This class will teach you how to use the 3 types of Representations in Inventor software assemblies. Representations can control the visibility, the suppression, the position, and several of the other characteristics of components within assemblies. Representations enable you to save specific views of your assembly to prepare for presentations and to create drawings. Proper use of Representations also significantly improves computer performance when dealing with large, complex assemblies.
Autodesk Inventor users who want improve overall performance,
usability of assemblies,
and presentation of drawings
Mike Thomas graduated with the honor of Most Distinguished Graduate in CAD/CAM engineering technology from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). He is a specialist in the manufacturing industry with a strong knowledge of the Autodesk, Inc., mechanical products, and he has a solid understanding of document management, hardware, networking, and other Autodesk technologies. He is now the technical services manager for Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg. (PM&P), and he is responsible for overseeing the Engineering department's technical operations and strategic technical growth. His primary duties include providing ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs, facilitating the interactions between the engineering department and other departments, providing the engineering department with effective systems and technology, and working with PM&P's vice president and engineering managers on the development and implementation of a cohesive strategic plan for the technical growth of the department. Mike is an active contributor to Design & Motion (www.designandmotion.net).
Chris Benner is the CAD department supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been working as a mechanical designer and drafter for more than 20 years, and he has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for the majority of that time. For the last several years he has been the lead CAD technician and vault administrator at Powell Fab, integrating it with Inventor software, AutoCAD software, and AutoCAD Electrical software, as well as Microsoft SharePoint 2013 software. He has been implementing changes to the company's document-management procedures using Vault Professional software as the main system for lifecycle and revision control, and he has been engineering change orders to control all drawing changes. Recently he was promoted to the position of CAD supervisor. Autodesk recognized Chris 2 years ago as an Autodesk Expert Elite for his activity on the Autodesk discussion forums and social media and for his CAD Tips Tricks & Workarounds blog. Design & Motion at DesignandMotion.net has also published his articles.
This class will touch on the engineering/design practice of tolerancing parts/drawings using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). The practice has been used in the manufacturing industry for generations, but people tend to shy away from it due to the confusion and rumors that surround it. This class will discuss what GD&T really is and how it can greatly help in making your designs more accurate-and, in turn, save on production waste by way of rejection of far fewer parts that are actually within tolerance.
Implementing new technologies in a business can prove to be difficult, specially if we don't have a clear idea of the benefits it can provide. This session will cover the why, where, and how to start empowering almost any AEC or product development with the latest real-time 3D visualization technologies. Today, game engines are faster and more powerful than ever, allowing architects, engineers and scientists to visualize, interact and review their projects like they were finished; featuring rich graphics, custom functionalities and real-world scale naturally perceived by using a VR headset. While all that may sound difficult, continuous advancements in 3D tools are making it possible for you to create real-time, VR-ready projects in less time - and in a cost-effective way.
This class will explore the implementation of an efficient workflow for 3D scanning of large plants. From laser scanning at the field until a point cloud, which can be combined with a 2D layout and 3D models, our scan projects count regularly more than 100 scans. These scans are then combined in Navisworks software with a 3D model of a new line generated at our company. During the construction we scan the site to check if the design corresponds with the engineering to predict mistakes. This workflow has been improved on a lot since the start, and this is what we want to teach in this class. This session features ReCap, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Manage.
Whether you're part of a distributed team or an individual, the cloud offers many benefits: Access to your apps and data from anywhere on any device, unlimited hardware scalability, the ability to collaborate with anyone and best of all pay only for what you use. Join us for this session to learn how Frame helps engineers and architects unlock the power of the cloud to boost collaboration and productivity for Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor and any other Windows application.
Autodesk University has a history of amazing sessions given by talented speakers, and now it's your turn to join them. If you've ever wondered what it takes to become an Autodesk University speaker, then this is the panel for you. Our panelists will share their experiences and tips to let you know everything they've learned. They'll share their lessons to unveil the details, from before the call for proposals opens to what happens once you step off the stage. Learn the processes used to craft great topics, prepare class materials, and create a great presentation. This is the session that will dispel the mystery and put you on the road to becoming the next great Autodesk University speaker!
This class will be a beginner's guide to using the Inventor software Styles Editor. Styles Editor is like your one-stop shop for controlling the way things appear in your Inventor Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings. We'll discuss text styles and dimensions to lighting and scenes, and everything in between. The Styles Editor gives you great "out of the box" functionality, and the ability to create your own unique styles. A basic understanding of this tool can greatly improve your modeling and drawing productivity.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
This class will cover how a model-centric workflow can enhance design and detailing for bridge structures. We will examine multiple Autodesk software products including Inventor, Revit, and Infraworks in this process and how they can be used collectively to improve workflows. We will demonstrate how geometry and parametric components generated in Inventor can be sent to Revit for reinforcement by showing how this was implemented in several actual bridge projects. Also, we will explore how recent functionality enhancements in Infraworks and Revit and the interoperability with analysis programs such as Robot Structural Analysis make this process more viable and comprehensive than ever before. Benefits and advantages of the workflow will be discussed, as well as best practices for overcoming some of the current software limitations. This class is designed to help get you started in model-centric workflows by giving multiple examples of how it can be implemented in real bridge projects.
This class will cover 3D modelling for design intent, design ideation, generative design, simulation, rendering, and CAM workflows. Bruno Pfister contacted CADPRO Systems in 2015 to find out about a product called Fusion 360, wondering if it could help him to develop CAM programs for his brand-new Haas computer numerical control (CNC) machine. His goal was to design and manufacture BMX components for New Zealand's competitive grassroots and professional BMXers. This class tells his story about the development of cranks and chain rings used at various international events including the 2016 BMX World Championships in Columbia.
With the industry changing at such a rapid pace, it was important for Multipond to move from using Autodesk Inventor Professional to the Factory Design Suite and future-proof the design process, in line with the future of manufacturing approach. This presentation will go through why and how Multipond’s UK project manager implemented Factory Design Suite into the business with their already complex Multihead Weighing series production lines. Multipond's Steve Sutherland will take the class through an in-depth, firsthand look at how Factory has impacted the Multipond design process, followed by a workflow presentation by Marc Pattinson covering Factory layouts and Navisworks using the Multipond completed dataset.
Autodesk Generative Design gives users the ability to analytically engineer component models that adhere to multiple design and manufacturing constraints, which are optimized for Additive Manufacturing Processes. To use this tool to its fullest potential, a sound understanding of how it fits into the overall workflow of initial design thru manufacturing. This class will give users the opportunity to explore these workflows, and in doing so gain a good understanding of a successful generative design process..
CAD standards matter. Yet so few of us have taken the time to develop, document, and deploy the CAD standards we desperately need. The reason is simple-developing CAD standards is hard work. Never fear. We're going to outline the entire process of installing CAD standards in your company. This class will show you the framework, including knowing when it's right for you to create standards, identifying which standards are needed, and deploying your new CAD standards. Learn the tried-and-true process that anyone can put to use, regardless of how busy he or she is. Get supportive milestone information, a checklist to help you go home and document your own effective practices, and the complete framework to help you start. This is the class you've been waiting for. Not another day should go by without you and your staff having excellent CAD standards at your fingertips.