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Pete Strycharske

Pete Strycharske
I’m a CAD enthusiast who really enjoys helping people overcome their CAD challenges and freeing them from as much day-to-day drudgery as possible; freeing them to dream and design big! My specialties are AutoCAD, Inventor and Factory Design Utilities, serving most manufacturing and some architectural industries. I’m super thankful and blessed to be able to share my CAD adventures with you!
By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Obtain an Accumulated Measurement

Really quick hitting tip today, but something that could be very useful for verification and simple measurement purposes. I was recently working on a component and was curious to determine the inside perimeter dimension for a series of edges.…

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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Create a Sheet Metal Cylinder with an Angle Cut

I had a customer recently ask me how to create a cylinder with an angle cut, that could be flattened with the Inventor Sheet Metal tools. Since this scenario is general enough, I wanted to share the most straight-forward solution with all of you,…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Set Precise Model Views for Screen Captures and Drawings

In this relatively short blog post I want to discuss how to set up specific views in a model environment. This may sound like a simple and silly question, as for most situations one can simply orbit the model and set a Design View Representation.…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Make Cable & Harness Objects Visible in Drawing Views

I ran into a recent support case where a user was unable to see a Cable & Harness design in one of their drawing views. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy fix that can come in handy for a variety of scenarios, as we’ll see below. For those who are…

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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials, Workflow

Inventor Tutorial: How to Publish Content Center Families with Numeric Controls from an iPart Table

Now that Autodesk University 2019 (AU) is all wrapped up, I am able to take a breather and get caught up on all my other CAD pursuits. AU was a great time where I met some amazing people, witnessed some powerful technologies and got to present…

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By Pete Strycharske in Quick Tips and Tricks

Set Area Base Units

How to Set a Components Base Unit to Utilize Area Unit. When designing components and organizing an assembly’s BOM, users will often set their base units either to a value of Each (like if someone has 10 apples) or a length value (like 10 in).…

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By Pete Strycharske in Autodesk Inventor

Save Time by Customizing the Marking Menu

In my last post, I showed how to more quickly access and create geometric constraints in an Inventor sketch by using an alternate Marking Menu (access by holding down the CTRL key + Right – Clicking on the mouse). This post will highlight an even…

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By Pete Strycharske in Autodesk Inventor

Save Time by Accessing Geometric Constraints with the Alternate Marking Menu

Been a doozy of the past 6 weeks, so sorry for the delay in getting a new post out to everyone, but we’ve got a powerful quick hitter today! One of the primary tasks when modeling in a 3D CAD software is actually building and controlling a 2D…

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By Pete Strycharske in Autodesk Inventor, Quick Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Workflow

Inventor Tips & Tricks – How to Modify a Shrinkwrap and Shrinkwrap Substitute

The Shrinkwrap tool enhancements that were released in the 2018 version of Inventor were some of the best tools that have ever come out in Inventor, in my opinion. Controlling the outcome has never been easier and the ability to specify…

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By Pete Strycharske in Tutorials, Workflow

MANIPULATING A 3RD PARTY ASSEMBLY : PART 3

Manipulating a 3rd Party Assembly: Part 3 

Conditionally Suppressing Problematic Features

 In this final post of my 3-part mini-series Manipulating a 3rd Party Assembly, I’m following up on the lengthy part manipulation post from last week, where…

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