Cad Assist provide key product design and data management solutions

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This ebook from Cadassist, an Autodesk authorised training centre, examines the keys to efficient and effective product design and data management in a world of increasing workloads and seemingly ever-tighter deadlines

It includes an overview of Autodesk’s Fusion 360, the first 3D CAD, CAM and CAE tool of its kind, which harnesses the power of the cloud to support the entire design and manufacturing workflow for data management in a single package.

From simulation and shape optimisation tools to help analyse and validate designs through to documentation and integrated CAM to manufacture the final parts, Fusion 360’s out-of-the-box features help break down the barriers to market and commercialisation.

PDM & PLM Solutions

Elsewhere, Ian Kelsall, director, PDM & PLM Solutions, looks at the Autodesk Vault family of product data management software, which provides centralisation, revision management, team-based design and automation to ensure organisations spend less time chasing files and more creating winning designs.

Product Lifecycle Management

Meanwhile, Simon Eaves discusses how Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can accelerate product development and, ultimately, increase profitability.

PLM in the cloud also offers numerous benefits over on-site software, including lower ownership costs, faster implementation and eliminating the need to purchase hardware or maintain servers.

Cadassist’s Zero to Hero

The ebook also includes details of Cadassist’s Zero to Hero Inventor training camp.

This hands-on, five-day programme covers the skills necessary to use Autodesk Inventor for creating and editing parts, assemblies and drawings, accelerating design cycles and improving product development.

Days one and two cover part and assembly design, including basic and detailed shape design, design assemblies and placing, creating and constraining components.

Days three and four examine the creation of product-ready drawings. This includes creating and editing drawing sheets, dimensions, annotations and tables, and drawing standards and resources.

In addition, the training camp covers creating assembly drawings, including preparation, creating drawing views and annotation.

Finally, day five covers drawing and design data management, including managing files using Vault Explorer and sharing data with non-CAD users.

Attendees have the option of taking the Autodesk Inventor Certified User Exam.

The Cadassist ebook contains all this and much more.

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