Making Vault Work for You – Webinar

Join us and Rob Hargreaves, Technical Director at Quadra Solutions for a free live webinar on Monday 25th October 2021 to learn how Vault can work for you if you are:

A Design Engineer:

  • Where Used
  • Vault In CAD tools
  • Duplicate Search
  • In CAD Reports

A Design Manager:

  • Saved Searches
  • Client Reports

A Quality Manager:

  • Documenting Engineering Change

A Project Engineer:

  • Reviewing and Approving (or Rejecting) Designs

A Production Manager:

  • Viewing and Printing Drawings
  • Measuring Models

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PDM: The Essential Foundations of Good Design Webinar

Do you have the essentials for good design? Is PDM a priority for your design flow?

Think of all the essentials you rely on daily: your home, your phone, your refrigerator. Now, think about your design and engineering work and all the essential tools you rely on. Is Autodesk Vault PDM on your list? If you’re not using Vault for product data management, it’s likely that you don’t know why you should—because people who use Vault can’t imagine being as productive without it.

Autodesk Vault PDM

Vault Data ManagementDuring this webinar, you will learn why Autodesk Vault is essential to effective design by helping you achieve such benefits as:

  • Fewer product errors
  • Faster processes
  • Reduction in lost documentation
  • Faster response times

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Leading the Way in Dust Extraction | Autodesk Inventor Case Study

How Autodesk software and Quadra Solutions are helping Indusvent with their Continuous Improvement Project.

AUTODESK INVENTOR CASE STUDY

Indusvent is a specialist dust extraction systems and equipment supplier, operating nationally from three strategic locations across the UK. Their aim is to provide the most energy-efficient dust extraction equipment in the marketplace, setting new standards of performance while conserving energy consumption for the end-user. Indusvent has a history of over 50 years in the dust extraction business and has been drawing in 2D AutoCAD® for around 25 of those years.

 

Inventor Indusvent

While delighted with the ease of use and reliability of the AutoCAD software, Indusvent wanted to move away from drawing pieces of ducting and equipment line by line, as well as having to complete multiple iterations of elevations. They wanted a software solution that was 3D-based and would deliver a rapid return on investment (RoI). To facilitate this, Indusvent approached their IT solutions partner of around 15 years, Quadra Solutions.

 

 “I am always keen to find software solutions that enable us to continuously improve.”

Gary Madden, Regional Account Manager at Indusvent

Gary approached the Quadra team for guidance, who asked for a recent dataset and suggested
coming onsite to discover how they operated, understand the business objectives, the challenges
and make recommendations to move forward.

Using Indusvent’s dataset, Quadra advised investing in Autodesk Inventor®, which provides professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation and product simulation tools.

Inventor Case study

 

 

“Previously drawing a system ‘line by line’ may have taken Indusvent three or four days. With Autodesk Inventor they can now complete this task in under a day.”

 

 

 

Today, Autodesk Inventor is used across the full spectrum of Indusvent’s D&M workflow. Everything from a simple ducting modification, through to the modelling of a full £500,000 system.

To read the full Indusvent and Inventor Case Study fill in the form below

 

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The Foundations of Good Design with Autodesk Vault

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Think of all the essentials you rely on daily: your home, your phone, your refrigerator. Now, think about your design and engineering work and all the essential tools you rely on. Is Autodesk Vault PDM on your list? If you’re not using Vault for product data management, it’s likely that you don’t know why you should—because people who use Vault can’t imagine being as productive without it.

Effective Data Management is crucial.  Ensuring all participants in engineering and business workflows have the correct information available helps reduce costly errors and avoid unnecessary rework. In this blog, we take a look at the top 10 reasons companies use Autodesk Vault Data Management in their design flows.

Click here to read our Blog about why companies use Vault  -Top 10 Reasons Our Customers Implemented Autodesk Vault

Autodesk Vault – Making Good Design Better

During this webinar, you will learn why Autodesk Vault is essential to good design by helping you achieve such benefits as:

  • Fewer product errors
  • Faster processes
  • Reduction in lost documentation
  • Faster response times

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Unlock the Autodesk Vault – An On-Demand Webinar

Download our On-Demand webinar – Unlock the Vault – A Practical Guide to Autodesk Vault.

As the manufacturing industry continues to see rapid change, leading companies need to find ways to keep pace through digitisation. Data is your most valuable resource and keeping your critical product data at the centre of your design and manufacturing processes is the key to meeting growing demands. Autodesk Vault takes care of your data, while you take care of business.

