This class is thought at ITT-Technical Institute

Credits: 4.5

Hours: 56 (34 Theory Hours, 22 Lab Hours)

Prerequisites: CAD Methods or equivalent


This course examines the creation of parametric models utilizing design software. Topics include working with constrained geometry, creating and documenting assemblies, and advanced part modeling techniques.


  1. Explain the basic concepts used to create parametric solid models.
  2. Utilize 2D sketching in the solid modeling process.
  3. Create a parametric solid model utilizing 2D sketches.
  4. Edit an existing solid model utilizing feature modification.
  5. Apply American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards in the creation of technical drawings.
  6. Create different views in Autodesk Inventor.
  7. Develop an animated assembly drawing.
  8. Employ the concepts used in the creation of various mechanical components.
  9. Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) using Autodesk Inventor.
  10. Describe the use of the various types of bearings.
  11. Select components utilizing the Content Center.
  12. Create sheet metal drawings using Autodesk Inventor.
  13. Create weldment drawings using Autodesk Inventor.

Course Outcomes

CAD Methods or equivalent


Bethune, James D. Engineering Design and Graphics with Autodesk Inventor 2012 . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012.


  1. Introduction to Parametric Solid Modeling and Sketching
    1. Engineering Design and Graphics with Autodesk Inventor 2012
    2. Getting Started
    3. Two-Dimensional Sketching
  2. Creating Three-Dimensional Models
    1. Three-Dimensional Models
  3. Creating Orthographic Drawings
    1. Orthographic Views
  4. Assemble Drawings
  5. Threads and Fasteners
  6. Dimensioning
  7. Tolerancing and GD&T
  8. Springs and Shafts
    1. Springs
    2. Shafts
  9. Bearing and Gears
    1. Bearings
    2. Gears
  10. Sheet Metal and Weldment Drawings
    1. Sheet Metal Drawings
    2. Weldment Drawings
  11. Course Review and Final Exam


CAD Methods or equivalent

Student outcomes