AUGIworld August 2012 The truth about sharing Inventor Data


The August 2012 issue of AUGIworld is out now, and this month it’s all about teamwork.


‘In the design world, collaboration has been talked about for quite a while. And though some believe collaboration remains little more than a concept, others are making it a reality in the workplace.’


The Truth about sharing Data from Autodesk Inventor

Once again I had the honour of being asked to submit an article for AUGIworld by the Manufacturing content editor John Evans (Thanks John!). With the theme of this issue being about teamwork and collaboration, I thought that it would be a good idea to talk some more about DWF.

AUGIworld August 2012 - The truth about sharing Inventor Data

If you’ve taken the time to digitally prototype your design with Autodesk Inventor, then you have a wealth of information available to your supply chain that may not be accessible from the paper drawings. DWF can be a great way to metaphorically roll up your entire data set (Drawings, 3D digital model and BOM) to share with your client, colleagues or subcontractors.

In the article, you will find clear instructions on how to create the equivalent of a 2D ‘Paper’ drawing set. You will find out how to export the 3D model along with the drawings, and include the BOM as well.

Finally, I show you how to upload the entire thing to Autodesk 360 to share with anyone in the world (well – anyone who has access to the internet)!

 Also in this months AUGIworld

  • Brian Benton talks to the AutoCAD crowd and illustrates “New and Varied Ways to Collaborate”.
  • Marcello Sgambelluri offers up “Best Practices for Collaborating in Revit.”
  • Melinda Heavrin discusses the benefits of collaborating with Autodesk Design Review and AutoCAD Architecture.
  • Christopher Fugitt questions whether true collaboration has been achieved, and offers some suggestions for improving processes.
  • John Stebbins with tips for achieving pain-free collaboration among BIM team members.
  • Carla Edwards goes in-depth with Revit MEP’s scheduling tool and shows why schedules are ideal for collaboration among disciplines.
  • Phil Russo discusses workflow as part of the integrated project delivery (IPD) process.

You can find the latest issue of AUGIworld here, go check it out!


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