Inventor Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the 3D mechanical design within Autodesk Inventor. You will learn about part modeling, parts assembly and creating production-ready part and assembly drawings. You will also learn how to create a simple animation for your model.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principal 3D design, validation, and documentation processes necessary for developing products using Autodesk Inventor.

What Will You Learn?

  • Using proper techniques and recommended workflows for creating 3D parts.
  • Create, place and constrain components in assembly.
  • Simulate mechanisms, animate assembly designs, and check for interferences.
  • Document designs and assemblies using appropriate drawing views.

Who Should Attend?

New user of Autodesk Inventor.

Course Outline

✚ Connecting to Inventor’s Interface
  • Modeling concept and workflow in Autodesk Inventor
  • Exploring Autodesk Inventor’s graphical user interface
  • Differentiate Autodesk Inventor files type
  • Using visualization tolls
  • Working with project file

✚ Sketching and Modeling Techniques in Part Design
  • Sketching with dimension and constraints control
  • Extrusion
  • Revolution
  • Sketching on solid face
  • Editing on sketching and part modeling
  • Fillet and chamfer on solid
  • Creating hole in 3D solid
  • Setting application option

✚ Advanced Modeling Techniques
  • Creating complex sweep and loft
  • Creating shell on solid model
  • Multi-body parts
  • Pattern features

✚ Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Data
  • Place views of a part in appropriate position
  • Editing views visualization
  • Adding details to drawing views
  • Dimensioning

✚ Assembly Design Workflows
  • Understanding grounded component concept
  • Apply proper constraint in assembly
  • Applying item from content center
  • Differentiate main and sub-assembly
  • Importance of Bill of Materials

✚ Advanced Assembly and Engineering Tools
  • Top-down design
  • Use assembly design accelerator to save workload
  • Working with express mode

✚ Customizing Styles and Templates
  • Customize style editor
  • Defining a new material
  • Utilize drawing resources in Autodesk Inventor drawing
  • Understanding concept of template in Autodesk Inventor
  • Creating a quick-start template

✚ Creating Advanced Drawing and Detailing
  • Understanding and using advanced drawing views
  • Differentiate sketching on drawing paper on view
  • Utilize advanced drawing annotation tools

✚ Creating Image and Animation from Design Model
  • Benefit of manually or automatically exploded view
  • Learn better way to present your product
  • Making a movie of the assembly
  • Understand the overall workflow of Autodesk Inventor

✚ Working with NonInventor Data
  • Exploring data formats for import and export
  • Sharing AutoCAD data information

✚ Automating the Design Process and TableDriven Design
 

Inventor Advanced Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles of sheet metal design. You will learn how to create and manage sheet metal designs; understand basic sheet metal concepts, and builds on them to include complex modeling practices for forming sheet metal parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the sheet metal design, validation, and documentation processes necessary for developing products using Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal.

What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the terms and concepts of sheet metal design, create a sheet metal part and manage sheet metal styles.
  • Explain the characteristics of a face, flange, contour flange, and hem sheet metal feature and create them.
  • Create sheet metal designs by employing skeletal modeling, using legacy flat pattern and 3D models.
  • Create and edit sheet metal drawings and document them using annotation tools designed specifically for sheet metal drawings.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Understanding Sheet Metal
  • Exploring user interface of Autodesk Inventor sheet metal
  • Sheet metal concept and terminologies
  • Benefit of each sheet metal design methods
  • Understand sheet metal templates and rules

✚ Sheet Metal Features and Operation
  • Starting with a base features
  • Creating secondary flange features
  • Folding and bending
  • Cuts and Hole
  • Corner
  • Unfold and refold
  • Mirror and pattern features

✚ Working with the Sheet Metal Flat Pattern
  • Exploring the flat pattern edit features
  • Adding manufacturing information
  • Using flat pattern definition dialog box
  • Manufacturing flat pattern
  • Sketching on flat pattern

✚ Annotating Sheet Metal Design on Paper
  • Link Autodesk Inventor knowledge for creating custom drawing for sheet metal design
  • Adding bend, punch and flat pattern annotation
  • Punch table
  • Cosmetic centerlines

✚ Understanding Frame Generator
  • Accessing frame generator tool
  • Work with frame file

✚ Inserting Frame Members
  • Skeleton model
  • Specify a structural shape
  • Changing the orientation and placement
  • Using change tool

✚ End Treatment and Maintaining Frames
  • Miter
  • Trim and extend
  • Notch frame member
  • Remove end treatment

