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Free Learning Events

JVH Engineering is excited to share with you our 2017 Lunch & Learn Series. Focusing on hot topics in the industry, we will show some of the most dynamic functions Autodesk software can do for manufacturing. Each event is free, registration is required.

In-person lunch events will be held here at our office in Grandville, MI.
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Lunch will be served at 11:40 AM, followed by the presentation from 12-1 PM (EST) (unless otherwise noted). Feel free to stick around and ask questions.

Live webinar events may also be offered and will be noted as such. Registration links are provided with the descriptions below.

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November 29, 2017 ~ Lunch & Learn
Why Autodesk Revit is the Industry Standard for BIM Design
See an overview of Autodesk Revit and the powerful tools that let you plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. See for yourself why Revit is the industry standard for BIM design (Building Information Modeling).

At this event, you'll learn: 

  • What is Revit? How does it work?
  • Creating BIM content (also known as Revit families)
  • Common workflows in creating designs 
  • Viewing and field collaboration techniques – using tools like BIM 360 Glue, BIM 360 Field, and Navisworks
  • Take your model into a virtual-reality environment and experience your design before it's ever built – DEMO of Revit Live
  • See for yourself why Revit is the industry standard for BIM design (Building Information Modeling)
  • ​​​​​​​And more...   

Who should attend? 
Whether you’re a building product manufacturer, architect, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing (MEP) engineer or contractor, interior designer, or structural engineer – Revit offers BIM features specifically designed for you.

January 24, 2018 ~ Lunch & Learn Registration
Autodesk Vault: Why Go Pro?

Did you know the average engineer wastes 15% of their time managing data? Are you struggling to stay on top of changes using emails, spreadsheets, documents, and shared folders? You could spend hours each day documenting those changes, updating BOMs, exporting JPGs for marketing, and managing change orders. Or you could let Autodesk® Vault Professional do it for you ― automatically! Join us to learn how to better collaborate with your team, keep track of changes, and specific workflows that will help.

Key Takeaways:

  • Give the right people access to the right information at the right time.
  • Streamline your process by automating and accelerating the sharing of accurate data with your team.
  • Maintain a secure, central source for your data—a bare necessity for managing change effectively.
  • Pull BOM data directly from the model, with full traceability of materials, quantities, and other required properties.
  • Extend your BOM beyond engineering and into your company’s ERP, PLM, CRM, and MES systems to support agility and operational excellence.
  • Establish a standard that helps to enforce good behavior up front, so you can minimize costly manual errors and reuse data for faster product configurations.

(contact JVH to request access to recordings)

AutoCAD Electrical Demo
Join us for a free lunch and learn on AutoCAD Electrical. This demo will give an overview of using intelligent symbols to save time and errors in schematic design. Examples shown will include tools like automatic bill of materials, properly linking components, and automatic wire numbers.

3D Printing & Design for 3D Printing
See an overview of various desktop 3D printers for PLA, ABS and Nylon materials. Also learn tricks and design techniques to get the most out of your 3D printer.

Advance Steel - 3D Modeling Software for Steel Detailing
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Built on the AutoCAD platform, Advance Steel is the 3D modeling software for structural steel detailing. Intelligent 3D modeling tools help you accelerate accurate design and detailing. Speed time to fabrication and construction with tools that automatically generate shop drawings and deliverables. Interoperability with Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software supports a more connected workflow. 
Complete Toolset for Structural Steel Detailing: 
* Features include a library of intelligent parametric structural elements, steel connections, and plates 
* Model custom elements and connections 
* Automatically generate shop and general arrangement drawings 
* Create bills of material (BOMs) 
* Produce DTSV CNC files directly from 3D designs 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit for Manufacturers
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Does your product go into a building? Do you get requests for Revit files?
Autodesk Revit software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach. As construction professionals continue to adopt this technology, building manufacturers are being asked to supply their products in Revit format. Get an overview of building design in Revit, how to add components called families, and how manufacturers can create Revit families for their products to be used in a building design.
Product focus:  Autodesk
® Building Design Suite, Autodesk® Revit

Electrical Design with Inventor Integration
View a demo on how AutoCAD Electrical automates the many tedious design processes of electrical schematics. See how automatic bill of materials, wire numbering, and reports save time and eliminate errors in a design. Also see how this information can be integrated into Autodesk Inventor Cable and Harness to create harness designs as well as nailboard drawings.
Product focus: Autodesk® AutoCAD® Electrical, Autodesk® Inventor

