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David Ponka

PD17300: Unlocking the Power of the Shape Generator & Modelling with Meshes

(Duration 01:10:14)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Find and set physical material properties for 3D printable materials in the shape generator
  • Create complete part designs automatically using the Shape Generator
  • Use generated meshes directly in an assembly and for 3D printing
  • Edit a solid model using the resulting mesh geometry in Inventor

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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

Target Audience

Target Audience

Designers and engineers interested in using generative design techniques to automate part design creation.

Speakers

Speakers

David Ponka

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.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • PD17300
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Inventor Professional

Industries

  • General Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Building Products and Fabrication
  • Industrial Machinery

Topics

  • Product Design
  • Simulation