✚ Publishing Frame Members
  • Author and publish a part
  • Create BOMs for frame generator assembly

✚ Understanding Weldment Design
  • Exploring weldment design methodologies
  • Weld preparation and machining features

✚ Create Weldment
  • Cosmetic Welds
  • Weld beads
  • Fillet welds
  • Groove welds
  • Weld properties and combinations

✚ Document Weldment Stages in Drawing
  • Use weld symbol
  • End fill
  • Caterpillar
  • Generating BOM across welded assembly

✚ iLogic
  • Create and edit iLogic rules
  • Use multi-value list parameters
  • Use conditional statements
  • Suppress features
  • Work with iProperties


Inventor Advanced - Plastic Design Features Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles of mold design for plastic parts. You will learn how to create a mold cavity and core, design the injection feeding systems as well as other required components for a mold. You will also learn how to analyze and document design using Inventor Tooling.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide users with a thorough understanding of the principle requirements and components of a plastic part mold; how to design, validate and document an injection mold design using Autodesk Inventor

What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the characteristics and process of creating a plastic part mold design and begin the process of creating a mold assembly.
  • Create the mold core and cavity after configuring and analyzing the part.
  • Complete the creation of a mold design by adding mold layout features and assembly design components.
  • Analyze the overall mold design, generate 2D drawings and explain how to provide DWF files to others

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Begin Creating Plastic Injection Molds
  • Plastic injected part design
  • Create a mold assembly
  • Adjust and pattern a placed part

✚ Learn to Create Plastic Part Using Inventor
  • Thicken and offset
  • Differentiate shell and split
  • Understand grill and rest
  • Rule fillet
  • Understand boss and snap
  • Creating lip and groove
  • Rib, web and draft

✚ Designing Mold Core and Cavity
  • Gate position, material shrinkage and workpiece definition
  • Analysis for optimization
  • Parting design
  • Core/cavity inserts

✚ Mold Layout and Assembly Design
  • Creating runners, gates and cold wells
  • Creating mold base
  • Ejecting part
  • Sprue bushings and locating rings
  • Cooling system
  • Lock sets
  • Combining mold components

✚ Verify and Communicate Mold Design
  • Analysis for verification
  • Communicating mold design


Inventor Advanced - Sheet Metal Design

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles of sheet metal design. You will learn how to create and manage sheet metal designs; understand basic sheet metal concepts, and builds on them to include complex modeling practices for forming sheet metal parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the sheet metal design, validation, and documentation processes necessary for developing products using Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal.

What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the terms and concepts of sheet metal design, create a sheet metal part and manage sheet metal styles.
  • Explain the characteristics of a face, flange, contour flange, and hem sheet metal feature and create them.
  • Create sheet metal designs by employing skeletal modeling, using legacy flat pattern and 3D models.
  • Create and edit sheet metal drawings and document them using annotation tools designed specifically for sheet metal drawings.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Understanding Sheet Metal
  • Exploring user interface of Autodesk Inventor sheet metal
  • Sheet metal concept and terminologies
  • Benefit of each sheet metal design methods
  • Understand sheet metal templates and rules

✚ Getting to know the Features
  • Starting with a base features
  • Creating secondary flange features
  • Face
  • Flanges
  • Contour flanges
  • Contour rolls
  • Lofted flange
  • Hem

✚ Adding, Removing or Deforming Operation
  • Cuts, hole and punch
  • Folding and bending
  • Corner round and corner chamfer
  • Corner seam
  • Unfold and refold
  • Rip
  • Mirror and pattern features

✚ Sheet Metal Design Techniques
  • Sheet metal design approaches
  • Using skeletal models
  • Using legacy DXF/DWG flat layout geometry
  • Using legacy 3D geometry
  • Complex sheet metal creation techniques
  • Punch library setup

✚ Working with the Flat Pattern
  • Exploring the flat pattern edit features
  • Adding manufacturing information
  • Using flat pattern definition dialog box
  • Manufacturing flat pattern
  • Sketching on flat pattern

✚ Annotating Sheet Metal Design on Paper
  • Link Autodesk Inventor knowledge for creating custom drawing for sheet metal design  Adding bend, punch and flat pattern annotation
  • Punch table
  • Cosmetic centerlines


Inventor Advanced - Simulation Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles and recommended workflows for analyzing designs and creating dynamic simulations of mechanisms. You will learn to validate digital prototypes by simulating the operation of mechanisms and motorized assemblies. You will also learn how to analyze parts and assemblies, perform parametric design studies, and use modal analysis.

