How Generative Design is Revolutionizing Component Fabrication at NASA

The GovDesignHub recently had the opportunity to attend some of the sessions and panel discussions from last year’s Autodesk University (AU). This annual conference, held in mid-November in Las Vegas, Nevada, brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design,…

How bio-analytics and AI can transform product design and infrastructure

Our military provides countless examples of how bio-analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and a host of other advanced manufacturing technologies produce more advantageous situations for warfighters. We see better runways, cheaper and higher quality repairs, and prolonged life for machines as…

Generative design’s windfall via AI

Humans are great. But humans aren’t terrifically suited to exploring every conceivable option in a matter of seconds when it comes to problem-solving. We are bound by our knowledge, experiences, energy, and time. AI, on the other hand, is only…

The U.S. Air Force’s inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics provides an ecosystem of partnership

Often inspiration comes from unexpected sources. The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) sought to tap into the inspiration and innovation of public sector partners with its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO). The resulting event offered a picture of…

Ten MORE tips and tricks for Autodesk Inventor 2021

In our last post on the GovDesignHub, we featured ten incredibly useful tips and tricks for Autodesk Inventor 2021, the application that is the industry standard for product and mechanical engineers that are designing, visualizing, and even simulating products in…

Ten tips and tricks for Autodesk Inventor 2021

Autodesk Inventor remains the leading tool and application of choice for product and mechanical engineering, product design, product simulation, and tooling creation. It’s considered the industry standard for designing, visualizing, and even simulating products in preproduction. And while Autodesk Inventor…

New in Vault 2021: Duplicate Search

Autodesk Vault’s most recent release has powerful new features. While many of the new features offer new options and tools on the administrative side of Vault, users of Vault Professional can leverage a new tool to manage duplicate parts.  This…

New in Inventor 2021 – Drawing Sheet Formats

Autodesk’s most recent 2021 release of Inventor came equipped with a few noteworthy features – if you would like to read a comprehensive blog of what’s new, click here. For today’s topic, however, we will be focusing on one specific…

Generative design and injection molding – making complex plastic parts possible

Exploration deals with big, early decisions. Are you going to use traditional injection molding, gas-assist, or microcellular techniques? Are you going to use traditional cooling, conformal cooling, or high conductivity inserts? Are you going to try a new material? That…

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…