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Inventor: Essentials

Learn how to make full use of the powerful Autodesk Inventor platform

Learn the best usage & approaches for the parametric design philosophy through a hands on, practice intense curriculum.

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  • Inventor: Essentials Course Outline

    This course is designed to instruct students in the best usage & approaches for the parametric design philosophy through a hands on, practice intense curriculum.

    Subjects covered include:

    • The user interface
    • Creating 3D sketches
    • Constraining & dimensioning sketches
    • Part modelling, adding & editing 3D features
    • Work features
    • Creating equations & working with parameters
    • Model geometry & model display manipulation
    • Creating & annotating drawings & views
    • Placing & constraining parts in assemblies
    • Assembly components display
    • Model information

    Full details can be found on course contents PDF

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    Courses Calendar
    Date Length Course Location Cost
    28th May 2024 - 31st May 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Derby POA
    10th Jun 2024 - 13th Jun 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Pencoed POA
    1st Jul 2024 - 4th Jul 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Online Training POA
    8th Jul 2024 - 11th Jul 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Online Training POA
    29th Jul 2024 - 1st Aug 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Derby POA
    12th Aug 2024 - 15th Aug 2024 4 days Inventor: Essentials
    Worcester Head Office POA
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  • Training Day

    Course Times

    The schedule may be subject to change

    9.30am Arrival
    11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break
    1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
    3.00 - 3.15 Coffee Break
    5:15 Finish
    What's Included?

    Everything you need for a great day's training

    • Stationary

    • Free Parking

    • Friendly Atmosphere

    • Refreshments & Lunch

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are food allergies catered for?

      If you have a specific food allergy, then please let us know as soon as you book the course so that we can cater to you. If your allergy is severe, we recommend telling your trainer at the start of the course so that they can advise other delegates.

    • Can you come to our offices?

      Yes – we offer on site training courses. All laptops are provided for training and will be bought to your site with trainer.

    • Do I need to bring my own laptop?

      We provide all of our delegates with a laptop or desktop computer, depending on where the training is taking place.

    • What if I have special requirements?

      If you have any special requirements, such as dietary or access please get in touch with our training team before your course.

  • The Highest Standards, The Happiest Customers

    "Relaxing atmosphere"
    Our essentials course with Cadspec had an easy, relaxed atmosphere
    Liam Peck | Drawing Office Manager
    "Great learning style"
    I liked the way the information as portrayed in the course. It wasn't too full on and the learning style was easy to follow.
    Ruiss Kateria, Building Manager
    "Good flow"
    Our bespoke Inventor course with Cadspec was great. The course flow and content was constantly adapted to our level of knowledge and expertise.
    Andrew Bostock, Draughtsman, Collis Engineering
    "Beneficial course"
    Being able to learn about different techniques and features that can be used in Inventor has been really beneficial and will save a lot of time for us in the future.
    Gemma White, Junior Design Engineer, North Devon Electronics

What is Autodesk Inventor used for?

Launched by US software pioneer Autodesk in 1999, Inventor is a revolutionary CAD platform that offers pro-level 3D mechanical modelling, simulation, visualisation and documentation. Combining parametric design capabilities with specialist automated tools, file support and the integration of 2D and 3D data in a shared environment, Inventor is the choice of countless demanding mechanical engineers across the gamut of global industry.

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Is Autodesk Inventor the same as AutoCAD?

The two platforms have common features, but parametric Inventor has different terminology and workflows that can make the transition a little challenging if you have a background in object-based AutoCAD. To answer another common query, be aware that Inventor CAM is only available as part of Inventor with the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PDMC): you don’t get Inventor CAM with standard standalone Inventor.

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What is Inventor Essentials training?

Cadspec’s Essentials training courses are simply the best way to get up and running on all Autodesk’s most popular software. During these pacy sessions, we pride ourselves on unpacking all the key features of Inventor, so learners build a solid knowledge base on which to explore the platform’s deeper features. By the time you complete the workshop with our qualified trainers, you’ll have built hands-on skills to carry forward into your role and sector.

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What are the benefits of Inventor Essentials training?

Inventor is intuitive up to a point, but when is time is short and results can’t wait, many ambitious designers choose to enrol on Cadspec’s Inventor Essentials training course to unlock the platform’s core features. Of course, we’ll impart all the theory of this intuitive software. Meanwhile, thanks to our practice-led training, you’ll also complete our session with a solid grounding in the real-world uses of Inventor, from creating 3D sketches to placing and constraining parts in assemblies.

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How can I tailor my Inventor Essentials training?

Just as Inventor has almost limitless applications, at Cadspec, we take an open-ended approach to training. We’re ready to upskill your new hires, established team members or entire workforce, and if there’s an aspect of Inventor you’d particularly like to cover during your workshop, just let us know. Whether you visit our four state-of-the-art UK training locations, prefer our trainers to come to your premises, or find it easiest to take remote training when it suits you, we’ll work with your requirements.

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What’s the outcome of Inventor Essentials training?

There are other Inventor courses in the UK. But as an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre, Cadspec’s tutors are all approved experts who can give you a flying start on this dynamic software, and when you take a course with us, you know that you’ve got the knowledge straight from the source. By the end of your training day, you’ll be fully certified, confident with the basics and keen to dive into the deeper features that we’ll explore on our more advanced Inventor training courses.

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Why take Inventor training with Cadspec?

As the UK’s most respected provider of Autodesk 3D design software and CAD/CAM training, Cadspec is fully accredited by the US software developer itself and boasts the very best trainers in the field. Take our Inventor Essentials course and you can expect a dynamic workshop that moves at your pace, answers all your questions and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to mastering the basics of this powerful design software.

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