Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling

Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

The Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling training course from NetCom Learning is suitable for all the 3D CAD applicants who are looking to learn in-depth about solid modeling and parametric design. Utilizing Autodesk-authorized course curriculum, the experienced instructors will impart all the essential knowledge about the features and techniques of the Inventor.

The Autodesk Inventor 2017 Introduction to Solid Modeling classes help learners explore various Inventor tools for implementing best practices in parametric design philosophy. Through hands-on learning environment, learn about the best use approaches for maintaining highest standard of product design and simulation.

The Autodesk Inventor training helps learners gain necessary skills and prepare for Autodesk Inventor certification examinations. Learners will be gain insightful knowledge about the 3D CAD software program, modeling and generative shape design, and its effective utilization across different industries.

Next Class Dates

Jan 29, 2018 – Feb 2, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling Course

  • » Mechanical Engineers
  • » Product Designers
  • » Drafters / Modelers
  • » Candidates looking to develop their career in 3D CAD field

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Course Prerequisites for Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling

  • » This course does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software
  • » Background in 3D parts drafting is recommended
  • » Working knowledge of Windows Operating System

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Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling Course Objectives

  • » Understanding and customizing the Autodesk Inventor software interface and environment
  • » Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches, as well as creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch
  • » Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed, creating equations and working with parameters
  • » Manipulate the display of the model, resolve feature failures, duplicate geometry in the model, place and constrain/connect parts in assemblies
  • » Obtaining model measurements and property information, simulate motion in an assembly and create presentation files (exploded views), work with model relationships amongst parts
  • » Modify and analyze the components in an assembly, create parts and features in an assembly, and an assembly Bill of Materials, along with placing & constraining parts in assemblies
  • » Creating and annotating drawings and views

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Autodesk Inventor 2017: Introduction to Solid Modeling Course Outline

      1. Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
        1. Introduction
        2. Autodesk Inventor Fundamentals
        3. Getting Started
        4. Autodesk Inventor Interface
        5. Model Manipulation
      2. Creating the Base Feature
        1. Creating a New Part File
        2. Sketched Base Features
        3. Editing Sketched Features
      3. Additional Sketching Tools
        1. Additional Entity Types
        2. Basic Editing Tools
        3. Additional Constraint Tools
        4. Additional Dimension Tools
      4. Advanced Sketch Editing Tools
        1. Advanced Editing Tools
        2. Rectangular Sketch Patterns
        3. Circular Sketch Patterns
        4. ketch Preferences
      5. Sketched Secondary Features
        1. Sketched Secondary Features
        2. Using Existing Geometry
      6. Creating Pick and Place Features
        1. Edge Chamfer
        2. Constant Fillets
        3. Variable Fillets
        4. Face Fillets
        5. Full Round Fillets
        6. Straight Holes
        7. Threads
        8. Editing Pick and Place Features
        9. Creation Sequence
      7. Work Features
        1. Work Planes
        2. Work Axes
        3. Work Points
      8. Equations
        1. Equations
        2. Parameters
      9. Additional Features
        1. Face Draft
        2. Splitting a Face or Part
        3. Shells
        4. Ribs
      10. Model and Display Manipulation
        1. Reordering Features
        2. Inserting Features
        3. Suppressing Features
        4. Section Views
        5. Design Views
      11. Fixing Problems
        1. Sketch Failure
        2. Feature Failure
      12. Sweep Features
        1. Sweep Features
      13. Loft Features
        1. Rail and Center Line Lofts
        2. Advanced Loft Options
      14. Duplication Tools
        1. Rectangular Feature Patterns
        2. Circular Feature Patterns
        3. Sketched Driven Patterns
        4. Mirror Parts or Features
        5. Manipulate Patterns and Mirror Features
      15. Feature Relationships
        1. Establishing Relationships
        2. Controlling Relationships
        3. Investigating Relationships
        4. Changing Relationships
      16. Assembly Environment
        1. Assembling Components Using Constraints
        2. Assemble Mini-Toolbar
        3. Content Center
        4. Assembly Browser
        5. Saving Files
      17. Joint Connections
        1. Assembling Components Using Joints
      18. Manipulating Assembly Display
        1. Moving and Rotating Assembly Components
        2. Suppressing Constraints
        3. Component Display
        4. Selection Options in Assemblies
      19. Model Information
        1. Measurement Tools
        2. Model Properties
      20. Presentation Files
        1. Creating Presentations
        2. Storyboards
        3. Snapshot Views
        4. Publishing a Presentation File
      21. Assembly Tools
        1. Replacing Components
        2. Duplicating Components
        3. Restructuring Components
        4. Driving Constraints
        5. Contact Solver
        6. Interference
        7. Error Recovery
      22. Assembly Parts and Features
        1. Assembly Parts
        2. Assembly Features
      23. Assembly Bill of Materials
        1. Create Virtual Components
        2. Create Bill of Materials
      24. Working With Projects
        1. Project Files
        2. Resolving Links
      25. Drawing Basics
        1. Creating a New Drawing
        2. Base and Projected Views
        3. Additional Drawing Views
        4. Manipulating Views
      26. Detailing Drawings
        1. Dimensions
        2. Drawing Sheets
        3. Parts List
        4. Balloons
        5. Styles and Standards
        6. Hatching
      27. Drawing Annotations
        1. Text
        2. Symbols
        3. Hole and Thread Notes
        4. Chamfer Notes
        5. Center Marks and Center Lines
        6. Hole Tables
        7. Revision Tables and Tags
      28. Customizing Autodesk Inventor
        1. Application Options
        2. Document Settings
        3. File Properties
        4. Changing Part Units
        5. Command Customization

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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