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Autodesk Inventor for Experienced 3D CAD Users

Course Description

Course Length = 3 days

CPC PDH Credits = 21

If you are already experienced with 3D modeling, this course is for you. Students will leverage the experience gained by working with other 3D modeling software to accelerate the introductory training on Inventor. Students will also acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of creating models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design and drawing production. Class numbers are small (maximum 8 students), meaning that you have ample opportunity to discuss your specific requirements with the instructor and work out any problems you are having.

Hands-on exercises representing real-world, industry-specific design scenarios are included.

Training Objectives

  • The Autodesk® Inventor® software interface
  • Creating sketch and pick and place features
  • Work Features
  • Creating equations and working with parameters
  • Model geometry and model display manipulation
  • Feature duplication techniques
  • Placing and constraining parts in assemblies
  • Assembly component display
  • Model Information
  • Presentation files (Exploded views)
  • Assembly tools
  • Creating parts and features in assemblies
  • Assembly bill of materials
  • Working with projects
  • Creating and annotating drawings and views

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
    • Autodesk Inventor Interface
    • Model Manipulation
    • Model Properties
    • Sketching Geometry
  • Creating a New Part File
    • Creating a Sketch
    • Sketch Geometry
    • Constraints
    • Dimensions
    • Editing Commands
    • Additional Sketching Tools
  • Creating Sketched Features
    • Extrude Feature
    • Revolve Feature
    • Sweep Feature
    • Loft Feature1
    • Edit a Feature
    • Primitive Base Feature
  • Creating Pick and Place Features
    • Edge Chamfer
    • Constant and Variable Fillets
    • Face Fillets
    • Full Round Fillets
    • Straight Holes
    • Threads
    • Editing Pick and Place Feature
  • Work Features
    • Work Planes
    • Work Axes
    • Work Point
  • Additional Features
    • Face Draft
    • Splitting a Face or Part
    • Shells
    • Ribs
    • Reordering and Inserting Feature
  • Equations
    • Equations
    • Parameters

Day 2

  • Duplication Tools
    • Rectangular Sketch Patterns
    • Circular Sketch Patterns
    • Rectangular Feature Patterns
    • Circular Feature Patterns
    • Mirror Parts or Features
    • Manipulate Patterns and Mirror Features
  • Assembly Environment
    • Assembling Components using Constraints
    • Content Center
    • Assembly Browser
    • Saving Files
  • Joint Connections
    • Assembling Components using Joints
  • Manipulating Assembly Display
    • Moving and Rotating Assembly Components
    • Suppressing Constraints
    • Component Display
    • Section Views
    • Design Views
    • Selection Options in Assemblies
  • Design Presentation and Animation
    • Exploded View Presentations
  • Assembly Tools
    • Replacing Components
    • Restructuring Components
    • Driving Constraints
    • Contact Solver
    • Interference
    • Error Recovery

Day 3

  • Assembly Parts and Features
    • Assembly Parts
    • Assembly Features
  • Assembly Bill of Materials
    • Create Virtual Components
    • Create Bill of Materials
  • Working With Projects
    • New Projects
    • Resolving Link
    • The Vault Browser
  • Drawing Basics
    • New Drawing Views
    • Manipulating Views
  • Detailing Drawings
    • Dimensions
    • Drawing Sheets
    • Parts List
    • Balloons
    • Styles and Standards
    • Hatching
  • Drawing Annotations
    • Text
    • Symbols
    • Hole and Thread Notes
    • Chamfer Notes
    • Center Marks and Center Lines
    • Hole Tables
    • Revision Tables and Tags


As an accelerated introductory training guide, Autodesk Inventor for Experienced 3D CAD Users assumes prior knowledge of 3D modeling and other 3D CAD software. Users with AutoCAD or AutoCAD Mechanical experience are recommended to use the Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling training guide.

Course Cost

This 3-day course is $1045 per person.

Course Dates

Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Training & Development Center
271 Route 46 West, Bldg. A-105
Fairfield, NJ 07004
T (973) 882-8008
F (973) 882-0122

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