Total number of pages: 538
Total Hours: 16
Autodesk Inventor 2012 Advanced Part Modeling is the second in a series of training guides on Inventor published by ASCENT. The goal of this guide is to build on the skills acquired in Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling by taking students to a higher level of productivity when designing part models in Inventor.
In this training guide, 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 Engineer’s Notebook for communication. The guide 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.
The major topics covered in the Student Guide are:
- Advanced model appearance options
- Multi-body part modeling
- 2D and 3D sketching techniques
- Advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils)
- Part creation using iLogic
- Analysis tools
- Creating and editing basic surfaces
- Importing surfaces and surface repair tools
- Using iFeatures and iParts to work efficiently with part models
- Advanced Drawing tools (tables for iParts, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols)
- Importing and exporting data
- Emboss and Decal features
- Adding notes with the Engineer’s Notebook
The material assumes a mastery of Inventor basics as taught in Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling. Students should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, and create and annotate drawing views, etc.