Autodesk Inventor Professional 2017 Basics
Hampton Christian Academy

The videos below are for instructional purposes and are not to be distributed to others. The videos run better if you save them to your computer first. Right click on each link and choose "Save Target As". During this course the videos will be updated periodically, especially if a mistake is pointed out to me, so it is best to download only a few at a time.


Second Week Overview

As you are aware, I was not able to come by HCHS last week due to surgery.  I am looking forward to meeting each of you, possibly this Wednesday. We are going to have a great year together completing various CADD projects, some of which will allow you to showcase your creativity and imagination.

For each class please visit this web page for that days assignment. Please note the due day for each assignment and be sure to email it to me by that date. Even though I will not be in class with you every day, I am available to answer any questions and provide help at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact me as needed. If you run into a snag in your assignment, please continue working on the other parts, as you can, while your are waiting for my answer to your questions.  I will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.  If you are absent from class or fall behind in your assignments, please work on them from your home computer, so that you will not have points deducted from your grade for late assignments..

IMPORTANT - Last week, there were two assignments to turn in and many did not.  The first was the PQ Visualization spreadsheet quiz and the second was "The Wall" Inventor file.  There was also a third "The Wall quiz" assignment that I failed to post.  I have posted it under this Mondays assignment.  If you have not turned them in, please email them to me on Monday, Sept 8

When I come by, I will be asking about this.  So if you have not registered for the Autodesk website "", please do.  On the first page click on "sign in" at the top. Then there is a link "Need an educational account". Fill in all the necessary information to create an account. This will allow you to download a full student version and put it on your home computer.

Assignments due from previous weeks!!!

1. PQ Visualization Quiz
2. Wall Spreadsheet Quiz

I have entered all grades into Renweb. You should be able to login and see your grades. If any assignments are missing, you need to turn them in now. I will start taking off points for late assignments starting next Monday, Sept 22nd.

Assignments due this weeks!!!

1. Visualization D
2. Oil Pump Base, Stand, and Crossbeam Inventor files.

Please download the syllabus and keep it for your record.

Visualization D
Tuesday, Sept 6 - The Visualization D Ortho is designed to be a fun and challenging visualization problem. Download the Excel file and open it. You will see a picture with 4 views to the right.  The isometric view has letters.  The top view is to the upper left.  The front view is to the lower left and the right side view is to the lower right.   The top, front and right side orthographic views all have numbers on the sufaces.  If the arrow points to a line,
then that is an edge view of the surface. If the black dot is a circle, then it refers to a surface that
is hidden behind other surfaces. The surfaces of the isometric view is labeled with letters.
You are to match the letters with the appropriate number. So since surface 1 in the top view cooresponds with surface A in the isometric view, you would enter "A" in the blue cell 5B.  Please email me this file today, with any other assignments that you have not submitted to me.

Oil Pump Pictures
This link is a zipped folder containing the pictures with dimensions for each of the parts.

Oil Pump Base
Oil Pump Base (Method 1)
Oil Pump Base (Method 2)
Tuesday, Sept 6 - Please watch this video, open up Inventor, and follow along to create the base.  It is very important that you create a project file, as explained in the video.  Mr. Flowers indicated to me that there might be a difficulty with that.  If so, skip it for the time being and I will find out the problem when I visit..

Oil Pump Stand or Frame
Oil Pump Stand or Frame (Method 1)
Oil Pump Stand or Frame (Method 2)
Wednesday, Sept 7 - Please watch this video, open up Inventor, and follow along to create the frame.

Oil Pump Crossbeam
Oil Pump Crossbeam (Method 1)
Oil Pump Crossbeam (Method 2)
Thursday and Friday, Sept 8-9 - Please watch this video, open up Inventor, and follow along to create the crossbeam.

We will turn in these three parts Friday in a zipped folder.

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