Inventor Advanced Part Modelling

This course will build on the skills acquired in the Inventor Essentials course taking users to a higher level of productivity when designing part models in Autodesk Inventor.
Course Duration
2 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 5700
Including VAT

Course Overview


This course includes advanced topics such as bending and unwrapping model geometry, multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, generative shape design, surface modeling, and freeform modeling. Material aimed at increasing efficiency includes iFeatures for frequently used design elements, model states and iParts for similar designs, and how to work with imported data.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Advanced model appearance options
  • 2d and 3D sketching techniques
  • Multi-Body part modelling
  • Advanced geometry creation tools
  • Generative shape design using Shape Generator
  • Creating and editing basic surfaces
  • Model States
  • iFeatures and iParts
  • Importing data from other CAD systems
  • Working with AutoCAD DWG
  • Analysis tools
  • Emboss and Decal
  • Advanced Drawing tools

Who Should Attend?

Autodesk Inventor users who would like to enhance their skills and productivity with advanced part modelling techniques


  • Completion of the Inventor Essentials course or equivalent experience using the Inventor software
  • It is recommended that delegates are Microsoft Windows proficient as the use of Microsoft Excel required for this training

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Tips and Tools

  • Design Philosophies
  • Sketching Tips
  • Display Options
  • Appearances
Sketching tools
  • Splines
  • 3D Sketches
Multi-body Part Modelling
  • Multi-Body Modelling Concepts
  • Managing Solid Bodies
  • Creating Components from multiple solid bodies
Advanced Work Features
  • Grounded Work Points
  • User Coordinate Systems
Advanced Modelling Tools
  • Lofts
  • Sweeps
  • Coils
  • Rails
Analysis & Inspection
  • Zebra Analysis
  • Draft Analysis
  • Curvature Analysis
  • Surface Analysis
  • Cross-Section Analysis
Generative Shape Design
  • Shape Generator
  • Basic Surfaces
  • Patch Surfaces
  • Ruled Surfaces
  • Stitch Surfaces
  • Sculpting with Surfaces
  • Thickening and offsetting Surfaces
  • Surfaces in Drawing Views
Advanced Surfacing
  • Extend and Trim Surfaces
  • Replace Surfaces
  • Delete/Copy Faces and Surfaces
  • Creating iFeatures
  • Inserting iFeatures
  • iFeature vs Copy Feature
  • Table driven iFeature
  • Editing iFeatures
  • iPart Creation
  • iPart Replacement
  • Editing iParts
  • Creating iFeatures from table driven iPart
Importing & Editing CAD Data
  • Importing CAD Data
  • Exporting Geometry
  • Editing Base Solid
  • Direct Edit
Attaching Point Cloud Data
  • Imported Surfaces
  • Repairing imported Surfaces
Working with AutoCAD Data
  • Opening AutoCAD files
  • DWG file underlays
Introduction to Freeform Modelling
  • Creating Freeform Geometry
  • Editing Freeform Geometry
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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