CAD: Inventor - Beginners Autodesk's CAD/CAM/CAE Modeller

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About the course

It teaches you the fundamentals of how to use Inventor, Autodesk's CAD/CAM/CAE modeller, for mechanical design, 3D digital prototypes, visualisation, simulation and documentation. Learning is through hands on use of Inventor, under the guidance of an Autodesk Approved Instructor. Some basic CAD experience is preferred, but not essential. This is a flexi course - you will be able to book 20 sessions with your dedicated tutor to use within 12 months of booking.

Entry Requirements

You will need an interview for this course. Interviews are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in the CAD room at College Green (Room 6W9). You don't need to book in advance, but allow at least 1 hour - the time required depends on the number of interviewees who arrive on the day.

  • knowledge of another 3D CAD program e.g. Revit, Solidworks, etc.
  • completed the AutoCAD 2DL3 course
  • knowledge of product design / mechanical engineering processes and terminology
  • a suitable aptitude for 3D product / engineering work based on previous experience
  • are a capable user of AutoCAD
  • a good understanding of English & maths
  • the ability to use Windows based computers confidently
What will I do on this course?

You will learn the fundamentals of how to use Inventor to model, prototype, visualise, simulate and document designs in a 3D environment, covering core elements such as:

  • Inventor's interface
  • Sketching
  • 2D drawings from 3D data
  • Assembly / part modelling
  • Drawings & annotations
  • Plastic & multi-body parts
  • Sheet metal parts
  • Frame generator
  • Welding environment
  • Animation
Who is it for?

This course is for those needing an introduction to Inventor, as a CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Machining), CAE (Computer Aided Engineering), engine. It is a cross industry course suitable for: mechanical engineers, furniture designers, automotive designers, industrial designers, product designers, architectural designers, etc.

How to apply

You will need an interview for this course. Interviews are held on Tuesdays at 4pm in the CAD room at College Green (Room 6W9). You don't need to book in advance, but allow at least 1 hour  - the time required depends on the number of interviewees who arrive on the day.

For further information:

Call: 0117 312 5000
Email: enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk

 

How Is this course assessed?

Through a mini project of your choice - to be agreed with your instructor, that demonstrates the skills you have learnt. 

What could I do next?

You could progress to Computer Aided Design using Autodesk Revit

  • CAD: Using Revit, Autodesk's 3D BIM modeller
  • CAD: Using 3ds Max / Max Design  
  • CAD: 3ds Max, Advanced 3D Modelling and Rendering  - Level 4  

 

Interview

 You will need an interview for this course 

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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