Course Content and Outcome Guide for DRF 285

Course Number:
DRF 285
Course Title:
AutoCAD Inventor-Advanced
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Course Description

Covers advanced techniques used in creating and modifying parametric, assembly-centric 3D models with AutoCAD Inventor. Develops extensive knowledge in the areas of part and assembly modeling, adaptive features, utilizing work groups, surfacing, managing data and the Engineer's Notebook. Prerequisite: DRF 185; or department permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to:
  1. Sketch two-dimensional profiles to generate three-dimensional solid models.
  2. Create adaptive features such as holes, cuts, extrusions, fillets, and chamfers.
  3. Demonstrate competency with various menus and modification commands.
  4. Create three-dimensional work planes using AutoCAD Inventor software.
  5. Generate revolved parts, swept features, lofts, and blends.
  6. Create and implement iParts and iMates.
  7. Use Excel spreadsheets with AutoCAD Inventor.
  8. Develop complex assemblies of multiple solid models.
  9. Develop engineering drawings and presentation files that include assemblies.
  10. Develop sheet metal parts for use within a manufacturing environment.
  11. Recognize surfacing tools within AutoCAD Inventor.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Individual and full class discussion; lab drawing assignments; exams; and final project deliverables may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Advanced Modeling options
2. Data Management
3. Using Adaptive Behavior
4. Advanced Lofting / Sweeping
5. Template File creation and Editing
6. Advanced Drafting Options
7. Creating and Using Design Elements
8. Creating and Using iParts and iMates
9. Using Excel files with Inventor
10. Creating and applying Design Views
11. Creating and editing Presentation Files
12. Sheet metal Part Creation and editing
13. Surfacing Tools
1.       Industrial, manufacturing, mechanical and other drafting technology students must be able to visualize and graphically reproduce complex layouts to succeed in subsequent drafting and design courses.
2.       Drafting Designers and Engineers need to be able to communicate with each other, and with manufacturing and construction personnel, using graphical representations of physical objects.
3.       AutoCAD design software is widely used in the drafting technology professions.
4.       Many drafting graduates enter the workplace by performing computerized graphics manipulations.
The student will be able to:
1.       Communicate effectively using computerized graphical techniques.
2.       Demonstrate advanced competency using AutoCAD Inventor graphics software.
3.       Create solid models for use in subsequent drafting courses or within industry.
4.       Create a portfolio of AutoCAD Inventor drawings to demonstrate their abilities.