Inventor Essentials

Essentials Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
This training course will introduce you to the basics of using Autodesk Inventor. It will cover areas such as 2D Drafting, 3D parametric part design, assembly design and working drawings. Each candidate will use real world designs to facilitate in the learning of Inventor’s interface and features, as well as gaining an understanding of Inventor’s workflows. On completion of this course you will have gained the knowledge to create simple 3D parts and assemblies, along with the ability to create working drawings.

Prerequisites
No previous CAD experience is needed. Although a basic understanding of drafting skills and 3D design will be beneficial.

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Essentials

Inventor Essentials Course Outline

Getting Started
Autodesk Inventor User Interface
Overview
About Multiple Environments
About Project Files
Inventor File Types
Opening a part
Menus and Toolbars
About the Graphics Window
Context-Sensitive Tools
Marking menu
Exercise: Use the View Navigation Tools

Demonstration: 2D-3D-2D
(Designing Parametric Parts)

Overview
About Parametric Parts
Capturing Design Intent
Creating a simple component
Creating a working drawing
Making changes to the part
Viewing changes in the working drawing

Basic Part Creation
Basics of Sketching
Creating 2D Sketches
Overview
About Sketching
Reorienting the Initial Sketch
Basic Sketching Tools – Contents of
“Draw” and “Constrain” panels
Guidelines to Successful Sketches
Editing an Existing Sketch
Exiting From a Sketch
Exercise: Create a 2D Sketch
Constraining 2D Sketches
Overview
About Geometric Constraints
Applying Geometric Constraints
Showing and Deleting Constraints
Guidelines for Successful Constraining
Exercise: Constrain Sketches
Dimensioning Sketches
Overview
About Dimensional Constraints
Creating Dimensional Constraints
About Dimension Display and
Relationships
Guidelines for Dimensioning Sketches
Lesson: Basics of Solid Part Creation
Creating a Solid
Overview
Part Creation Environment
Contents of “Create” Panel
About Extruded Features
Creating Extruded Features
Specifying Operations and Extents
Creating Revolved Features
Specifying Operations and Extents
Fillets and Chamfers
Overview
About Chamfers and Fillets
Creating Chamfers
Creating Fillets
Guidelines for Creating Chamfers and
Fillets
Holes and Threads
Overview
About Hole Features
Creating Holes
Creating Threads

Basic Working Drawings
Creating Basic Working Drawings
Drawing Creation Environment
Overview
About Creating Drawings

About the Drawing Creation Environment
Placing Views
Overview
Creating Base Views
Creating Projected views
Properties of Editing Base and Projected
Views
Section Views
Overview
About Section Views
Moving and Editing Section Views
Detail Views
Overview
About Detail Views
Moving and Editing Detail Views
Managing Views
Overview
About View Organization
About Moving, Aligning and Editing Views

More Part Creation Techniques
Intermediate Sketching
Sketch Line Types
Overview
About Sketch Line Types
Creating and Using Construction Geometry
Creating and Using Reference Geometry
Patterning
Creating a Rectangular Pattern
Creating a Circular Pattern
Mirroring Sketch Features
Editing Parts
Editing Sketches
Overview
Finding in Browser
Editing a Sketch
Editing Features
Overview
Finding in Browser
Editing a Feature
Creating Work Features
Overview
About Work Features
Creating Work Planes
Create Work Axes

More Working Drawing Features
Annotation
Manual Dimension Techniques
Overview
About General, Baseline and Ordinate
Dimensioning
Creating General Dimensions
Creating Baseline Dimensions
Annotating Holes and Threads
Overview
About Holes and Thread Notes
Working with Hole and Thread Notes
Creating Linear Dimension Thread Notes
About Hole Tables
Creating Centrelines, Symbols and Leaders
Overview
About Centrelines and Centre marks
Creating Centrelines and Centre Marks
About Symbols
Documenting Views with Symbols
About Leaders and Text
Adding Leaders and Text
Editing Leaders and Text

Detailed Part Design
Patterns and Mirrors
Patterning
Overview
About Feature Reuse
Creating rectangular Patterns
Creating Circular Patterns

