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Mechanical Engineering Webinars

Welcome to Autodesk’s mechanical engineering webinar series. We’ve created a live, interactive experience to help you master the products supporting the work you do.

Mechanical Engineering Community MeetUps

Join a community of engineers looking to master key workflows, participate in live expert Q&As, and cultivate their 3D mechanical engineering and design skills.

Virtual meetups for mechanical engineers serve as a central avenue to improve your skills with Autodesk Inventor and its corresponding mechanical design tools. Read more.Read less.

By taking an active role in this program, you will:

  • Raise your skills to meet mechanical design solutions
  • Identify and use the best tools to efficiently complete specific tasks.
  • Get more work done with less unnecessary effort
  • Focus on workflows and outcomes, not buttons
  • Spend more time innovating and less time fighting with products

Learn about the speakers

  • Picture of Anton Fedoseyev, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Anton Fedoseyev

    D&M Content Manager

    Customer Success Organization

    Anton is a content strategist in the Learning Services Group at Autodesk. He has been with Autodesk for 11 years in a variety of roles, including program manager, technology evangelist, learning content manager, support specialist and event developer. Anton is also an Autodesk certified professional and instructor with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. Computer Science to go with his 15+ years of experience in CAD business.

  • Picture of Jeff Miles, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Jeff Miles

    Support Specialist

    Industrial Machinery

    With a deep experience in the manufacturing industry, Jeff has stayed connected to his passion for leveraging technology to improve the development of manufacturing equipment and operations. He is actively involved with Autodesk Enterprise Customers as an Inventor specialist in the Customer Success Organization. Prior to his involvement with Autodesk he leveraged his passion for CAD technology to establish a successful design and engineering firm which supplied services to a variety of manufacturing companies. The firm leveraged Autodesk Inventor to completed various projects over the course of 15 years. During this time plus his previous engineering manager experience, he has been able to acquire a deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry.

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Design Automation Series Recordings

When it comes to design, quality works springs naturally from a smooth workflow. Design automation connects directly to that philosophy by streamlining a collection of repetitive software tasks so you can stay focused on the tasks worthy of your full attention. Our 5-part webinar series takes you through the dynamic API and reveals how its broad capabilities will simplify the way you work for good. Read more.Read less.

  • Part 1: Creating reliable, efficient parametric models for configurations and automation
  • Part 2: Configurations with iParts and iAssemblies
  • Part 3: Automation with iLogic
  • Part 4: Drawing Automation
  • Part 5: State-of-the-art enterprise automation

Part 1: Creating reliable, efficient parametric models for configurations and automation

Parametrical models and configurations help save time and open doors to intelligent design. In this webinar, we will cover how to get started and advance your automation abilities to create smart, reusable designs with long lifecycles. What works? What does not? Where do you start? We’ll be answering these questions and more to get you on the right path towards effective design automation.

In part 1 you will learn:

  1. How to create reliable and efficient parametric models for configurations and automation
  2. Understand modeling best practices
  3. How to effectively leverage parameters

Part 2: Configurations with iParts and iAssemblies

Most designers have parts and assemblies that differ by size, material, or other variables all held within a single design that works in many models. You can create these designs as iParts and iAssemblies, and then apply one or more of the dimensional variations. In this webinar, we’ll cover iParts and iAssemblies with automation, and central concepts to keep in mind to maximize design performance and efficiency. This webinar will break down the pros and cons of iParts and iAssemblies, and how to effectively leverage each when developing an automation project.

In part 2 you will learn:

  1. Understand the benefits and pitfalls of iParts and iAssemblies
  2. How to make iParts and iAssemblies work for you with automation

Part 3: Automation with iLogic

Most designs have parts and assemblies that are created thinking, “If this dimension is bigger than A, then I do B.” When working under these conditions, iLogic can help to add an extra layer of intelligence into designs by creating rules, written in scripting language similar to Visual Basic. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate the best practices of using iLogic, and how to effectively leverage them when developing an automation project.

