Course info
Jun 2, 2017
1h 57m

Learning how to use Autodesk Inventor for making surface models is a great skill to add to your repertoire. This course, Getting Started with Inventor Surface Modeling, will begin by discussing the difference between solids and surfaces in a CAD Software like Inventor. Once a foundation is laid, you will begin to explore sketching and various types of sketch curve inputs needed to accomplish your designs. You will be introduced to surface options inside of standard 3d model tools as well as surface specific tools such as Stitch, Patch, and Sculpt. Surfacing tools in 3d modeling can be very handy for a vast number of things and you will learn some common uses where surface and solid modeling work in conjunction together. You will first create Extrudes and Revolves before exploring generic shaped Sweeps and Lofts. These generic shapes will be used to explore patching, stitching, and sculpting. With generalities covered, you'll move onto more concrete examples by modeling a plastic remote control housing. By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable exploring the surface tools options in Autodesk Inventor on their own parts. Software Required: Autodesk Inventor.

About the author
About the author

Matt Perez is a CAD consultant and Expert with SolidBox - a leader in CAD IT and Hardware Support. Matt's areas of expertise are in training and consulting in all areas of CAD design from basics to manufacture and sales materials.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone, my name's Matt Perez and welcome to my course Getting Started with Inventor Surface Modeling. I'm an applications expert at SolidBox providing CAD consulting and training across the country. Inventor's a mechanical CAD program that packs some amazing functionality. In this course we're going to learn the basics of creating surfaces with Autodesk Inventor. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include creating basic surfaces, creating complex surfaces and fixing imported surfaces. By the end of this course you'll have a solid foundation with Inventor surfacing and be on your way to creating your own amazing products. Before beginning the course it would be helpful to be familiar with Inventor in general but it's laid out so the topics are arranged from easy to more difficult so anyone can follow along. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Inventor with Getting Started with Inventor Surface Modeling course at Pluralsight.