Unlock the Vault –  Autodesk Vault Webinar

In this  webinar, we will take a practical look at managing your design data with Autodesk Vault, including demonstrations of;

  •     Fast data searching
  •     Data reuse
  •     Automated engineering change orders
  •     Web access

Fill out the form below to access the Vault Webinar

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Unlock the Vault – A Practical Guide to Autodesk Vault

Unlock the Vault – A Practical Guide to Autodesk Vault

As the manufacturing industry continues to see rapid change, leading companies need to find ways to keep pace through digitisation. Data is your most valuable resource and keeping your critical product data at the centre of your design and manufacturing processes is the key to meeting growing demands. Autodesk Vault takes care of your data, while you take care of business.

In this  webinar, we will take a practical look at managing your design data with Autodesk Vault, including demonstrations of;

  •     Fast data searching
  •     Data reuse
  •     Automated engineering change orders
  •     Web access
6th May 2021 – 2pm 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Vault Mobile App!

Live webinar from Autodesk : Everything You Need to Know About the Vault Mobile App!

Need to access data on the go? Now you can.

The Vault mobile app makes it easier to stay up to date on your projects and collaborate with others when you’re away from your desktop computer. Find out how the app will give you the flexibility to work with your vaulted design and engineering data anytime, anywhere.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to get started with the Vault mobile app and begin using it to:

  • Take your design data with you on the go
  • Search and view 2D/3D designs
  • Review, approve, and sign documents
  • Perform QR, barcode, simple, and extended searches
  • Create and participate in change orders, and more

We will be recording the webinar and the recording will be sent out via email after the event.

Hear from an expert

Irvin is a Product Manager on the Autodesk Vault team based in Novi, Michigan. He has worked at Autodesk for eleven years starting in product support and as a user experience designer. Irvin is a Microsoft® Certified Professional and has been working in the information technology field for more than 27 years. He helps partners, consulting, and sales develop Vault deployment plans in enterprise environments and system requirements. You can find multiple classes Irvin has presented at Autodesk University, on a wide range of Vault topics. Irvin is a technology geek and loves sharing with the community on Twitter (@ihayesjr).

Irvin Hayes

Register for the webinar now to discover what you can do with the new Vault mobile app.

More about Quadra Solutions

Quadra Solutions provide Autodesk Design software solutions for the Construction and Manufacturing industries. InventorRevitAutoCAD Collections and Vault software helps our customers design, visualise, innovate and implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions.

Our software solutions, consultancy, training and technical support to the manufacturing, architectural, construction and product design industries is some of the best in our industry. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Quadra specialises in helping businesses adapt and adopt efficient and effective design workflows, innovate and embed data management solutions. We pride ourselves on our consultative approach to working with customers as their technology partner.

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5 Useful Things Design Engineers are doing whilst Working from Home

As Boris announces phase whatever number we are on now, many of us will be returning or continuing to work from home. And we. at Quadra started to wonder, if a full lockdown occurs, what useful things Design Engineers could and have been doing whilst at home. So we have created a list of our favourite ones.

1. Library Management and Streamlining existing processes

Vault

Library maintenance and organisation is essential for anyone who manages their data through Vault and let’s be honest organising your files and getting rid of redundant data is never a pleasant job. But we found a great article from 2010 which gives you some great ideas for cleaning up your Vault Workspace. Check it out here

AutoCAD

Upgrade your standard AutoCAD blocks to dynamic blocks to aid functionality.

Add attributes for data extraction or add standardise attributes within block for clean data extraction. Invest time in creating tool palettes to ease the distribution and standardisation of block insertion.

Understand and implement data fields, to reduce user input requirements.

2. Take a look at some of the new technologies and tools available

It’s a great time to have a look at some of the newest cloud-based tools out there.

Vault Mobile app

Why not try the Vault mobile app. You can download the app for iOS devices, iPhone and iPad, in the Apple App Store here.

BIM 360

For the Architectural side of life, BIM 360 is helping people design and collaborate, whilst keeping designs on track.

AutoCAD Mobile App

Edit, create and view CAD drawings in the AutoCAD mobile app

Use the AutoCAD mobile app to design on-the-go via iOS or Android devices.

AutoCAD® mobile app has core design and drafting tools. Work on your CAD drawings any time, anywhere – even offline.

  • Update DWG™ files in real-time
  • Access drawings with your smartphone or tablet
  • Get the app included with an AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT subscription or purchase separately

 

3. Now is a great time to talk Training

According to the Association of Talent Development, companies that invest in comprehensive training for their employees enjoy on average 24% higher profits than those who don’t.  

We are well aware that squeezing training into your work schedule is next to impossible, in fact, most employers are only able to commit 1% of their employees time to essential professional development. Covid-19 has forced us all to spend more time away from the office and less time commuting, so is now a good time to talk training?

