Autodesk Inventor 2018

With Autodesk Inventor 2018, engineers can integrate 2D and 3D data into a single design environment, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables them to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built. Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities and in their standard DWG drawings. Inventor uses ShapeManager, Autodesk’s proprietary geometric modeling kernel. Autodesk Inventor competes directly with SolidWorksSolid Edge, and Creo.

In this Course you will learn about product and manufacturing design with Autodesk Inventor 2018. Instructor takes you through the interface, tools, and key processes of this industry-leading parametric design system. The main techniques are sketching, parts modeling, assembly building, and drawing. You will learn how to create a sketch; turn the sketch into a 3D part with Extrude, Revolve, and Loft commands; combine parts into assemblies; and document your designs. Each of these methods works in conjunction with the others, allowing you to create manufacturing-ready parts and assemblies to present to fabricators, clients, and colleagues.

Topics include:

  • Changes in Autodesk 2017
  • Creating a new project
  • Using the ViewCube
  • Sketching geometry
  • Drawing lines, shapes, and splines
  • Dimensioning
  • Modifying geometry
  • Creating work planes and axes
  • Projecting geometry
  • Importing AutoCAD data
  • Modeling parts
  • Adding holes and edges
  • Creating feature patterns
  • Sculpting objects
  • Adding parts to an assembly
  • Using constraints to position parts
  • Adding materials and visual style to a drawing
  • Creating drawing views
  • Annotating a drawing