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Inventor Essentials

Armada, In Reading (+5 locations)
3 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
17 June, 2024 (+9 start dates)
Course delivery
3 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
17 June, 2024 (+9 start dates)
Course delivery

Course description

Autodesk Inventor Essentials - 3-day accredited introductory course

This 3-day Autodesk Inventor Essentials course aims to provide new users of Inventor with the essential knowledge required to design 3D parametric parts and assemblies.

This training employs lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice to give delegates a comprehensive understanding of the principles behind parametric design, as well as the skills to use Inventor to produce production-ready part and assembly designs.

This is an Autodesk-authorised course, run by an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI). Our Inventor trainers have a wealth of professional experience using Inventor in engineering, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. 

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 9 start dates

17 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Cardiff
  • English

1 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Milton Keynes
  • English

22 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bromsgrove
  • English

12 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Reading
  • English

2 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bristol
  • English

16 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Sheffield
  • English

14 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bromsgrove
  • English

21 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Cardiff
  • English

11 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Milton Keynes
  • English

Training venue

This Inventor Essentials training course is hosted at our centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and Sheffield.

For our Bromsgrove courses, we offer a free taxi service from Bromsgrove train station to our training centre.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our centres, with lunch and refreshments included.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Autodesk Inventor Essentials training course in an ideal choice for beginners and new users of Autodesk Inventor, as well as those with a small amount of experience using the software.


Delegates should have a working knowledge of Windows®.

Experience using an Autodesk application, such as AutoCAD or Revit, is beneficial but not essential.

To learn more about suitability, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Autodesk e-certificate

Armada are an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and the Autodesk Inventor Essentials course is accredited by Autodesk.

Delegates receive an industry recognised e-certificate from Autodesk to confirm they have attended and successfully completed an accredited Inventor training course.

Training Course Content

This course is typically structured as follows:

  • Getting Started
    • Autodesk Inventor user interface
    • View manipulation
    • Designing parametric parts
  • Basic Sketching Techniques
    • Creating 2D sketches
    • Geometric constraints
    • Dimensioning sketches
  • Basic Shape Design
    • Creating basic sketched features
    • Intermediate sketching
    • Editing parametric parts
    • 3D grip editing
    • Creating work features
    • Creating basic swept shapes
  • Detailed Shape Design
    • Creating chamfers and fillets
    • Creating holes and threads
    • Patterning and mirroring features
    • Creating thin-walled parts
  • Assembly Design Overview
    • Designing assemblies
    • Using project files in assembly designs
  • Placing, Creating, and Constraining Components
    • Placing components in an assembly
    • Constraining components
    • Placing standard components using the content center
    • Basic part design in an assembly
  • Interacting with an Assembly
    • Identifying parts in an assembly
    • Analysis and motion tools
    • Presenting your assembly
  • Basic View Creation
    • Drawing creation environment
    • Base and projected views
    • Section views
    • Detail views
    • Crop views
    • Managing views
  • Dimensions, Annotations, and Tables
    • Automated dimensioning techniques
    • Manual dimensioning techniques
    • Annotating holes and threads
    • Creating center lines, symbols and leaders
    • Revision tables and tags
  • Annotating Assembly Drawings
    • Assembly-centric bill of materials
    • Creating and customising parts List
    • Creating balloons
  • Drawing Standards and Resources
    • Setting drawing standards
    • Drawing resources

Why choose Armada

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Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

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Danal K
01 May 2024
Really looking forward to coming back

I really enjoyed the course taught by John, whilst I knew some of the basic techniques taught, there were a lot of best practices, tips and tricks that I didn't know about. Also...

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Mark M
01 May 2024
Extremely good course

Extremely good course and the trainer was very informative and helpful. I managed to achieve everything set out in this course. I will be attending the Intermediate version of t...

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Man L
26 Mar 2024
Excellent and intensive training

Excellent, intensive training. I love the idea to continue supporting to 30 days.


Course fees are inclusive of a comprehensive training guide, refreshments and lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

Delegates are also entitled to 30 days' after-course support via email.

On-request training

Armada can also provide on-request Inventor training, either one-to-one or exclusively for your group. This can be hosted at the Armada training centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

Continuing Studies

Following on from Autodesk Inventor Essentials, Armada offers the following courses:

  • Inventor Intermediate (2-days) on a scheduled course basis.
  • Inventor CAM & CNC (2-days) on a scheduled course basis.
  • Inventor Sheet Metal Design (2 days) course, that can be arranged on-request.
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