25 Feb 2013

Interview with Carl White and Anthony Graves about Autodesk CAM

Interview with Carl White and Anthony Graves about Autodesk CAM

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering what is up with Autodesk and their manufacturing program, especially after the recent purchase of HSMWorks. We got to see a preview of what the company was proposing at Autodesk University this past November, but it was little better than a teaser.

I am quite fond of a matured integrated Fusion 360 concept, with visualization, simulation, simplification, and CAM on board, riding a PLM / PDM strata. Notice I did say matured.

What is left unsaid is whether the product will be integrated into the company’s flagship engineering product, Inventor Professional. If so when, and how, and if not, what then?

I was introduced to Carl White in Las Vegas last year. Carl is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Products at Autodesk. He was kind enough to speak with me on the record about their recent purchase and the new CAM features. He introduced me to Anthony Graves, Product Manager at HSMWorks, who joined in the conversation about the product specifics; well, sort of specific.
Follow the link to read more

Posted By Andy Roe (Application Engineer)

24 Feb 2013

Technical Learning Academy


Remember to save the following dates in your diary

This year's Technical Learning Academy dates are as Follows:

2nd May 2013 Bristol (Renishaw Plc)

9th May 2013 Cambridge (IWM Duxford)

23rd May 2013 High Wycombe (Academy Conference & Training Centre)

Watch the Micro Concepts Ltd website for more information.

Posted by Andy Roe (Application Engineer at Micro Concepts)

18 Feb 2013

Get Involved in Autodesk Future Products & Technologies

Get Involved in Autodesk Future Products & Technologies

For those that love to participate in providing early feedback that helps shape the future of Autodesk products and technologies, there are several great options to get involved. You don’t have to be on the bleeding edge or the top Autodesk product user in the universe as all skill and experience levels are encouraged and needed.
Both Autodesk Labs and Autodesk Feedback Community are now managed under the Autodesk Office of the CTO. Both of these valuable future product and technological incubators are vital to Autodesk and of course benefit our customers.
For full details follow the link:

4 Feb 2013

How to renew your Autodesk Subscription contract from Subscription Center


As a Contract Manager, you need to view the expiration date of your Subscription contract and/or renew your Subscription contract online.


If you are a Contract Manager for your Autodesk Subscription account, you can find the expiration date for your Subscription contract and renew your Subscription contract from the Renewal Report in Subscription Center.
The Renewal Report is available 90 days before a contract is due to expire until 30 days following the original contract expiration date. To avoid any late fees, it is important to renew your Subscription contract before the expiration date.


1 Feb 2013

Autodesk University 2012 Classes Now Online!

Not everyone gets to go to AU - but everyone can tune in and watch the classes!  Whether you attended AU or not - you will find valuable presentations that are certain to increase your knowledge of your Autodesk product.  Not to mention there are plenty of presentations surrounding the Cloud, BIM and Digital Prototyping!

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Are you a CAD Manager?  There is a track of classes just for you!  Are you a programmer?  You'll find that AU is a developers Mecca!

So be sure to check it out today!  Fabulous presentations at no charge?  It doesn't get much better than that.