If you’re an Inventor software user interested in learning how to automate your design process using the Inventor software API (application programming interface), this class is designed specifically for you. The class will act as a guide, giving those with no programming or automation experience a road map to success for working with the Inventor software API. For simplicity, this class will focus on programming with the Inventor software API directly in the iLogic interface, and we will identify the resources available for new users to develop their programming skills. The course will provide students with the tools to learn, including how to program in VB.NET, how to use the API and API Help, where to find sample programs, how to debug API programs within the iLogic interface, and where to seek individual help. The course will give students the information and confidence they need to develop the skills necessary to quickly begin programming their own Inventor software customizations. This session features Inventor Professional and Inventor Professional.
- Recognize the importance of learning VB.NET, and know where to go to gain that knowledge
- Learn how to capitalize on the Inventor API Help to transfer VB.NET skills to the Inventor API
- Learn how to debug programs directly within the iLogic interface using a debug viewer
- Learn how to identify and utilize resources available for advancing your programming knowledge
Nathan Bowser is a mechanical designer for MESA, Inc. (an Autodesk Silver Partner and an Autodesk Authorized Training Center). He is an Inventor Certified Professional with 2 years of experience training students in Inventor software’s Sheet Metal feature and iLogic functionality. Bowser’s industry experience comes from over 3 years of service in the manufacturing sector. Bowser has been using Inventor software since 2011, and he works hands on with the software every day as a mechanical designer, designing and drafting. Bowser has been using iLogic and the Inventor API since Inventor 2011 software, and has been consulting with customers in their use of these automation techniques for 3 years. Bowser has presented Inventor software and Inventor automation-related topics at Western Pennsylvania Inventor User Group Meetings, Northeast Ohio Inventor User Group Meetings, MESA U, and other MESA-sponsored events.