Autodesk Inventor – Learning Inventor


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Autodesk Inventor - Learning Inventor


To teach delegates the fundamental principles of 3D parametric part design, assembly design, and creating production-ready part and assembly drawings using Autodesk® Inventor®. Hands-on exercises representing real-world, industry-specific design scenarios are included. This class will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the principle 3D design validation and documentation processes necessary for developing products using Autodesk Inventor. After completion delegates will be able to capture design intent by using the proper techniques and recommended workflows for creating intelligent 3D parametric parts. Create, place and constrain custom and standard components in an assembly, simulate mechanisms, animate assembly designs and check for interferences. Delegates will also be able to document design using base, projected, section, detail and isometric drawing views, document assemblies using standard and exploded drawing views. Finally follow drafting standards while dimensioning and annotating drawing views with automated balloons and parts list. New Autodesk Inventor Users should attend this course.


3 Days (9:30am – 4:30pm)


No previous CAD experience is necessary. Working knowledge of drafting, design, or mechanical engineering principles, and Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Autodesk inventor user interface
  • View manipulation
  • Designing parametric parts

Basic Sketching Techniques

  • Creating 2D Sketches
  • Geometric Constraints
  • Dimensioning Sketches

Basic Shape Design

  • Creating Basic Sketched Features
  • Intermediate Sketching
  • Editing Parametric Parts
  • 3D Grip Editing
  • Creating Work Features
  • Creating Basic Swept Shapes

Detailed Shape Design

  • Creating chamfers and Fillets
  • Creating Holes and Threads
  • Patterning and Mirroring Features
  • Creating Thin-Walled parts

Assemble Design Overview

  • Designing Assemblies
  • Using project files in Assembly Design

Placing, Creating and Constraining Components

  • Placing components in an assembly
  • Constraining components
  • Placing standard components using the content center.
  • Basic part design in an assembly.

Interacting with an Assembly

  • Identifying parts in an assembly
  • Analysis and motion tools
  • Presenting your assembly

Basic View Creation

  • Drawing creation environment
  • Base and projected views
  • Section views
  • Detail views
  • Crop views
  • Managing views

Dimension, Annotations and Tables

  • Automated Dimensioning Techniques
  • Manual Dimensioning Techniques
  • Annotating Holes and Threads
  • Creating Centerlines, symbols, and leaders
  • Revision tables and tags

Annotating Assembly Drawings

  • Assembly-centric bill of materials
  • Creating and customizing parts list
  • Creating Balloons

Drawing Standards and Resources

  • Setting Drawing Standards
  • Drawing Resources

Next Steps

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