When asked to design some fishing lures, I found myself wishing that I knew Alias® software. However, I just didn't have the time to learn new software and dove into the project with Inventor 3D CAD software. Along the way I learned some valuable tips and tricks about working with complex lofts and surfaces. In this class, I explain the evolution of several fishing lures. I cover the entire process: concept sketching, surfacing, mold analysis, and finally, the finished solid models. We go over lofting good practices that make future edits much easier and with far fewer failures. We also review exactly what surfacing can do for you in day-to-day modeling.
Inventor users who want to create more organic shapes,
learn more advanced modeling practices,
or learn more about surfacing
Stan Wile is a Solutions Consultant with IMAGINiT Technologies, specializing in manufacturing environments. He has implemented the Autodesk® manufacturing products with several industries including the extrusion, automotive, furniture, and custom machinery markets. He has extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of the technical, practical business, and human dimensions of implementation. Stan is an ATC certified instructor and he provides training, support, and implementation for AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Mechanical, AutoCAD® Electrical, Autodesk® Data Management, Showcase, Inventor, and iLogic. He also maintains an AutoCAD Electrical dedicated blog at http://myacade.blogspot.com/
Inventor 2014 3D CAD software has an amazing set of new tools and options in the assembly environment to speed up the design process. This class teaches you how to improve your productivity using these new tools and enhancements that have completely redefined the assembly workflow. Learn how to create relationships to save time by defining the connection type, position, and motion of components in 1 step. Finally, the class demonstrates how to create both a dynamic simulation and an animation from relationships.
In this roundtable session, we discuss how electrical designs are transitioning into the Digital Prototyping world. What is required for a smooth transition? What functionality is required? What makes 2D to 3D workflows valuable? What types are simulation are available? How valuable is simulation? Come and discuss these topics with your peers.
In this class, we examine some of the methods to better define our models using design techniques that follow the Top-Down Design philosophy. We cover some of the most popular and useful methods of assembly modeling, including multi-body parts, layout assemblies, and adaptive assemblies and parts. These powerful models can adapt to design changes easily and save hours of part editing and manipulation. By focusing on the relationships between parts in the assemblies, we can remove the need to modify each part independently.
In this class, I run through the pros and cons and workflows for creating simulations in all 3 of the Inventor Professional software simulation tools. I highlight which tool is best to use and when, while also explaining the differences and comparing the results.
This hands-on lab teaches how to use Inventor software to simplify workflows, data processing, and proprietary designs using the Inventor Simplification feature. Simplification, previously available from Autodesk Labs as a technology preview, is now included with Inventor 2014. The Simplification tool is leaner than Shrink Wrap, yet it produces well-derived components. Intelligent referencing can and will assist in the heavy upper loads for large assemblies. Combinations of iParts and iAssemblies are also included. The lab begins with a short lecture discussing preparation for Simplification, then transitions into workflow layout methodology. We end with Inventor modeling. You will learn best practices for using components and assemblies to reduce time spent (productivity) and to increase drawing information.