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Advanced Modeling for Mechanical Design

Focus on advanced elements in parametric design and assembly creation.
Software used in this course:
  • Inventor

Overview

Build, validate, and future-proof your skills in mechanical design. Take the next step in your learning journey by exploring advanced elements in parametric design. Get equipped with professional-level competencies that help you solve complex mechanical design challenges.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the parametric CAD workflow.
  • Identify interface aspects of Inventor.
  • Create designs using sheet metal parts.
  • Create designs with mechanical motion.
  • Identify techniques to automate part and assembly modeling.
  • Manipulate appearances and physical materials.
  • Create a detailed drawing.
  • Share drawings with other users and customers.
  • Publish designs.
  • Use programming techniques to enable rules-driven design.
    1

    Getting started

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    Course overview
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    Get the software
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    Course resources
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    Create a new project file

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    Lesson overview
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    Create a new project file
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    Modify Application Options and Document Settings
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    Create the sheet metal chassis

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    Lesson overview
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    Create a new sheet metal file
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    Create the main chassis
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    Create holes on the bottom face of the chassis
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    Create holes and a cutout on the back face of the chassis
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    Create holes and cutouts on the top and front faces of the chassis
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    Use a multibody part to create the handle frame
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    Add a hem and cutouts to the base part
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    Add cutouts to the top part
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    Create and export a flat pattern
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercise
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    Model the handle assembly

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    Lesson overview
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    Create a rail guide using a spline
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    Use loft to create the handle cover
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    Assemble the handle
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    Create the second handle design using freeform modeling
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    Edit the freeform model
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    Add finger grips to the handle cover
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    Review and edit the freeform shape
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    Complete the second handle cover design
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    Apply edits to the handle covers
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercise
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    Create the keypad assembly

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    Lesson overview
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    Assemble the lid panel
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    Assemble the lid panel onto the main chassis
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    Place a link in the lens assembly
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    Insert an iFeature onto the link
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    Mirror the iFeature and fillets
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    Create iParts
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    Create the keypad assembly
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    Complete the assembly
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercise
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    Add features to parts, create a presentation and create drawings

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    Lesson overview
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    Engrave a part number, apply a decal, and create a rib
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    Create a presentation
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    Complete the presentation
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    Create a video, snapshot, and drawing view
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    Create a parts list, balloons, and a new sheet
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    Create a breakout and a section view
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    Tolerances, GD&T, and overlay views
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    Generate files for collaboration
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    Use Shrinkwrap and export to STL
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercise
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    Course challenge

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    Challenge exercise
    8

    Final test

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    Start your final test