December 2019 Newsletter

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is a set of integrated 2D & 3D CAD, CAE, and CAM applications for product development and manufacturing planning. Watch the video below to see a brief overview of what is included in the collection.


AutoCAD, included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, offers several specialized toolsets in various fields such as electrical, mechanical, architecture, MEP, plant 3D, raster design, and map 3D.

Contact Applied Engineering for more information on the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

The AutoCAD Electrical Toolset Simplifies Design

AutoCAD Electrical includes all AutoCAD commands and a set of commands and features specifically for electrical design. Watch the video below to see how AutoCAD Electrical simplifies the design process.

AutoCAD Electrical

Electrical Documentation

  • Automatic report generation
  • Customer and supplier collaboration
  • Easily manage projects
  • PDF publishing

Electrical Schematic Design

  • Wire numbering, component tagging
  • Circuit design and reuse
  • Electrical schematic symbol libraries
  • Real-time error checking

Electrical Controls Design

  • Coil and contact cross-referencing
  • PLC I/O drawings from spreadsheets
  • Catalog Browser for parts
  • Interoperability with Inventor

Download a free trial of AutoCAD Electrical

AutoCAD Electrical Webinars and Virtual Meetups

AutoCAD Electrical Webinar

Boost Your Productivity with AutoCAD Electrical
If you are currently using AutoCAD to develop controls drawings or enlist AutoCAD Electrical as a de facto AutoCAD to complete your controls drawings, this is the webinar for you.

February session
Thursday, February 6, 2020
10:00 AM Central Time
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AutoCAD Electrical User Community Virtual Meetup
Are you using AutoCAD Electrical and wondering what else it can do? Do you have questions about tools within AutoCAD Electrical and would appreciate meeting with other professionals to help unlock its awesome features?

January session
Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:00 AM Central Time
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February session
Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:00 AM Central Time
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We Fit Your Design Software Challenges

The Challenge
Cross-Tech Manufacturing is a nationwide leader in the manufacturing of hydraulic rotary brush cutters. During a period of growth, Cross-Tech recognized that their software needs were changing. Their customers expected a certain level of professionalism that required them to be able to design and share said designs in a way that they were previously not able to.

The Solution
Applied Engineering recommended Autodesk Product Design Suite for 3D design simulation validation, Inventor Publisher for parts and assembly instruction, and Autodesk Vault for data management. As with all projects of this sort, we provided training, support, and implementation. By working with Applied Engineering, Cross-Tech was able to get up to speed with their new software solutions in less than 6 months.

Software Challenges

Contact Applied Engineering to learn more about the technology solutions we offer and to get a free consultation.

Product Lifecycle Management & Product Data Management – A Dynamic Duo

Using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help you eliminate bottlenecks, take control of change, and stay on top of status. PLM can help you manage Bills of Materials (BOMs), change, and New Product Introduction (NPI). When combined with Product Data Management (PDM), PLM keeps everyone in sync with engineering teams.

Beginning December 10th, 2019, Autodesk is introducing Vault PLM.

Vault PLM offers the PDM capabilities and the cloud-PLM capabilities of Fusion Lifecycle together in a single offering.

Watch the video below to see how combining Vault and Fusion Lifecycle can benefit your business.


For more information on PDM and PLM software, contact Applied Engineering today!

Autodesk Live Webinar

Securely Share Design Data Inside the Firewall & Beyond

Autodesk Live Webinar

To help you further develop your pipeline, Autodesk is hosting the webinar Securely Share Design Data Inside the Firewall & Beyond. In this webinar, Autodesk will demonstrate how to keep everything in a single, central location where everyone can access what they need, when they need it. Then, simplify review cycles with lightweight, read-only design representations that can be viewed directly from a web browser.

Securely Share Design Data Inside the Firewall & Beyond
Thursday, January 9, 2020
1:00pm Central Time
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Upcoming Webinars

Live Webinars

Autodesk Vault Professional Webinar
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
11:00am Central Time
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Autodesk Vault Professional is a product data management application that provides a modular and practical approach to controlling your design data. It bridges the gap between CAD data and the manufacturing process. Learn how to track the life cycle of designs and materials used to manufacture a product, and manage what you make, buy, assemble, and deliver to customers.

This webinar will discuss HOW and WHY you should use Autodesk Vault Pro:

  • Searching for Models
  • Reusing Design Data
  • Managing BOMs
  • Processing Changes
  • Accessing Product Data from Web Browser
  • Protect Data with Vault Backup

AutoCAD Electrical Essentials Webinar
Thursday, January 9, 2020
11:00am Central Time
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In this webinar, an AutoCAD Electrical expert at Applied will demonstrate some advanced functionality using the PLC I/O Utility such as:

  • Adding jumpers between rungs
  • Including a sub-circuit
  • Automatically add wire annotation information to your panel layouts.

Inventor iLogic Webinar
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11:00am Central Time
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Autodesk Inventor iLogic enables rules-driven design, providing a simple way to capture and reuse your work. Learn how to use iLogic to standardize and automate design processes and configure your virtual products.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Typical Bidding Process
  • Design Automation
  • Sales Automation
  • Steps to Adopt Automation

Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Webinar
Thursday, March 24, 2020
11:00am Central Time
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In this webinar, an Inventor expert at Applied will cover several functions related to building sheet metal parts using the Inventor Sheet Metal program. This includes:

  • The sheet metal design process
  • Creating base faces
  • Creating contour flanges/rolls
  • Working with sheet metal parameters
  • Generating flat patterns