Mirroring
Overview
Mirroring Features Assemblies
Assembly Overview
Designing Assemblies
Overview
About Assembly Design
Assembly Design Approaches
Assembly Design Environment
Recommended assembly Design Workflow
Project Files and Assemblies
Overview
About Project Files
Creating a Project File
Lesson: Placing, Creating and Constraining
Components
Placing Components in an Assembly
Overview
About Placing Components in an Assembly
Constraining Components
Overview
About Assembly Constraints
The Constraints Tool
Placing Constraints
Viewing and Editing Constraints
Proper Constraining techniques
Placing Standard Components Using the
Content Center
Overview
About the Content Center
Using the content Center Consumers
Using the Content Center Consumer
Environment
Basic Part Design in an Assembly
Overview
About Designing and Editing in an
Assembly
Capturing Design Intent
Creating Components in Place
Editing Components in Place
Guidelines for In-Place Component
Design
Lesson: Interacting With an Assembly
Identifying Parts in an Assembly
Overview
Selecting Components
About Isolating Components
About Locating Components in the
Browser and Graphics Window
Analysis
Overview
Calculating Physical Properties

Annotating Assembly Drawings
Lesson: Bill of Materials and Parts lists
Bill of Materials
Overview
About the Bill of Materials
Using the Bill of Materials
Item Number Manipulation
Creating and Customizing Parts Lists
Overview
About Parts Lists
Creating Parts Lists
Editing Parts Lists
Creating Balloons
Overview
About Balloons
Placing Balloons Manually

Drawing Standards and Resources
Lesson: Setting Drawing Standards
Overview
About Styles
Using Layers

Inventor Intermediate

Intermediate Training – 2 Day Course

Objective of Course
This training course builds upon what was learnt during the Autodesk Inventor Essentials course. It covers more advanced sketching, modelling and assembly techniques such as parametric part design, 3D sketching, Multi-Body parts and others. Throughout this course various examples will be used to demonstrate and test the skills being learnt. On completion of this course you will be able to, use parameters to drive part design, create thin walled objects and create parts within an assembly among taking advantage of other modelling techniques.

Prerequisites
Participants should have knowledge of how Inventor works and should be comfortable with simple designs in a 3D environment. Completion of the Autodesk Inventor Essentials course is recommended and drafting and design experience is a plus.

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Intermediate

Inventor Intermediate Course Outline

Project Setup
Lesson: Setting up a Project
Overview
Project Types
Location

Part Creation
Lesson: Geometry Use
Sketching
Overview
Dimension Types & Alignment (Arc Length)
Displaying Degrees of Freedom
Ellipses and Polygons
Splines: Handles, Dimensioning, Tangency,
Radius of Curvature, Smooth and Tangent
Constraint.
Inserting AutoCAD geometry
Basic 3D Sketching
Parametric Parts
Overview
Creating Parameters
Dimension Display
Linking Dimensions
User Parameters
Linking Part Dimensions to Parameters
Exporting Parameters for Later Use
Lesson: Detailed Part Design
Adding Detail
Using the Decal Command
Creating Embossed/Engraved Text
Fillet Options, Face & Full Round Fillet
Creating Lofted Shapes
Selecting Sections
Loft Types
Setting Conditions
Manual Transition Selection
Selecting Rails (Boat Example)
Creating Swept Shapes
Overview
About Swept Shapes
Creating Swept Shapes
Guidelines for creating Swept Shapes
Using Path & Guide Surface
Creating a Coil
Overview
About Coils
Needed Sketches
Coil Options
Thin-Walled Parts (Shell)
Overview
About Thin-Walled Parts
Remove Faces
Automatic Face Chain
Other Commands
Split
Overview
Creating A Split Tool
Split options

Multi-Body Part
Overview
Creating a “New Solid”
Viewing Multiple Solids
Using Face Draft
Overview
Face Draft Options
Needed Geometry Intro to Derived Parts
Overview
About Derived Parts
Creating A Derived Part
Creating Sheet Metal Parts
Overview
Sheet Metal Defaults
Sheet Metal Commands
Create Flat Pattern

Assembly Design
Lesson: Creating & Constraining Components
Constraining Components
Overview
Motion Constraints
Contact Sets
Constraint Limits
Basic Part Design in an Assembly
Overview
Creating Components in Place
Editing Components in Place
Placing Standard Components Using the Content
Center
Overview
Manually Placing Frame Members
Using Frame Generator
Lesson: Interacting With an Assembly
Motion and Sub-Assemblies
Overview
Flexible Assemblies
Analysis
Overview
Bill of Materials
Checking for Interferences
Driving Constraints for Simple Motion and
Analysis
Re-Using Designs
Overview
iLogic Copy Design
Shrinkwrap
Presenting Your Assembly
Overview
About Presentations
Creating Presentation Views
Creating Tweaks and Trails
Representations
Overview
View Reps.
Position Reps.
Level of Detail Reps.

