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Autodesk Inventor 2012 Tutorial

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  • Tutor: Erik Kurek
  • Duration: 25 hours
  • Video lessons: 325
  • Product code: 24702
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  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
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Learn how to take full advantage of this solid modeling design tool to perform professional 3D Mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication with the help of these comprehensive Autodesk Inventor 2012 tutorial videos.

Through over 300 easy-to-follow training videos, expert Inventor tutor Erik Kurek commences from the absolute basics and explains and demonstrates how to use and the many uses of Autodesk Inventor 2012.

Throughout the 25 hours of beginner to advanced video tutorials, this professionally created tuition includes initial installation step-by-step, working with assembly files, creating the best view appearance, how to create and edit parts, lessons on iFeatures, learning advanced techniques for sketching explained and so much more.

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Getting Started
Installing Autodesk Inventor
Using the Get Started Tab
Navigating the Autodesk Inventor Environment
Using Multiple Document Tools
Using View Navigation Tools
Using the ViewCube
Using the Navigation Bar
Navigating with the Steering-Wheel
Using a 3D Mouse
Using Information Center and Help
Accessing Wiki Help
Using the Quick Access Toolbar
Navigating the Application Menu
Using the Application Menu Management Tools
Navigating the Inventor Ribbon Interface
Using the Marking Menus
Using the Select Other Drop Down
Understanding Project Files
Creating New Inventor Files
Opening Existing Inventor Files

Working With Assemblies
Understanding Assembly Files
Identifying Assembly Components
Organizing with Browser Folders
Introduction to Component Visibility
Introduction to Browser Filter and Find
Degrees of Freedom and Constrained Drag Concepts
Introducing Grounded Components
Identifying Existing Assembly Constraints
Editing Existing Assembly Constraints
Driving Assembly Constraints
Replace a Component in an Assembly
Editing Assembly Components
Measuring Assembly Components
Center Of Gravity
Creating a New Assembly
Placing a Component in an Assembly
Create a Part Component in Place
Create an Assembly Component in Place
Placing a Component from Content Center
Autodropping a Component from Content Center
Analyzing Interference
Introducing the Bill of Materials
Creating a Virtual Component in an Assembly
Moving and Rotating an Assembly Component
Constraining with Mate and Flush
Constraining with Tangent and Insert
Constraining at Angles
Limiting Constraints
Creating 3D Motion Constraints
Creating 3D Transitional Constraints
Creating a 3D Constraint Set
Solving for Contact
Assemble Your Design
Assembly Features
Copy Components
Pattern Components Associatively
Pattern Components in a Circle
Pattern Components in a Rectangular Pattern
Mirroring Assembly Components
Promote and Demote Assembly Components

View Appearance
Using Other Viewing Methods
Setting Viewing Options
Realistically Viewing Inventor Models
Colorizing Models
Shading Models
Viewing Models in Wireframe
Understanding Monochrome, Illustration and Watercolor Visual Styles
Shadowing Models
Reflecting the Model
Viewing the Ground Plane
Sectioning Your 3D Model
Lighting Models with Standard Lights
Using Image Based Lighting -IBL
Customizing Lighting Styles

Assembly Management
Using View Representations
Documenting View Representations
Positional Representations
Documenting a Positional Representation Using Overlay
Creating a Level of Detail
Documenting a Level of Detail
Shrinkwrap and Substitute - Merging Out Seams
Shrinkwrap And Substitute - Keeping Seams
Shrinkwrap and Substitute - Single Composite Feature
Shrinkwrap and Substitute - Maintain Each Body as a Solid Body

Creating a Presentation
Tweaking Components
View Filters
Animating Views

Assembly and Presentation Documentation
Introducing the Drawing Environment
Navigating the Tools Tab
Presentation and Assembly Drawings
Creating and Editing Parts Lists
Filtering Parts List
Manually Placing Balloons
Automatically Placing Balloons
Editing the Bill of Materials
Revision Tables and Revision Tags

Create and Edit Parts
Create and Edit Parts
Modifying a Sketch Feature
Modifying a Placed Feature
Modifying a Work Feature
Creating a New Part File
Introduction to the Sketch Environment
Sketching Overview
Basic Sketch Tools
Geometric Constraints
Dimensional Sketch Constraints
Design Intent and Model Parameters
User Parameters
Modify Tools: Trim, Extend
Extruded Feature: Base, Cut and Join
Extruded Feature: Intersect
Extruded Feature: Extents
Extruded Feature: Alternate Solution and Taper
Revolving Features
Bend Feature
Creating Work Features
Hole and Thread Data
Hole: Linear Placement
Hole: Concentric Placement
Hole Placement on a Point
Hole: Sketch Placement
Hole: Operations and Options
Hole: Termination and Types
Hole: Direct Manipulation
Fillet: Edge Mode
Fillet: Setback Options
Fillet: Loop Select and Features Select
Fillet: Face Fillet and Full Round Fillet
Fillet: Variable Radius
Thread Feature
Draft Tool
Shell Tool
Parameters Linked to Models

