Autodesk Inventor 2014 Fundamentals

Learn the skills required to take your concepts and create them as 3D models
3.9 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
159 students enrolled
Instructed by Brian Apodaca Design / Design Tools
25% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

This course will help guid you in learning what it takes to use Autodesk Inventor 2014 to model, draw, assemble, and use various visualization tools that will bring your designs to life. This course will not only show you the fundamentals to creating 3D models but will also help you to understand the tools that Inventor has to offer with various quiz questions to test your knowledge of using the software.

Why learn Autodesk Inventor?

Inventor is a software used by many engineering and scientific businesses. There is always a need for someone who can turn a concept into an actual design to later be manufactured or built. Having the ability to create 3D models for prototyping can greatly help you perfect your design and save costs of having to build it before seeing what it looks like. By taking this course you could open yourself up to new opportunities. Some of the benefits for taking this course include:

  • Flexibility Learning
  • Learning by Watching and Doing
  • Becoming More Competitive in the Workforce
  • Understand What It Takes to Create a Design
What this course offers
  • Multiple Quiz Questions
  • Learning At Your Own Pace
  • Hours of Video Lessons
  • Exercise Files to Work With
  • Review Documents for Studying
  • Project Examples
  • Myself for Help
Topics Included
  • Setting up A work Environment
  • Sketching
  • Work Features
  • Placed Features
  • Sketched Features
  • Assemblies
  • Dimensioning
  • iPart
  • Drawings
  • Annotating

What are the requirements?

  • Autodesk Inventor

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 3D modeling
  • Sketching
  • Creating Drawings
  • Configurations
  • Understanding Design Intent

Who is the target audience?

  • Students
  • Engineers
  • Freelance

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introductions

A quick overview of what will be learned within the course

Section 2: Getting Started

Learn about the layout of the user interface so you can quickly find things you may be looking for


Learn about navigation within inventor

Project files
Section 3: Sketching

Understand the Basics of sketching within Inventor 2014


Create geometric constraints with your sketches and learn about automatic constraints


Learn to modify your existing sketches so you can more accurately create geometry


Take a look at applying dimensions to your sketches and understanding what a fully defined sketch is

Section 4: Construction Geometry

Understanding work features to help you better position and place your features or sketches

Section 5: Features

Create basic 3D skech features using extrude and revolve


Create more 3D features with Loft and Sweep


Learn to create Fillets and Chamfers for your 3D features

1 page

A brief description on design intent and what you should think about when creating models

Section 6: Assemblies

Look at how to put parts into your assemblies to get started on modifying their relationships


A quick look at how to move your parts around within an assembly.


Take a look at mates and other techniuques to analyze how you put your assembly together.

Section 7: Drawings

Creating drawings from your parts or assemblies and placing simple views.


How to add some simple views and annotations to your drawing in order to communicate your design to others.

Section 8: Conclusion
9 questions

Test some fundamental concepts and see if you can figure out the answe


Wrapping up the course and some final thoughts

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Brian Apodaca, Engineer and Educator

My background is in engineering with an emphasis in physics. I have a passion for learning and teaching those that enjoy learning as much as I do. I am a jack of many trades and want to try to make the complex topics much easier to understand by focusing on the essential concepts. Many engineers might know this as the KISS Principle. So my goal is to avoid any unnecessary complexity in trying to convey essential topics to you. Learning from my mistakes and gaining the tricks that I have learned along the way will give you a great foundation and help you take that next step.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course