Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design
Product Design

Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal Design

This course will teach the participant how to create and document sheet metal parts inside of Autodesk Inventor. This course covers everything from basic sheet metal features to complex shapes and design techniques. The structure of the course follows the typical stages of using Inventor which is to create sheet metal parts, edit them, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in the drawings.

Topics covered are as follows:

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


2 – 3 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Autodesk Inventor user


  • Knowledge of 3D Modeling using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Basic knowledge of computer operating system.
  • In addition, some background with designing and drafting 3D parts is recommended. It is an advantage if participants have the knowledge of Autodesk Inventor sheet metal modelling.

Course Achievement

Autodesk ATC certificate of completion will be issued to participants with full attendance.

Course Content

Chapter 1: Sheet Metal Overview

  • Introduction to Sheet Metal
  • Sheet Metal Design
  • Sheet Metal Rules

Chapter 2: The Sheet Metal Environment

  • Faces
  • Flanges
  • Contour Flanges
  • Hems

Chapter 3: Sheet Metal Operations

  • Cutting
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Corner Seams
  • Folding
  • Bending
  • Creating Holes
  • Creating Corner Rounds and Corner Chamfers
  • Work Features
  • Pattern Features
  • Mirror Features
  • Lofted Flanges, Rips, and Contour Roll Features

Chapter 4: Sheet Metal Design Techniques

  • Sheet Metal Design Approaches
  • Using Skeletal Models
  • Using Legacy DXF/DWG Flat Layout Geometry
  • Using Legacy 3D Geometry
  • Complex Sheet Metal Creation Techniques
  • Punch Library Setup

Chapter 5: Using Flat Patterns

  • Flat Pattern Creation and Cleanup
  • DXF/DWG Export

Chapter 6: Documenting Sheet Metal Designs

  • Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
  • Sheet Metal Documentation
  • Notating Bends and Punches
  • Cosmetic Centerlines and Bend Order

Phone: +603 7958 3353
Fax: +603 7931 3353
Unit 1009, Block B, Level 10, Phileo Damansara 1,
No.9, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya.