Learn to extend the power of Autodesk, Inc.'s, fully integrated CAM Solution for Inventor software by complementing it with Vault software. You will learn about the workflows used to create machine code for the CNC (computer numerical control) machining of your parts, and you will also learn the benefits of using an integrated CAM system. Data management is often a nightmare for companies that maintain design separately from files containing manufacturing information such as toolpaths. In this class you will see just how easily you can maintain both in a single file, using Inventor HSM software and Vault software.
Gavin Bath is currently employed by New Zealand's largest Autodesk Reseller in a role split between technical support/consulting and software development, usually in the form of customization for Autodesk, Inc., products. His focus is primarily AutoCAD Inventor software, Vault software, and the Autodesk HSM CAM products. Before becoming a technical consultant, he spent about 10 years as a mechanical designer using Inventor software and Vault software. Gavin has worked in a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, consumer products, and materials, and he has handled equipment for everything from logging to mining to food. In these areas he has designed machinery, equipment, and products involving a huge variety of materials and manufacturing processes. Gavin places utmost emphasis on manufacturability in the design work he does as a result of having always worked very closely with the manufacturing environment. This has taught him to adapt and calibrate his digital-prototyping tools to give real-world results.
How do designers' and engineers' models have an impact on machining and manufacturing? This class explores topics that need consideration throughout the design and engineering phase of each new project, including feature selection and issues surrounding modeling with parts versus assemblies.
Some people need parts to visually communicate a design; others need physical parts for functional testing. Either way, this class is designed to show users how 3D printing and CNC (computer numerical control) machining are complementary technologies for turning digital designs into real parts. We will also cover which one works most effectively for different situations. We will use specific examples, including prismatic parts, 3D parts with sculpted and organic shapes, and assemblies.
This class is designed for existing users of Inventor HSM software and Inventor HSM Pro software, and it will focus on tips, tricks, and training so users can get the most out of Inventor HSM software, the integrated CAM Solution for Inventor software.