This class will be a presentation of tips, tricks, and workarounds for the Inventor software Tube & Pipe add-in. A powerful design tool built into the Inventor software landscape, Tube & Pipe is the bread-and-butter tool for many designers. We will explore some basics of getting started, and we'll look at some secrets and workarounds for successfully routing and populating pipe runs in this environment. The class will focus on rigid piping, but tips will be applicable to flexible hose and tubing design as well.
- Learn about the Authoring and Publishing components of Tube & Pipe
- Learn the basics of Tube & Pipe styles and template
- Learn how to constrain pipe routes to surrounding geometry
- Discover productivity tips and tricks
I am the CAD department supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing in St. Louis, Michigan. I have been working as a mechanical designer and drafter for more than 20 years, using Autodesk, Inc., products for the majority of that time. For the last several years, I have been the lead CAD technician and Vault software administrator at Powell Fab. I have been implementing changes to the company’s document management procedures using Vault Professional software as the main system for life cycle and revision control, and have implimented engineering change orders to control all drawing changes. I was inducted in the first class of Autodesk Expert Elites for my activity on the Autodesk discussion forums and social media, and for my CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds blog. I've spoken at Autodesk University 3 times, including a trip to Moscow in 2014 to speak at AU Russia. My specialties are Inventor Tube & Pipe and Frame Generator, Content Center and Vault Professional.