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Authoring & Publishing Third Party Stuff

Hello! In my day to day work, I often receive cad data from suppliers for purchased parts that I need to put into my piping designs.  Valves, special fittings, instruments etc.  These can come from a variety of sources, such

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Change Physical Properties on Content Center Parts

So…. you have a part in your Content Center.  It’s a purchased part, and you got a Step file from a supplier, which you authored, and published and tucked away neat and clean.  The block was a fairly “dumb” part.

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October already?

I can’t believe it’s already the first weekend in October.  Autodesk University is right around the corner, and I still owe you guys another Content Center post!  I’ve been so busy with work, and rushing around ike crazy with home

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Inventor Content Center Part 3 – Getting Around

Hello again! Part three of this series, I have decided, will be a breakdown of the Content Center Editor itself.  It’s nice to know where everything is before you get started.  It’s like driving off the lot in a brand

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Inventor Content Center Part 2 – Configuring

Hello again! In part one of this series, I talked about how to Install the various Content Center libraries on your Vault or Desktop systems, so they would be available for Inventor.  In this segment, I will show you how

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Inventor Content Center Part 1 – Installation

Autodesk Inventor® includes, on installation, a set of standard Content Center libraries.  The Content Center is a collection of, out of the box, over 750,000 standard parts from 18 international standards.  These include such things as fasteners, pipe fittings, steel

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Coming Soon – Content Center Basics Series

Hello! First let me wish all of my readers and friends in the USA a happy 4th of July.  I hope you all get at least some time to enjoy the weekend, maybe a barbecue with family or good friends,

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Lose the unit string on G_L in Frame Generator

Originally Published 8/29/2013   When using Frame Generator in Autodesk Inventor®, many people will incorporate the value of the member length (parameter G_L) in either the part number or description field in the BOM.  I was asked online how to

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