Learn to extend the power of Autodesk, Inc.'s, fully integrated CAM Solution for Inventor software by complementing it with Vault software. You will learn about the workflows used to create machine code for the CNC (computer numerical control) machining of your parts, and you will also learn the benefits of using an integrated CAM system. Data management is often a nightmare for companies that maintain design separately from files containing manufacturing information such as toolpaths. In this class you will see just how easily you can maintain both in a single file, using Inventor HSM software and Vault software.
- Learn how to set up stock and create toolpaths for machining inside Inventor software
- Learn how to post process toolpaths to convert to machine code
- Learn how to perform typical data management processes like revision changes for machined parts
- Understand the benefits of a truly integrated CAM Solution
Gavin is currently employed by NZ's largest Autodesk reseller in a split role between technical support/consulting and software development, usually in the form of customisation for Autodesk Products. His focus is primarily the Autodesk HSM products, and Vault. Before becoming a Technical Consultant, he spent about 10 years using Inventor, Vault and various CAM packages as a mechanical designer. Gavin has worked in a variety of industries including Aerospace, Defense, Consumer Products, and materials handling equipment for everything from logging/mining to food. In these areas he has designed machinery, equipment and products involving a huge variety of materials and manufacturing processes. Gavin places utmost emphasis on manufacturability in the design work he does, as a result of having always worked very closely with the manufacturing environment. This has taught him to adapt and calibrate his digital-prototyping tools to give real-world results.