough review, and let me tell you… it has a ton of information. This instructional book by Paul Munford and Paul Normand is very thorough and detailed.

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Inventor won’t reload add-in toolbars!

So here I am toiling away on making some updates to the two apps I have in the Inventor App Store, Swift Prints and Design Notes. I’ve been trying to correct an issue where if a user manually unloads the add-in the custom toolbar will be removed and then when they manually reload the add-in, the toolbar reloads.

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My list of go to CAD websites & blogs

We all have our own list of favorite websites related to our jobs that we really can’t do without. Here’s my list of 2015 and the list of those one high on my list that are now those I even forget I have bookmarked. Of course, there is a few dozen more I visit regularly but not on a daily basis.

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Keeping traditional CAD relevant in a CAD cloud world

Here’s an interesting topic I wanted to get all of your opinions on. There’s a enormous effort today being put behind “CAD in the cloud”. Autodesk is heavily investing in development and marketing of Fusion 360 and newcomer, OnShape is rapidly gaining momentum. With their low cost and ease of use, CAD in the cloud is gaining users at a rapid pace. The makers movement only accelerates the pace of adoption further.

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