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Mike Thomas

MD4862: Advanced Assembly Control with Representations in Inventor

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create and manipulate the 3 types of Representations
  • Learn how to determine which type of Representation is most suitable for a given task
  • Learn how to improve computer performance and usability of complex assemblies by using Levels of Detail
  • Learn how to improve the quality of drawings and live presentations of complex assemblies

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Autodesk Inventor users who want improve overall performance, usability of assemblies, and presentation of drawings

Speakers

Speakers

Mike Thomas

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

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.

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Published

  • 2014
  • MD4862
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Inventor

Industry

  • Manufacturing and Product Design

Topics

  • Mechanical Design