Styles and Libraries
Sheet Metal Styles
Material Library
Appearance Library

Detailing
Lesson: Basics
Dimensioning
Dimension Arc Lengths
Dimension to Apparent Intersection
Base and Projected Views
Overview
Creating Exploded Drawing Views
Drawing and View Sketches
Overview
Creating Drawing Sketches
Creating View Sketches
Breakout View
Overview
Breakout options

More Working Drawing Features
Lesson: Annotation
Sketch Symbols
Creating Sketch Symbols
Using Sketch Symbols
Annotating Using Tables
Overview
Bend Tables

Annotating Assembly Drawings
Lesson: Bill of Materials and Parts lists
Bill of Materials
Overview
About the Bill of Materials
Item Number Manipulation
Parts List and View Reps
Lesson: Drawing Standards and Resources
Setting Drawing Standards
Overview
About Styles
Creating Styles with the Style Editor
About Drawing Standards
Properties of Drawing Standards
Defining the Active Style
Drawing Resources
Overview
About Drawing Sheets
Creating Sheets
About Custom Borders & Title Blocks
Creating custom Borders
Creating Custom Title Blocks

Advanced Assemblies
Lesson: Design Accelerators
Introduction to the Design Accelerators
Bolted Connections
Shaft Generator

Inventor Advanced

Advanced Training – 2 Day Course

Objective of Course
This advanced training will build upon the foundation work learnt in the Essentials and Intermediate courses. You will learn how to create more advanced parametric and adaptive features, parts and assemblies through the use of Parameters and Adaptive Assemblies. Learn how to decrease your design time through this and other tools such as Design Accelerator for fast and accurate design of gears and belts.

Prerequisites
You must be a current Inventor user and have a good understanding of part modelling and assembly design. Knowledge gained from our Autodesk Inventor Intermediate Course will be a plus.

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Advanced

Inventor Advanced Course Outline

Part Creation
Lesson: Templates
Creating Templates
Overview
What to include
Save Location
Using Templates
Accessing Templates
Editing Templates
Lesson: 2D Sketching
Using Open Profiles
Overview
Creating Geometry
Using open Geometry
Line Properties
Colour
Type
Weight
Lesson: Detailed Part Design
3D Sketching
Creating Geometry
Projecting Geometry
Constraining Geometry
Feature Reuse
Overview
Pattern Features With Advanced Options
(Sweep and Spiral)
Fillet Options
Various Radius
Fillet Runoff
Rib
Type
Options
Loft
Merge Tangent Faces
Sweep
Guide Surface
Surface Modelling
Overview
About Surface Modelling
Creating Surface Geometry
Using Surface Geometry in Modelling
Operations

Sculpt
Overview
Uses
Derived Parts
Overview
About Derived Parts
Deriving Geometry
Parameters
Overview
Linking Excel Tables
Updating Design
iParts
Overview
Creating an iPart
Editing values

Assembly Design
Lesson: Creating an Assembly
Skeletal Modelling
Overview
Designing the Base
Creating Parts from the Base
3D Sketching in an Assembly
Overview
Creating Work Features
Creating Parts
Lesson: Interacting With an Assembly
Analysis
Overview
Driving Constraints for Simple Motion and
Analysis
Re-using Assemblies
Overview
Mirror Assembly
Pattern Assembly
Presenting Your Assembly
Overview
Creating Presentation Views
Creating Tweaks and Trails
About Animating Presentations
Animating Presentations
Representations
Overview
View Reps.
Position Reps.
Level of Detail Reps.

Advanced Design & Modelling
Lesson: Modelling
Adaptive Design
Introduction to Adaptive Design
Cross-Part Projection Techniques
Adaptive Design Between Separate
Components
Copy Objects
Content Center
Overview of Content Center
Publishing Parts
Using the Content Center
Lesson: Design Accelerators
Introduction to the Design Accelerators
Frame Generator
Overview
Inserting Frames
Gear Generator
About
Generating a Gear Set
Belt Generator
About
Generating Belts
Calculators
About
Using Calculators
Welded Designs
Introduction to Weldments
Creating Welds
Documenting Weldments

More Working Drawing Features
Lesson: Drawing Standards and Resources
Setting Drawing Standards
Overview
Creating Styles with the Style Editor
About Drawing Standards
Properties of Drawing Standards
Defining the Active Style
Using Layers