Autodesk Inventor - The Complete Guide

This course gives a solid understanding of Autodesk Inventor features and capabilities, from the basics to advanced and complex 3D modeling.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English, German, French, Spanish
Course Length: 45 Hours

What you'll learn

  • What’s New with Inventor
  • Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
  • Sketching
  • Constraints and Dimensions
  • Building the 3D Model
  • More Sketch Tools
  • Adding Part Features
  • Building More Advanced Parts
  • Freeform Modeling
  • Assembly Modeling
  • More Assemble Modeling
  • Creating the Drawing
  • Working with Drawing Views-II
  • Presentations
  • Detailing and Annotation
  • Sheet Metal
  • Weldments
  • Frame Generator

Course Description

Inventor is parametric CAD software that offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation. Digital Prototyping with Inventor helps you design and validate your products before they are built – to deliver better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.

Inventor The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of Inventor features and capabilities from the basics through to advanced and complex 3D modeling components.  You’ll follow a workflow-based approach, creating 2D drawings from 3D data, modeling parts, combining parts into assemblies, annotating drawings, using advanced assembly tools, working with sheet metal, plastic parts, and simulation. Topics also include the tools and analyses for adding Tubing and Piping to an Inventor model, as well as describing how to add Cables and Harnesses.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

Autodesk Certification Objectives: The “!” Symbol indicates an Autodesk Certification Exam Objective.  Focus on these areas to prepare for your certification exam.

Course Outline

Autodesk Inventor Course Outline

What’s New in Inventor

  • What’s New in Inventor 2021?
  • Parts and Assemblies
  • Drawings
  • Feature Productivity, Workflow, and UI Enhancements
  • Parts and Assemblies
  • Frame Generator

Introduction to Autodesk Inventor

  • Welcome to Autodesk Inventor
  • Getting Started with Inventor
  • Viewing the Model


  • Sketching with Inventor
  • More Sketching Features

Constraints and Dimensions

  • Adding Parametric Constraints
  • Utilizing Parametric Dimensions

Building the 3D Model

  • Sketched Features
  • More Part Tools
  • Work Features

More Sketch Tools

  • Sketching Tools
  • Patterning
  • 3D Sketching

Adding Part Features

  • Placed Features
  • Fillets and Chamfers
  • Duplicating Features
  • More Feature Tools

Building More Advanced Parts

  • Sweeps and Lofts
  • More Part Features
  • Surfacing Tools

Freeform Modeling

  • Building Freeform Models

Assembly Modeling

  • Assembling Components
  • More Constraint Options
  • Joints
  • More Assembly Tools

More Assembly Modeling

  • Working with Components
  • Duplicating Components
  • Representations

Creating the Drawing

  • Generating Views
  • Working with Drawing Views

Detailing and Annotation

  • Dimensioning
  • Parts List, Balloons, and Text


  • Creating Presentations
  • Sharing the Information

Sheet Metal

  • Using the Sheet Metal Module
  • More Sheet Metal Features


  • Weldments
  • Working with Weldments

Frame Generator

  • Building Frames
  • Completing the Frame
  • Frame Analysis

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

Certification Objectives

Inventor Certified Professional Roadmap


  • Create a 3D path using the Intersection Curve and the Project to Surface commands
  • Create a loft feature
  • Create a multi-body part
  • Create a part using surfaces
  • Create a sweep feature
  • Create an iPart Emboss text and a profile


  • Apply and use assembly constraints
  • Apply and use assembly joints Create a level of detail
  • Create a part in the context of an assembly
  • Describe and use Shrinkwrap
  • Create a positional representation
  • Create components using the Design Accelerator commands
  • Modify a bill of materials
  • Find minimum distance between parts and components
  • Use the frame generator commands


  • Edit a section view
  • Modify a style in a drawing
  • Edit a hole table


  • Create a pattern of features
  • Create a shell feature
  • Create extrude features
  • Create hole features
  • Create revolve features
  • Create work features
  • Use the Project Geometry and Project Cut Edges commands
  • Edit existing parts using Direct Edit


  • Animate a presentation file


  • Control a project file


  • Create sheet metal features


  • Create dynamic input dimensions
  • Use sketch constraints
  • Sketch using Relax Mode


  • Create a weldment

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