Autodesk Inventor: Advanced Assembly Modeling

3 days
Please contact FMC to schedule.

Free student software

Course Objectives

Inventor Advanced Assembly Modeling builds on the skills acquired in the Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling and Advanced Part Modeling training guides to take students to a higher level of productivity creating and working with assemblies in Inventor.

Our training guide begins by discussing the concept of Top-Down Design for assembly creation. Planning the assembly using the top-down design approach helps create clean, reusable geometry that interacts as expected with the rest of the assembly. This training guide covers the Inventor tools available for Top-Down Design, and other advanced assembly features aimed at increasing design efficiency, including Positional and Level of Detail Representations (including substitute), iMates and iAssemblies, Frame Generator, Design Accelerator and file management techniques.


The class assumes a mastery of Inventor basics as taught in Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling. Inventor Advanced Part Modeling is recommended, though not required.


Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Top-Down Design

  • Top-Down Design
  • Top-Down Design Technique
  • Top-Down Design Tools

Chapter 2: Assembly Parts and Features

  • Assembly Parts
  • Assembly Features

Chapter 3: Associative Links and Adaptive Parts

  • Associative Links
  • Adaptive Assembly Parts

Chapter 4: Skeleton Models & Derived Components

  • Skeleton Models
  • Working with Skeletons
  • Derived Components
  • Modify Derived Components

Chapter 5: Applying Motion with Constraints

  • Driving Constraints
  • Motion Constraints
  • Transitional Constraints


Chapter 6: iMates

  • iMates

Chapter 7: Positional Representations

  • Introduction to Positional Representations
  • Create and Edit Positional Representations
  • Using a Positional Representation

Chapter 8: Level of Detail Representations

  • Level of Detail Representations
  • System-Defined Level of Detail Representations
  • User-Defined Level of Detail Representations
  • Using Level of Detail Representations
  • Substitute Level of Detail Representations

Chapter 9: Design Accelerator

  • Design Accelerator
  • Generators
  • Calculators
  • Engineer’s Handbook

Chapter 10: Advanced File Management

  • Design Assistant
  • Design Assistant Options
  • Pack and Go
  • Purging Old Files
  • Copy Design using Autodesk Vault

Chapter 11: Inventor Studio

  • Introduction to Inventor Studio
  • Rendering
  • Animation
  • Video Producer
  • Creating a Standard Room


Chapter 12: iAssemblies

  • Introduction
  • Create Basic iAssemblies
  • Create Multi-Level iAssemblies
  • Create iAssemblies Using Existing Assemblies
  • Place iAssemblies
  • Edit iAssemblies

Chapter 13: Assembly Duplication Tools

  • Pattern Components
  • Mirror Components
  • Copy Components

Chapter 14: Assembly Bill of Materials

  • Create Virtual Components
  • Create Bill of Materials

Chapter 15: Frame Generator

  • Frame Generator
  • Structural Shape Author