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Manufacturing – Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Design for Manufacturing

Just-in-time learning to help you demonstrate impact.

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    Reuse 2D Data in 3D for Manufacturing

    Most designs these days are done in 3D, but a huge amount of data remains in the 2D state and it does not find the use it deserves. In this series of videos, you will learn why and how to use your 2D data in 3D for downstream processes such as analysis, manufacturing and even selling your product. More specifically, we will talk about the re-use of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical drawings in Autodesk Inventor.

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    2D Mechanical Design and Drafting

    While the biggest portion of design and innovation takes place in 3D space, there is still a place for 2D. In this section we discuss 2D and how to be more productive with main design and documentation workflows by leveraging some of the tools you already have access to, specifically AutoCAD and its toolsets.

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    Mechanical Design With Intent

    Machines and Mechanisms are the most common elements mechanical engineers calculate and design. In these courses, you will learn how to design machine elements in a hypothetical project we provide using Autodesk Inventor and one of its key productivity tools - Design Accelerators. The course focuses on best practices and WHY's behind certain decisions you have to make as a mechanical engineer.

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    Product Simulation with Inventor Nastran

    Product Simulation with Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out, or work the way it was designed. It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what is going to happen when the product is used.

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    CAM for Designers and Engineers

    In this course, you will learn how to design a better manufacturable component, the fundamentals of CNC machining, explore CAM software, and practice Inventor CAM right in your CAD package.

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    Sustainability for Design and Manufacturing

    In this course, you will learn about trends in sustainable design, challenges the industry is facing, and what solutions from Autodesk you can use to address them.

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    Generative Design in Manufacturing

    Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t. This course will guide you through the foundational concepts required to perform an analysis. You'll start with a closer look at what generative design is, then progress through model preparation, design space, constraint and conditions and finally explore results generated.

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    Implement Autodesk Factory Design solution

    This course covers the Autodesk Factory Design solution: what it is, what are the key components of Autodesk Factory Utilities and how to start the implementation of this cross-product solution. The focus of this path are the core applications used in the Factory Layout process.  Each of these applications are distinct members of the Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection.  On their own, each application provides unique and crucial functionality in way of the Factory Layout discipline.  But, Autodesk has enhanced each application with specific layout features that provides an all encompassing Factory Design Workflow.  These enhancement features are called the Autodesk Factory Design Utilities.  In this short video, we will take a quick look at  the core applications utilized in the Factory Layout process and discuss the main use of each.

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    BIM for Manufacturing

    Explore how mechanical engineering and BIM workflows converge together. The core business of a design and manufacturing company is its products engineered with solutions like Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Fusion 360. 

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    Visualize and Animate Your Product in Manufacturing

    Great engineering deserves outstanding presentation and this learning path walks you through different visualization and animation options available to you..

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    Vault-based Collaboration

    This series of videos presents the various collaboration means that are available when using Autodesk Vault and which edition you need to meet your business and operational workflows. By the end of the course, you should be able to know the concepts of a Product Data Management solution, understand Vault’s different editions and their main functionalities, know the benefits of versions and revisions and much more.

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    Planning Your Autodesk Vault Migration

    This course shares details of what technical considerations you should be aware of when planning your next Autodesk Vault software upgrade or server migration. During this course, you will gain an understanding of the Autodesk Vault installation process, have the opportunity to share details of your specific Vault environment, and receive tailored guidance to support your migration process. In this course, you must complete the Introduction module, one of the Migration Scenario courses, and then the Wrap-Up course. The Introduction course includes a questionnaire that will help you identify the most relevant migration scenario for you.

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    Process change requests and change orders inside Vault Pro

    Some key aspects to learn before using change orders in Vault Professional to control the release of new designs or changes to designs include Vault Professional’s built-in change order workflow states and the roles assigned to each state. This course teaches users how to set up and configure Vault Professional’s change order workflow in order to create and process change orders.

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    Design Collaboration with Fusion Team

    Fusion Team allows CAD users to collaborate in the cloud. In this first course, you will set up a cloud collaboration environment.

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    Navisworks to BIM 360 Integration

    With the Desktop Connector, you can connect your Navisworks desktop environment with your BIM 360 Docs account repository. This will allow you to install and sign into desktop connector, view and open files, upload and download documents, edit and delete files and create project folders.

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    Modern Approach to Documentation in Manufacturing

    Include manufacturing information in your 3D model for downstream applications. In this course you will learn how to add Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) and other manufacturing information to the model. GD&T annotations on the 3D model describe the tolerances, controls, and allowable variation in the model. The term Model-Based Definition (MBD) refers to a fully defined 3D model. The annotated 3D model is often sent directly to manufacturing to create the physical part.

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    Minimize Material Waste With Inventor Nesting

    Most design and manufacturing companies can significantly reduce their waste of flat raw material with a process called nesting. It refers to laying flat part profiles in an optimal way. Inventor Nesting is CAD-embedded, true-shape nesting software that helps you optimize yield from flat raw material by optimally laying flat patterns on a sheet of raw material such as sheet metal, wood panels or others. It’s available as a part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection and entitlement for Enterprise Business Agreement. There are many ways you can use Inventor Nesting, but these are the 2 main workflows that we will cover in this course: Push and Pull.

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