Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering
Level
BeginnerIntermediate
Software
Inventor
Time
15+ hours
In this project you are introduced to the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and the associated software skills.

Project Resources

Project Resources

Design Academy's picture

Autodesk Education provides free access to industry-standard professional 3D design software...

0
No votes yet

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering involves the design, construction, and operation of power plants, engines, and machines. It deals mostly with mechanisms that move. A common way of categorizing mechanical engineering is by heat utilization or machine design. Heat utilization involves the generation, distribution, and use of heat in boilers, heat engines, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Machine design is concerned with hardware, including that which makes use of heat processes.

 

Build Your Skills

In this project you will learn about the fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering, and the associated software skills you will need in Autodesk software to make designs. Every module covers the skills you need to begin creating designs in Autodesk Inventor.  Use the lesson plans and datasets to guide your work.

Project resource download

Beginner

These modules will walk you through the beginner skills associated with the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

Module1 Introduction Mechanical Engineering

  • Lesson Plan.docx 242.2 KB

Module2 Design Process

  • Lesson Plan.docx 443.08 KB

Module3 Inventor User Interface

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 32.67 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 824.56 KB
  • Datasets.zip 176.81 KB

Module4 Create Basic 3D Geometry

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 36.05 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 445.15 KB
  • Datasets.zip 866.91 KB

Module5 Placed Features Geometry Modification

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 76.69 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 1.18 MB
  • Datasets.zip 2.08 MB

Module6 Document Parts

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 26.88 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 369.23 KB
  • Dataset.zip 549.6 KB

Module7 Assembly Modeling

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 67.61 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 972.61 KB
  • Datasets.zip 1.7 MB

Module8 Document Assemblies

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 30.43 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 449.58 KB
  • Datasets.zip 1.72 MB

Intermediate

These modules will walk you through the intermediate skills associated with the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

Module9 Electrical Hydraulic Subsystems Design

  • Tutorial Videos.zip 60.15 MB
  • Lesson Plan.docx 623.9 KB
  • Datasets.zip 11.2 MB

Reviews

T C's picture

Data set 6 missing, apart from that, great tutorials

T C
Sigurdur Einarsson's picture

Inventor 2017 build: 196, Release: 2017 SP1

Unit 9 -> fails to import harness data

Error:
Import XML/CSV File
No wires processed. Check the log for
errors.
Errors: 1 Warnings: 1

C:\wirelists\log.txt:
******** Importing wire list (day, date, time)
WARNING: Invalid type "text,text,text,text,text,text" specified for property "Wire ID, Wire
Name,RefDes1,Pin1,RefDes2,Pin2". This property was ignored.
ERROR: One or more required properties are not defined

Sigurdur Einarsson