Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Inventor - How to apply a decal (image) to a cylinder

I created this video based on a request from a youtube user. it is an update to another one I made that shows how to bring an image to a flat face. However, this time, it is a cylinder. Keep your numbers positive, it will work better. This method also works on non-cylindrical shapes, namely organic or spline-based faces.

To see a video of how to do it using a flat face, click here.
To download the Inventor 2010 part, click here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

AutoCAD General Overview - Start to Finish

Have you forgotten all about AutoCAD? Did you learn it years ago and need to remember how to use it again? Well, Fear not! This is the ultimate demo for anyone looking to review AutoCAD. We all have to use it at one point or another. This demo shows what is actually needed to use the software, without the marketing "fluff." The knowledge here can be applied to any AutoCAD verison. Below are some of the topics covered:
- How to enable Startup mode.
- New Ribbon Display vs. Classical
- Keyboard Shortcuts (Download PDF here)
- Help docs and Online resources
- Origin (UCS)

In the Full demo we cover these topics:
- Modifying geometry
- Blocks
- X-Refs
- Dynamic blocks
- Layers
- Model space vs. Paper Space
- Title Blocks
- DWF and PDF formats

Click here to download the Full HD video. Remember to install the included Techsmith codec in case you can't view the video.

If you would like to have the free Design Review DWF viewer, click here to download.

Monday, March 8, 2010

CATIA V5 - Create View from 3D annotation

This demo shows how to create a 2D view from a 3D part model annotation. Since the standard Front view does not do the job. You need to use the View from 3D tool. The same tools works if you had dimensions and tolerances created in a part or an assembly.