Autodesk Inventor

The goal of this book is to create an open and freely editable manual and training guide for Autodesk Inventor.

Autodesk Inventor is a geometric modeling program that is used in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and is commonly used to teach students engineering principals in the PLTW curriculum.

Basic Concepts

Basic Editing

Getting Started

  • Creating parts and assemblies from scratch
  • Editing parts and assemblies using the history tree

Part Editing

  • Sketch
  • Extrude
  • Revolve
  • Sweep
  • Loft
  • Features
  • Patterns
  • Holes
  • Chamfers
  • Fillets

Assembly Editing

  • Placing Components
  • Content Centre
  • Constraints
  • iMates
  • Assembly-level features
  • Weldments

Drawing Editing

  • Placing Views
  • Creating new view types based on sketches
  • annotating, detailing, BOMs, revisions

Advanced Editing

Topics to be included:

  • Derived parts and assemblies
  • Presentation files
  • 3D sketching
  • Skeleton Modeling techniques


Last modified on 30 June 2013, at 03:04