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TEDCF Ships Inventor 2009 Tube and Pipe Course

Springville, CA, December 3, 2008 – TEDCF Publishing, a leading Authorized Autodesk Publisher of interactive courses for Autodesk Inventor, today announced the availability of Autodesk Inventor 2009: Tube and Pipe Routed Systems.

Autodesk Inventor 2009: Tube and Pipe Routed Systems is an advanced course designed to quickly build professional skills using the Tube and Pipe add-in. Step-by-step instruction is presented in short fully animated lessons starting with basic concepts, progressing to advanced concepts, while building a strong foundation of skills.

Lesson Player Attributes:

  • Large Screen – The Lesson Player fills the screen when set to 1024 X 768 resolution.
  • Caption – Captions can be turned on or off depending on your needs.
  • Automatic Course Layout – The course starts with basic concepts and builds to more advanced concepts. You simply click the Next button to go to the next lesson in the course.
  • Automatic Book Marking – Close the courseware to end a study session, and then reopen it for the next study session. The course automatically opens on the last viewed lesson.
  • Automatic Study History Logging – After finishing a lesson, it’s automatically moved to the History List. You are able to review lessons from the History List simply by selecting a lesson from the list.
  • Review Previously Viewed Lessons – You can go back as many lessons as needed by clicking the Back Button.
  • Quickly Find Lessons – All the lessons are accessible from the Lesson List.
  • Fully Indexed – The Memory Jogger allows you to enter keyword phrases to find a particular lesson.
  • Lesson Slider Control – This feature allows you to quickly move to any point in a lesson.
  • Volume Slider Control – This feature allows you to adjust the volume of a lesson.
  • Time Displays – Total length and current position of each lesson is displayed so you can budget your time.

The theme of this course is to show how to effectively work in the Tube and Pipe environment assuring that runs update properly and automatically when assembly components are modified. Setting engagement settings in custom Tube and Pipe styles, and how other Tube and Pipe settings affect the components in a run are covered in detail. The course demonstrates how to make custom Tube and Pipe Styles, publish custom iPart Families to the Content Center, create derived routes and autoroutes, and how to populate and update routes. It also covers how Tube and Pipe settings affect BOMs and file locations.

“This course covers everything you need to professionally use the Tube and Pipe add-in,” said David Melvin, PE, author of the course. “You need to know a large number of fundamental concepts before you can get started with the add-in, and this course covers all the fundamentals in detail. Once you’ve got the fundamentals under your belt, the course continues on to advanced use of the add-in. By the end of the course you know how to construct bullet proof runs that will automatically update to assembly changes.”

Learn more about Autodesk Inventor 2000: Tube and Pipe Routed Systems and watch sample lessons from the course.

About the Author
David Melvin, PE is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with over 23 years of experience in research and development for major companies. He founded The Engineering Department Consulting Firm in 1998 and soon discovered that he needed an easier and faster way to train his draftsmen and engineers to use Autodesk Inventor. This need led him to begin making video based training courses. He found that this method of teaching was so effective that he founded TEDCF Publishing in 2000. Now his courses are used by thousands of professionals, students, and teachers all over the world.

About TEDCF Publishing
Founded in 2000, TEDCF Publishing is a division of The Engineering Department Consulting Firm. The company attained recognition as an Autodesk Authorized Publisher & Developer within the first year of business. The company provides training courses on CD for Inventor 6 through 2011, SolidWorks 2009-2011, and Microsoft Excel.

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