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Inventor File Management

by Neil Cross

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.

What you'll learn

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

After being crowned UK Technical Engineer of the Year by Autodesk in 2011, Neil then moved on to become the 3D CAD & Data Systems Manager for a world leading Subsea robotics & ROV manufacturer, followed by a similar role within a global leading supplier of food packaging systems. He's worked with the Autodesk Vault team in a QA consulting capacity, is part of the exclusive Autodesk Expert Elite team, and is founder and host of the increasingly popular Inventor centric YouTube channel TFI CAD Ti... more

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