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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor
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Next steps


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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor

with John Helfen

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At this point you should have a solid understanding of the major components needed to get started building your own models. From here I would recommend exploring a few different web resources. The first would be my YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/johnhelfen. On this channel I have videos that further explore things like part modeling, and there are also videos that discuss more advanced topics like finite element analysis and dynamic simulation in Inventor. There are also videos of other products that are commonly used in conjunction with Inventor like Inventor Publisher and Autodesk Showcase.
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  1. 1m 28s
    1. Welcome
      41s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 8m 3s
    1. Exploring major workflow steps
      2m 19s
    2. Reviewing different file types
      4m 43s
    3. Exploring essential settings
      1m 1s
  3. 21m 39s
    1. Navigating using the ViewCube
      3m 26s
    2. Navigating using the navigation tools
      5m 36s
    3. Using the browser
      3m 17s
    4. Using the ribbon bar
      2m 10s
    5. Using the Quick Access Toolbar
      1m 4s
    6. Customizing the toolbars
      3m 7s
    7. Using the Marking menu
      2m 59s
  4. 48m 42s
    1. Introducing sketching
      3m 18s
    2. Working with origin geometry
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding constraints
      8m 43s
    4. Drawing with the Line tool
      8m 8s
    5. Dimensioning a part
      5m 0s
    6. Creating parameters
      8m 50s
    7. Creating circles and rectangles
      10m 56s
  5. 38m 31s
    1. Introducing part modeling
      2m 34s
    2. Creating a base extrusion
      5m 12s
    3. Creating multiple extrusions
      7m 35s
    4. Creating a cone by revolving
      6m 12s
    5. Creating holes
      6m 12s
    6. Creating a threaded hole
      3m 3s
    7. Using placed features
      2m 33s
    8. Editing part features
      5m 10s
  6. 25m 52s
    1. Introducing assemblies
      54s
    2. Placing components
      6m 29s
    3. Creating and managing constraints
      7m 50s
    4. Assembling parts
      7m 16s
    5. Understanding the Insert constraint
      3m 23s
  7. 25m 12s
    1. Exploring initial drawing creation
      4m 43s
    2. Placing views
      6m 11s
    3. Creating section and detail views
      5m 10s
    4. Setting basic dimensions
      2m 43s
    5. Changing dimension precision
      1m 24s
    6. Creating baseline dimensions
      1m 52s
    7. Creating center lines, center marks, and hole notes
      3m 9s
  8. 1m 20s
    1. Next steps
      1m 20s

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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor
2h 50m Beginner Nov 14, 2012

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This course introduces you to the interface and key processes of Inventor, the parametric design system from Autodesk. Author John Helfen covers sketching, part modeling, assemblies, and drawings. These tasks work in conjunction, allowing you to create parts and assemblies and document them in a way so that the manufacturing process proceeds faster and more efficiently.

Topics include:
  • Navigating drawings with the View Cube and other navigation tools
  • Sketching geometry
  • Dimensioning parts
  • Creating parameters
  • Drawing circles, squares, and other shapes
  • Creating extrusions
  • Creating and managing constraints in assemblies
  • Setting basic drawing dimensions
Subjects:
Prototyping Product Design CAD 2D Drawing 3D Drawing
Software:
Inventor
Author:
John Helfen

Next steps

At this point you should have a solid understanding of the major components needed to get started building your own models. From here I would recommend exploring a few different web resources. The first would be my YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/johnhelfen. On this channel I have videos that further explore things like part modeling, and there are also videos that discuss more advanced topics like finite element analysis and dynamic simulation in Inventor. There are also videos of other products that are commonly used in conjunction with Inventor like Inventor Publisher and Autodesk Showcase.

Another web resource worth exploring is Autodesk WikiHelp, which can be found at wikihelp.autodesk.com. The WikiHelp is an open community where people using Inventor everyday are compiling their collective knowledge on the product. And finally, I would recommend you check out autodesk.com Digital STEAM. This is a free educational site that contains everything from basic information on design principles like color, scale, proportion, and balance, to projects that range from 90 minutes to several days.

As we wrap up, I want to remind everyone that Autodesk Inventor is an exciting product to learn because it allows you to explore your ideas without bounds. Not everyone has the ability to manufacture parts, but with Autodesk Inventor everyone can explore and share their ideas in a digital world.

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