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Autodesk Inventor Professional Cable and Harness Design

Course Description

Course Length = 2 days

CPC PDH Credits = 14

This course is designed for experienced Autodesk® Inventor® users.

In this course, students learn the fundamental principles and recommended workflows for creating and documenting 3D electrical parts and wire harness designs using Autodesk Inventor Professional. Students learn how to add electrical components, cables, and wires to a design, route wires through an assembly to create a harness, and create ribbon cables. Students also learn how to document the wire harness assembly in drawings and generate reports used to build the wire harnesses.

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

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the recommended workflows and basic skills needed to design and document 3D electrical parts wire harness designs using Autodesk Inventor Professional.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Getting Started Creating Cable and Harness Design
    • Creating Cable and Harness Designs
  • Wire a Harness Assembly
    • Adding Wires and Cables
    • Routing Wires and Cables
    • Importing Wire and Cable Data
    • Adding Ribbon Cables
  • Refine a Cable and Harness Design
    • Modifying Wires, Cables, Segments, and Ribbon Cables
    • Working with Splices
    • Working with Virtual Parts

Day 2

  • Communicate the Design
    • Creating Drawing Views of Cable and Harness Designs
    • Annotating Nailboards
    • Exporting and Reporting Design Data
  • Configure Library and Report Configuration Files
    • Library Definitions and Library Files
    • Configuration Files for Reports, Imports, and Exports
  • Create, Author, and Publish Electrical Content
    • Defining Electrical Parts and Connectors
    • Managing Libraries
    • Creating Library Content
    • Managing Library Content


Before taking this course, students should have a working knowledge of the following:

  • Autodesk Inventor parametric part and assembly design.
  • Mechanical design validation or mechanical engineering principles (recommended but not necessary).
  • Microsoft® Windows

Course Cost

This 2-day course is $745 per person.

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this course at this time. Please Contact Us to request a new course date or view our full course schedule for similar courses.


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.

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