This class will be a presentation of tips, tricks, and work-arounds for the Inventor software Tube & Pipe add-in. A powerful design tool built into the Inventor software landscape, Tube & Pipe is the bread-and-butter tool for many designers. We will explore some advanced editing techniques, as well as secrets and work-arounds for successfully routing and populating pipe runs in this environment. The class will focus on rigid piping, but tips will be applicable to flexible hose and tubing design as well. This session features Inventor Professional.
Advanced Users of Inventor Professional Tube & Pipe
Chris Benner is the CAD department supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been working as a mechanical designer and drafter for more than 20 years, using Autodesk, Inc., products for the majority of that time. For the last several years, he has been the lead CAD technician and Vault software administrator at Powell Fab, integrating it with Inventor software, AutoCAD software, and AutoCAD Electrical 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. Benner was inducted in the first class of Autodesk Expert Elites for his activity on the Autodesk discussion forums and social media, and for his CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds blog.
Mark Lancaster started out as a CAD/board draftsman in the late 1980s, and he moved over into CAD management. For 20 years, he supported CAD and/or document management. Currently he’s a product support specialist (Help Desk) for Synergis, an Autodesk Reseller. Lancaster is also an Autodesk Expert Elite and Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD 2014 software, Inventor 2014 software, and Inventor 2015 software. You can find out more at www.Synergis.com/Cad.
The Raytracer Renderer (ART) is a fast, physically based renderer that is available for a number of Autodesk applications, including 3ds Max software, Revit software, and Inventor software. This 3ds Max software-based course is designed to show you how to get the most out of this exciting new renderer. The course will cover ART renderer workflow, as well as how to set up scenes for maximum speed and quality. This includes sections on physical materials, physical sun and sky, as well as image-based lighting workflows. The course will also show how to render for compositing into real-world footage. This session features 3ds Max, Inventor Professional, and Revit. AIA Approved
Building product manufacturers—are you satisfied with paying a third party to create Building Information Modeling (BIM) (Revit software) content? Frustrated that you have to pay again when you add or update your products? Would you like to make BIM content available on your own website, along with your photos, specifications, literature, and testimonials? Contractors—are you frustrated with searching among multiple content providers before finding content that leaves you wanting more (metadata, connectors) or less (geometry details)? Do you spend a lot of time matching specifications with models to make sure they're correct or up to date? Inventor software provides the building product manufacturer with simplification tools and BIM authoring to create configurable models, while Configurator 360 software hosts those models on your own website, enabling contractors to view, specify, and download BIM content. When you add or change products, it's easy to add or update products in Configurator 360 software. Take control of your BIM content and provide the actual product BIM model, just in time. This session features Inventor Professional and Configurator 360. AIA Approved
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. After the scans are taken, the scans are removed from noise and then divided in layers according to the flow sheet. The buildings are also on a separate layer and divided into roof, walls, and floor. These scans are then combined in Navisworks software with a 3D model of a new line generated at our company. The 3D models are made with Inventor software. A 2D layout, which we receive from the customer, is also attached. This workflow has been improved on a lot since the start, and this is what we want to teach in this class. Recently we purchased a drone to capture photos at places that are not reachable for our scanner (for example, ducting on a roof). A 3D point cloud can then be derived from those photos and combined with the laser scan point cloud This session features ReCap, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Manage.
As engineers, we’re asked to make decisions on a daily basis so come join us and let’s put your experience to the test. This hands on lab will give you introductory experience with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD and equip you with some of the tools for making better decisions going forward.
CAD standards matter. We are aware of this. Yet so few of us have taken the time to develop, document, and deploy the CAD standards we desperately need. We have the best intentions—we say we will "get to it when things slow down." But it just doesn't happen. The reason is simple—developing CAD standards is hard work. Never fear. We are going to outline the entire process of installing CAD standards in your company. This class will show you the way, including knowing when it’s right for you to create standards, identifying which standards are needed, and deploying your new CAD standards. Learn tried-and-true steps that everyone can put to use, regardless of how busy they are. Get supportive milestone information, a checklist to help you go home and document your own effective practices, and prototype standards guides 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. This session features AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, and Revit. AIA Approved
Gain a better understanding of how Inventor software’s iLogic functionality works, and learn about other tools that can help make writing iLogic rules much easier. In addition, learn how you can use Inventor software’s API and the .NET Framework to create much more powerful rules. Finally, learn what capabilities Inventor software add-ins provide so you can make a logical choice about which provides the best fit for you. This session features Inventor Professional and Inventor Professional.
So much different software is installed with Factory Design Suite that it can be hard for a user to know where to start. This class will examine the entire workflow of Factory Design Suite, and show you the use of different software systems that are installed on your machine. You will learn how to use the Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform to quickly get the 2D layout data from the sales engineer at a client site and then provide him with a completed 3D layout with Factory Design Suite (which is in sync with the 2D layout). We will discuss in detail how Revit software interoperability enables the factory buildings to be used in Inventor software for flawless completion of factory layouts from concept to completion. Finally, we will explore Augmented Reality to discover how planners and engineers are using it to visualize and review virtual factories. This session features Factory Design Utilities, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Factory Advanced. AIA Approved
The Inventor 2017 Presentation environment has had a major upgrade, and you need to get up to speed quickly on the interface tools to create your exploded views and animations. In this hands-on lab, users will discover the new Inventor 2017 Presentation environment and experience its new editing and publishing tools. Attend this class to learn how to create the presentations you could only dream of showing your clients before now! This session features Inventor Professional.
The iLogic component of Inventor software is a powerful tool that you can utilize to automate the design process, improving efficiency and quality of work. This hands-on lab will look at the ability of iLogic to automate the design process, making it easier for end users to create designs. In this class you will create iLogic Rules and code that will turn an Inventor software model into a “Design Master Model” to churn out many different variations of the “Design Master Model” for production / manufacturing use. We will touch on API code to generate user parameters and code structure that will automate the design by reading data from an embedded spreadsheet. At the end of this class, you will be able to apply the principles learned to generate ideas to automate designs for your company. This session features Inventor Professional.
A 2D sheet metal design using Inventor software is easy, scalable, and cheap. After the sheet metal design process is complete, production of the sheet metal design needs to be optimized to reduce cost and time. The same part/assembly designs that are created and stored in Inventor software can be used to drive cutting tools for all types of cutting machines. This session will cover the process of programming cutting tools to cut material in the most efficient manner possible using TruNest Multi-Tool software. The specific topics covered will include: maintaining design intent and revision control through direct link to Inventor software or Vault software; extracting 2D flat-pattern shapes from each sheet metal part automatically; nesting shapes together on each material to get maximum material efficiency using TruNest Multi-Tool software; and postprocessing the nested result for a variety of different styles of cutting machines. The postprocessor optimizes the machine cycle to maximize machine throughput and reduce wear on consumables. This session features TruNest Multi-Tool, Inventor Professional, and Vault Professional. AIA Approved
In today's difficult times, all around the world engineers and designers like you are constantly facing challenges, including reducing costs, reducing weight, making innovative product designs faster, and on and on. In this session, we will take your designs to the next level by utilizing the phenomenal Shape Generator and Stress Analysis available within Inventor Professional software. The session will go through workflows and tips based on industry best practices. The class will also demonstrate various examples of how designers like you have made effective use of Shape Generator and Stress Analysis. This session features Inventor Professional and Inventor Professional.