Documenting Parts
Creating a New Drawing
Borders and Title Blocks
Base and Projected Views
Auxiliary View
Section View
Detail View
Creating a Broken View
Creating a Breakout View
Crop View
Slice View
Draft View
Editing Drawing Views
Replace Model Reference
Retrieving Model Dimensions and Auto Arrange
Dimension Isometric Views
Baseline Dimension and Baseline Dimension Set
Ordinate Dimension and Ordinate Dimension Set
Chain Dimension and Chain Dimension Set
Moving Annotation Dimensions and Adjusting Properties
Annotation Centerlines
Annotation Centerlines in Multiple Drawing Views
Create a Sketched Symbol
Placing Annotation Text and Symbols
Annotation Leader Text and Annotation Symbols
Annotation Text Stacking with Superscript and Subscript
Annotate the Center of Gravity
Hole, Thread and Chamfer Notes
Hole Table
Create a General Table
Edit Dimension Annotations
Dimension Annotation Styles
Drawing Sketches: Projected Geometry
Dimension to Intersection
Dual Dimension and Alternate Unit Dimension
Dimension Highlight
Spline Dimensions
Add a Tolerance to Dimensions
Hatching: Overview
Hatching: Load a Custom Hatch
Hatching: Break Around Text
Hatch: Cut Views
AutoCAD Blocks: Import
AutoCAD Blocks: Pattern
AutoCAD Blocks: Rotate and Scale

Multi-body Parts
Creating Multi-Body Parts
Making Component Parts from Multi-body Parts

Creating a New Weldment and the Weldment Environment
Creating Fillet and Groove Welds
Preparing the Welds
Machining Welds
Documenting Welds

Advanced Sketching and Constraining Techniques
2D Spline
Import Points
Sketch Patterns
Sharing and Copying Sketches
Mirroring and Symmetrically Constraining Sketches
Slice Graphics in a Part File
Linking Spreadsheet Parameters
Edit Coordinate System
Automatic Dimensions

Frame Generator
Generating Frames
Changing Inserted Frame Members
Mitering Frame Members
Notching Frame Member
Trimming to Frame Members
Trimming and Extending to Frame Members
Lengthening and Shortening Frame Members
Analyzing Frames

Advanced Part Modeling Techniques
Use Open Profiles to Create Part Features
Create Rib and Web Features
Emboss Features
Geometry Text
Sweeping Features
Projecting a 3D Sketch
Sketching in 3D
Create a Helical Coil from a 3D Sketch
Creating Coil Features
Lofting Sections
Lofting Centerline and Twist
Lofting Area and Face
Copying Features
Mirroring Features
Suppressing Features
Reordering Features
Deriving Parts
Deriving Assemblies
Deriving Inserts
Decaling a Part
Decaling an Assembly
AutoLimiting Models

Sheet Metal
General Overview of Sheet Metal
Using Sheet Metal Rules
Creating Sheet Metal Rules
Understanding Sheet Metal Bend Tables
Understanding Sheet Metal in the Style Library
Creating Sheet Metal Faces
Creating a Single Sheet Metal Flange
Creating Multiple Sheet Metal Flanges
Creating Sheet Metal Contour Flange
Creating Sheet Metal Lofted Flange
Hemming Sheet Metal
Folding Sheet Metal
Bending Sheet Metal
Converting to a Sheet Metal Part
Cutting Sheet Metal
Seaming the Corners in Sheet Metal
Ripping the Corners in Sheet Metal
Rounding and Cornering Sheet Metal
Contour Rolling Sheet Metal
Punching Sheet Metal
Ripping Sheet Metal
Flattening Sheet Metal
Common Tools between Part and Sheet Metal
Exporting Flat Patterns
Unfolding and Refolding Sheet Metal
Creating Sheet Metal Cosmetic Bend Lines
Thickening a Surface to Create Sheet Metal
PEM Fastening Sheet Metal

Documenting Sheet Metal
Placing Sheet Metal Views
Orientating Sheet Metal Views
Creating Sheet Metal Bend Notes, Tags, and Tables
Creating Sheet Metal Punch Notes and Tables
Adjusting Sheet Metal Bend Order
Using Sheet Metal iProperties on an IDW

Plastic Part Design
Introduction to Plastic Part Design
Creating Plastic Part Feature Grill
Creating a Snap Fit Plastic Part Feature
Creating a Thread Side Boss Plastic Part Feature
Creating a Head Side Boss Plastic Part Feature
Creating a Rule Fillet Plastic Part Feature
Creating a Lip and Groove Plastic Part Feature
Creating a Rest Plastic Part Feature

Sketch Blocks
Creating Sketch Blocks
Inserting, Editing and Constraining Sketch Blocks
Making Components from Sketch Blocks

Drawing File Creation and Settings
Images in Title Blocks
Drawing Resources
Create and Edit Sheets
Custom Borders
Custom iProperties in the Title Block

Document Settings and Application Options
Document Settings and Application Options
Setting the Proper Prompt
Setting Sketch Application Options
Setting Save Application Options
Setting General Application Options
Setting Environment Color Application Options
Setting File Application Options
Setting Part Application Options
Introduction to the Style Editor
Setting BOM Document Settings

Content Center
Introduction to Content Center
Inserting Content from Content Center
Using AutoDrop
Create Custom Content Center Libraries

Extract and Create an iFeature
Place an iFeature
Edit an iFeature
Creating iParts
Authoring an iCopy Component
Creating Derived iCopy Members
Create an iCopy Assembly

Import and Export
Importing CATIA Version 5 and Other File Formats
Exporting File Formats
Pack and Go

Create and Edit a Surface
Replace Face and Sculpt
Silhouette Curve

Design Accelerators
Creating Spur Gears
Creating Cylindrical Cams
Creating O-Rings
Creating Bolted Connections
Creating Shafts

iLogic Basic Overview
iLogic Parameters
iLogic Parameter Filters
iLogic Feature Suppression
iLogic Dimensions

Assembly Selection Filters
Part Selection Filters
Drawing Selection Filters
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