Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling

5 days

Free student software

Course Objectives

This course instructs users in best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Users acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling

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 Inventor

  • Solid Modeling
  • Inventor Fundamentals
  • The Inventor Interface
  • Model Manipulation

Chapter 2 Creating the Base Feature

  • Solid Base Features

Chapter 3 Sketching Geometry

  • Sketch Geometry
  • Design Intent

Chapter 4 Additional Sketching Tools

  • Advanced Editing Tools
  • Using Existing Geometry
  • Over-Dimensioned Sketches
  • Sketch Preferences

Chapter 5 Sketched Secondary Features

  • Extruded Secondary Features
  • Revolved Secondary Features
  • Editing Sketched Secondary Features
  • Creation Sequence

Chapter 6 Creating Pick and Place Features

  • Edge Chamfer
  • Constant Fillets
  • Variable Fillets
  • Face Fillets
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Straight Holes
  • Threads
  • Editing Pick and Place Features

Chapter 7 Work Features

  • Work Planes
  • Work Axes
  • Work Points

Chapter 8 Fixing Problems

  • Sketch Failure
  • Feature Failure

Chapter 9 Equations

  • Equations
  • Parameters

Chapter 10 Additional Features and Functions

  • Face Draft
  • Split a Face or Part
  • Shells
  • Ribs
  • Bend Part
  • Reorder Features
  • Insert Features
  • Suppress Features

Chapter 11 Sweep Features

  • Sweep Features

Chapter 12 Loft Features

  • Rail Lofts
  • Center Line Lofts
  • Advanced Loft Options

Chapter 13 Duplication Tools

  • Rectangular Sketch Patterns
  • Circular Sketch Patterns
  • Rectangular Feature Patterns
  • Circular Feature Patterns
  • Mirror Parts or Features
  • Manipulate Patterns and Mirror Features

Chapter 14 Feature Relationships

  • Establish Relationships
  • Control Relationships
  • Investigate Relationships
  • Change Relationships

Chapter 15 Assembly Environment

  • Assemble Components
  • Content Center
  • Assembly Browser
  • Save Files

Chapter 16 Manipulating Assembly Display

  • Move and Rotate Assembly Components
  • Suppress Constraints
  • Component Display
  • Selection Options in Assemblies

Chapter 17 Model Information

  • Measurement Tools
  • Model Properties
  • Change Part Units

Chapter 18 Design Presentation and Animation

  • Exploded View Presentations
  • Advanced Display Options

Chapter 19 Assembly Tools

  • Replace Components
  • Restructure Components
  • Driving Constraints
  • Contact Solver
  • Interference
  • Error Recovery

Chapter 20 Working With Projects

  • New Projects
  • Resolving Links
  • The Project Browser

Chapter 21 Drawing Basics

  • New Drawings
  • Manipulating Views

Chapter 22 Detailing Drawings

  • Dimensions
  • Dimension Styles
  • Parts List
  • Balloons
  • Styles and Standards
  • Drawing Sheet Preferences

Chapter 23 Assembly BOMs

  • Create Virtual Components
  • Create Bill of Materials

Chapter 24 Drawing Annotations

  • Text
  • Symbols
  • Hole and Thread Notes
  • Chamfer Notes
  • Center Marks and Centerlines
  • Hole Tables
  • Revision Tables and Tags

Chapter 25 Customizing Inventor

  • Application Options
  • Document Settings
  • File Properties

Chapter 26 Creating Emboss and Decal Features

  • Emboss Features
  • Decal Features