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.


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

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