Inventor: Working with Curves and Splines
This course will walk you through all the options available to create complex sketches that define complex geometry in Autodesk Inventor. Software required: Inventor.
What you'll learn
Inventor is a mechanical CAD program that's packed with amazing functionality. In this course, Inventor: Working with Curves and Splines, you'll learn the basics of 2D and 3D curves in Inventor. First, you'll begin by learning the difference between the surface and continuity options available in Autodesk Inventor, and an overview of Class A surfacing. Once you have an understanding of curvature, you'll create several 2D sketches to explore various curvature types. Next, you'll discover the creation of interpolation splines, how to convert each spline, analyze the curvature, and understand the difference between good and bad curvature. Additionally, you'll explore equation driven curves, what types of industries will make use of them, along with understanding the Bridge Curve. Finally, you'll move into 3D and cover how to create various curves, both sketched and inferred, and how to apply them to complex models. By the end of this course, you'll be comfortable with all aspects of complex sketching curves. Software required: Inventor.
Table of contents
- Control Vertex Splines 6m
- Visualization of a Solid Model Created with Splines 5m
- Control Vertex Splines with More Complex Geometry 6m
- Visualization of the Solid Model and Interpolation Splines 7m
- Interpolation Splines Continued 5m
- Equation Driven Curves 5m
- Bridge Curve 5m
- Practical Applications of the Bridge Curve and Module Wrap Up 5m