2D CNC Milling at Its Best in Autodesk Inventor HSM

Autodesk HSM CAM products have revolutionized the CNC Programming industry. This course will teach the fundamentals of Inventor's user interface and design tools to get you up and running quickly. Software required: Autodesk Inventor HSM.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2016
Duration
4h 43m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting Inventor Set, Application, and GUI Settings to Help You Succeed
Model Prep Using the Key Design Tools
Diving into 2D Milling Head-first: Part 1
Diving into 2D Milling Head-first: Part 2
The Assembly Difference, Best Practice, and Performance
The Revision Change / Inventor's Secret Weapon
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2016
Duration
4h 43m
Description

Parametric CAD design has been around for decades, and to some extent, so has its CAM side. For the majority of the industry, however, it was too difficult and too expensive to implement. Autodesk's Inventor HSM has changed that. In this course, 2D CNC Milling at Its Best in Autodesk Inventor HSM, you will learn all of the necessary basics behind Inventor's CAD tools so you can get up and running with its parametric CAD side to fully utilize the CAM side Inventor HSM provides. This course is presented in an assembly environment to get the best out of the Inventor side of INVHSM, such as quick and painless model replacement for revision changes that are a constant in manufacturing today. Along the way you will learn how Inventor's 2D CAM tools can advance your everyday CNC programming tasks with key tips, including how to create easy default settings, intuitive tool path structure, tool libraries, fast calculation speeds, and above all the parametric tool path control that Inventor offers. After finishing this course, you will be able to properly import parts from all CAD formats, 2D program in an individual part environment with Facing, 2D Adaptive Clearing, Contour, Pocket, Circular, Hole, and Thread Milling tool paths. Software required: Autodesk Inventor HSM.

About the author
About the author

Stan Akers is a professional Machinist, CNC Programmer, Tool Designer, and Applications Engineer with over 20 years of hard earned experience in various MFG disciplines centered around machining and machine tool technology.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Stan Akers, and welcome to my course, 2D CNC Milling at Its Best in Autodesk Inventor HSM. I am a seasoned CNC programmer by trade, as well as a freelance manufacturing consultant and a CAD/CAM training specialist for Autodesk CAD/CAM solutions. Autodesk HSM products have made my daily CNC programming and design tasks faster and more enjoyable. They have taken me from a job to a career with the innovations and technology that this software has provided, and it's my pleasure to share this knowledge with you. This course was developed to help machinists, CNC programmers, manufacturing engineers, and generally, anyone looking to dive into the world of parametric CAD/CAM. Throughout this course, we're going to cover all of the buttons, clicks, and tricks you will need to get you started successfully with Autodesk Inventor HSM programming parts in hours, not days or weeks. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to set up Inventor HSM for the best CNC programming experience, creating stock solids using sketch, extrude, and direct edit tools. We'll create a setup and apply all the necessary tool paths to properly machine our projects in both a part environment, as well as an assembly environment. Finally, we'll learn how to manage a revision change to our projects and roll all the tool paths through the new model. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to properly get started with and/or transition yourself into Inventor HSM. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with CNC machining or have some CAD/CAM background. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Autodesk Inventor with other courses on design, or perhaps more CNC programming courses, and even project management courses within Vault. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Autodesk Inventor HSM with the 2D CNC Milling at Its Best in Autodesk Inventor HSM course at Pluralsight.