Inventor Intro. to Solid Modelling

The Introduction to solid modelling course provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy using Autodesk Inventor as your design tool.
Course Duration
4 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 5750
Including VAT

Course Overview


You will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

Course Objectives

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

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

Any user wanting to learn the Autodesk Inventor software should attend.


  • It is recommended that delegates are Microsoft Windows proficient
  • Users do not need to have experience with 3D modeling

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.

Introduction to Inventor

  • Autodesk Inventor Fundamentals
  • Getting Started
  • Autodesk Inventor Interface
  • Model Manipulation
Creating the Base Feature
  • Creating a New File
  • Sketched Base Features
  • Editing Sketched Features
Additional Sketching Tools
  • Additional Entity Types
  • Basic Editing Tools
  • Additional Constraint Tools
  • Additional Dimension Tools
Sketch Editing Tools
  • Advanced Editing Tools
  • Rectangular Sketch Patterns
  • Circular Sketch Patterns
  • Sketch Preferences
Sketched Secondary Features
  • Using Existing Geometry
  • Sketching Tips
Creating Pick and Place Features
  • Edge Chamfer
  • Constant Fillets
  • Variable Fillets
  • Face Fillets
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Holes
  • Threads
  • Editing Pick and Place Features
  • Creation Sequence
Work Features
  • Work Planes
  • Work Axes
  • Work Point
  • Equations
  • Parameters
Additional Features
  • Face Draft
  • Splitting a Face or Solid
  • Shells
  • Ribs
Model and Display Manipulation
  • Reordering Features
  • Inserting Features
  • Suppressing Features
  • Section Views
  • Design Views
Fixing Problems
  • Sketch Failure
  • Feature Failure
Sweep Features
  • Sweep Features
Loft Features
  • Rail and Center Line Lofts
  • Advance Loft Options
Duplication Tools
  • Rectangular Feature Patterns
  • Circular Feature Patterns
  • Sketched Driven Patterns
  • Mirror Parts or Features
  • Manipulate Patterns and Mirror Features
Feature Relationships
  • Establishing Relationships
  • Controlling Relationships
  • Investigating Relationships
  • Changing Relationships
Assembly Environment
  • Assembling Components Using Constraints
  • Assemble Mini-Toolbar
  • Content Center
  • Assembly Browser
  • Saving Files
Joint Connections
  • Assembling Components Using Joints
Manipulating Assembly Display
  • Moving and Rotating Assembly Components
  • Suppressing Constraints
  • Component Display
  • Selection Options in Assemblies
Model Information
  • Measurement Tools
  • Model Properties
Presentation Files
  • Creating Presentations
  • Storyboards
  • Snapshot Views
  • Publishing a Presentation File
Assembly Tools
  • Replacing Components
  • Duplicating Components
  • Restructuring Components
  • Driving Constraints
  • Contact Solver
  • Interference
  • Error Recovery
Assembly Parts and Features
  • Assembly Parts
  • Assembly Features
Assembly Bill of Materials
  • Create Virtual Components
  • Create Bill of Materials
Working with Projects
  • Project Files
  • Resolving Links
Drawing Basics
  • Creating a New Drawing
  • Base and Projected Views
  • Additional Drawing Views
  • Manipulating Views
Detailing Drawings
  • Dimensions
  • Drawing Sheets
  • Parts List
  • Balloons
  • Styles and Standards
  • Hatching
Drawing Annotations
  • Text
  • Symbols
  • Hole and Thread Notes
  • Chamfer Notes
  • Center Marks and Center Lines
  • Hole Tables
  • Revision Tables and Tags
Customizing Autodesk Inventor
  • Application Options
  • Document Settings
  • File Properties
  • Changing Part Units
  • Command Customization
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
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