Autodesk Inventor 2017 Advanced Part Modeling is the second in a series of training courses on Autodesk Inventor software. The goal of this course is to build on the skills acquired in the Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling course by taking students to a higher level of productivity when designing part models in Inventor. In this course, we consider various approaches to part design and emphasize useful strategies. Specific advanced part modeling techniques covered include multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, and surface modeling. Additional material aimed at increasing efficiency is also included: iFeatures for frequently needed design elements, iParts for similar designs, iLogic for automating designs, translation options for importing data, and the Engineers Notebook for communication. The coursee also covers some miscellaneous drawing tools such as custom sketches symbols, working with title blocks and borders, and documenting iParts. With an understanding of these tools, students can begin to streamline the design and documentation process.
Use Advanced modeling Tools and Tips to explore Design Philosophies, Sketching Tips, and Display Options
Develop Multi-body part modeling
Use 2D and 3D sketching techniques
Explore advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils)
Evaluate Analysis tools such as Zebra, Draft, Curvature, Surface, and Cross Section Analysis
Create and edit basic surfaces
Import surfaces and surface repair tools
Use iFeatures and iParts to work efficiently with part models
Import and export data to other CAD formats
Understand Free Form Modeling and Generative Shape Design
The material assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics as taught in Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling. Students should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, and create and annotate drawing views, etc.