Inventor File Management

This course provides both valuable entry and high level knowledge on how to effectively manage your files within Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to create and configure project files and also how to utilizing the design assistant and pack & go. Software required: Autodesk Inventor.
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Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 24, 2017
Duration
2h 13m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 24, 2017
Duration
2h 13m
Description

When working with 3D CAD applications, generating vast quantities of files is unavoidable and inevitable. Whilst never intentional, the mismanagement of or misplacing your files can lead to major issues down the line. In this course, Inventor File Management, you'll learn the simple yet very effective ways in which you can keep this under control using project files to organize your work. First, you'll look at template management. Next, you'll clarify the various ways in which you can save data, open data, replace data, and rename data. Finally, you'll discover best practice techniques for copying a design and distributing transmittal packages to external parties. By the end of this course, you'll be provided with the valuable skills required to keep your data organized to best practice guidelines, allowing you to focus on what's most important - being productive. Software required: Autodesk Inventor.

About the author
About the author

He'd rather you didn't, but if you were to cut Neil open he would bleed Autodesk. A career spanning 20 years to date has been solely dedicated to supporting Autodesk software applications from almost every possible perspective. Kick starting off as an AutoCAD R14 draftsman, he then progressed into and enjoyed 8 years with a platinum Autodesk reseller delivering high level technical services & ATC training for Inventor & Vault Professional to some of the largest engineering businesses in the UK, not forgetting the smaller ones too!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Good day everyone. My name is Neil Cross and welcome to my course on Autodesk Inventor File Management. I'm an independent Autodesk applications and data management consultant based in the UK. I'm an Inventor Certified Professional with 13 years experience, Autodesk Expert Elite, and a prolific YouTuber hosting the Inventor Centric YouTube channel TFI CAD Tips. You should check it out actually. It's apparently it's alright. So, file management, it doesn't try to nor does it wish to be the most attractive side of 3D CAD but just a little tender loving care towards data organization can actually pay off dividends allowing you to focus and concentrate more on what really matters whilst using this incredibly powerful 3D CAD mechanical design software, that being you doing your work. In this course we'll begin by introducing you to the home screen, the first site that you'll see upon loading Autodesk Inventor up for the very first time. We'll then look at how to manage and create your own file templates, something often overlooked but something everybody will need to do and how different file types relate to one another building what is known as the parent and child relationship. The absolute grassroots foundation of file management within Inventor is its ability to work within defined projects and workspaces, so we'll dive deep into how they work and then you'll learn how to create your own and configure your own Inventor projects. Along with touching on essential file interactions such as save, replace, rename and copying designs, once this course is through you'll learn about a hidden gem known as the Inventor Design Assistant and you'll be capable of compiling drawing transmital packages using pack and go. That as they say and so much more. So, do your future self a big time-saving favor. Get smart today with my Pluralsight course on Autodesk Inventor File management.