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TEDCF Launches Inventor 2014 Drafting Course

Springville, CA, June 27, 2013 – TEDCF Publishing, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and producer of interactive, multimedia training courses, today announces the availability of Autodesk Inventor 2014: 2D Drafting and Customization.

2D Drafting and Customization for Autodesk Inventor 2014 is the third course in a seven course series that will be released this year.  It has 6.5 hours of instruction that covers the development of custom drawing templates, drawing and drafting styles, appearance and material libraries, importing and exporting AutoCAD files, as well as plenty of drafting practice.  It is focused on best practices for drafting and administration tasks applied in a professional environment.
“3D CAD has become so powerful these days that 2D drawings are being used less and less,” said David Melvin, PE, author of the course. “but what they don’t realize is the drawing is the binding document that assures the design will work correctly.  It’s easy to automate your 2D documentation, or at least streamline the process, so everyone should complete this important task. This short course will show you how it’s done.”

The course is currently available as a direct download from TEDCF Publishing’s website or through the TEDCF Streaming Video Service. You can also pre-order the DVD, which course will ship August 1st.

The Lesson Player has several customizable features designed to meet user needs.  Users can slow down or speed up the video playback rate, which allows the user to learn at their own pace.  When the user closes the Lesson Player it will automatically open to the same place in the course, so bookmarking is automatic.  Hotkeys are available to pause, play, review, and proceed to the next lesson, and it has a search engine that helps users quickly find lessons.

These are some of the features of the course.

  • Lessons in Metric & English
  • Lesson Search Engine – find lessons fast
  • Progressive layout – step-by-step training
  • Simplified learning format – thorough explanations
  • Automatic book-marking – the course automatically opens on the last viewed lesson.
  • Volume Slider – adjustable volume.
  • Speed Slider – adjustable playback speed.
  • Full-screen capability
  • Time Displays – the length of each lesson along with the current time is displayed.
  • Hide-able Control Panel – gives users more room for full-screen viewing.
  • Hotkeys – gives users control while working in the Inventor environment.
  • System Requirements: Windows, Speakers, and Windows Media Player 9 or above.

Training courses offered by TEDCF Publishing run from a single installation on a PC computer. Users can pick specific courses to watch or watch course bundles containing several courses.

Visit 2D Drafting and Customization 2014 to learn more and watch sample lessons.

About the Author

David Melvin, PE is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and Autodesk University instructor with over 25 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 to his founding of TEDCF Publishing’s video-based training courses in 2000. Now TEDCF Publishing’s courses are used by thousands of professionals, students, and teachers worldwide.

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 for Autodesk Inventor 6 through 2013, SolidWorks 2009-2013, and Microsoft Excel.

Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, and Inventor are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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