Adding intelligence to your Inventor software designs is necessary when trying to speed up your design workflows. Inventor models don't have to be passive; they can have "intellect." Ask yourself these questions: Why should you always redo all the work every time you create a similar model? Do you find that you're creating similar models with only slight differences in size or configuration? Do you wish you could make your parts change when your layout changes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you. We'll explore 4 different techniques to make your models work harder for you, covering the power of user parameters and functions, adaptive design, simplification, and iLogic. We'll learn how to use and apply these techniques to generate intelligent designs, improving the efficiency of design workflows.
- Explore using parameters and the available functions in Inventor to build intelligent models
- Discover the power of using adaptivity in your designs
- Learn how to use simplification to drive modular design
- Learn how to incorporate iLogic in your intelligent-modeling workflows
Jason is the NPD Group Leader in the CAD Designer Group for FS-Elliott Co., LLC. FS-Elliott is a leading manufacturer of oil-free centrifugal air and gas compressors with sales, service, and manufacturing locations around the world. Based in Williamsville, NY, Jason provides lead design services to current NPD projects and helps drives current CAD standards and best practices among the NPD team. His experience involves 20+ years of compressor design, with an education background in Engineering from SUNY at Alfred, Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo State and Business/Marketing from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte.
Kevin Smedley is the engineering systems manager at FS-Elliott, which is a global centrifugal compressor manufacturer with facilities in Asia, Europe, and South America, and is headquartered in Export, Pennsylvania. Smedley has over 27 years of CAD and management experience. His background includes CAD and design management, instructor/trainer, consultant, and implementation and support specialist. His additional responsibility of becoming the new engineering systems manager includes continued CAD administration, product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) with new PMP and CIP. His additional tasks of continuous improvement for the shop floor and project-management process improvement open up the opportunity to bring global workflows and processes, enhancing the engineering CAD design successes. Smedley’s specialties include CAD management, Inventor 3D parametric modeling application, Vault Professional software data management, and the role of continued support specialist.