Get up and running with Inventor, the professional product and mechanical design software from Autodesk.
In this course, we will review the essential tools and techniques of this parametric design system, explaining how to build parts and assemblies and document them in a way that helps others understand how your designs can be manufactured.
Learn how to create a sketch and turn it into a 3D part with the Extrude, Revolve, and Loft tools. Find out how to combine multiple parts into an assembly to test the interactions before you spend time and money on manufacturing.
Finally, discover how to document your designs with drawings, and enhance them with visual styles and annotations.
- The Inventor workflow
- Drawing lines, shapes, and splines
- Modifying sketch geometry
- Creating work planes, axes, and points
- Projecting and importing geometry
- Modeling parts
- Building parts with placed features
- Creating patterns
- Creating sculpted objects
- Adding parts to an assembly
- Using constraints to position parts
- Enhancing designs with visualization techniques
- Creating drawing views
- Creating basic annotations
Inventor makes sheet metal design quick and cost-effective. In the next section of this course we will show designers how to use Inventor to plan, create, modify, and document sheet metal parts and assemblies.
We will teach 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. We will also teach you how to reuse existing design features through the use of the fold operation.
Finally, when your part is finalized and ready for manufacturing, we will 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