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.

    • 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