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Autodesk Inventor Essentials 


The course will provide students with the best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Students acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    In Class/Virtual Class, Hybrid Learning (Learn More)
    • 3 Days (08:30 – 16:00) Classes are  presented via our Hybrid Learning allowing  learners the flexibility to attend on campus or in the comfort of their home or workplace.

  • Course Prerequisites

    It is receommended that delegates have a basic working knowledge of one or more of the following:

    • Drafting, design or mechanical engineering principles

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Available Exams and Certifications

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What is Autodesk Inventor?

Watch this video to see why Autodesk Inventor is used in the Manufacturing and Mechanical industry.

Important Notes

  • Learners to arrive at the training venue from 08:00 in preparation for 08:30 starting time
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order.
  • For full day, on campus courses, Learnfast will supply you with a computer to use for training (if applicable),& tea/coffee and a full lunch. Catering is not included for On-Site training and laptops are available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via email at least 5-10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees will be retained for no shows.
  • Virtual learners are required to have a stable internet connection & a working headset available for sound purposes.
  • Learners who use their own laptops are fully responsible to ensure that administration rights, software installations, etc. are working sufficiently prior to training.
  • Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast is not responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.


Inventor in a nutshell

  • A brief interactive session to provide a feel for the product's capability


 Introducing Inventor as a BIM tool

  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • What will BIM deliver? Industry drivers Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues


 UI Tour

  • Introduction to the Autodesk Inventor interface
  • Project setup
  • Concept of parametric 3D design
  • Exploring the general workflow of modelling parts
  • Creating detailed drawings
  • Assembly of the parts
  • Detailing the assembly


Parametric Sketching options

  • The principles of creating parameter-driven sketches
  • Creating part features using basic 2D and 3D sketches
  • Using AutoCAD data to create sketches


 Basic Part Modelling

  • The configuration of the general options and settings
  • Tools and techniques involved with the creation of a 3D parametric part


 Reusing parts and Features

  • This module introduces iParts and iFeatures
  • Improving efficiencies through the re-use of already created parts
  • It examines the different workflows involved in reusing parts and features


 Advanced Modell ng Techniques

  • This module examines some of the primary tools
  • Workflows used for multi-body part creation
  • Extrusion to complex combinations
  • Features such as curvy modelling techniques using:
  • 2D paths
  • Sweeps
  • Lofts
  • Exploring tolerances, parameters and iProperties.


 Assembly Design Workflows

  • Insight into this key concept of Autodesk Inventor design
  • How assembly relationships using constraints and joint tools are created
  • How to organise designs using structured sub-assemblies
  • Using adaptive components
  • Managing bills of materials
  • How to substitute parts for sub-assemblies
  • Working with assembly design accelerators, generators and designing calculations


 Creating Drawings and Annotations

  • This module introduces the drawing manager
  • Creation of templates and styles
  • Part and assembly drawings
  • Annotation
  • iParts and iAssembly drawings
  • How to share the drawings outside of the workgroup in a variety of formats such as DWF and PDF


 Presentations and Exploded Views

  • Presentation and storyboard tools available
  • How these are used to create exploded views of assemblies
  • Creating animated assembly instructions
  • Repair manuals
  • Part replacement diagrams
  • 3D views and how to publish the animated assemblies as videos or animated DWF files


 Large Assemblies

  • Large assemblies
  • How these are managed and opened quickly using the Express mode tools.
  • Explore the tools, tips, settings and LOD strategies


 Sheet Metal Parts

  • Productivity and capturing manufacturing requirements
  • How to create accurate sheet-metal models and flat patterns
  • How to create documentation and set up sheet-metal styles and templates


 The Frame Generator

  • Frame modelling
  • Member location
  • Member insertion
  • Treatments to frame ends
  • Creating structural frames
  • Publish profiles and Bills of Materials (BOM's)


 Weldment Design

  • Understanding of parts and assemblies
  • Weldment modelling environment
  • Weldment design and documentation tools
  • Weldment workflows
  • Applying weld preparations
  • Weld beads
  • Welding symbols together
  • Quantify weldment design
  • Campus
    Start Date
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  • 10 October 2022
    12 October 2022
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 10 October 2022
    12 October 2022
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Autodesk Inventor Essentials

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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