AutoCAD Inventor - Solid Modeling, Stress and Dynamic Analysis
John Andrew, P.E.
AutoCAD, “INVENTOR” easy to use software enables engineers to create digital prototyping of: Process Piping, Structures, Machine Parts and Assemblies with Autodesk® Inventor® software enables users to engineer, visualize, and simulate static and dynamic motions and analyze strength of products digitally.
Step-by-step illustrated examples show how to use tools to create all types of three dimensional engineering three dimensional solid models.
This Inventor course is divided into 18 sections:
1. TYPICAL PARTS, ASSEMBLIES & DRAWINGS
2. FINITE ELEMENT STRESS ANALYSIS
3. PIPING AND STRUCTURES
5. SPUR, BEVEL, & WORM GEARS
6. DESIGN ACCELERATOR
7. ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK
9. START A 3D PART
10. RECTANGULAR PLATE WITH HOLES
11. SAVING A PART FILE
12. ROUND HOLES METHOD-1
13. ROUND HOLES METHOD-2
14. CIRCULAR HUB
15. CIRCULAR PATTERN OF HOLES
16. 3D PART TO DIMENSIONED DRAWING
17. MULTI-VIEW DIMENSIONED DRAWING
18. INVENTOR: MENUS, TOOLBARS, & PANELS
The course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
The learning objectives for this course is in a PDF file:
The information will be especially useful to: students, entrepreneurs, engineers, architects, and innovators who want to be able to create 3D Solid Models of parts, assemblies, structures, and piping and calculate stresses and deflections with finite element analysis automatically or semi- automatically.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will know how to make scale dimensioned engineering and architectural drawings of and stress analysis of 3-dimensional objects with all releases of AutoCAD Inventor from 2008 to 2010.
AutoCAD Inventor help manual has over 1000 pages. This course has only 175 pages but the most used 2D and 3D drawing methods are described with illustrations enabling the reader to make all types dimensioned engineering drawings.
The course content is in a PDF file:
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you still experience any difficulty in downloading or opening this file, you may need to close some applications or reboot your computer to free up some memory.
A brief and to the point easy to use CAD drawing system is provided in these notes that will provide information that can be used to create AutoCAD 3D drawings.
The AutoCAD home page at: www.autocad.com.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office patent database at www.uspto.gov Provides links to information about all aspects pertaining to invention patents.