Autodesk Inventor - Sheet Metal Design

( Duration: 2 Days )

The Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design training course introduces the concepts and techniques of sheet metal modeling with the Autodesk Inventor software.

The structure of the course follows the typical stages of using Inventor. That is, to create sheet metal parts, edit them, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in drawings.

By attending Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design workshop, Participants will learn:

  • Sheet metal design process
  • Creating base Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
  • Creating secondary Faces, Contour Flanges, and Contour Rolls
  • Creating Flanges
  • Creating Hems, Folds, and Bends
  • Corner Rounds and Chamfers
  • Sheet Metal Cuts (Holes, Cuts, and Punch Features)
  • Generating Flat Patterns
  • Lofted Flanges
  • Rips
  • Unfolding and Refolding
  • Documentation and Annotation of drawings
  • Converting solid model to sheet metal models
  • Sheet Metal Styles

Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design class assumes prior knowledge of 3D solid part modeling using the Autodesk Inventor software. Participants also need to be experienced with the Windows operating system. In addition, some background with designing and drafting 3D parts is recommended. Although it is not required, knowledge of sheet metal processing is helpful as Participants learn to use the sheet metal design tools.



Introduction to Sheet Metal Modeling

  • Sheet Metal Concepts
  • Sheet Metal Terminology
  • Sheet Metal Environment
  • Sheet Metal Design Process

Sheet Metal Base Features

  • Applying Existing Sheet Metal Defaults
  • Creating a Face as a Base Feature
  • Creating a Contour Flange as a Base Feature
  • Creating a Contour Roll as a Base Feature

Sheet Metal Secondary Features

  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Bend Relief Shapes
  • Faces as Secondary Features
  • Contour Flanges as Secondary Features
  • Contour Rolls as Secondary Features


  • Creating Flanges
  • Corner Relief Options

Bending Sheet Metal

  • Hems
  • Folds
  • Bend Features

Corner Rounds and Chamfers

  • Creating Corner Rounds
  • Creating Corner Chamfers

Sheet Metal Cuts

  • Creating Cut Features
  • Creating Straight Holes
  • Using Punch Tool Features
  • Creating a Punch Tool
  • Cuts Using Surfaces

Corner Seams

  • Creating Corner Seams and Miters
  • Creating Corner Rips
  • Converting Corner Seams and Bends

Flat Pattern Environment

  • Creating Flat Patterns
  • Orienting Flat Patterns
  • Punch Representations
  • Bend Angle
  • Flat Pattern Cleanup
  • Exporting to DXF/DWG

Lofted Flanges and Rips

  • Lofted Flanges
  • Rip

Unfold and Refold

  • Unfold and Refold

Documentation and Annotation

  • Sheet Metal Drawing Terminology
  • Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
  • Bend & Punch Notes
  • Bend Tables
  • Punch Tables
  • Bend Order
  • Cosmetic Centerlines

Converting Parts to Sheet Metal

  • Converting Solid Model to Sheet Metal
  • Non-Ruled Surfaces

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