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Autodesk Inventor (Voucher Included)

In this online course, you will master the fundamentals skills required by design professionals that use Autodesk Inventor 2018 as their solid model design tool. It also uses the Autodesk certified curriculum to give you all the skills you need to prepare for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User exam. The Autodesk Inventor online course begins by teaching you how to use and navigate the Autodesk Inventor interface. From there, you will learn how to create new part files, add sketches to the parts, and then use 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. You will also learn how incorporating special tools while sketching or using work features, patterning techniques, and equations can help you become much more efficient with the creation of your design. To complete the 3D part design content, you will also learn to create advanced geometry using lofts and sweeps.

Once part modeling has been mastered, you will learn how part designs can be combined with one another to create an assembly design. Both joints and constraints are discussed as the methods that can be used to constrain parts to one another. Additional assembly design tools are also covered, enabling you to learn how to create parts and features at the assembly level, as well as how to replace, duplicate, and restructure components in an assembly design, and generate a Bill of Materials.

All parts and assembly designs are generally documented in a 2D format for manufacturing purposes. The 2D Drawing tools in Autodesk Inventor allow you to create and annotate 2D documents that reference and parametrically update based on a referenced 3D design file. The final chapters in this course teach you how to create and annotate 2D drawing views, and then add any additional detailing to accurately communicate the 3D model to the manufacturing team.

The online content is this course is both written and video-based, and includes hands-on exercises where you are required to use the software and downloaded files to learn and practice your new skills. This course includes a voucher to take the certifying exam. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Autodesk Inventor (Voucher Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES3012

What You Will Learn
  • Create and edit sketched-based and feature 3D geometry
  • Constrain 3D models in an assembly design and simulate motion between the models.
  • Create Presentation files to create exploded views and animations.
  • Document a 3D design in a 2D drawing using views and annotations
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Since Autodesk Inventor is a mature software product, companies who are recruiting drafters or 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 2018 software
  • At the completion of the course, passing the Autodesk Inventor Certified User exam provides potential employers with additional validation of your skills


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  1. Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
  2. Creating the Base Feature
  3. Additional Sketching Tools
  4. Advanced 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

Appendix A: Primitive Base Features

Appendix B: Additional Practices I

Midterm Exam


  1. Assembly Environment
  2. Joint Connections
  3. Manipulating Assembly Display
  4. Model Information
  5. Assembly Tools
  6. Assembly Parts and Features
  7. Assembly Bill of Materials
  8. Working with Projects
  9. Drawing Basics
  10. Detailing Drawings
  11. Drawing Annotations
  12. Customizing Autodesk Inventor

Appendix C: Additional Practices II


Instructors & Support

Jennifer MacMillan

Jennifer MacMillan has been teaching CAD for 22 years and is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop curriculum for the Autodesk line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, MacMillan focuses her development efforts working specifically with the manufacturing software products. She holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.




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 can only be taken on a PC device.
  • At least 8GB of RAM (16GB or more is strongly recommended).
  • At least 40GB of free disk space.
  • A DVD drive if you plan to install the program by disk.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 7 (64-bit) or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Inventor Professional. You can download a free version of the Inventor Professional software that provides a 3-year student version license, however the student software license cannot be used in a commercial environment.
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit) or newer is recommended (not included in enrollment).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or later.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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


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Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User (ACU) exam.
When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) 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.

What happens when I complete the course?

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

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

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