Autodesk Inventor: Sheet Metal Design

2 days
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Course Objectives

Inventor Sheet Metal Design introduces the concepts and techniques of sheet metal modeling with AutoDesk Inventor. The topics presented in this training guide enable students to create features that are specific to the sheet metal modeling process.The structure of the guide follows the standard sequence of design stages in Inventor. That is, to create sheet metal parts, edit them, generate flat patterns, and to document the designs in drawings.

Prerequisites:

Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling or equivalent.

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

DAY 1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sheet Metal Modeling

  • 1.1 Sheet Metal Concepts
  • 1.2 Sheet Metal Terminology
  • 1.3 Sheet Metal Environment
  • 1.4 Sheet Metal Design Process

Chapter 2: Sheet Metal Base Features

  • 2.1 Applying Existing Sheet Metal Defaults
  • 2.2 Creating a Face as a Base Feature
  • 2.3 Creating a Contour Flange as a Base Feature

Chapter 3: Sheet Metal Secondary Features

  • 3.1 Sheet Metal Parameters
  • 3.2 Bend Relief Shapes
  • 3.3 Faces as Secondary Features
  • 3.4 Contour Flanges as Secondary Features

Chapter 4: Flanges

  • 4.1 Creating Flanges
  • 4.2 Corner Relief Options

Chapter 5: Bending Sheet Metal

  • 5.1 Creating Hems
  • 5.2 Folds
  • 5.3 Bend Features

DAY 2

Chapter 6: Creating Rounds and Chamfers

  • 6.1 Creating Corner Rounds
  • 6.2 Creating Corner Chamfers

Chapter 7: Sheet Metal Cuts

  • 7.1 Creating Cut Features
  • 7.2 Creating Straight Holes
  • 7.3 Using Punch Tool Features
  • 7.4 Creating a Punch Tool

Chapter 8: Corner Seams

  • 8.1 Creating Corner Seams and Miters
  • 8.2 Creating Corner Rips
  • 8.3 Converting Corner Seams and Bends

Chapter 9: Flat Pattern Environment

  • 9.1 Creating Flat Patterns
  • 9.2 Orienting Flat Patterns
  • 9.3 Punch Representations
  • 9.4 Bend Angle
  • 9.5 Flat Pattern Cleanup
  • 9.6 Exporting to DXF/DWG

Chapter 10: Documentation and Annotation

  • 10.1 Sheet Metal Drawing Terminology
  • 10.2 Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
  • 10.3 Bend and Punch Notes
  • 10.4 Bend Tables
  • 10.5 Punch Tables

Chapter 11: Converting Parts to Sheet Metal

  • 11.1 Converting solid model to sheet metal
  • 11.2 Non-Ruled Surfaces