Autodesk Inventor Training Modules

Autodesk Inventor – Introduction to Solid Modeling

Duration: 5 days

The Autodesk® Inventor® Introduction to Solid Modeling training provides an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge needed to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production. The main topics covered include:

  • Understanding the Autodesk® Inventor® software interface
  • Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches
  • Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch
  • Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed
  • Creating equations and working with parameters
  • Manipulating the display of the model
  • Resolving feature failures
  • Duplicating geometry in the model
  • Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies
  • Manipulating the display of components in an assembly
  • Obtaining model measurements and property information
  • Creating Presentation files (Exploded views)
  • Modifying and analyzing the components in an assembly
  • Simulating motion in an assembly
  • Creating parts and features in assemblies
  • Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials
  • Working with projects
  • Creating and annotating drawings and views
  • Customizing the Autodesk Inventor environment


As an introductory training, Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software. Students do need to be experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.

Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modeling

Duration: 2 days

The goal of this training is to build on the skills acquired in the Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling training by taking students to a higher level of productivity when designing part models using the Autodesk Inventor software.

In this training, the student considers various approaches to part design. Specific advanced part modeling techniques covered include multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, surface modeling, and Freeform modeling. Material aimed at increasing efficiency includes: iFeatures for frequently used design elements, iParts for similar designs, and how to work with imported data. Trining also covers some miscellaneous drawing tools such as custom sketches symbols, working with title blocks and borders, and documenting iParts. Topics covered:

  • Advanced model appearance options
  • 2D and 3D sketching techniques
  • Multi-body part modeling
  • Advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils)
  • Analysis tools
  • Creating and editing basic surfaces, importing surfaces, and surface repair tools
  • iFeatures and iParts
  • Importing data from other CAD systems and making edits.
  • Working with AutoCAD DWG files.
  • Freeform modeling
  • Emboss and Decal features
  • Advanced Drawing tools (iPart tables, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols)
  • Adding notes with the Engineer’s Notebook


The material assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics as taught in Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling. Students should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, create and annotate drawing views, etc.

Note: The use of Microsoft Excel is required for this training course.

Autodesk Inventor Advanced Assembly Modeling

Duration: 3 days

The Autodesk® Inventor® Advanced Assembly Modeling training builds on the skills acquired in the Autodesk® Inventor® Introduction to Solid Modeling and Autodesk® Inventor® Advanced Part Modeling training to take students to a higher level of productivity when creating and working with assemblies.

You begin by focusing on the Top-Down Design workflow. You learn how tools are used to achieve this workflow using Derive, Multi-Body Design, and Layouts. Other topics include model simplification tools, Positional and Level of Detail Representations, iMates and iAssemblies, Frame Generator, Design Accelerator, and file management and duplication techniques. Coverage has also been included about the Autodesk® Inventor® Studio to teach you how to render, produce, and animate realistic images. Topics covered:

  • Applying motion to existing assembly constraints using Motion and Transitional Constraints
  • Introduction of the Top-Down Design technique for creating assemblies and its components
  • Tools for Top-Down Design, such as associative links, adaptive parts, multi-body and layout design, derived components, and skeleton models
  • Creating Positional Representations to review motion, evaluate the position of assembly components, or document an assembly in a drawing
  • Using Shrinkwrap and other model simplification tools to create a part model that represents an overall assembly
  • Creating Level of Detail Representations to reduce the clutter of large assemblies, reduce retrieval times, and substituting models
  • Using the Design Accelerator to easily insert standard and customizable components and features into your model
  • Creating rendered realistic images and animations of parts and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor Studio and the Video Producer
  • Using iMates and iAssemblies to work efficiently with assemblies
  • Using the Frame Generator to create structural members
  • Using pattern, mirror, and copy techniques to duplicate components in an assembly
  • Working with weldments
  • Link and drive parameters to and from a spreadsheet. You also learn to custom format and create expressions in a parameter


The class assumes mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics as taught in Autodesk Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling. Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modeling is recommended.

Note: The use of Microsoft Excel is required for this training course.

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Update for 2014/2015 Users

Duration: 1 day

The Autodesk® Inventor® 2016 Update for 2014/2015 Users training introduces the new concepts and modeling techniques that have been added to both the Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2016 software releases. The training guide covers enhancements to the most commonly used environments and contains practices for practicing the new concepts. Topics covered:
  • Interface Enhancements
  • Sketching Enhancements
  • Part Modeling Enhancements
  • Assembly Enhancements
  • Drawing Enhancements
  • Working with Imported Geometry
  • Freeform Modeling
  • Sheet Metal Enhancements
  • Inventor Studio Enhancements

The training begins with changes to the overall interface and enhancements that cover settings that pertain to multiple environments. Sketch environment contains many topics that have been added to ease sketch creation and review how to work and control constraint settings.

A number of enhancements have been added to existing and new part modeling tools. Changes have been made to existing features (such sweeps and drafts), boundary patch geometry, and a new ruled surface tool. New workflows for simplifying models, working with solid bodies, and attaching point cloud data are also covered.

Changes to the assembly and drawing environments are covered too. These include changes to constraints, improved usage for interference analysis, working with Express Mode, enhancements to presentation tools, the ability to reuse frame members, and all the enhancements that have been incorporated to ease drawing creation.

New tools for working with imported data are covered. This includes using the new Import dialog box, direct editing tools, and associative AutoCAD DWG files.

Additional coverage is about Freeform part modeling workflow as a non-parametric design methodology, changes made in the Sheet Metal environment (including multi-body sheet metal modeling) and the Inventor Studio environment.


This training assumes knowledge of the Autodesk Inventor 2014 or 2015 software. Students should know how to create and edit parts, create assemblies, and set up drawing files to create and annotate drawing views.

Additional modules to address in-depth knowledge in using Inventor functionality or transition from other 3D CAD software to Inventor are:

  • Autodesk Inventor iLogic
  • Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design
  • Autodesk Inventor for Experienced 3D CAD Users

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