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Autodesk Engineering Design Software

In 2005, NMC was appointed by AutoDesk as one of the authorized local resellers and trainers for its engineering design software due to its extensive experience in Kenya’s manufacturing sector.

AutoCAD is the leading 2D drafting software while Inventor combines both 2D and 3D mechanical design software.

NMC has put in a very strong team to offer after sales support for the Autodesk products.  Our clients will benefit greatly from NMC’s immense wealth of experience in the design and manufacture of industrial and automotive spare parts.

Autodesk Engineering Design Software includes;

  • Production & Design and Manufacturing Collection

Autodesk has manufacturing software is key in any manufacturing
enterprise.  The Product Design and Manufacturing Collection is an integrated set of professional-grade applications that connect everyone,
from concept to production, with shared tools to streamline your product development process.

  •  Create high-performing product designs and production system layouts
  • Extend product capabilities and prevent product failures
    •   Connect your team and your data from design to manufacture

The products in the collection include; Inventor Professional, Fusion 360, Navisworks Manage,  Factory Design Utilities, AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Nastran, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Electrical, MEP, MAP, 3ds Max.

  • Architecture engineering & Construction Collection

The AEC Collection provides designers, engineers, and contractors a set of BIM and CAD tools that support projects from early-stage design through to construction.

•       Create high-quality, high-performing building and infrastructure  designs with conceptual and detailed design tools.

•       Optimize projects with integrated analysis, generative design and  visualization and simulation tools.

•       Improve predictability in the field with tools that maximize constructability and project coordination.

Products included in Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection are:

Revit: Plan, design, construct, and manage buildings with multidisciplinary BIM software.

Civil 3D: Civil engineering design and construction documentation software.

AutoCAD: Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Includes AutoCAD, specialized  toolsets of Mechanical, Electrical, MAP 3D, MEP, Raster Design, Plant  3D, Architecture,

InfraWorks: Civil infrastructure conceptual design and analysis software

Navisworks Manage: Clash detection and advanced coordination,  5D   analysis, and simulation software.
ReCap Pro: Reality capture and 3D scanning software and services.

  • AutoCAD with specialized toolsets

AutoCAD: Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Includes  toolsets of Mechanical, Electrical, MAP 3D, MEP, Raster Design, Plant  3D, Architecture


NMC offers training on:

  • CNC Operations e.
    • Milling, turning, gear cutting
  • Foundry Operations
  • Engineering Design Software e
    • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Electrical, Civil 3D, Inventor, Fusion 360 among others

Course Outline Details

Schedule Lesson No: Title
Day 1 Lesson 1 Working with 3D Sketches
Lesson 2 Frame Generator
Day 2 Lesson 3 Introduction to Weldments
Lesson 4 Splines and surfaces
Day 3 Lesson 5 Inventor Stress Analysis
Lesson 6 Inventor Frame Analysis
Day 4 Lesson 7 Inventor Tubes and Pipes
Lesson 8 Inventor Cables and Harness
Day 5 Lesson 9 Dynamic Simulation I
Lesson 10 Rendering and Animation
Lesson 11 Advanced Design Project


The material assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics, as taught in Inventor beginner and intermediate courses.

Users should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, create sheet metal parts, design automation tools, create and annotate drawing views, etc. The use of Microsoft Excel is required for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to 3D sketch for geometries that lie on several work planes
  • Create frames using the tools contained within the Frame Generator environment, as well as learning various methods for creating and controlling the skeletal model that drives the layout of the frame.
  • Create models for weld prep, welds, and machining in the Weldment Environment.
  • Create complex sketches that define complex geometry in Autodesk Inventor using Splines and Surfaces
  • Learn the basics of conducting stress analysis tests of parts and assemblies with Inventor, and uncover the weak points of your designs.
  • Setup, run, and examine a basic frame analysis. learn how to analyse parts and assemblies, perform parametric design studies, and use modal analysis in the Frame Analysis Environment of Autodesk Inventor.


