Getting Started in Inventor

In this series of lessons we will learn the layout of Inventor, how to sketch, how to create 3D parts, and the basics of assembly in Inventor. Software required: Inventor 2013.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 12, 2013
Duration
1h 32m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 12, 2013
Duration
1h 32m
Description

In this series of lessons we will learn the layout of Inventor, how to sketch, how to create 3D parts, and the basics of assembly in Inventor. Throughout these lessons we will learn the different toolbars. We will learn the basic sketch tools and how they work, as well as draw sketches and show how to constrain and dimension the sketch. Finally, we will turn the sketch into a 3D model and show how to prepare it for an assembly, as well as create two additional parts and create a basic 3D assembly. Software required: Inventor 2013.

About the author
About the author

Dan Halsell is a Drafter/Designer in the oilfield equipment manufacturing industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, my name is Dan Halsell. I'm a computer graphic designer based in Texas. I've been drafting for 10 years now. I've been doing 3D design for about six years. My 3D drafting design experiences are mostly in middle manufacturing, mainly in the oil field equipment industry. I have many drafting skills including designing, modeling, detailing, drawing, and innovating. In this course, we'll introduce you to Autodesk Inventor 2013. We will show you the <<INAUDIBLE>> inventor, where everything is located, and show you how to get started. Once you get a feel for the program layout, we'll show you the basics of sketching, the different sketch tools you can use, and we'll show you the importance of constraining a sketch, and the best way to do so. Once a sketch has been created and fully constrained, we'll turn that sketch into a three-dimensional part using part features. At the end of this tutorial, we'll show you the different features that can be added to a three-dimensional part, and how to prepare your part for an assembly. That's a little bit about me that we'll be covering in this tutorial. We'll see you in the first lesson.