In part 3 you will learn:

  1. How to use iLogic workflows for creating process automation
  2. Understand iLogic Best Practices

Part 4: Drawing Automation

When models are ready, far too much time and energy is spent creating alike drawings and annotating them. What if the entire workflow could be automated? Good news, there is a solution. Drawing automation drastically cuts down on the time it takes to process the most nagging, minute differences between models, significantly expediting your workflows.

In part 4 of our design automation series you will learn about:

  1. Capabilities of Drawing Automation
  2. Drawing Automation structure and architecture

Part 5: State-of-the-art enterprise automation

No matter how meticulous your design process, small variations always rear their ugly heads; a slightly different size, or shape, or material pops up out of seemingly nowhere. As a result, true engineering and innovation take a backseat to the slog of creating alike models.

In the first four parts of this series, we learned about building reliable parametric models, iParts and iAssemblies, iLogic, and drawing automation. In this last session, we’re putting it all together to unlock state-of-the-art enterprise automation. Learn how to put many of your most troublesome timewasters to bed, streamline your design workflows, and scrap that pesky slog for good.

In part 5 of our design automation series you will learn about:

  1. The 4 aspects of Product Configurators
  2. Extending and Scaling configurators for Enterprise Environments

Learn about the speakers

  • Picture of Thomas Fitzgerald, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Thomas Fitzgerald

    Senior Implementation Consultant

    Inventor Automation and Data Management, Customer Success Services

    Thomas Fitzgerald is a senior implementation consultant specializing in Inventor automation and data management. Thomas has consulted with a large number of companies with a very diverse exposure to both large and small engineering departments. His work experience includes mechanical design within the automotive, shipbuilding, mining and material handling industries as well as custom configuration applications utilizing the Inventor API, iLogic, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Visual Studio.

    Thomas has over 19 years of experience within the mechanical design and manufacturing industries using numerous Autodesk products. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor as well as having his Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator credentials.

  • Part 1:

    Creating reliable, efficient parametric models for configurations and automation (42:18)

    Read more above for additional details about this session.

  • Part 2:

    Configurations with iParts and iAssemblies (55:37)

    Read more above for additional details about this session.

  • Part 3:

    Automation with iLogic (58:41)

    Read more above for additional details about this session.

  • Part 4:

    Drawing Automation (1:01:49)

    Read more above for additional details about this session.

  • Part 5:

    State-of-the-art enterprise automation (1:01:49)

    Read more above for additional details about this session.

Generative Design in Manufacturing

Generative design makes for lighter materials, fewer separate components, performance improvements, and an accelerated development process. Ever wonder how? Join us as our live webinar series delves into the particulars of generative design and how its impact is being felt throughout the manufacturing industry. Read more.Read less.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) software and the computing power of the cloud, generative design enables engineers to create thousands of design options by simply defining their design problem with basic parameters such as height, weight it must support, strength, and material options. As with any new technology, however, there’s often confusion and a lack of clarity around what exactly the technology is, and what it isn’t.

In these webinars we’ll walk through how generative design technology fits in the manufacturing design process. We’ll cover a brief demo of Fusion Generative as well as highlight next steps for diving in deeper to learn the tools.

  1. Know how Fusion Generative helps with the product development process.
  2. Know what the workflow looks like from CAD to outcome(s).
  3. Be familiar with the general steps required and capabilities of the interface.
  4. Know what your next steps should be to learn more about Fusion Generative.

Learn about the speakers

  • Picture of Anton Fedoseyev, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Anton Fedoseyev

    D&M Content Manager

    Customer Success Organization

    Anton is a content strategist in the Learning Services Group at Autodesk. He has been with Autodesk for 11 years in a variety of roles, including program manager, technology evangelist, learning content manager, support specialist and event developer. Anton is also an Autodesk certified professional and instructor with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. Computer Science to go with his 15+ years of experience in CAD business.