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4. Find some great people to learn from

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We’ve been very impressed at Quadra with some of the blogs and content that are being generated during Lockdown. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Construction and Built Environment

Manufacturing and Product Design

5. Make sure you can continue to work at home

Back up your data

VPN

By configuring your workstation to connect to a secure VPN or Virtual Private Network design engineers are able to take it home, connect it to the internet and work as if you are plugged into your network at the office. Your connection to Autodesk Vault and your drive mappings to company servers should work fine (if not a little slow). Remember though if you take your desktop or tower PC home they don’t usually have WiFi so you will need to set up close to your router or use Powerline Adapters*, just make sure you get the ones with Ethernet ports built-in (and take home a network cable).

If you are using network licenses you may need to increase the amount of time your application will wait before it gives up trying to get a license. This involves setting up a system variable on your workstation. See here for instructions. Click here

Inventor Users

For you Inventor users, if none of the options above are suitable and you decide to copy your data to your workstation and take it home please consider the following:-

  • Copy your Templates and Design Data folders too.
  • You may need to create a new Project (.ipj) file to point to your local hard drive and templates.
  • The files you are working on are not visible to other users so stay in touch when working on parts of a model which may influence other parts of the design.

Useful Resources

The Autodesk Resource Center Click here

Guidelines for installing and using Autodesk software in a virtual environment

Best practices for optimizing your VPN

Best practices for accessing Autodesk software while working remotely

Guidelines and help for using Autodesk software at home

Online Web-Based Autodesk Training from Quadra

We have adapted many of our courses so that they can be delivered safely online. Have a look at our Online Autodesk Training Courses below.

Benefits of Online Training

  • An interactive virtual classroom – Desktop sharing, chat, and audio functions allow instant feedback from the instructor and direct interaction between students
  • Individualised attention – Classes are limited to 5 delegates
  • A high-performance environment –  Autodesk Online classes use our high-performance servers running the latest Autodesk design software
  • Immersive learning – Students experience the technology with practical hands-on lessons and help from instructors as needed
  • Immediate feedback – The testing module provides students with immediate feedback and assessment of skills.

Online Autodesk Training Courses

Inventor Training

Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design    FIND OUT MORE

Inventor Training

Autodesk Inventor Advanced Assembly Modelling   FIND OUT MORE

Inventor Training

Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modelling     FIND OUT MORE

Inventor Training

Inventor Introduction to Solid Modelling   FIND OUT MORE

Vault Training

Vault Data Management for Inventor Users   FIND OUT MORE

Revit Training

Revit Architecture: Site and Structural Design    FIND OUT MORE

Revit Training

Revit Template and Family Creation     FIND OUT MORE

Revit Training

Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals     FIND OUT MORE

AutoCAD Training

AutoCAD Beyond the Basics      FIND OUT MORE

AutoCAD Training

Autodesk AutoCAD Essentials       FIND OUT MORE

Fusion Training

Autodesk Fusion 360 Essentials         FIND OUT MORE

Fusion Training

Autodesk Fusion 360 Taster            Fusion Training

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More training courses

Inventor Update Training

CAM essentials Training

 

About our Autodesk Training Centre

We have been an Accredited Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) since 2001 and provide training for Autodesk and eCADSTAR and IPC CID. Our most popular courses, InventorRevit and AutoCAD courses are scheduled throughout the year and can be delivered in a variety of ways.

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Got a new starter? – Autodesk Essentials Training

Autodesk Essential Training – We all had to start somewhere and getting to grips with new and regularly updated software can be challenging. Often “on the job” training just isn’t enough to ensure you get the most from your staff and from the software.

Our Autodesk Essentials Training courses ensure that your new member of staff is ready to take on the day-to-day challenges while helping them bring new ideas to your team.  

We have been an Accredited Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) since 2001 and provide training for Autodesk and eCADSTAR and IPC CID. Our most popular courses, InventorRevit and AutoCAD courses are scheduled throughout the year and can be delivered in a variety of ways.

AutoCAD Essentials

Our AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT courses are designed for new AutoCAD software users, who require comprehensive training. The training incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT.

Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modelling

This course covers the fundamental principles of 3D parametric part design, assembly design, and creating production-ready part and assembly drawings using Autodesk Inventor. 

Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals

In this Revit Architecture training course, delegates use Revit Architecture to learn about Building Information Modelling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation.

Inventor CAM Essentials

This course enables users to successfully create programs featuring 2D and 3D toolpaths for transfer to a CNC machine in a manufacturing environment.

 
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Quadra Training, CPD & Support

Our extensive list of Authorised Autodesk Training are designed around you and your training needs. We deliver Autodesk InventorAutoCADRevit and Fusion/CAM and Vault. Our software support is some of the best in the industry, delivered by an incredibly knowledgeable and skilled team of Application Support Staff. 

Where will your Autodesk Essentials Training take you?

At Quadra, we understand that it can be difficult in the fast-paced world of business to make time for personal development. That is why we have introduced the Quadra Training Passport to give you, more freedom and flexibility in how you receive training.

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