Inventor 2014 Essential Training

with John Helfen
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Inventor 2014 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 8h 36m Beginner Updated May 19, 2014


Already up and running? This course is the next step in building your Autodesk Inventor skillset. Author John Helfen takes you through the interface and key processes of this parametric design system, including sketching, part modeling, assemblies, and drawings. Each process works in conjunction with the rest, allowing you to create parts and assemblies and document them in a way that they can be manufactured. Learn how to set up your project file; create and modify geometry; create extrusions, sweeps, and lofts; build parts with placed features and patterns of features; and create iParts and iFeatures. John also covers assembly visualization techniques, drawing views, and balloons and parts lists.

The course was created and produced by John Helfen. We're honored to host this training in our library.

Topics include:
  • Customizing Inventor's menus
  • Drawing rectangles, arcs, splines, and slots
  • Moving, copying, and rotating geometry
  • Trimming, splitting, scaling, and stretching geometry
  • Creating work planes
  • Projecting and importing geometry
  • Creating extrusions, revolves, sweeps, and lofts
  • Adding holes to a part model
  • Creating rectangular feature patterns
  • Creating iParts and iFeatures
  • Using constraints to position parts
  • Creating drawing views
  • Setting dimensions


(musical tones) - [Voiceover] Hi. I'm John Helfen, and welcome to AutoDesk Inventor 2014 Essential Training. In my Up and Running with AutoDesk Inventor Course, I provided an overview of the AutoDesk Inventor concepts and touched on each of the main areas of the product, sketching, hard modeling, assemblies, and drawings. In this course, we'll stick with those general themes, but take a much deeper look at each, diving in to explore items like sweeps, lofts, and configurable iParts and iFeatures.

I'll also expand beyond that, looking at things like projects, assembly visualization techniques, and other items as well. I'm excited to present this course, so let's get started.

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