Course Duration

1 Day

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to introduce users to the user interface, tools, and recommended workflows in the Autodesk Inventor Professional Dynamic Simulation and Stress Analysis environments.

What Will You Learn?

  • Validate digital prototypes by creating dynamic simulations of mechanisms using joints and environmental constraints.
  • Eliminate redundancies in a design.
  • Interpret dynamic simulations results.
  • Analyze parts and assemblies and perform parametric design studies.
  • Practice solving real-world design problems.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Introduction to Engineering Analysis
  • Stress analysis overview
  • Dynamics simulation overview

✚ Conducting Stress Analysis
  • Static stress vs modal analysis
  • Simplifying model

✚ Simulation
  • Applying simulation constraints
  • Applying loads
  • Specifying contact conditions
  • Preparing thin bodies
  • Generating mesh
  • Running simulation

✚ Analyzing Stress
  • Interpreting results

✚ Analysis Simulation Results
  • Using result, scaling, display and report tools
  • Conducting parameter studies

✚ Frame Analysis
  • Frame analysis setting
  • Frame constraints
  • Frame loads
  • Connection
  • Results

✚ Conducting Dynamic Simulation
  • Creating joints
  • Defining loads and joint properties
  • Building non-redundant models
  • Working with environmental constraints
  • Running simulations and analyzing results

✚ Export and Share Result
  • Exporting to FEA
  • Using dynamics simulation result with stress analysis
  • Exporting motion loads to stress analysis

✚ Engineering Problems and Solutions
  • Calculate the maximum acceleration of a cross
  • Create a cam part from motion outputs
  • Size a spring for a bike suspension
  • Size an actuator
  • Optimization of a link arm


Inventor Advanced - Tube and Pipe Design Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you the fundamental principles for creating and documenting rigid tube, flexible hose and piping systems. You will learn about features for setting tube and pipe style, adding runs and routes to mechanical assemblies or product designs, populating selected routes with library components and adding optional fitting.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide students the recommended workflows and basic skills needed to design and document rigid tubing, flexible hose, and piping systems using Autodesk Inventor.

What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the tube and pipe environment.
  • Set up routes and runs and place initial fittings in your tube and pipe design.
  • Create, edit and manage routes for rigid pipe, rigid tube and flexible hose designs.
  • Manage content libraries, publish custom content to libraries.
  • Document tube and pipe designs through the creation of 2D drawings and parts lists and export 3D data.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Introduction to Tube and Pipe
  • Understand tube and pipe environment
  • Understand routes, run and sub-assembly structure
  • Comparison between assembly and file structure

✚ Setup for Routes and Runs
  • Exploring tube and pipe styles
  • Authoring tube and pipe components
  • Placing fittings

✚ Routes and Runs
  • Creating rigid routes with more method
  • Sketching rigid routes
  • Editing rigid routes
  • Working with fittings in rigid routes
  • Flexible hose routes
  • Leveraging routes and runs

✚ Fittings and Components
  • Exporting ISOGEN
  • Managing libraries
  • Customize library content
  • Managing library content
  • Creating tube and pipe styles

✚ Documenting Tube and Pipe Assemblies
  • Representing tube and pipe designs
  • Documenting routes and runs
  • Exporting tube and pipe design data


Inventor Advanced - Cable and Harness Design

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles and recommended workflows for creating and documenting 3D electrical parts and wire harness designs. You will learn how to add electrical components, cables, and wires to a design, route wires through an assembly to create a harness and ribbon cables. You will also learn how to document the wire harness assembly in drawings and generate reports.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

The primary objective of this courseware is to provide students the recommended workflows and basic skills needed to using Autodesk Inventor.

What Will You Learn?

  • The functionality of cable and harness and the basic workflow to add and document cable and harness designs.
  • Wire a harness assembly.
  • Refine a cable and harness design.
  • Create and annotate 2D drawings and exporting the design data.
  • Create and manage the library files.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Inventor.

Course Outline

✚ Create Cable & Harness
  • Creating and placing electrical parts
  • Creating a harness

✚ Wire Harness Assembly
  • Adding wires and cables
  • Routing wires and cables
  • Importing wire and cable data
  • Adding ribbon cables

✚ Refine Cable and Harness Design
  • Modifying wires, cables, segments and ribbon cables
  • Working with splices
  • Working with virtual parts

✚ Communicate the Design
  • Creating drawing views of cable and harness designs
  • Annotating nailboards
  • Exporting and reporting design data

✚ Configure Library & Report Files
  • Library definitions and library files
  • Configuration files for reports, imports and exports


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