In this class we will follow new design workflows made possible by the introduction of Inventor’s shape generator, mesh tools and modern 3D printing technologies. The class will start by looking at the physical properties of current 3D printed plastics and metals. Then, with the material specifications, required for proper design simulation, we will configure the shape generator to automatically create an optimized shape based on sample design requirements. Using the resulting mesh, the class will examine the ins and outs of two separate workflow paths; using the generated mesh directly for manufacture & placement in an assembly, or modifying the part using Inventor’s mesh and surface tools to tweak the design. Join this session for a close up look at the possibilities in generative design by combining Inventor’s shape generator and mesh handling with modern 3D printing capabilities. This session features Inventor Professional. AIA Approved
Designers and engineers interested in using generative design techniques to automate part design creation.
David Ponka is currently a senior applications expert for IMAGINiT Technologies. He has over 10 years of manufacturing design experience and a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ponka provides design and data management consulting services, and he teaches design workflows using manufacturing applications from Autodesk, Inc. He began work as a mechanical designer in telecommunications for in-building radio equipment, and then he worked as an industrial designer at Mitel Networks. In years prior to working for IMAGINiT, Ponka also worked in the office furniture industry as a product engineer, where he not only created new products, but he also helped to develop enterprise resource planning (ERP)-linked, CAD-to-CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) workflows for wood and fabric CNC (computer numerical control) machine automation.
This popular class returns with an updated look at the essential skills needed to model motion in Inventor software. The class will run through Inventor software's assembly tools to simulate constrained motion between parts and assemblies. First, we'll look at constraints and joints and how each can be used to control motion. From there, we'll look at some of the more advanced types of constraints, including motion and transitional constraints that are often used to model threaded parts, gears, slotted components, or cam followers. Finally, we'll put it all together and use the contact solver and drive tool to visualize a system's moving components. Take this class for a starting look at Inventor software's fundamental tools for modeling dynamic moving assemblies.
Do you think your products are too simple or too old for simulation? Do you think simulation is expensive? Do you think simulation is difficult to learn? Do you think simulation is only for predicting failure? If you agree with any of these, then this class is for you. In this class, you'll see how far simulation technology has advanced and been made accessible to engineers and designers like yourself. As a result, more and more companies are adopting simulation early in the design process to help engineers and designers make better-informed decisions earlier. You will also learn how other companies have successfully used upfront simulation in their workplaces. This session will cover workflows, including some guidance and tips, of Inventor Simulation software and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, both of which work inside the familiar interface of Inventor software. This class is a must if you want to reduce your stress levels (and maybe blood pressure).
Adding intelligence to your Inventor software designs is necessary when trying to speed up your design workflows. Inventor models don't have to be passive; they can have "intellect." Ask yourself these questions: Why should you always redo all the work every time you create a similar model? Do you find that you're creating similar models with only slight differences in size or configuration? Do you wish you could make your parts change when your layout changes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you. We'll explore 4 different techniques to make your models work harder for you, covering the power of user parameters and functions, adaptive design, simplification, and iLogic. We'll learn how to use and apply these techniques to generate intelligent designs, improving the efficiency of design workflows.
Come and discover what the Inventor Product Development Team is working on for future releases of Inventor software and related offerings to help you in the future of making things. This session will feature Inventor Professional software.
In this instructional demo, we'll design frames in an Inventor assembly environment. We'll perform calculations related to frame designing. We'll then apply the fasteners in assembly as required. We'll insert the power transmission components and springs in the frame. Finally, we'll perform frame analysis to test the frame strength. We'll take an example of a real-world model and help you understand how the products are developed from 0-100%.
You are a proficient user of Inventor software who's looking for ways to make yourself and your colleagues more productive, efficient, and accurate. You've written simple iLogic rules, and now you're ready to go deeper. In this class, you'll learn how to create larger, more sophisticated rules that let you automate entire workflows and models. You'll see how to use iLogic features such as multiple procedures and functions, shared variables, try/catch, and more. You'll understand how to organize the use of multiple rules, and when you need to "update." You'll learn how to make your rules less prone to error. You'll see how to trap and debug errors. You'll learn how to seamlessly integrate the Inventor API and Microsoft VB.NET into your iLogic rules to go beyond the built-in capabilities. Finally, you'll see working examples that show how these techniques can make you dramatically more productive. There will also be some time allocated to reviewing new iLogic capabilities.
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 utilising 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 will also feature Nastran In-CAD for more advanced analysis for designers.
A renowned 3D design application like Inventor software has its limitations based upon user knowledge and aptitude. When you incorporate design automation to compliment workflows, product quality and consistency improves exponentially. In this instructional demo, you will learn how to streamline your design processes by capturing design intent and developing design automation. You will come to understand the 4 aspects of developing and implementing an automation plan. You will also learn how to avoid common pitfalls in planning automation, increase your time to roll out your plan, and ultimately achieve success with your plan.
The iLogic component of Autodesk Inventor® is a very powerful tool for helping users automate segments of their design process.This hands-on lab will introduce users to the iLogic fundamentals that are the building blocks to automating design within an Inventor model. During this 90 minute session class attendees will not only be able to try it out for themselves but also see examples of how organizations are utilizing the benefits to solve their design and configuration challenges.
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.
To obtain better simulation results, a systematic and powerful mesh is key. While some finite element analysis (FEA) software products have advanced meshing tools to help obtain a superior analytical model, applying these tools can be complicated. Using the guidelines and tricks taught in this session upfront, during your CAD modeling for simulation with Autodesk software, you can develop a better mesh more efficiently and obtain accurate and precise results. This class will explain first how to recognize mesh qualities, then how to use CAD modeling techniques to obtain a refined mesh more efficiently, saving time and money in your analysis efforts.
Multiaxis, large-scale 3D printing opens the doors to new application fields for engineers, architects, designers, and scientists. For this, the Netfabb and PowerMill high-rate technology combined with Autodesk tools like Autodesk Nastran software, PowerInspect software, Inventor software, and Fusion 360 software create new possibilities in design and manufacturing. This class will also cover examples from our industrial and research partners and show a workflow for high-rate deposition.