  • Learn how to validate digital prototypes by simulating the operation of mechanisms and motorized assemblies in the Dynamic Simulation Environment.
  • Design physical cables and harnesses for electrical systems in almost any kind of product or machine. Calculate accurate path lengths, avoid small-radius bends, and help ensure that electrical components fit into the mechanical assembly before manufacturing.
  • Design routed elements, including tubing, piping, and flexible hose. These are rules-based routing tools that select the correct fittings and helps the pipe run to comply with your standards for segment length, round-off increments, and bend radius, that you will learn to maximize.
  • Create a 3D rendering of an existing model in Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to change lighting, cameras styles, and background scenes to produce realistic images and animations.

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Schedule Lesson No: Title
  Day 1 Lesson 1 Introduction to Inventor
Lesson 2 Inventor Project configuration and Import design files
   Day 2 Lesson 3 Creating sketches
Lesson 4 Creating sketched features
   Day 3 Lesson 5 Introduction to work features
Lesson 6 Introduction to placed features
  Day 3 Lesson 7 Design Accelerator
Lesson 8 Assembly Modelling
  Day 4 Lesson 9 Introduction to drawings
Lesson 10 Collaborate with alternative file Exports and Imports
   Day 5   Design project


This course is aimed at beginners with no previous experience or little knowledge of Inventor who want to learn to use the software properly and gain a sound understanding of basic modelling of parts and assemblies.

In this course, you will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modelling, assembly design, and drawing production.


Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the Autodesk Inventor software interface
  • Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches
  • Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch
  • Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed
  • Creating equations and working with parameters
  • Manipulating the display of the model
  • Resolving feature failures
  • Duplicating geometry in the model
  • Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies
  • Manipulating the display of components in an assembly
  • Obtaining model measurements and property information
  • Modifying the components in an assembly
  • Creating parts and features in assemblies
  • Creating and annotating drawings and views
  • Working with projects
  • Collaborate with alternative file Exports and Imports
Day 1 Lesson 1 Introduction to Sheet Metal
Lesson 2 Sheet Metal Configurations and exporting DWGs and DXFs
 Day 2 Lesson 3 Introduction to iFeatures
Lesson 4 Introduction to iParts
 Day 3 Lesson 5 Introduction to iMates
Lesson 6 Assembly motion and B.O.M Configuration
 Day 4 Lesson 7

Leveraging AutoCAD DWG Underlays


Lesson 8 Introduction to iLogic
 Day 5 Lesson 9

Creating Assembly Exploded Views and Animations


Annotate assembly drawings with automated balloons and part lists.

Lesson 10

Copying and sharing Inventor Files using Pack and

Go, iLogic copy and Design Assistant


Design project


This course is designed for users that already have a basic working knowledge of Autodesk Inventor.

Students should have a basic understanding of Autodesk Inventor parametric part and assembly design. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of Microsoft supporting systems.


Learning Objectives

  • Quick Overview-Standard Part and Assembly modelling
  • Introduction to Sheet Metal interface
  • Create and edit sheet metal parts, generate flat patterns, and document the designs in drawings.
  • Introduction to iFeatures – convert a single feature or a collection of features into a feature you can reuse in other part files.
  • Introduction to iParts – generate part variations that differ by size, material, or other variables
  • Direct editing other Sheet Metal CAD files and exporting DXFs and


  • Introduction to iMates for faster assembly modelling
  • Simulating motion in an assembly by Driving Constraints
  • Creating Assembly Presentation files (Exploded views) and Animated videos
  • Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials
  • Annotate assembly drawings with automated balloons and part lists.
  • Leveraging AutoCAD DWG Underlays to translate AutoCAD 2D data to Inventor sketch data and use it to create a part.
  • Introduction to iLogic – it provides a simple way to capture and reuse your work with a few codes.
  • Copying and sharing Inventor Files using Pack and Go, iLogic copy and Design Assistant


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