(PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week introduced its "Mastering Autodesk Inventor - Configured Design Tutorial," an advanced course teaching the tools and techniques for using parametric intelligence to configure and re-use model data in the popular computer assisted design (CAD) program for mechanical engineers.
Autodesk Inventor is 3D CAD software used to create, visualize, and simulate mechanical products. Inventor's toolset includes parametric intelligence, a system that allows users to re-use configured model data sets to facilitate and enhance various aspects of the design process.
Infinite Skills Mastering Autodesk Inventor - Configured Design Tutorial demonstrates how to use these powerful tools known as iFeatures, which include parametric intelligence for parts, assemblies, and the iLogic toolset.
An Inventor user since 1999, course author Adam Cooper is a career mechanical engineer designing primarily plastic installations in the automotive industry. He is also an accomplished trainer and a regular speaker at Autodesk University. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in Inventor along with several other Autodesk programs.
Cooper begins with an overview of configured design and parametric intelligence, looking at model linking and working with Excel spreadsheets.
From there, he begins looking at iParts, going in depth with iPart creation, and how to place, replace, edit, document, and update them.
The course then demonstrates basic and multi-level iAssemblies, looking at placement, updating, and documentation.
Cooper closes with a look at iLogic, explaining the interface, how to work with conditional statements, rule options and wizards, and smart templates.
"This course is an in-depth look at advanced parametric technologies in play with Inventor as a history-based modeler, and how things get linked together," explains Cooper.
"You should have a very good understanding of parts, assemblies, and drawings in order to better understand how your files update and how files iterate through different designs."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Mastering Autodesk Inventor - Configured Design training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its Mastering Autodesk Inventor - Configured Design Tutorial as a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $24.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.