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Wednesday’s CAD Humour

By Nova Design /

It might only be CAD humour and a light hearted smile within the engineering design industry but we honestly think the closest some of our younger mechanical design engineers have come to a drawing board is by undertaking a Google image search …… The above is just an example of CAD humour, but nowadays, all…

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AUTOCAD INVENTOR SUITE 2010

By Nova Design /

We are pleased to announce that we have recently upgraded our Autodesk CAD licences of Autocad & Inventor to the latest release of the series. As of 1st June 2009 we will now be running the latest 2010 suite, along with all previous releases. So far the installation and activation has gone on with no…

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Inventor to DWG Colour Issue

By Nova Design /

We have an issue with converting Inventor R2009  *.idw files and saving them into Autocad.dwg.  When doing a print preview in autocad, using monochrome pen settings, some lines and text are not black, but retain the colours used in the *.idw file. This seems particularly evident on text and sketched lines from Inventor. Has any…

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Downgrading Autodesk Software – Subscription

By Nova Design /

A useful piece of information that has been bought to our attention – From the CadDigest news website. This appears to be valid for Autocad, Inventor and Revit applications. There are situations where you would need an Autodesk CAD application in an older version than the version you currently own – just for a specific…

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Autodesk Design Review – Now a free download.

By Nova Design /

Autodesk have now changed their policy regarding their redline / markup ‘Design Review’ software and made it free of charge to download and install. Click here to jump to the download page. What is Autodesk Design Review? Autodesk® Design Review software helps save time and money with easy-to-use tools for team members to review, mark…

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Problems importing a MDT model into Inventor

By Nova Design /

As reported here, and experienced last week internally within Nova, there are issues with importing older 3D models from Mechanical Desktop into Inventor. Link : “Yesterday, one of my collegues had problems importing his old 3D DWG model into Inventor 2009 on his new workstation. He was sure this or similar model went fine before.…

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Autodesk Inventor 2009 Updates

By Nova Design /

Autodesk have released Service Pack 1 for the Inventor 2009 series of products. The above link points to both the X32 (31MB) and X64 (68MB) versions of SP1. Our initial findings internally are that Inventor opens a little quicker and does seem more stable. We have also received an link via the Autodesk Subscription System…

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