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CNC310: CAD/CAM Software - InventorCAM
Class Number 676-51708

InventorCAM is the next level CAM program offered by TechShop, supporting multiple-axis machining, both 2.5D and 3D feature cut path generation, and high levels of control over the cutting paths generated. It has the powerful benefit of being directly embedded into Autodesk Inventor so users can easily switch back to creating or adjusting their part and the toolpaths automatically reflecting the changes.

InventorCAM's highly intuitive user interface allows toolpath generation to be as simple or as complex as users want it to be, with equal level of control over the geometry and makeup of cutting tools. It is the optimum tool for the intermediate to advanced TechShop CNC machinist.

In this class, students will follow the instructor step by step in creating toolpaths for half of a feature-rich part, then solidify their knowledge by creating the toolpaths for the other half with instructor guidance.

Prerequisites: This CAM works with Inventor to create GCode; you must be able to use Autodesk Inventor before signing up for this class.

In order to get the most out of this class, we recommend that students be familiar with TechShop's first-level CAM programs from Vectric: VCarve and Cut3D as well as have experience using the Tormach or the ShopBot. Introductory topics such as feeds and speeds, zeroing machines appropriately according to defined zeros in the CAM program, workholding, and loading exported toolpaths into the machines will not be reviewed.

TechShop Location: TechShop San Jose
Room / Area: Computer Lab
Instructor: Mauricio Echeverry
Class Date: Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Class Length: 3 Hours
Member Price: $60.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $75.00
Lab Fee: None
Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 8
Current Students: 3
Seats Left: 5
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