Are you working with AutoCAD software but wish you had more tools designed specifically for manufacturing? Are you using the Autodesk® Product Design Suite but wonder what this included thing called AutoCAD® Mechanical is for? Ever wished you could take experienced AutoCAD users and use their skills to detail your Inventor® software 3D models? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you. In this fast-paced, rapid-fire class, we look at the things that make AutoCAD Mechanical software special. We explore why you should be using it for your mechanical and manufacturing design and detailing, including examining the built-in calculators, component library, detailing and annotation tools, defining structure, and the other nuts and bolts contained within.
Anyone with AutoCAD experience who wants more mechanical specific functionality
Mike graduated as the Most Distinguished Graduate from CAD/CAM Engineering Technology at SIAST, Kelsey Campus. He is specialist in the manufacturing industry with strong knowledge on the Autodesk mechanical products supplemented with a solid understanding of document management, hardware, networking, and other Autodesk technologies.He is now the Technical Services Manager for Prairie Machine & Parts and is responsible for overseeing the engineering departments technical operations and the departments strategic technical growth. Primary duties include the ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs, the interactions between the department and between other departments, providing the engineering department with effective systems and technology, and working with the VP and Engineering Managers on the development and implementation of a cohesive strategic plan for the technical growth of the department
Learn how to use Autodesk Design Suite tools for 3D printed prototypes. The class begins with an overview of several current 3D printing technologies. After reviewing how they work, you will understand why modeling details can make a difference. Building on that, we cover several modeling tips for use in Inventor® software that take advantage of tools such as multibody solids, motion constraints, and user parameters to facilitate adjustments for the 3D print. We also explain how to use 3ds Max® software to easily add coloring or imagery that can be used by full-color 3D printing technologies. At the end of the process, learn how positioning of your model can affect print and processing time or even model functionality and appearance. You will see real-world examples and 3D printed prototypes throughout the class.
Preparing your designs for manufacture isn't just about knocking out a 2D drawing and hitting print. There's a ton of metadata which can be created and capitalized on to improve the flow of information and the components themselves through the manufacturing process. These days, automated manufacturing with computer numerical control (CNC) is commonplace; therefore, it is necessary to have an efficient process for creating CNC cut files or models. In this class, we cover several ways to prepare and export data to CAM software ready for CNC machining. Which one is best for your company or process? Exporting that manufacturing data from Inventor® software is only part of the process. Learn how you can deliver that information to those within manufacturing and procurement. The class also features iPropWiz V6, an amazing Inventor add-in that not only supercharges iProperties, but also makes it easier to create CNC cut files.
During this presentation, we provide an overview of Mockup 360™, a new cloud-based digital mockup tool for manufacturing industries. Mockup 360 removes many of the existing barriers to working collaboratively on full 3D mockups, such as model size, cost, IT implementation, and limited sharing. Mockup 360 works seamlessly with Autodesk® Product Design Suite, Factory Design Suite, and Inventor® software by allowing users to directly upload their 3D models into mockups and share with colleagues, suppliers, and customers. In addition to introducing the product, we outline typical workflows that take advantage of the power of the truly open collaboration in Mockup 360. After this class, attendees should be comfortable with the basic concept of the product and be able to make a decision on whether Mockup 360 can improve their design processes.