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Paul Munford

CP10847: Complex Topology and Class-A Surface Modeling with Inventor

(Duration 01:23:18)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to use the language of curvature continuity with confidence
  • Discover Inventor software's hidden surfacing tools
  • Learn how to build complex topology from individual surface patches
  • Learn how to convert surfaces into a solid model

Description

Description

This class is for Inventor software users who (just occasionally!) find themselves ready to create a complex model and don't know where to start. We will cover the basics concepts of surface and curvature continuity, then look at some examples of difficult topology and how to avoid it, and then we’ll take a deep dive into the toolset for surface modeling in Inventor software. Finally we will run through a complete step-by-step example of building a model from surfaces with Inventor software from concept to solid body. This class will benefit students who find themselves modeling challenging topology with Inventor software and who want to go from hack and whack . . . to planned and perfect!

Target Audience

Target Audience

Do you need to build complex organic shapes with Autodesk Inventor?

Speakers

Speakers

Paul Munford

Paul Munford is an Application Engineer for Graitec UK. Until recently Paul was a specialist joinery draughtsman (a “setter out”) and CAD/CAM manager fora U.K.-based high-end custom furniture contractor. Paul had 8 years of experience “on the tools” before joining the CAD department in 2005. As an Application Engineer, Paul handles licensing, deployment, and training for AutoCAD software and Inventor software. Paul also uses AutoCAD and Inventor to create manufacturing “workshop” for Graitec’s customers. In his spare time Paul writes the blog entitled CAD Setter Out, and he also authored Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016. This will be Paul’s 8th trip to Autodesk University, and his 4th as a speaker.

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Tags

Published

  • 2015
  • CP10847
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Inventor

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Aerospace & Defense Equipment
  • Automotive & Other Transportation

Topics

  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
  • Digital Prototyping