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    Apolo Vanderberg

    Support Specialist

    Customer Success Organization

    After completing his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Apolo Vanderberg began supporting customers in their use of CFD. Over the last 15 years, he has focused on training new users in adapting CFD to their workflows and enterprise accounts to expand their expertise and capabilities of their digital prototyping processes also including additive workflows around Netfabb and Generative Design.

  • Picture of Michael Fiedler, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Michael Fiedler

    Support Specialist

    Customer Success Organization

    As an enterprise simulation specialist at Autodesk, Inc., Michael Fiedler provides proactive and reactive simulation support to Autodesk's Enterprise users. Michael obtained his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and worked with locomotives, steam turbines, and sheet metal hydroforming prior to becoming involved with finite element analysis (FEA). He has been helping FEA software users via technical support, training, and web content since 1999, and he has been with Autodesk since 2009.

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Generative Design for Autodesk Inventor Users

For Autodesk Inventor users, the power of generative design has proven to be a revolutionizing force reforming the development process and leading to better, more creative work. Our generative design webinar series takes a look at harnessing the power of Fusion 360 to energize designs, simplify workflows, and get the most out of your Inventor software. Read more.Read less.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) software and the computing power of the cloud, generative design enables engineers to create thousands of design options by simply defining their design problem with basic parameters such as height, weight it must support, strength, and material options. As with any new technology, however, there’s often confusion and a lack of clarity around what exactly the technology is, and what it isn’t.

Join us as we walk through how generative design technology fits in the manufacturing design process. We’ll cover a brief demo of Fusion Generative as well as highlight next steps for diving in deeper to learn the tools.

Learn about the speakers

  • Picture of Anton Fedoseyev, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Anton Fedoseyev

    D&M Content Manager

    Customer Success Organization

    Anton is a content strategist in the Learning Services Group at Autodesk. He has been with Autodesk for 11 years in a variety of roles, including program manager, technology evangelist, learning content manager, support specialist and event developer. Anton is also an Autodesk certified professional and instructor with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. Computer Science to go with his 15+ years of experience in CAD business.

  • Picture of Alessandro Gasso, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Alessandro Gasso

    Customer Adoption Specialist

    Alessandro Gasso is currently employed as Fusion 360 / Generative Design Adoption Specialist within the Customer Success Organization at Autodesk, Inc. Over the past 17 years with Autodesk, Ale has worked in various roles including product support specialist for Inventor, the lead for the EMEA Inventor Product Support Team, EMEA technical lead of Inventor software, premium support specialist leading the PSS Manufacturing Team, manufacturing industry technical lead, and Enterprise Solutions leads manager. Ale was the co-author of the Being Inventive Inventor blog, and he has spoken at Autodesk University from 2012 to 2018. Before Autodesk, Ale worked for 7 years as a mechanical designer for a company in the defense industry. Ale is a native of Italy who speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and he holds a master's degree in electromechanical engineering from the University of Naples (Napoli).

  • Picture of Matt Lemay, a speaker for the Mechanical Engineer Webinar series

    Matt Lemay

    Adoption Specialist, Additive & Generative

    Manufacturing

    Matt Lemay is a part of Autodesk’s Fusion Adoption team – focused on ensuring customer success in the adoption of generative design & additive manufacturing. Before joining Autodesk 3 years ago, Matt was an applications engineer in the aerospace composites industry and a design engineer for additively-manufactured surgical implant technology. At Autodesk, Matt has also been involved with the Autodesk pro-bono program, specifically around projects related to additive manufacturing and non-profit medical projects, such as Granta, low-cost Cranial Implant Manufacturing in Mexico & Nia Technologies, and 3D Printed prosthetics in Uganda. Matt’s professional passion comes from helping designers and engineers leverage next generation technology, like generative design and additive manufacturing, to create competitive separation.

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