Five Benefits of Product Data Management (PDM)

This article is part of a larger piece originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.…

5 Things Vault Workgroup Users Need to Know

This article was originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Autodesk has announced the retirement of Vault Workgroup. This means that new versions of the solution will no longer be released, and…

The past, present, and future of subtractive manufacturing

*This article was originally published on KETIV’s official blog. Subtractive manufacturing has long been a foundation of modern industrial production—but that doesn’t mean it’s old school. Tools, processes, and possibilities have been evolving to keep pace with the needs of…

How to Create Custom Sketch Symbols in Inventor Professional

Sketch symbols are used to create custom sketch symbols that are unique to the industry you work in, so you can communicate your design intent. The name “sketch symbol” may be misleading because a lot of users might think the…

Top 5 Autodesk Tech Tips & Tricks

With dozens of features and options in Autodesk software, it is normal to feel overwhelmed or get stuck on a project due to an error in settings or lack of knowledge. KETIV has pulled their top 5 Inventor and AutoCAD tech…

AutoCAD – Great Features to Improve Efficiency

Have you been looking for AutoCAD commands and tools that are easy to use and helpful in getting work done efficiently? In this blog, we will go over some AutoCAD tips and tricks to help you improve your drawings and…

Autodesk Inventor—The five BOM structure types

In previous posts on the GovDesignHub, we’ve discussed Bills of Materials (BOM), Parts Lists, and data views in Autodesk Inventor. This week, we’ll take a look at the different BOM structure types, and the purpose each one serves. There are five…

Autodesk Inventor – Bill of Materials vs Parts Lists

It can often be confusing to understand the Bill of Materials that are in Inventor Assemblies and Parts Lists that are in drawings. The two are related but are not the same thing. The Bill of Materials inside Assembly is considered the master…

Reverse Engineering with Autodesk Manufacturing Technology

Often times, design data for older parts may not be available. When that part reaches its end of life and needs replacement, time and energy is spent to re-make a part where the supplier is no longer available. Reverse engineering…

Getting the most out of your Autodesk University 2020 experience

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we asked AEC and advanced manufacturing experts to weigh in on the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) conference. We asked a pool of eight digital design experts to project which trends and topics will…