IED Train Tutorials

So you want to know how to make the train parts from Introduction to Engineering Design class? I don’t blame you…. they are a great first step in Inventor to teach the basics of Inventor. One of my favorite IED teachers of all time, Jason Hyatt from Cazenovia HS, has put these together for us. Yes, it’s an older version of Inventor, but the concepts are the same. Please remember: we are trying to teach concepts, NOT which buttons to press! If the “Array” button is not in the same place in your version, don’t email us telling us we need to update our videos; maybe you should find the button yourself! Have fun!   Continue Reading

Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Basic Tools

Autodesk Inventor is a CAD/CAM package that is used in industry to design, model, and then manufacture all kinds of parts. We use this in all PLTW Engineering courses, and we have put together some of the basic tutorials for you all in this one page. This tutorial uses Inventor 2014; remember: PLTW recommends that you use one version back from what is posted for you to get. What this means is, that if you choose to install the latest greatest; you will NOT be supported, nor will Jim or I be able to help you, as our software will not open your files! Please remember this. For the 2016-17 school year, PLTW says to use Inventor 2016 NOT 2017…..   Continue Reading

Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Drawings and Beyond

Ok, now you have some parts, how do you do the documentation? Like drawings, bill of materials, and balloons, among other things? See the videos below for some examples in Inventor 2014. Continue Reading

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