Early Concept Design & Fusion 360
An overview demo of a concept design tool called Autodesk Sketchbook Designer. See how it works to create realistic early concepts as well as other creative uses to augment design and imagery tools like AutoCAD, Inventor, and Showcase. Also see an exciting new tool called Autodesk Fusion 360, combining conceptual, industrial, and mechanical design tools in one easy-to-use cloud-based service. No desktop software license is needed.
Product focus: Autodesk
® Sketchbook® Designer, Autodesk® Fusion 360

Plastic Part Design / Simulation
This demo will show how to simulate manufacturability of a plastic part design. See how to answer basic questions like will the part fill or will it have weld lines. Also see how to ideally place cooling lines and simulate more complex injection processes like gas assist and insert molding.
Product focus: Autodesk
® Simulation Moldflow®

Assembly & Marketing Documentation
Learn how to quickly create assembly and marketing documentation of a design. This demo will show how to create 3D videos showing how an assembly goes together, including Bill of Material information. Also see how to use a simple phone app to help communicate how a design is assembled.
Product focus:  Autodesk
® Inventor® Publisher

Why Go Pro? Vault Professional.
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You didn't become an engineer to manage data. So don't. You could spend hours each day documenting design changes, updating BOMs, exporting JPGs for marketing, and managing change orders. Or you could let Autodesk® Vault Professional do it for you - automatically.

Digital Test Design
How much force is needed to move a linkage assembly? How big a motor is needed to turn a shaft driving an assembly?  Learn how to answer these questions and more when using Autodesk Inventor’s Dynamic Simulation environment.  Also see how to use Dynamic Simulation to quickly and easily design CAM paths by simply tracing the motion of another part.
Product focus:  Autodesk
® Inventor® Dynamic Simulation

Digital Prototyping of Flow Control Devices with Simulation
Engineers face several types of challenges when designing fluid power components and systems. Predicting flow rates, pressure drops, turbulence, and cavitation, are just a few variables that are challenging to measure and visualize through physical testing alone. So how do you achieve design validation without incurring significant costs or delays associated with physical testing?
Product focus: Autodesk® Simulation CFD, Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical

Simulation: Mold Analysis, Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Analysis
Join us for an overview of each of the main types of simulation tools available and which tool makes most sense for your application. Will my injection mold part fill or warp? Will my parts and designs vibrate, break, or get too hot? What will the internal pressures be on my design as fluid flows through it? Find out how to answer those questions and more. We will also explain the difference between linear or non-linear FEA and how it applies for different applications.  
Product focus: Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow®, Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk® Simulation CFD, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional

Managing & Collaborating Designs & Digital Prototyping Data
You didn't become an engineer to worry about data. So Don’t. Autodesk® Vault 2015 software can help you better manage design data, from 2D to Digital Prototyping, with best-in-class AutoCAD® integration and more. Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can better manage your design data. You could spend hours each day documenting design changes, updating BOMs, exporting JPGs for marketing, and managing change orders. Or you could let Autodesk® Vault Professional do it for you - automatically. 
See how Vault can help your entire organization: 
• Save time organizing files and reusing data 
• Manage design change processes to avoid costly mistakes 
• Efficiently release and revise designs to get to market faster 

iAssembly vs. iLogic vs. Visual Basic
Join us for an overview of how to build intelligence and rules into your design using various methods to accomplish this. Topics will include iparts, iassemblies, ilogic, and visual basic programming within Autodesk Inventor. 
Product focus:  Autodesk® Inventor®

Direct Edit and Free Flow Design
Join us for an overview of how to quickly and easily create complex shapes without using traditional features. Also see how Direct Editing designs can greatly speed up modifications to existing designs including making changes to imported models like step or iges files.
Product focus: Autodesk® Inventor®

Animating Designs with Inventor
Would you like to show parts moving or assembly function of your designs with a short video clip? Let us show you how to create animations of parts and assemblies using the software you already own. This is done using the animation environment inside base Inventor.

What's New Inside Autodesk 2016 Software
Join us to learn about the new features and updates inside the Autodesk 2016 software release. Inventor has 387 additions and improvements including AnyCAD, shape creation, Electrical with Inventor integration, drawing environment changes, and other workflow enhancements. Vault has new features with copy design, file management, item lifecycles, and BOM workflows.

Integrated Product Development Solutions with Nastran In-CAD
Take your Autodesk® Inventor® knowledge to the next level 
Learn how Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD (embedded directly within Autodesk® Inventor®) helps you to overcome design challenges related to forces, motion, weight distribution, vibration, and thermal conditions. With Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, you can leverage simulation earlier in the product development process to predict and manage lifecycle, thermal stresses, and component size stability. See for yourself how to simulate thermal stresses, non-linear material conditions including elasticity, fatigue, buckling, and dynamics on components. Learn how to ensure your components will not overheat, fail, or deform beyond the intended design.

