Inventor Sheet Metal Design

Category: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Inventor

Basic Design Tools

  • Copy and paste options
  • Undo and redo options

Sheet Metal Overview

  • Typical workflow of sheet metal design
  • Sheet metal / Inventor terminology
  • Using folded and flat design methods

The Sheet Metal Environment

  • Create, manage and apply sheet metal styles
  • Cut shapes out of sheet metal parts
  • Fold 3D sheet metal parts from flat geometry
  • Use sheet metal bends
  • Creating holes in sheet metal
  • Create punch features
  • Common modelling tools: fillet and chamfer, rectangular and circular patterns, mirrored features
  • Plan your designs for better creation and editing

Part Creation Techniques

  • Create sheet metal parts inside and outside the context of the assembly
  • Use flat geometry created in another application
  • Importing 3D geometry Creating complex sheet metal shapes: cylinders, cones, transitions

Sheet Metal Automation

  • Updating your sheet metal parts using iParts
  • Using Excel spreadsheets to drive your model
  • The difference between a linked and an embedded spreadsheet
  • Configuring and creating custom punches in your designs

Sheet Metal within Assemblies

  • Constraining sheet metal parts using iMates
  • Using the skeletal modelling approach to assembly design
  • Adding welded hardware to sheet metal parts

Using Flat Patterns

  • Understand flat patterns and how to use them
  • Use the Flat Patter tool
  • Exporting flat patterns from the part file

Detailing Sheet Metal Designs

  • Set up your drawing environment
  • Include 2D flat patterns in your Inventor drawings

Advanced Design 

  • Create flat patterns based on material thickness, bend radius and bend angle

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Who should attend?

Experienced Autodesk Inventor users who design and use sheet metal parts.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand sheet metal design concepts and terms
  • Automate sheet metal design tasks
  • Use sheet metal within an assembly
  • Use flat patterns to represent a sheet metal part prior to bending
  • Calculate accurate flat patterns based on your materials and equipment

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Course Contents

The subjects listed on the left are an outline. If there are any additional subjects you wish to cover, please feel free to call us prior to the course.

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Course Dates 

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