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!
Do you need to build complex organic shapes with Autodesk Inventor?
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.
Don't get left behind. This class will peek into future technologies that will change the way you work. Join us as we share innovative new HP and NVIDIA products and technologies that span Virtual Reality (VR), 3D Printing, and 3D Scanning. In addition to our view of tomorrow, we will help you enhance Autodesk workflows today with new graphics technologies and Workstation-class hardware, and Tips & Tricks for performance optimization. You will leave this class inspired by our vision of the future, and armed with the knowledge and tools you need to work more productively today.
Vault software has had some major enhancements in the last year, especially in areas such as Items and Bill of Materials, Inventor Integration, Copy Design, and more. This class will give you an overview of some of these enhancements. Please note that in this class we will be going over some of the features that were introduced in Vault 2015 R2 software as these features are significant contributors to the evolution of Vault software.
A look into Finite Element Analysis mechanical simulation inside Autodesk Inventor with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD. The presentation will explain the concepts of FEA simulation to validate product design and predict product behavior within the design application empowering designers to explore options as early as possible and reduce iteration costs. This enables designers to improve performance, reduce the chance of failure and reduce cost all without leaving their design environment.
Have you ever wanted to utilize the 3D power of Inventor software with the intelligence of AutoCAD Electrical software for substation protection and control panel layouts? Tracing connections from the panel in the control house to the cable tray and then out to the equipment in the yard can be a very tedious process when you don’t have really good visualization tools. With AutoCAD Electrical software and Inventor software integration, users now have the ability to produce the panel layout in the substation control house in 3D.
Think you have a large-scale project? This class will show how to use Factory Design Suite software to plan, design, and build manufacturing spaces in excess of 1-million square footage. Learn how to set up a project for multiple users to interact with, how to capitalize on laser scan data, how to import/export building information from Revit software, and techniques for achieving required product performance on large data sets.
Learn about capitalizing on Substation Design Suite from AutomationForce, Inc., to perform design validation with AutoCAD Electrical software and Inventor software for both physical 3D designs and protection and controls design. These design validations can be used to help automate quality assurance checks that require details from each software, such as ampere rating of switches and breaker; correct orientation of breakers; correct equipment grounds; phase designations; and switch orientation. This session will cover solutions to handling these validations, including setting up new rules and further automation.
Customers are building bigger, better, and more-complex designs. These models not only take a very long time to open, but they are also cumbersome to view, manipulate, and work with. The performance and capacity ramifications are significant, and ultimately lead to significant loss in productivity and affect overall user experience. Even with high-end systems, working with such large assemblies becomes a cumbersome task. This proposal introduces the audience to Express mode—a faster way of working with very large assemblies inside Inventor software. The presentation will cover many topics, including the concept of large models; behind-the-scenes look at the architecture of Express Mode functionality; workflows involving viewing and editing of models using Express Mode; the pros and cons of using Design Views versus level of development (LOD); the creating and updating of drawing views; the optimization of model design for performance and productivity; and hands-on workflows with real examples.
In this class you will get a look at the 10 most popular under $100 apps available in the Autodesk Exchange Apps marketplace —Inventor software plug-ins and content that you can immediately download and start using yourself. The most popular Inventor software add-on apps from the Autodesk Exchange Apps marketplace are all Inventor software productivity enhancers that can help you and your team get the job done faster, eliminate boring repetitive tasks, wow the boss, and get you home earlier on a Friday afternoon.
This class will demonstrate a company’s view of going beyond the traditional use cases of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. Autodesk PLM 360 software deployment at VACCO Industries illustrates a new, creative, vibrant future of business system integrations and new product development processes. You will experience an environment that collaborates in real time—people, systems and departmental functions from customers, sales, engineering, quality, and manufacturing through production. Once a vision, but now a reality of how VACCO added more value to their company by deploying simple functions of another kind of process across their business.
How does the cloud help your firm grow and reach global scale securely? In this session, we will explore how Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables you to extend your IT infrastructure into the cloud with enterprise-grade security. We will see how Autodesk products can be deployed in a secure, scalable, and global cloud environment. We will look into the details of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud, and see how it helps your organization comply with security requirements and standards.
In this hands-on lab, users will discover how to import Inventor software constraints and joints for use in 3ds Max 2016 software. Explore State Sets to view your Inventor model in different color configurations. Finally, animate your Inventor model in one of the new 3ds Max start-up templates.