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Authoring Stub End for Backing Flange – Tube & Pipe

Hello! Yesterday my co-worker here had an epiphany in Inventor Tube & Pipe.  We have encountered several instances where a pipe or tube fitting placed inline in a pipe route, also needs a secondary fitting assembled to it.  In this

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Tube & Pipe Style – Can’t Find Fittings

Hello! Have you ever been working on creating a new Tube & Pipe style in Inventor, only to have the fittings you know you just published not show up in the library browser for the style?  Me too.  It can

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Mixed Units in Inventor® Tube & Pipe Styles

Hello again!  Been a while since I’ve had time to organize my thoughts long enough to write anything. Recently we began working on a project that is going overseas (in my case that means Europe).  The customer has requested that

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Inventor Tube & Pipe Fixes

I’ve made no secret over the past year or so that I think Inventor Tube & Pipe needs a major overhaul.  If you are not already familiar with it, the Autodesk Community has forums called the Idea Stations.  In the

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Adapting to Repetition in Inventor Tube & Pipe

So, you’re working in Inventor Tube & Pipe, and you find that you have several pipe runs that are exactly the same.  Do you create each one individually and spend a lot of time repeating yourself?  You certainly can do

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Autodesk University Russia Revisited

Hello! For anyone who might be interested, I was given a link to my presentation at Autodesk University as a You Tube Video.  If only I had known they were taping it!  Anyway, the video is in English, but the

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To Auto Route or Not… I Share With CAD Notes.

Originally Published 8/21/2014 Hello! This week I made good on a promise to share one of my CAD tips with a good friend online.  Edwin Prakoso runs the CAD Notes web site filled with a treasure trove of CAD tips

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Inventor Tube & Pipe Styles – A Walkthrough

Originally Published 5/14/2014 Hello all.  As usual it’s been a while between posts.  This has been the busiest year that I can recall at this company I work for.  This is a good thing, but it takes me away from

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Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List Part 2

Originally Published 4/4/2014 Hello again all you happy people. Sorry, I just like Droopy. Anyway,  welcome to Part 2 of my Autodesk ® Inventor Tube & Pipe wish list.  I revamped the first post in this series to include links

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Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List Part 1

Originally Published 3/26/2014 Hello out there!  Anyone still with me?  It’s been a long time since I’ve had the time to post.  Anyone who has seen my posts on Twitter or Linked In or on the Autodesk ® Discussion Forums

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