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In this online course, you will master the fundamental skills required by design professionals that use Autodesk Inventor 2018 as their solid model design tool. It also uses the Autodesk certified curriculum to give you all the skills you need to prepare for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User exam. The Autodesk Inventor online course begins by teaching you how to use and navigate the Autodesk Inventor interface. From there, you will learn how to create new part files, add sketches to the parts, and then use these sketches to create 3D solid geometry.
Along with the sketched based features, you will also learn how to incorporate many additional features to both add and remove geometry. These include features such as chamfers, fillets, holes, drafts, shells, and ribs. You will also learn how incorporating special tools while sketching or using work features, patterning techniques, and equations can help you become much more efficient with the creation of your design. To complete the 3D part design content, you will also learn to create advanced geometry using lofts and sweeps.
Once part modeling has been mastered, you will learn how part designs can be combined with one another to create an assembly design. Both joints and constraints are discussed as the methods that can be used to constrain parts to one another. Additional assembly design tools are also covered, enabling you to learn how to create parts and features at the assembly level, as well as how to replace, duplicate, and restructure components in an assembly design, and generate a Bill of Materials.
All parts and assembly designs are generally documented in a 2D format for manufacturing purposes. The 2D Drawing tools in Autodesk Inventor allow you to create and annotate 2D documents that reference and parametrically update based on a referenced 3D design file. The final chapters in this course teach you how to create and annotate 2D drawing views, and then add any additional detailing to accurately communicate the 3D model to the manufacturing team.
The online content is this course is both written and video-based, and includes hands-on exercises where you are required to use the software and downloaded files to learn and practice your new skills. This course includes a voucher to take the certifying exam. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.
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How you will benefit
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software, working with file structures, downloading files, and unzipping compressed files. You should also have a basic knowledge of design/drafting procedures and terminology.
Jennifer MacMillan has been teaching CAD for 22 years and is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop curriculum for the Autodesk line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, MacMillan focuses her development efforts working specifically with the manufacturing software products. She holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User (ACU) exam.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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