Plastic Gear & Mold Design using Autodesk Inventor

Inventor Quick Start Program is designed for both beginners and industry professionals looking to explore Inventor
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Welcome to's Quick Start Video Series: If you are a beginner or industry professional new to Autodesk Inventor these videos will give you a quick overview of the software to help you decide if you seriously want to pursue a career in 3D.

In this project-based course you will learn:

·Autodesk Inventor's Core Interface and Navigation

·Introduction to Inventor's unique Project Workflow

·Digitally proto-type a plastic gear and build the design's mold apparatus

·Run a dynamic moldflow simulation & analysis

After this course, you will have created your own basic proto-type that walks you through step by step how to work on a project from start to finish such as digital proto-typing, building a mold design and running a dynamic moldflow simulation.

Included in this course is a link to download the 30 day trial version of Inventor (Courtesy of Autodesk) and approx 60 minutes of training video provided by The average student will complete this course in approximately 2-4 hours.

And if you enjoy your experience working in the software and you are interested in professional training to find work in this field visit our site and sign up for a free one hour intro class for more information.

Also when you visit our site, don't forget to check out our company news page to see how the's unique training methodology has helped our students launch a successful career in the 3D industry.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer with internet access
  • Autodesk Inventor Software (30 day trial download link provided)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
  • Introduction to Inventor's unique project workflow
  • Digital proto-type a plastic gear & build a project mold
  • Determine if a 3D Career or Inventor is right for you

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners looking to explore 3D as a career
  • Professionals looking to make the change to Inventor

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: Getting Started

If the menus look blurry, change the video setting from 360p to 720p for a sharper video. (see image below)

Also don't forget to download the attached Inventor Quick Start Syllabus PDF for a brief overview and breakdown about this course.

Software Trial Installation

This Video series also come with online helpdesk support. So if you get stuck or have a question related to the project then use the 3DTi Online Community Helpdesk to post questions or search for answers.

Section 2: Plastic Gear Part Design
Creating a Plastic Gear
Section 3: Building the Part Mold
Starting the Mold
Completing the Mold's Core Cavity
Mold Base & Assembly
Finishing the Mold
Section 4: Analyzing the Mold using a MoldFlow Simulation
Running a Dynamic MoldFlow Simulation
Section 5: Next Steps

Now that you have completed your project, you can show it to your friends and family to see and give you feedback to improve your work. Also we recommend to keep practicing by designing logos for your friends name/ companies.

If you enjoyed this classes, please rate this video and give us your feedback! Also feel free to check out our other Udemy courses, and also visit to sign up for a one-hour free, live-online Intro Class to find out more about the 3DTi professional training programs.

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3DTraining .com, Learn. Practice. Work. is the industry's leading provider of short-term, live-online, production-based training programs in Autodesk Software. Our learn-practice-work approach provides a complete career solution for those who are looking to explore launching a professional career in the exciting field of 3D Design and Animation.

Popular trade magazines have recognized as “One of the top schools, where students can put their careers on the fast track.” was one of the first companies to offer project-based training in a live-online simulated production environment. is an authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC).

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