Professional | ~7 hr.

Inventor for Mechanical Design Professional Certification Prep

Course | Certification prep
Prove you're on the right track to certification with self-paced lessons and a practice test. This certification prep course reviews the core skills covered by the Autodesk Certified Professional in Inventor for Mechanical Design certification exam.
Last updated: January 25, 2023


Advances in technology are changing the way we work and the skills demanded by industry. Professionals need to demonstrate their knowledge to be competitive and meet workforce standards. Explore the skills covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional in Inventor for Mechanical Design certification exam. Follow along with lessons, datasets, and exercises to practice and review the exam topics on your own. You can also test your knowledge by taking a practice test to prepare for the certification exam. It’s all about practice and preparation.

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

  • See and explore modeling workflows that you might not currently use.
  • Work through challenges that give you hands-on experience with advanced tools in Inventor.
  • Review the topics covered on the Autodesk Certified Professional in Inventor for Mechanical Design certification exam.

This course was authored using Inventor 2023. You may notice course resources are accessed differently for earlier versions of Inventor. See course resources for more details. 

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Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Getting started

~10 min.
About the certification
Course Module

Learn more about how to prepare for the Autodesk Certified Professional in Inventor for Mechanical Design exam.

~20 min.
See where you stand
Course Module

See where you stand

~15 min.
Configuration and administration
Course Module

Explore best practices for managing the location of files, libraries of standard content, and preferences.

~35 min.
Standard part modeling
Course Module

Learn the many different approaches most commonly used by mechanical designers and engineers for creating and managing 3D solid models.

~1 hr. 45 min.
Advanced part modeling
Course Module

Learn about the skills associated with complex part modeling workflows.  

~10 min.
Sheet metal
Course Module

Learn more advanced features of sheet metal creation and detailing tools and learn how to apply them in real-world scenarios.

~45 min.
Assembly modeling
Course Module

Explore creating and managing assemblies as well as import and work with data from other CAD systems in Autodesk Inventor.

~10 min.
Course Module

Explore each step of the process from connecting parts to preparing them for welding and augmenting the design after.

~40 min.
Course Module

Learn how to create advanced drawing views and annotations following industry best practices.

~1 hr. 25 min.
Design automation techniques
Course Module

Explore how to best use advanced tools to automate and improve building families of components, assemblies, or features.

~1 hr. 30 min.
Course challenge
Course Module

Take the challenge exercise to measure your skills on the topics covered in this course. 

~45 min.
Practice test
Course Module

Ready to test your knowledge? 

Instructor resources

Resources for teaching in the classroom.

Teaching this course to students in the classroom?
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this course into your lesson plans. You can also send your students directly to the course as self-guided learning. They can learn at their own pace, track their own progress, and earn a certificate of completion when they get 75% or more on the final test.

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Want to create custom learning playlists to share with your students?
Share modules and courses using Lists. Once you create a List, share the URL with your students and they can sign into their Autodesk Account to access.

  • To create a List, select [+] 'Add to list' in the banner of a course or module.
  • To share a list with others, set the list visibility to Public and share the link.


This course was updated in January 2023. 

Updates include:  

  • New sample test questions and test taking tips. 
  • Updated videos to reflect the latest Inventor user interface.  
  • Updated practice and challenge exercises.
  • New instructor guide to help educators and instructors teach this content in classroom.
  • New practice test aligned to the certification exam objectives.
  • Modules are now standalone, so you can pick and choose individual modules to add to your Playlist and share with others.

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Inventor for Mechanical Design Learning Pathway

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