Total number of pages: 538
Total Hours: 16
Inventor 2010 Sheet Metal Design introduces the concepts and techniques of sheet metal modeling with Autodesk Inventor. The topics presented in this course assume prior knowledge of 3D solid part modeling with Autodesk Inventor. Students also need to be experienced with the Windows operating system. In addition, some background with designing and drafting 3D parts (such as orthographic projections) is recommended.
The structure of the course follows the typical stages of using Inventor. That is, to create sheet metal parts, edit them, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in drawings.
- The Inventor Sheet Metal Interface
- Sheet Metal Design Process
- Creating Base Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
- Creating Secondary Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
- Sheet Metal Parameters
- Creating Flanges
- Creating Hems, Folds, and Bends
- Corner Rounds and Chamfers
- Sheet Metal Cuts (Holes, Cuts, and Punch Features)
- Corner Seams
- Lofted Flanges
- Generating Flat Patterns
- Unfolding and Refolding
- Documentation Drawings
- Converting Solid Model to Sheet Metal Models
- Sheet Metal Styles
Prerequisites: Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling or equivalent.
Although it is not required, knowledge of sheet metal processing is helpful as students learn to use the Inventor Sheet Metal design tools.