Autodesk Inventor training
Inventor Sheet Metal Design training

2 days
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key Details

Key Details

Teaches existing Autodesk Inventor users how to create and manage sheet metal designs.

The course begins by teaching basic sheet metal concepts and techniques, and then builds on this knowledge to cover complex modelling practices for forming sheet metal parts, assemblies and drawings.

As part of the course you’re taught a simple method for working out the K-Factor, key for anticipating Bend Deductions.

Inventor Sheet Metal Design training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Accredited Inventor training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our Inventor sheet metal courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Inventor sheet metal courses are hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast experience of using the application professionally. For further details, see Expert trainers.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A highly-practical training guide for Inventor sheet metal, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Inventor Sheet Metal Design training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Inventor sheet metal training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Inventor trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.

Prerequisites

Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of Inventor, i.e. have attended Inventor Essentials training or have equivalent knowledge through other means

Inventor version

Training can be based on any recent version of Inventor to suit you.

 

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.

Payment

Payment for Inventor training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Inventor Sheet Metal Design course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Inventor Sheet Metal Design course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Inventor Sheet Metal Design training courses are hosted by:

Carl Portman

Carl Portman Autodesk Certified Instructor

Carl Portman has been an Autodesk-accredited instructor for 25 years, a College Lecturer (City and Guilds 3D modelling) for 15 years and a CAD consultant for 35 years.

Carl’s background is in engineering. He has vast design experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and medical, and he continues to carry out project work for a range of clients. Projects that Carl has completed include designing complete car plants for Jaguar Land Rover.

Carl has expert knowledge of:

  • A wide range of 3D design applications used in engineering, including AutoCAD, Alias, Fusion 360, Inventor and SolidWorks.
  • Machining, CAM and CNC.

Away from work, Carl’s passion is motorsport, and until recently he raced motorbikes. He knows Silverstone and Brands Hatch like the back of his hand, and he has the scars to prove it.

Andy Roe

Andy Roe Autodesk Certified Instructor

Andy has worked in CAD for over 30 years in roles including Draughtsman, CAD System Manager, Project Manager and Design Engineer.

In recent years, Andy has focused on developing and delivering training courses. He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), and he focuses primarily on Autodesk applications including AutoCAD, Inventor, Fusion 360, 3ds Max and Sketchbook, as well as Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.

Andy continues to undertake project work to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He specialises in modelling complex 3D designs from prototype to production, including the development of visuals and animations for a range of engineering projects.

Industries in which Andy has significant experience include aerospace, defence and automotive.

John Billyard

John Billyard Autodesk Certified Instructor

John has used CAD software for over 35+ years, providing high quality engineering and architectural designs to a wide range of clients

He has provided training in the applications he uses for a similar length of time, and for the last 15 years, has been commissioned directly by Autodesk to provide consulting and training services to their corporate client base.

John hosts courses in various Autodesk applications including AutoCAD and Inventor. He also trains Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks, Trimble SketchUp and Epic Games’ Twinmotion.

He takes pride in keeping pace with the latest industry design tools and technologies, enabling him meet the challenges and demands of an ever changing working environment.

Course content

Course content

Sheet metal overview

  • Introduction to sheet metal
  • Sheet metal design methods
  • Sheet metal styles
  • Industry techniques and standards

The sheet metal environment

  • Faces
  • Flanges
  • Contour Flanges
  • Hems

Sheet metal operations

  • Cutting
  • Sheet metal punching
  • Corner seams
  • Folding
  • Bending
  • Creating holes
  • Creating corner rounds and corner chamfers
  • Work features
  • Pattern features
  • Mirror features

Sheet metal design techniques

  • Sheet metal design approaches
  • Using skeletal models
  • Using legacy DXF and DWG flat layout geometry
  • Using legacy 3D geometry
  • Complex sheet metal creation techniques
  • Punch library setup

Using flat patterns

  • Flat pattern creation and cleanup
  • DXF and DWG export
  • Tolerances in bends

Documenting sheet metal designs

  • Creating sheet metal drawings
  • Sheet metal documentation
  • Notating bend and punch tables
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live Inventor course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in Inventor.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Inventor Sheet Metal Design courses…

  • Are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using Inventor.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • Inventor installed. If you don’t have a current subscription to Inventor, you’re entitled to a 30-day trial that’s ideal for participating in training. We’ll send you a link to this. If you’ve already used your trial, we can lend you a license for the duration of your course.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running Inventor doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t be able to assist with your Inventor installation, but we can provide details for Autodesk support who’ll be able to help you with this.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time

 

Testimonials
“Excellent course, brilliant follow on to my last two courses.”

Nick A

“Course was very informative. Carl excellently went through the lessons, clearly and very easy to understand. ”

Nick A

“Carl is very knowledgeable and the bespoke course covered certain areas in great detail, very pleased. The areas I was originally concerned with have been covered.”

Graham T