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Tikhon Petrov
Tikhon Petrov

Autodesk NEW Inventor 2016 On Sheet Metal Design

/ CLASS DETAILSSheet metal design is core to many aspects of product design. This course teaches the workflows and capabilitiesof sheet metal design using Autodesk Inventor. This class is designed for both the new and experienced user of sheet metal design. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of sheet metal design using Autodesk Inventor while experienced users will learn tips and tricks to help them design sheet metal parts even faster.

Autodesk NEW Inventor 2016 on sheet metal design

The highlight of the Inventor 2016 release in April was the introduction of AnyCAD technology. If you have not yet tried it, AnyCAD makes it as easier to work with designs in many of the most used 3D formats along with your existing 2D DWG files with two key capabilities:

Those of you on maintenance were the first to get access to a new topology optimization tool inside 2016 R2. Instead of simulating performance after you have modeled the part, you can now tell the software what you want to achieve and your computer goes to work generating an optimized structure based on your requirements. In doing so, you can bypass multiple rounds of iteration and get to the best design faster than ever.

In November we delivered the third release of Inventor 2016 that included a new way to conduct design reviews via A360 called Design Shares. Inside Inventor, you can take a lightweight snapshot of the model as it appears on your screen and share it with anyone on your team to view inside a web browser or mobile device. There, they can view a full 3D representation of the model and add comments that are then shared back with the entire team and can be viewed right inside the Design Shares panel in Inventor.

I returned to the multi-body sheet metal part, and turned off the lower seal ring support. I created a Face for a new body, and added another contour roll, flanges, and fasteners with typical operations.

The second development is that the sheet-metal functions now support multi-bodies. In other words, they allow users to create single sheet-metal part files comprising multiple components, rather than forcing them to concoct an assembly and separate parts.

After selecting this icon, Inventor is going to ask you to select a base face. This face represents the face that Inventor is going to unfold around. This is what will help Inventor find the sheet metal thickness for you.

In this Advanced Autodesk Inventor 2016 Training course, expert author Adam Cooper will teach you advanced concepts in Autodesk Inventor, including 3D part modeling, sheet metal design, and assembly. This course is designed for users that already have a basic working knowledge of Autodesk Inventor.You will start by learning about advanced sketching, then jump into advanced modeling. From there, Adam will teach you about advanced modification tools, such as draft, split, and copy object, as well as multi-body modeling, assemblies, and drawings. This video tutorial also covers sheet metal design, including sheet metal base features, sheet metal secondary features, and sheet metal modification tools. You will also learn about sheet metal documentation, express mode, advanced constraints, positional representations, and frame generator. Finally, you will learn about weldments, including the weldments environment, assembly welds, and weldment machining and documentation.Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of working with these advanced tools and concepts in Autodesk Inventor.

Usually we find the problems come when people are using more sophisticated techniques, such as deriving master models into sheet metal parts, or importing parts from other CAD systems into the Sheet Metal environment.

The structure of the student guide follows the typical stages of using the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software. That is, to create and edit sheet metal parts, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in drawings. 041b061a72




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