Autodesk Inventor 2021 (Voucher Included)

Prepare for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User exam and learn how to navigate the Autodesk Inventor interface. You will master key skills, including creating new part files, adding sketches to the parts, and using these sketches to create 3D solid geometry. Along with the sketched based features, you will also learn how to incorporate many additional features to both add and remove geometry. These include features such as chamfers, fillets, holes, drafts, shells, and ribs. The course content...

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
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Autodesk Inventor 2021 (Voucher Included)

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Course code: GES3029

What you will learn

  • Creating and editing solid 3D model geometry using sketched and placed features.
  • Placing and constraining/connecting 3D models into larger assemblies.
  • Creating Presentation files (Exploded views and Animations) and learning how to simulate motion between parts in an assembly.
  • Creating and annotating drawings to communicate the design in a 2D format.

How you will benefit

  • Autodesk Inventor is a software product known in the product design industry. Companies who are recruiting modelers would require knowledge of this product prior to hiring
  • Taking this course provides the key skills to efficiently and effectively work with the 3D Part, Assembly and 2D Drawing tools that are available in Autodesk Inventor 2021 software
  • At the completion of the course, passing the Autodesk Inventor Certified User exam provides potential employers with additional validation of your skills

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
  1. Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
  2. Creating the Base Feature
  3. Additional Sketching Tools
  4. Sketch Editing Tools
  5. Sketched Secondary Features
  6. Creating Pick and Place Features
  7. Work Features
  8. Equations
  9. Additional Features
  10. Model and Display Manipulation
  11. Fixing Problems
  12. Sweep Features
  13. Loft Features
  14. Duplication Tools
  15. Feature Relationships
  16. Assembly Environment
  17. Joint Connections
  18. Manipulating Assembly Display
  19. Model Information
  20. Presentation Files
  21. Assembly Tools
  22. Assembly Parts and Features
  23. Assembly Bill of Materials
  24. Working with Projects
  25. Drawing Basics
  26. Detailing Drawings
  27. Drawing Annotations
  28. Customizing Autodesk Inventor
  29. Appendix A: Sketching Options
  30. Appendix B: Primitive Base Features
  31. Appendix C: Additional Practices I
  32. Appendix D: Effective Modeling Final Review
  33. Appendix E: Additional Practices II

Jennifer MacMillan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been teaching CAD for 25 years and is an Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop both online and print curriculum for the Autodesk line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, she focuses her development efforts working specifically with the manufacturing software products. Jennifer has always enjoyed teaching and passing her knowledge and interest in CAD on to her students.


There are no prerequisites to take this course, however, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software, working with file structures, downloading files, and unzipping compressed files. You should also have a basic knowledge of design/drafting procedures and terminology.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Autodesk Inventor 2021. A free 1-year student version of the software is included. You will be provided directions on how to download the student license for the software after registration. The student software license cannot be used in a commercial environment.
  • Note: If you have previously accessed a free trial of the Autodesk software, you may be required to purchase it separately to complete this course.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User (ACU) exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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