Ignite Training Plan


Ignite is the training plan designed to help your team push the limits of what's possible with Advanced Manufacturing.

With classes designed to take you from the basics through fundamentals launching you towards innovation, Ignite shows you how to use Autodesk's Advanced Manufacturing software to make efficient, dependable, safe, on-demand products with reduced waste and parts.



Join and get the flexibility to attend training in-person or online through D3's CAD LIVE training platform. Course tracks are available for FeatureCAM, CFD, Moldflow, and PowerMill to advance your team's skills no matter their experience level.



Ignite FeatureCAM

The Ignite FeatureCAM training track will show you how to visualize safe toolpaths with simulation and program your parts to perform at their best using feature recognition, automation tools, and more.

In this track, we unpack everything FeatureCAM has to offer. Students walk away, understanding the basics with or without an existing 3D model.

Topics Include:

- Using Automatic Feature Recognition
- Directed Automatic Feature Recognition
- Interactive Feature Recognition
- Creating toolpaths on surfaces or curves

Next, students will learn to verify with machine simulation and export posted codes for machining.

Later classes dive into specialized machining strategies, including:

- Steep & Shallow,
- Part handling on turn-mill applications
- Interactive Feature Recognition
- Critical setups for 3+1 and 3+2 machining
- Applying simultaneous 4 and 5 axis toolpaths to finish your parts

Ignite CFD

The Ignite CFD track was designed to teach students the fundamental concepts critical to success in Autodesk CFD. Learn how to minimize the need for physical prototypes while providing deeper insight into fluid flow design performance as we cover all the basics of the software. Together we explore the entire Workflow, from importing geometry to interrogating and sharing excellent results.

Topics Include:

- Industrial components
- Electronics cooling
- Building and design

The CFD Ignite training package will teach you how to use a range of powerful tools for system design optimization and design-based decision-making to drive the analysis results you need!   

Ignite Moldflow Adviser

In this Ignite Moldflow Advisor track, discover the capabilities of Autodesk Moldflow Adviser to simulate injection molded plastic parts to minimize part defects and molding challenges.

Students are introduced with a theoretical background on injection molding and plastic part design, explaining how best to streamline the process with the user interface and simulation adviser tools.

Together we cover simulations such as:

- Industrial components
- Gate location
- Fill analysis
- Molding window
- Cooling quality
- Sink marks
- The ENTIRE molding cycle through Cool/Fill/Pack/Warp analysis

Our instructors teach you how to model runners and cooling circuits and account for these mold design features in evaluating the processability and dimensional stability of plastic parts. In the end, we finish with lessons in results interpretation and advanced modeling tips.

Ignite Moldflow Insight

In the Ignite Moldflow Insight track, you'll use Autodesk Moldflow Insight to perform various simulations in the program and discover while tools apply to your user persona within the injection molding industry.

Our instructors teach you how to model the molding process in detail to account for these design features when evaluating the processability and dimensional stability of plastic parts. In the end, we finish with lessons in results interpretation and a hands-on approach to adopting Moldflow within your design process.

Together we cover simulations such as:

Getting a quick-start Introduction to Moldflow Insight
- Model preparation and basic analysis workflow
- Checking for part defects (knit lines, short shots, air traps, sink marks, etc.)
- Essentials for successful mold filling and pack analysis
- Multi-material molding (two-shot, over-molding)
- Modeling a mold within Insight
- Laying out detailed cooling lines and runners
- Analyzing fiber-reinforced materials, including transfer to Inventor Nastran for stress analysis
- Setting up a Design-of-Experiment to optimize the molding window
- In-depth analysis of part warpage

Ignite PowerMill

The Ignite PowerMill training track was designed to fast-track your part-to-program success. Students will start with the fundamentals of PowerMill and graduate to advanced 5-axis simultaneous programming in this 5-day track.

The PowerMill Ignite training package will teach you how to safely and efficiently program your parts with Autodesk's most advanced CAM milling platform

Topics Include:

- Creating workplanes, blocks, and setups
- Generating roughing and finishing toolpaths on surfaces and prismatic features recognized on models
- Editing toolpaths to maximize efficiency by removing unwanted segments
- Machine tool axis control for 3+2 and simultaneous 5 axis toolpaths
- Gauge, tool collision, and machine tool checking to verify safe toolpaths
- Generating NC programs and setup sheets

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