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AICO 4044 - Autodesk Inventor

Computer Aided Design & Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

Covers sketching, part modeling, assemblies and design documentation. Autodesk Inventor uses adaptive technology to speed and simplify the mechanical design process. As a dedicated 3D mechanical computer aided design package, it is ideally suited for conceptual design.


MCAD experience and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 83274

Tue Jan 11 - Tue Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 1920



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create models that effectively capture design intent. Such models can be easily edited to match design changes with adversely affect other parts of the design.
  • Access and effectively use the on-line help system.
  • Create, constrain and modify sketched based features.
  • Effectively use placed part features.
  • Document moderately complex part drawings.
  • Use model and drawing properties to create dynamic model documents.
  • Assemble and constrain a mechanical assembly.
  • Use Autodesk Inventor's adaptive technology to drive model design.
  • Model a sheet metal component in the context of an assembly.
  • Use a presentation to document an assembly.
  • Create 2D documentation and a parts list for an assembly.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

AICO 4044 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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