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Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling

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Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling Course Outline

The Autodesk® Inventor®: Introduction to Solid Modeling course provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

As an introductory course, Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software. You need to be experienced with the Windows operating system, and having a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.

Topics Covered
• Understanding the Autodesk Inventor software interface
• Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches
• Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch
• Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed
• Creating equations and working with parameters
• Manipulating the display of the model
• Resolving feature failures
• Duplicating geometry in the model
• Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies
• Manipulating the display of components in an assembly
• Obtaining model measurements and property information
• Creating Presentation files (Exploded views)
• Modifying and analyzing the components in an assembly
• Simulating motion in an assembly
• Creating parts and features in assemblies
• Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials
• Working with projects
• Creating and annotating drawings and views
• Customizing the Autodesk Inventor environment

**NOTE: This class is also available in an On-Demand (self-study), format**
Too busy at work to miss time out of the office to take this class? Consider the On-Demand version of this course and study on your own time, at your own pace. For details on this alternative format, visit:
Autodesk Inventor On-Demand: Introduction to Solid Modeling


Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Autodesk Inventor Fundamentals
1.3 Getting Started
1.4 Autodesk Inventor
1.5 Model
Chapter Review

Chapter 2: Creating the Base Feature
2.1 Creating a New Part File
2.2 Sketched Base
2.3 Editing Sketched Features
Chapter Review

Chapter 3: Additional Sketching
3.1 Additional Entity Types
3.2 Basic Editing Tools
3.3 Additional Constraint Tools
3.4 Additional Dimension
Chapter Review

Chapter 4: Advanced Sketch Editing Tools
4.1 Advanced Editing Tools
4.2 Rectangular Sketch Patterns
4.3 Circular Sketch Patterns
4.4 Sketch Preferences
Chapter Review

Chapter 5: Sketched Secondary
5.1 Sketched Secondary
5.2 Using Existing Geometry
Chapter Review

Chapter 6: Creating Pick and Place Features
6.1 Edge Chamfer
6.2 Constant Fillets
6.3 Variable Fillets
6.4 Face Fillets
6.5 Full Round Fillets
6.6 Holes
6.7 Threads
6.8 Editing Pick and Place Features
6.9 Creation Sequence
Chapter Review

Chapter 7: Work Features
7.1 Work Planes
7.2 Work Axes
7.3 Work Points
Chapter Review

Chapter 8:
8.1 Equations
8.2 Parameters
Chapter Review

Chapter 9: Additional Features
9.1 Face Draft
9.2 Splitting a Face or Part
9.3 Shells
9.4 Ribs
Chapter Review

Chapter 10: Model and Display Manipulation
10.1 Reordering Features
10.2 Inserting Features
10.3 Suppressing Features
10.4 Section Views
10.5 Design Views
Chapter Review

Chapter 11: Fixing Problems
11.1 Sketch Failure
11.2 Feature Failure
Chapter Review

Chapter 12: Sweep Features
12.1 Sweep Features
Chapter Review

Chapter 13: Loft Features
13.1 Rail and Center Line
13.2 Advanced Loft Options
Chapter Review

Chapter 14: Duplication
14.1 Rectangular Feature Patterns
14.2 Circular Feature Patterns
14.3 Sketched Driven
14.4 Mirror Parts or Features
14.5 Manipulate Patterns and Mirror Features
Chapter Review

Chapter 15: Feature Relationships
15.1 Establishing Relationships
15.2 Controlling Relationships
15.3 Investigating Relationships
15.4 Changing Relationships
Chapter Review

Chapter 16: Assembly Environment
16.1 Assembling Components Using Constraints
16.2 Assemble Mini-Toolbar
16.3 Content Center
16.4 Assembly Browser
16.5 Saving Files
Chapter Review

Chapter 17: Joint
17.1 Assembling Components Using Joints
Chapter Review

Chapter 18: Manipulating Assembly Display
18.1 Moving and Rotating Assembly Components
18.2 Suppressing Constraints
18.3 Component Display
18.4 Selection Options in Assemblies
Chapter Review

Chapter 19: Model Information
19.1 Measurement Tools
19.2 Model Properties
Chapter Review

Chapter 20: Presentation Files
20.1 Creating Presentations
20.2 Storyboards
20.3 Snapshot Views
20.4 Publishing a Presentation File
Chapter Review

Chapter 21: Assembly Tools
21.1 Replacing Components
21.2 Duplicating Components
21.3 Restructuring Components
21.4 Driving Constraints
21.5 Contact Solver
21.6 Interference
21.7 Error Recovery
Chapter Review

Chapter 22: Assembly Parts and Features
22.1 Assembly Parts
22.2 Assembly Features
Chapter Review

Chapter 23: Assembly Bill of Materials
23.1 Create Virtual Components
23.2 Create Bill of Materials
Chapter Review

Chapter 24: Working With Projects
24.1 Project Files
24.2 Resolving Links
Chapter Review

Chapter 25: Drawing Basics
25.1 Creating a New Drawing
25.2 Base and Projected Views
25.3 Additional Drawing Views
25.4 Manipulating Views
Chapter Review

Chapter 26: Detailing Drawings
26.1 Dimensions
26.2 Drawing Sheets
26.3 Parts List
26.4 Balloons
26.5 Styles and Standards
26.6 Hatching
Chapter Review

Chapter 27: Drawing Annotations
27.1 Text
27.2 Symbols
27.3 Hole and Thread Notes
27.4 Chamfer Notes
27.5 Center Marks and Center Lines
27.6 Hole Tables
27.7 Revision Tables and Tags
Chapter Review

Chapter 28: Customizing Autodesk Inventor
28.1 Application Options
28.2 Document Settings
28.3 File Properties
28.4 Changing Part Units
28.5 Command Customization
Chapter Review

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