(PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week introduced its "Mastering Autodesk Inventor - T-Splines," an advanced course teaching experienced Inventor users how to apply cutting edge t-spline technology to enrich smooth surface models in the popular computer assisted design (CAD) program for mechanical engineers.
T-Splines were invented in 2003, and were first available as a plug-in for Rhino. Autodesk acquired the technology in 2011, introducing it first in Autodesk Fusion 360. The technology now comes as a palette of tools within Inventor, significantly enhancing the program's capabilities for smooth surface modeling.
Infinite Skills' Mastering Autodesk Inventor - T-Splines Tutorial demonstrates how to use these powerful tools with a highly focused course that includes projects for learning to apply the lessons in everyday design situations.
Course author Paul Munford began his career as a woodworker building sets for the movie and television industry. He later moved into the digital design world, eventually becoming an expert in 3D drafting. He has won the Manufacturing Community Achievement Award from Autodesk and is a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite.
Munford begins by explaining the basic concepts of subdivision modeling along with the differences between traditional subdivision modeling and free form modeling with t-splines.
The course then covers all the tools available in Inventor for free form modeling, looking at creating t-spline primitives, manipulation, applying and removing symmetries, working with faces, and much more.
Munford then guides students through three projects, starting with a spoon, then increasing complexity with a mug, and finally a saw. As Munford guides students through all the steps of design, he demonstrates the use of each tool and the techniques for properly using them in a design situation.
"T-Splines are an exciting new tool inside Inventor," Munford says. "Now Inventor users can take advantage of all the capabilities of free form modeling right inside the program. T-splines offer a completely different way of creating free flowing smooth surface models."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Mastering Autodesk Inventor - T-Splines training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its Mastering Autodesk Inventor - T-Spline Tutorial as a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $24.95, or as part of its subscription streaming service offered at a rate of $25 per month. 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.