Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages Design & Motion proudly brings to you, its Autodesk University speakers Mike Thomas and Gavin Bath!

If you’re heading to Las Vegas for Autodesk’s annual user-conference, we invite you to join us for one (or all four!) of our Inventor classes. John will also be seen lurking around Vegas too, so make sure to track him down.

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Here’s a quick overview of Mike’s classes

MD4857 – Sketching with Inventor

Sketching is the basis of any model. In this class we will explore sketching within Inventor software, and we’ll give you the timesaving tips and tricks to make you more productive. This includes the timesaving tools introduced with the 2015 release of Inventor software, including Relax Mode and the new onscreen right-click tools. Come to this class to learn the skills you need to build a rock-solid foundation for your models.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MD4862 – Advanced Assembly Control with Representations in Inventor

[Proudly co-presented with Chris Benner @CGBenner ]

This class will teach you how to use the 3 types of Representations in Inventor software assemblies. Representations can control the visibility, the suppression, the position, and several of the other characteristics of components within assemblies. Representations enable you to save specific views of your assembly to prepare for presentations and to create drawings. Proper use of Representations also significantly improves computer performance when dealing with large, complex assemblies.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

MD4890 – The Suite Life of Product Design Suite

Product Design Suite has just arrived and you’ve cracked the packaging (or finished the download) and are about to install the software—but wait, what are all these options? Why so many? What is all this stuff? You just want Inventor software and AutoCAD software. Take a deep breath. Autodesk, Inc., has packaged not only software but also workflows to provide you with an excellent set of product design tools. AutoCAD Mechanical software for sketching and legacy maintenance, Inventor software for 3D modeling and design, Showcase software for realistic renderings, 3ds Max Design software for animations, and Alias Design software for complex surface design, just to name a few. In this class we’ll look at some of Product Design Suite’s workflows so you can get up off the ground and running in no time.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Here is Gavin’s class

PE5895 – Truly Integrated CAM: Inventor HSM is a Well-Oiled Machine

Learn to extend the power of Autodesk, Inc.’s, fully integrated CAM Solution for Inventor software by complementing it with Vault software. You will learn about the workflows used to create machine code for the CNC (computer numerical control) machining of your parts, and you will also learn the benefits of using an integrated CAM system. Data management is often a nightmare for companies that maintain design separately from files containing manufacturing information such as toolpaths. In this class you will see just how easily you can maintain both in a single file, using Inventor HSM software and Vault software.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Autodesk University – What, When, Where, Why?

Autodesk University is December 2–4, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It is the biggest Autodesk User Conference, attended by 1000’s of Autodesk Users every year. It might sound corny, but the biggest benefit of attending AU, hands down, is the people. The interactions, the discussions, the laughs… everyone is there for the same reason, have similar problems, and are always so willing to talk. We’ve met many people over the years, many who have become close friends.

Visit the Autodesk University website for more information