Autodesk Inventor® 2015
Sheet Metal Design

Master Inventor!

More than just sheet metal!

The Autodesk Inventor 2015: Sheet Metal Design course takes the guesswork out of developing sheet metal parts. It shows you how to use all the commands and gives you a detailed description of sheet metal rules and styles. Once you have these concepts under your belt your models will unfold correctly every time.

This course starts with a quick tour of the sheet metal environment and then dives into sheet metal styles and templates. These are the critical settings that assure your sheet metal models function properly. You’ll learn about K-Factors and Bend Tables, and you’ll practice using them. In fact the course comes with a K-Factor calculator that will help you understand these settings. It outputs the Bend Allowance, K-Factor, and setback setting.

The Sheet Metal Design course continues to develop your skills by showing how each command works and how all the settings within the commands affect the model. You’ll practice creating custom punches and cutting across bends. You’ll also use the Frame Generator to create structural members for products housed in sheet metal. This course covers everything.

Sheet metal assemblies are quickly created from scratch using Top Down Design. Multi-Body modeling is used to create assemblies from a single part file, and flat patterns are edited to modify folded models. When you’re finished flat patterns are exported in DXF format for fabrication. Drawings showing the flat pattern and folded model are produced, and customized layer control highlights bend locations.

The Sheet Metal Design course is packed with tips and tricks that will make your sheet metal parts bulletproof.

86 Lessons (Listed Below)
9.1 Hours

The Autodesk Inventor 2015 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

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Autodesk Inventor® 2015:
Sheet Metal Design

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Autodesk Inventor® 2015:
Sheet Metal Design
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Inventor 2015: Sheet Metal Design

The Sheet Metal Environment
Styles and Templates
Creating Bend Tables
The Flange Command
Bend Reliefs and Remnants
Bend and Sheet Metal Styles
Unfold Methods
Corner Seams
Corner Seam Reliefs
Bend Transitions and Flat Patterns
Custom Sheet Metal Templates
The Contour Flange Command
Looped Contour Flanges
Shells and Ripped Seams
Editing Flat Patterns
Using the Hem Command
Multiple Plates in Assemblies I
Multiple Plates in Assemblies II
Extended Surfaces
Using the Punch Tool
Custom Punches
Flat Pattern Punch Representations
Custom Extruded Louver Punch
Dangling Geometry in Punches
Custom Extruded Dimple Punch I
Custom Extruded Dimple Punch II
Custom Revolved Dimple Punch
Sheet Metal Commands and Punches
G2 Fillets
Adjusting for Bend Allowances
Double Bends
Applying Bend Allowances
Changing Knockout Size
Define A Side Strategies
Modifying Flat Pattern Orientation
Flat Patterns on Drawings
Custom Sweep Punches
Complex Shapes

Sheet Metal Cone
Contour Roll Unrolling Unfolding
Press Break Lofted Flanges
Square to Round Transitions
Adding Flanges to Lofted Flanges
Editing with Unfold and Refold
Lofted and Rolled Part Strategies
Formed Punches and Features
Cut Across Bends
Punch Across Bends
Custom Structural Shapes I
Custom Structural Shapes II
Publishing Multiple Shapes
Frame Skeletons
Generating Custom Shape Frames I
Generating Custom Shape Frames II
Generating Custom Shape Frames III
Generating Custom Shape Frames IV
Trimming Members
Model Frame Skeletons
More Frame Generator Concepts
Editing Frames
Preparations and Welds
Fillet and Post Weld Operations
Multi-Body Sheet Metal Modeling
Features on Multi-Body Sheets
Multi-Body Sheet Metal Bends
More Multi-Body Practice
Multi-Body Sheet Metal Assembly
Modifying Multi-Body Components
Finalizing the Design
Convert to Sheet Metal Parts
Sheet Metal Drawings
Export Flat Pattern to DXF
Custom Exported Layers
Details of Exported DXF Files
Converting Down Bends to Up Bends
Edit Flat Pattern Definition
Bend Callouts and Tables
Bend Order
Flat Pattern Extents
Compare Drawing to DXF