Get Course Info

Access Webinar



Autodesk Inventor is a 3D mechanical solid modeling design software developed by Autodesk to create 3D digital prototypes. It is used for 3D mechanical design, design communication, tooling creation and product simulation. This software enables users to produce accurate 3D models to aid in designing, visualizing and simulating products before they are built.

This software incorporates integrated motion simulation and assembly stress analysis, whereby users are given options to input driving loads, dynamic components, friction loads and further run the dynamic simulation to test how the product will function in a real-world scenario. These simulation tools enable users designing cars or automotive parts, for example, to optimize the strength and weight of a product, identify high-stress areas, identify and reduce unwanted vibrations, and even size motors to reduce their overall energy consumption.

Autodesk Inventor's finite element analysis feature allows users to validate the component design through testing part performance under loads. The optimization technology and parametric studies permit users to design parameters within assembly stress areas and compare the design options. Then, the 3D model is updated based on these optimized parameters.

Autodesk Inventor also uses special file formats for parts, assemblies and drawing views. The files are imported or exported in a DWG (drawing) format. However, the 2D and 3D data interchange and review format that Autodesk Inventor uses most frequently is design web format (DWF).

Inventor is computer-aided design (CAD) software developed by Autodesk. It uses the concept of parametric design, used primarily to create technical drawings for mechanical purposes.It is found in many fields such as automotive, architecture, construction, etc.

Created in 1982 by John Walker and 12 partners, Autodesk was the first CAD company to go public. It publishes a variety of software suites including AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Alias. 

Course Objective 

This course instructs users in best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Users acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

With Inventor software you can:

  • Design advanced 3D mechanical objects

  • Create and model in freeform

  • Analyse with the finite element method

  • Simulate different movements on your 3D creations

  • Manage your data

  • Design moulds for your prototypes

Course Description:

Topics Include:

  • Autodesk Inventor User Interface

  • 2D sketching

  • 3D sketching

  • Parametric part modeling

  • Creating Work Features

  • Editing Features

  • Advanced Modeling Tools

  • Creating  I-part, I- Feature , I-logic

  • Assembling Design

  • Bottom –Up Assembly

  • Top – Down Assembly

  • Creating Adaptive ,Flexible components

  • Creating level of details Representation

  • Understanding simplified Assemblies

  • Using shrinkwrap

  • Creating skeleton modeling

  • Sheetmetal Design

  • Surface Modeling

  • Drafting & Detailing

  • Freeform Modeling 

  • Inventor Studio

Career Prospects: 

Inventor® 2020 3D CAD software for mechanical design improves workflows with increased performance, better collaboration, and new professional-grade design tools.