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TEDCF Offers New Inventor 2010 Sheet Metal Course

Springville, CA, August 4, 2009 – TEDCF Publishing, a leading Autodesk Authorized Publisher of interactive courses for Autodesk Inventor, today announced the availability of Autodesk Inventor 2010: Sheet Metal Design, the fourth course in a series of certified courses for Autodesk Inventor 2010.

While showing you how to use the new sheet metal commands, author David Melvin, PE goes beyond the commands to explain how they work together to create complex sheet metal parts.

The Sheet Metal Design course is designed to progressively build strong modeling and assembly skills while you learn to use all the commands in the Sheet Metal environment. Once you’ve mastered the advanced topics, you learn how to work with the Frame Generator and how to create custom frame members. By the end of the course you can weld all the members of a custom frame, and then add your sheet metal parts to the assembly.

The Lesson Player, shown above, fills a 1024 X 768 screen. It automatically tracks your progress, so all you need is a computer with speakers. The Lesson Player does the rest.

Lesson Player Attributes:

  • Large Screen Display
  • 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.
  • Automatic Book Marking – The course automatically opens on the last viewed lesson.
  • Fully Indexed – The Memory Jogger allows you to enter keyword phrases to find a particular lesson.
  • Lesson Slider Control – Quickly moves you to any point in a lesson.
  • Volume Slider Control – Adjust the volume for your comfort.
  • Time Displays – Total length and current position of each lesson is displayed so you can budget your time.

“I think that Autodesk hit a home run this year when it comes to improvements in the Sheet Metal environment.” said David Melvin, PE, author of the course. “The Lofted Flange and Contour Roll commands are significant additions. With the ability to partially unfold parts, edit them, and then refold them, this version has more power than previous versions. It was a pleasure writing this course, and I’m sure that those who watch it will enjoy learning the new commands and techniques.”

TEDCF’s customers are amply satisfied with the power of this course, as indicated from a marketing study conducted by TEDCF Publishing. While the courses significantly helped new Inventor users quickly get up to speed, the study shows that those already familiar with Inventor experienced as much as a 40% increase in productivity.

Learn more about Accelerated Productivity 2010: Sheet Metal Design.

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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