Factory Floor Layout Design
How does one manage the layout of their factory floor? We’ll show an exciting way to take a common 2D layout design workflow and use that to create a realistic 3D presentation of a factory floor. See how to publish your own equipment designs so that they snap together in either 2D AutoCAD or 3D Factory tools. This workflow means anyone with or without AutoCAD experience can quickly work on factory layouts. We’ll also review a tool for analyzing how products and material flow through the plant to help identify an optimal layout and help identify bottlenecks in your manufacturing processes.

What's New Inside Autodesk 2017 Software
Users like you voted more than 20,000 times on Idea Station for improvements in the new Autodesk 2017 software release — and now they’re here! Autodesk 2017 products bring streamlined workflows, better performance, and ease of use. From core modeling enhancements to brand new capabilities, we'll touch on the biggest updates within AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2017 and more.

  • Design Enhancements (Inventor)
    3D Sketching, Part Creation, Assembly Definition, Shape Generator, User Interface
  • Interoperability Improvements (Inventor)
    Reference Model, DWG Underlay Technology, Mesh Handling
  • Communication Capabilities
    Inventor Connected Design on Autodesk A360, Presentation Enhancements, 3D PDF Publishing, Drawing Enhancements, Import PDFs in AutoCAD   
  • Autodesk Desktop App 
    Content delivery solution replacing the previous Autodesk Application Manager  
  • Fusion 360 
    CAD / CAM tool connecting your product development process in a single cloud-based platform
  • AnyCAD Technology
    Leverage 3D CAD data from other sources without file translation

Integrated CAD/CAM Efficiency Solutions
HSM is the fastest growing CAM technology in the US. Whether you're an Autodesk® Inventor® or SolidWorks user, HSM CAM integrates into the software you're already using with a simple add in.
Solutions available for 2.5 axis, 3 axis, and 5 axis milling.

Event Focus:  

  • Learn the benefits of programming offline while your machine is busy making chips
  • See how easy it is to take a solid model and generate a program with HSM
  • LIVE DEMO: Watch a Tormach PCNC 770 machine run an HSM sample part 
  • Free 2.5 axis software for all customers who attend

Key Takeaways from previous attendees and HSM users:

  • 2x Faster Programming Time, 50% Faster Cycle Time 
  • Ease of use — Clean User Interface that brings users up-to-speed in hours or days, not weeks and months
  • Optimized workflows — Adaptive clearing (high speed machining) included at no additional charge 
  • Integration — Skip the translation steps because programming directly inside Inventor or SolidWorks gives the ability to quickly turnaround design changes 
  • Value — Each HSM seat includes a full seat of Autodesk® Inventor® (CAD) 
  • Support — We are staffed for support, training, and post implementation to meet your expectations 
  • Lunch and networking with JVH, NexGenCAM, and local manufacturers 

New Features of Autodesk Inventor 2018
Autodesk® Inventor® 2018 is packed with amazing new features and improvements. From favorites like AnyCAD to powerful new additions like Model-Based Definition (MBD), you’ll find the capabilities modern engineers like you demand. We'll show you the biggest updates, including but not limited to the following.

New features of Inventor 2018 include: 

  • Powerful 3D design documentation – integrate Model-Based Definition (MBD) right into your workflow
  • Navigate assemblies faster – quicker rendering and component selection 
  • AnyCAD technology – leverage 3D CAD data from their native files, including backward compatibility between Inventor 2018 & 2017 
  • User interface enhancements – searching, filtering, and new tabs make navigation quicker; and more drawing data on-screen mean fewer clicks
  • Simplify your model for BIM – publish your 3D model directly to Revit format 
  • Fusion 360 & Inventor – included with Product Design Suite or Product Design Collection; plus McMaster-Carr is found directly inside Fusion 360 

Autodesk Fusion ~ everything you need to know!
Everybody's talking about Fusion! What is it and why do I need it?
Autodesk Fusion is a CAD / CAM tool that connects your entire product development process into a single cloud-based platform. If you have Product Design Suite or Product Collection, then you already have access to Fusion. Plus did you know that McMaster-Carr parts are found directly inside Fusion?!  

Learn about the different environments of 3D Modeling, Surface Patch, and Freeform Sculpting – all of which help transform ideas into product design. Then we'll show how to take it a step further by simulating design and environmental scenarios – from FEA to Thermal Stress and Structural Buckling, as well as developing a tool path for CAM. And lastly, learn how to finalize your design with complete documentation to creating stunning renderings, animated assembly instructions, and 2D drawings.


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