In this session, attendees will learn about and discuss how to achieve top-down design with Inventor software sheet metal functionality. Multiple body was supported in general modeling for many years, and customers and internal experts have worked out many good approaches and workflows. Now it is time to learn and explore sheet metal multiple-body multiple rule usages. Whether you start from a surface body or sketch skeleton, whether you work with local parameters or imported external parameters, you will learn how to make use of them in new top-down sheet metal design. Learn how to add downstream features for sheet metal bodies with separate rules, and how to deal with features for sheet metal bodies using different rules. Learn how to link parameters from sheet metal bodies using different rules. To complete the workflow, learn how to make parts with specific materials and rules. This class is designed to assist you in adopting workflows for productive sheet metal design, and to explore more scenarios from your perspective. This session features Inventor Professional.
Users of Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal design and CAD managers
Nina Shao is a principal user experience designer at Autodesk, Inc. She started her career from 2006 after obtaining a master’s degree in mechanical manufacture and automation. She has worked with Inventor software over the last 10 years, and participated and led design work for several projects, such as Modeling, Tooling, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Exchange, Simplification, Sheet Metal, and so on. In these projects, she had close communication with global customers, and led the discussion in Beta forum for customer validation purposes. She is passionate about solving customer requests with the most suitable solutions, which depends on a lot of customer research and empathy for customers’ roles. She is active in Autodesk University China, provided a free-form class in 2013, and did customer research with LUMA methods in 2015. She also participated in guerrilla study in Autodesk University 2014 Las Vegas for future projects research. In her daily work, she also answers questions from worldwide customers about Inventor software, it brings he great opportunities to work closely with end users.
River received his bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. As one of major engineer in Inventor development team, he has worked for Autodesk 10+ years on Inventor product. He often online & offline communicates product requirement and issues with global customers and product support for the solution, and provided more than 20 sessions about Inventor product in local customer events in the past several years, and support AU China on manufacture customers for a couple of years. He also attended the AU Las Vegas in 2014, and provided the customer support in Answer Bar and other customer session.
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.
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.
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