Inventor 2014 Essential Training:
Already up and running? This course is the next step in building your Autodesk Inventor skillset. Author John Helfen takes you through the interface and key processes of this parametric design system, including sketching, part modeling, assemblies, and drawings. Each process works in conjunction with the rest, allowing you to create parts and assemblies and document them in a way that they can be manufactured.
Learn how to set up your project file; create and modify geometry; create extrusions, sweeps, and lofts;build parts with placed features and patterns of features; and create iParts and iFeatures. John also covers assembly visualization techniques, drawing views, and balloons and parts lists.
The course was created and produced by John Helfen. We’re honored to host this training in our library.
– Customizing Inventor’s menus
– Drawing rectangles, arcs, splines, and slots
– Moving, copying, and rotating geometry
– Trimming, splitting, scaling, and stretching geometry
– Creating work planes
– Projecting and importing geometry
– Creating extrusions, revolves, sweeps, and lofts
– Adding holes to a part model
– Creating rectangular feature patterns
– Creating iParts and iFeatures
– Using constraints to position parts
– Creating drawing views
– Setting dimensions
Sheet Metal Design with Inventor:
CAD software like Autodesk Inventor makes sheet metal design quick and cost-effective. This course shows designers how to use Inventor to plan, create, modify, and document sheet metal parts and assemblies. Author Thom Tremblay demonstrates how to set up your working environment, create flanges and other features with Inventor’s specialized sheet metal tools, and modify parts-cutting, seaming, punching, and ripping as you go. He also shows how to reuse existing design features through the use of the fold operation. Finally, when your part is finalized and ready for manufacturing, let Thom show you how to document your design and get the flat pattern to production.
– Preparing your Inventor project
– Adding flanges to a part
– Cleaning up edges with hems
– Using the Bend feature
– Reusing existing data
– Making cuts in parts
– Opening parts with the Rip tool
– Improving productivity with the pattern tools
– Creating and editing a flat pattern