Autodesk Inventor for Beginners

When it comes to mechanical design, Autodesk Inventor is the industry-leading tool for part creation, development, and manufacturing. Every drafter, designer, and manager in this space needs to understand the basic concepts of solid modeling and parametric design to be effective. ZenTek Consultants is here to help your staff become comfortable with Inventor’s interface, using the most common tools and solid modeling concepts. This course is ideal for beginners with limited experience with solid modeling and will help users of all levels increase efficiency and productivity.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Class will be presented using Autodesk Inventor 2020 and that version is required for all students.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends. 

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1: Sketching & Geometry

  • Understanding the Sketch Environment

  • Creating Geometry

  • Modifying Geometry (Move, Copy, Trim, etc.)

  • Sizing and Dimensioning

  • Generating Patterns


Session 2: Getting Comfortable with Modeling

  • Creating Solids from Sketches

  • Modifying Existing Features

  • Navigating the 3D Space

  • Intro to Work Features


Session 3: Assembling Your Design

  • Understanding Degrees of Freedom

  • Creating Assembly Constraints

  • Importing Standard Components (Fasteners, Bearings, etc.)

  • Basic Motion Simulation


Session 4: Presenting the Product

  • Generating Drawings from Parts

  • Annotating Drawings

  • Generating Exploded Views of Assemblies

  • Animating Component Assembly

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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