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.
With over 30 years of hands-on machining, CAD, and CAM experience, Jeff Walters often speaks to designers and engineers about the importance of understanding manufacturing and the machining process as part of the design process. He also presents classes teaching computer numerical control (CNC) programmers how to get the most out of their CAD tools when CNC programming. A registered Autodesk Certified SolidWorks Professional, Jeff is comfortable navigating between SolidWorks software and Inventor software as he uses Autodesk's CAM software technology to demonstrate the tips, tricks, and techniques that help people implement and benefit from an integrated-design-to-manufacturing workflow.
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.
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.