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Fundamentals of 3D Design using Inventor

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of 3D Design using Inventor
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.INV
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.
Curricular relevance:
MST.INV Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, technical
MST.INV Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, technical
MST.INV Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, technical
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MST.INA Inventor 3D - Advanced Course

[updated 07.10.2014]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heidemann
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Gaspard

[updated 12.08.2014]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with the basic structure and functions of a complex 3-D CAD system.
Students will be able to model 3D parts, assemblies and complex assemblies in a structured manner, as well as derive complex 2D drawings, views and sections and generate parts lists.

[updated 06.11.2020]
Module content:
-        Introduction to the Inventor work environment
-        Creating and managing projects
-        Introduction to the new Inventor interface
-        Sketch geometry
-        Creating and editing parametric components via extrusion, rotation, etc.
-        Determining 2-D dependencies
-        Placed features: Fillets, chamfers, holes, threads, shells, rectangular patterns, circular patterns, mirrored features
-        Work features: Work planes, work points, work axes
-        Assembly design (assemblies) with 3D dependencies
-        Moving and animating components
-         Sections in assembly animations
-        Creating presentation views and defining exploded views, predefined camera positions
-        Deriving 2-D drawings from component, assembly and presentation drawings
-        Creating assistant dimensions, centerlines, and bills of materials, hole notes, etc..
-        Drawing output via plotter/printer

[updated 06.11.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic instruction at the computer workstation with projector and integrated exercises

[updated 06.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Armin Gräf: Inventor 2010 Basiskurs, PowerCAD Verlag
Günter Scheuermann: Inventor 2010 (Bauteile, Baugruppen, Zeichnungen), Hanser-Verlag
Script Inventor 2010: Grundlagen mit Übungen

[updated 06.11.2020]
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