The full programme meets the requirements of the Autodesk Inventor ACU (Autodesk Certified User) Certification through the "Scooter" project classroom resources (see Curriculum Tab) making your pupils prepared for sitting the Certification exam and helping to promote their skills to potential employers.
We will use the creation of scooter parts as our means of learning about a range of sketching and modelling techniques available in Autodesk Inventor. The videos will illustrate the following: constraining & dimensioning, revolving, extruding, circular pattern, filleting.
We are joining parts in an X, Y and Z direction. If we remove any one of these axis of constraint, we allow movement, which is useful later on for animation of a product. See how constraints - mate, flush, insert, angle and tangent - add relationships between certain parts and sub-assemblies while still leaving enough freedom to allow the resulting assembly to mimic real life motion.
Produce orthographic drawings to build a portfolio of evidence students might use for a formal qualification. These include base view and projected views, isometrics, sections, auxiliary view, break-out views, parts lists. Attention should also be given to the shaded, non-shaded and hidden detail options while producing both parts drawings and assembly drawings.
Learn to produce rendered images, animated presentation files and using driven constraints to bring assemblies alive.
The ability to export .STL files will create dynamic links from the virtual world on screen to the real world through CNC outputs. Using a Makerbot to 3D print parts, especially those that have been uniquely designed or modified to improve the scooter, mean that users can effectively test the product out.
It is very different from working with solid parts so there are new tools to work with in the ribbon. Then work through the video and create your own design. Try to use a range of different tools.