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CAD Department


Autodesk Inventor 

DMT 74A (formerly CDI 85)

Inventor 2016
In Fall 2015 the "CAD" program will transform and be known as the Design and Manufacturing Technologies Department "DMT"; encapsulating high end CAD design, CAM,  CNC & Manufacturing Technology.


DMT 74A - Inventor (Beginning): (formerly CDI 85)
SLO Assessment Parameters and rubric (how and what you are graded on)


 Text Book for DMT 74A: Autodesk Inventor 2016 Essentials

Plus   By: Daniel T. Banach & Travis Jones


Class outlines:
DMT 74A  AutoDesk Inventor  (Beginning) 

  • DMT 74A Green sheets: 

Instructor:  NA




Free Autodesk software is available to enrolled students. Please contact your instructor for details.



All students must read Class Rules and Regulations


What is Inventor


DMT 74A Textbook:

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Essentials

Plus,  By: Daniel T. Banach& Travis Jones


Autodesk Inventor 2016 Essentials Plus small book cover




Supplemental class material.

Engineering Graphics and Design:

With Graphical Analysis  

By Louis Gary Lamit


Reference textbook available

as PDF courtesy of the author.



Classes may be repeated every time the software revision changes.
AutoCAD 2006, AutoCAD 2007,
AutoCAD 2010, etc.

The corresponding CDI class letter name will change?: CDI80A, CDI80B, CDI80C, etc.

De Anza CDI CAD Projects



More CAD info. at CAD-Resources.com



Chapter 15 & Chapter 16 GD&T and Dimensioning  as per ASME Y14.5 2003



Other useful resources of interest.

AutoCAD Discussion Groups

CAD computers ideas

Inventor VS. SolidWorks Blog

Autodesk User Group International (AUGI)

AutoDesk University on YouTube

JourneyEd.com - Academic Software Discounts!

Inventor licenses in 8 NO CA counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Jose, Marin)
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Contact: Max J. Gilleland


Last Updated: 8/4/15