Closing Time

Hi everyone, I regret to inform you that I will not be updating this blog anymore. I already resigned from my post as Applications Engineer. I will still keep the blog online though for your reference. It has been a pleasure sharing my knowledge and discoveries to everyone. I hope my brief stint in blogging about Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Inventor has been helpful for you.


September 19, 2007 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

File Renaming in Vault

We could easily rename files in Vault. In fact, Vault has its own Renaming Wizard wherein we would just add the files that we want to rename. Also, related files that will be affected by this operation will be repaired. However, we should remember this:

Vault would not rename files in the local workspace

Thus, if we’re going to rename a file in Vault, make sure that:

1. The files that will be affected by the file rename are all checked in the Vault.

And in order to avoid dependency problems when opening (an assembly for example) a file:

1. Make sure that your local workspace is empty.
2. Get entire folder for that particular project.


September 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

Autodesk went shopping again

Autodesk just acquired Plassotech. Read the press release here. Currently, the FEA solution built-in with Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite 2008 and Autodesk Inventor Professional 2008 is powered by Ansys technology. Ansys is a global leader in CAE. It seems that FEA tools in 3G Author will replace the existing FEA tools powered by Ansys. I guess they’ll be coming up with something that would answer the needs of the semi-conductor industry and others that need thermal stress analysis. 🙂

August 29, 2007 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

Testing Project Freewheel’s Online Collaboration

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In order to execute an online collaboration through the Project Freewheel website, AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit users must download the Project Freewheel 2D/3D Share Now utility. After installing the utility, a Share Now function will be added to the File Menu of your CAD client (AutoCAD, Inventor, or Revit). (more…)

August 3, 2007 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Vault Manager Requires Impersonation

After I installed the Autodesk Data Management Server 5 Service Pack 1, I tried accessing the Vault Manager. It popped up an error message with provisions for putting the username and password. The error message is about the impersonation message.

In order to solve this problem, right click on My Computer then select Properties. Click on the Computer Name tab. Copy the full computer name. Thus, if it is a member of a domain, include the domain.

Login as [full computer name]/AutodeskVault then leave the password at its default. You may refer to the discussion here.

August 3, 2007 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Service Pack 1 for Inventor 2008 downloadable already

Service Pack 1 for all flavors of Autodesk Inventor 2008 😀 . Download it now and apply the patch. 🙂 Most of the issues addressed in this patch concerns with the Drawing Manager. Read more of the issues being addressed here.

July 11, 2007 at 4:48 pm 1 comment

Autodesk Solutions Day

Autodesk Solutions Day General Session

Autodesk Solutions Day was held last week at Crowne Plaza and the four ballrooms were filled with participants from different industries such as AEC, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Media and Entertainment. The famous Lynn Allen was there to present AutoCAD 2008. 🙂

June 18, 2007 at 4:18 pm 2 comments

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