Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Autodesk Labs has been busy developing a utility to help Inventor users generate product documentation more quickly and completely. They have released the Inventor Publisher Technology Preview for testing by the user base. Now you can generate 3D tech manuals you never had time for before.

Check it out at:

Inventor Publisher Technology Preview

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Position: Project Engineer
Dept: Engineering
Employment Classification: Full Time, Salaried (Exempt), At Will

Reports to: Director of Engineering
Positions Supervised: None
Interacts with: Engineering Department Members, Machine Shop Personnel, Assembly Personnel, Sales & Manufacturing
Purpose: Assist in design and development of new equipment as well as refinement of existing equipment.

? Is responsible for all technical aspects of the project including:
Correctness and accuracy of designs and details, Functionality of equipment, Compliance with NTM standards and specifications.
? Is responsible for proper processing of all engineering paperwork (drawings, BOM’s, releases, ECN’s, ECR’s, etc.).
? Is responsible for meeting engineering schedule deadlines.
? Is responsible for debug, testing, and documentation of prototype equipment.
? Is responsible for assisting assemblers in questions of proper assembly techniques or procedures.

Primary Functional Duties/Tasks/Activities/Operations:
? Analyze technical requirements.
? Perform engineering calculations where required (i.e. size machine drives, frame deflection, etc)
? Perform challenging design work.
? Calculate and design progressive rollforming tooling.
? Utilize existing components where possible for all new designs.
? Work with the manufacturing department in order to coordinate all engineering changes.
? Monitor and report assignment status to Director of Engineering.

Secondary Functional Duties/Tasks/Activities/Operations:
? Design machine electrical controls and hydraulic circuits as required.
? Assemble and debug prototype machines and tooling.
? Attend trade shows in order to gain industry knowledge as well as represent NTM to potential customers.
? Direct and review work of other engineering team members as necessary.

? Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with two years experience.

? Extensive machine design experience.
? Working knowledge of engineering principles.
? Rollforming experience desired.
? 3D CAD experience (Autodesk Inventor preferred).
? Knowledge of machining practices and how part tolerances affect machining requirements and cost.
? Knowledge of material properties (machinability, weldability, heat treatment, corrosion resistance, etc)
? Extensive knowledge of GD&T (desired).
? Good organizational skills (ability to manage time and set priorities)
? Ability to communicate ideas clearly.
? Knowledge of MS Word & Excel.

Work Behaviors
? Punctuality
? Team player (ability to get along with others).
? Well-organized work area.
? Positive attitude.
? Flexibility in order to help out where needed.

1300 40th Street ? Denver, CO 80205-3311 ? Phone 303-294-0538 ? Fax 303-294-9407

Monday, November 02, 2009


Autodesk Inventor "YouTube" Videos:

Below is a web site that consolidates all the YouTube videos for Inventor, Inventor LT and Showcase. We know a lot of companies will not allow employees to access YouTube from their work computers. Hopefully, this helps solve the problem. You can also right-click on and download the videos to show on your computer as well.

Hope this helps.

Check them out at:
Inventor Does

Friday, October 30, 2009

Colorado Inventor Users Group
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 – 11:30am-12:30pm

You are invited to join us for a presentation and discussion on Inventor 2010 Advanced Sketching Techniques via WebEx. Please mark your calendars now and keep this hour available to participate in an on-line discussion of ideas and technology.

  • Getting the most from Inventor 2010’s Sketching Tools
Investigate the tools available to maximize the intelligence in your sketching methodology!

  • Inventor Q&A

Join us to discuss ideas, increase knowledge and get advice from Avatech’s experts and other Colorado Inventor users.

As in the past, you can access this meeting through the following link: COInvUsers.

Please follow the instructions at this site for joining the group. You will need to join this group to participate in our monthly User Group webcasts. Aside from the benefits of added convenience and increased frequency, our meetings will be held to one hour.

Please RSVP to: Rob Johnston
8101 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303.796.0204, ext. 108

Friday, October 16, 2009

Online CO Inventor Users Group meeting

For those that were unable to attend the online meeting, we have made the link available here.

October CO Inv UG

Hope to "see" you next time.

Monday, September 14, 2009


For anyone using any version of Autodesk Inventor 2010, we would recommend applying the following service pack:

Autodesk Inventor 2010 - Service Pack 1
Inventor 2010 SP1 - all versions

Check here often for additional listings of Service Packs as they are posted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Important Alert !!! - Inventor 2010 Service Pack 1

There are some major problems with SP1 as posted here on the Autodesk website. Please don't download it from this link. We will update you as soon as Autodesk has the new service pack available for download. Let us know, if you are facing any problems after installing the SP1 from the above link.