Inventor FEM+ – Advanced Course

This is a basic advanced course within the Autodesk Inventor FEM module. The course contains underlying calculation theories adapted for designers.

Inventor FEM+ – Advanced Course


This is a course for you who want to use Autodesk Inventor Professional to simulate different load cases. One of the days focus on theory together with a calculation engineer who will show the basics of FEM and explain different theories within this exciting area.

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Course description

Target audience

The course is aimed at those who want to perform FEA analyzes on parties and compilations within Inventor Professional. The course is an advanced course with an extra theory day where you, regardless of industry, background or area of ​​use, should be able to satisfy yourself with the course.

Objective with Inventor FEM+ advanced course

After the course, you should be able to create FEM analyzes and movement simulations as well as evaluate and use the results.

The goal after completing the course is that you should be able to:

Understand how the FEM module works and set up analyzes as needed

User interface
Understand and use the interface according to your needs

Understand and create mesh with good quality

Understand and use the tools that optimize mesh until you reach convergence

Simplify your load case
Understand and use the right element type for your analysis

Natural frequency
Set up modal analysis for self-oscillation

Static load case analyzes
Set up analysis for static load cases

Dynamic (motion) load analysis
Set up analysis for movements, interpret results and transfer the forces to static load cases


The exercises are pedagogically designed so that you can practice using analyzes and applying different loads.

Previous knowledge

Good knowledge of Autodesk Inventor.

Course material

We use Autodesk’s certified training materials. Cost for course material will be added.

Course content in Inventor FEM+ advanced course


  • Cadcraft
  • Autodesk and Autodesk Inventor
  • General information
  • Purpose and goal

Day 1 (extra theory day with a computational engineer)

  • Introduction
  • What does a computational engineer do?
  • Basic beam theory
  • When do you need to do a FEM calculation?

Basic within FEM

  • Finite Element method
  • Sheet music
  • Element stiffness matrix
  • Feather analogy
  • Calculation points (node ​​/ gauss point)
  • Finite element model = mesh
  • From element to complete stiffness matrix
  • Calculation of displacements and voltages
  • Can you trust the calculation result?
  • Balk theory
  • Working methodology
  • From CAD to a final verified calculation

Day 2-3
FEM analysis

  • Management of forces and support
  • Mesh 
  • Convergence
  • Analysis of results
  • Reports
  • Frequency analysis
  • Frame Generator analysis etc.

Motion simulation

  • Management of operating conditions (joints)
  • Conversion conversion
  • External forces and friction conditions
  • Simulation
  • Analysis of results in Output Grapher
  • Interaction between motion simulation and FEM analysis etc.


  • Purpose and goal
  • Course evaluation
  • Extension courses etc.


  • Loan of computer included
  • Cost for course material will be added (1600 SEK)
  • Lunch and coffee included
  • Course duration: 2 days
  • Time: 09.00-16.00
  • Price applies excluding VAT

Interactive teacher-led distance education

Do you not have the opportunity to come to any of our offices? No problem! Through remote connection, you still get the opportunity to use the software on our powerful course computers and follow the exercises our course leaders go through.
We recommend that you have two screens and a headset to be able to get the best out of our distance education. Contact us for more information!

Company-adapted course

Do you want the course to be company-adapted? No problem, we can adapt the content to your needs, goals and challenges. Contact us for more information and a quotation request!

Do you have questions about the Inventor FEM+ advanced course?

Contact our education manager for more information and requests on how the course should be designed and adapted to your company’s conditions.

Katarina Espeling
+4673-88 35 195