Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling

Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

The goal of this Autodesk Inventor training course is to build on the skills acquired in the Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling training course by taking students to a higher level of productivity when designing part models using the Autodesk Inventor software.

In this training course, the student considers various approaches to part design. Specific advanced part modeling techniques covered include multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, generative shape design, surface modeling, and Freeform modeling. Material aimed at increasing efficiency includes: iFeatures for frequently used design elements, iParts for similar designs, and how to work with imported data. The course also covers some miscellaneous drawing tools such as custom sketches symbols, working with title blocks and borders, and documenting iParts.

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Intended Audience for this Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling Course

  • » Modelers
  • » Mechanical Engineers / Designers
  • » 3D CAD professionals

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Course Prerequisites for Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling

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Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling Course Objectives

  • » Advanced model appearance options
  • » 2D and 3D sketching techniques
  • » Multi-body part modeling
  • » Advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils)
  • » Analysis tools
  • » Generative shape design using Shape Generator
  • » Creating and editing basic surfaces, importing surfaces, and surface repair tools
  • » iFeatures and iParts
  • » Importing data from other CAD systems and making edits.
  • » Working with AutoCAD DWG files.
  • » Freeform modeling
  • » Emboss and Decal features
  • » Advanced Drawing tools (iPart tables, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols)
  • » Adding notes with the Engineer's Notebook

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Autodesk Inventor 2017: Advanced Part Modeling Course Outline

      1. Tips & Tools
        1. Design Philosophies
        2. Sketching Tips
        3. Display Options
        4. Appearances
      2. Sketching Tools
        1. Splines
        2. 3D Sketches
      3. Multi-Body Part Modeling
        1. Multi-Body Part Modeling
      4. Advanced Work Features
        1. Grounded Work Points
        2. User Coordinate Systems
      5. Advanced Lofts, Sweeps, and Coils
        1. Area Lofts
        2. Advanced Sweeps
        3. Coils
      6. Analyzing a Model
        1. Analysis Types
        2. Analysis Procedures
      7. Generative Shape Design
        1. Shape Generator
      8. Introduction to Surfacing
        1. Introduction to Surfaces
        2. Basic Surfaces
        3. Patch Surfaces
        4. Ruled Surfaces
        5. Stitch Surfaces
        6. Sculpting with Surfaces
        7. Thickening & Offsetting a Surface
        8. Surfaces in Drawing Views
      9. Additional Surfacing Options
        1. Extend and Trim Surfaces
        2. Replace Face with a Surface
        3. Delete Faces
        4. Copy Surfaces
      10. Copying Between Parts (iFeatures)
        1. Creating iFeatures
        2. Inserting iFeatures
        3. iFeatures vs. Copy Feature
        4. Table-Driven iFeatures
        5. Editing iFeatures
      11. iParts
        1. iPart Creation
        2. iPart Placement
        3. Editing an iPart Factory
        4. Creating iFeatures from a Table-Driven iPart
        5. Tables for Factory Members
      12. Importing & Editing CAD Data
        1. Importing CAD Data
        2. Exporting Geometry
        3. Editing the Base Solid
        4. Direct Edit
        5. Attaching Point Cloud Data
      13. Working with Imported Surfaces
        1. Importing Surfaces
        2. Repairing Imported Surfaces
      14. Working with AutoCAD Data
        1. Opening AutoCAD Files
        2. DWG File Underlays
        3. Working with other Autodesk Product Files
      15. Introduction to Freeform Modeling
        1. Creating Freeform Geometry
        2. Editing Freeform Geometry

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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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