AutoCAD - Inventor Fundamentals

Course Duration     –     3 days

Skill Level     –     Beginner

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  • Course Overview
    The Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modelling guide provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modelling, assembly design, and drawing production.
    ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE TRAINING YOU WILL RECEIVE:

    • Internationally Recognised Autodesk Attendance Certificate
    • Free eBook
    Course Prerequisites:
    • Basic Computer Skills • Basic Drawing Techniques
    Exams and Certifications
     
    Who should attend:
    • Multi-Disciplinary Draftsperson

Inventor in a nutshell

  • A brief interactive session to provide a feel for the product’s capability

 Introducing Inventor as a BIM tool

  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • What will BIM deliver? Industry drivers Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues

 UI Tour

  • Introduction to the Autodesk Inventor interface
  • Project setup
  • Concept of parametric 3D design
  • Exploring the general workflow of modelling parts
  • Creating detailed drawings
  • Assembly of the parts
  • Detailing the assembly

Parametric Sketching options

  • The principles of creating parameter-driven sketches
  • Creating part features using basic 2D and 3D sketches
  • Using AutoCAD data to create sketches

 Basic Part Modelling

  • The configuration of the general options and settings
  • Tools and techniques involved with the creation of a 3D parametric part

 Reusing parts and Features

  • This module introduces iParts and iFeatures
  • Improving efficiencies through the re-use of already created parts
  • It examines the different workflows involved in reusing parts and features

 Advanced Modell ng Techniques

  • This module examines some of the primary tools
  • Workflows used for multi-body part creation
  • Extrusion to complex combinations
  • Features such as curvy modelling techniques using:
  • 2D paths
  • Sweeps
  • Lofts
  • Exploring tolerances, parameters and iProperties.

 Assembly Design Workflows

  • Insight into this key concept of Autodesk Inventor design
  • How assembly relationships using constraints and joint tools are created
  • How to organise designs using structured sub-assemblies
  • Using adaptive components
  • Managing bills of materials
  • How to substitute parts for sub-assemblies
  • Working with assembly design accelerators, generators and designing calculations

 Creating Drawings and Annotations

  • This module introduces the drawing manager
  • Creation of templates and styles
  • Part and assembly drawings
  • Annotation
  • iParts and iAssembly drawings
  • How to share the drawings outside of the workgroup in a variety of formats such as DWF and PDF

 Presentations and Exploded Views

  • Presentation and storyboard tools available
  • How these are used to create exploded views of assemblies
  • Creating animated assembly instructions
  • Repair manuals
  • Part replacement diagrams
  • 3D views and how to publish the animated assemblies as videos or animated DWF files

 Large Assemblies

  • Large assemblies
  • How these are managed and opened quickly using the Express mode tools.
  • Explore the tools, tips, settings and LOD strategies

 Sheet Metal Parts

  • Productivity and capturing manufacturing requirements
  • How to create accurate sheet-metal models and flat patterns
  • How to create documentation and set up sheet-metal styles and templates

 The Frame Generator

  • Frame modelling
  • Member location
  • Member insertion
  • Treatments to frame ends
  • Creating structural frames
  • Publish profiles and Bills of Materials (BOM’s)

 Weldment Design

  • Understanding of parts and assemblies
  • Weldment modelling environment
  • Weldment design and documentation tools
  • Weldment workflows
  • Applying weld preparations
  • Weld beads
  • Welding symbols together
  • Quantify weldment design