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Autodesk Inventor: Sheet Metal Design Training

This course on Sheet Metal design teaches design concepts and techniques such as flanges, contour rolls, hems, folds, rips, bends, corner rounds/chamfers, where you can design sheet metal parts and multi-body parts, turn them into flat patterns for drawings and manufacturing.

Course Length: 8 Hours (2 x 4 Hour Sessions)

Prerequisites: Autodesk Inventor introduction to solid modelling or equivalent.

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sheet Metal Modelling

  • Sheet Metal Concepts
  • Sheet Metal Terminology
  • Sheet Metal Environment
  • Sheet Metal Design Process

Chapter 2: Sheet Metal Base Features

  • Applying Existing Sheet Metal Defaults
  • Creating a Face as a Base Feature
  • Creating a Contour Flange as a Base Feature
  • Creating a Contour Roll as a Base Feature

Chapter 3: Sheet Metal Secondary Features

  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Bend Relief Shapes
  • Faces as Secondary Features
  • Contour Flanges as Secondary Features
  • Contour Rolls as Secondary Features

Chapter 4: Flanges

  • Creating Flanges
  • Corner Relief Options

Chapter 5: Bending Sheet Metal

  • Hems
  • Folds
  • Bends

Chapter 6: Corner Rounds and Chamfers

  • Creating Corner Rounds
  • Creating Corner Chamfers

Chapter 7: Sheet Metal Cuts

  • Creating Cut Features
  • Creating Straight Holes
  • Using Punch Tool Features
  • Creating a Punch Tool
  • Cuts Using Surfaces

Chapter 8: Corner Seams

  • Creating Corner Seams and Mitres
  • Creating Corner Rips
  • Converting Corner Seams and Bend

Chapter 9: Flat Pattern Environment

  • Creating Flat Patterns
  • Orienting Flat Patterns
  • Punch Representations
  • Bend Angle
  • Flat Pattern Clean-up
  • Exporting to DXF/DWG

Chapter 10: Lofted Flange and Rips

  • Lofted Flange
  • Rip

Chapter 11: Unfold and Refold

  • Unfold and Refold

Chapter 12: Multi-Body Sheet Metal Modelling

  • Multi-Body Modelling

Chapter 13: Documentation and Annotation

  • Sheet Metal Drawing Terminology
  • Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
  • Bend & Punch Notes
  • Bend Tables
  • Punch Tables
  • Bend Order
  • Cosmetic Centrelines

Chapter 14: Converting Parts to Sheet Metal

  • Converting Solid Models to Sheet Metal
  • Non-Ruled Surfaces

Appendix A: Sheet Metal Rules

  • Working with Sheet Metal Rules
  • Sheet, Bend, and Corner Tab Options
  • Bend Tables

Appendix B: Additional Practices

Appendix C: Autodesk Inventor Certification Exam Objectives

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