This is meant for the people who might have not used this before and want to learn, or for experienced users who want to learn more. For beginners you can apply almost anything from this into any other projects that may present.
You will need to go to http://students.autodesk.com/ and register and download AutoCad Inventor 2011. You will need a ".edu" email in order to receive it for free with a three year licence. If you don't have a ".edu" Email, message me and I will work something out for you.
A little about me:
I am in my second year of high school and have been sponsored by Kondex in Wisconsin, US. I work in AutoCad and Solid works. Currently I am working with my school on a large project and I am in charge of the 3d Stress analysis in Inventor. I am using my vacation time to make this tutorial with the hopes of winning the laser so we can use it to engrave utensils and other stuff on the grill.
To see my project I'm am in go to
Let's continue on to out next step.
Please vote for me to win, I really need this.
2. If you don't get something reread it 2 more times. If you are still confused, then you can message or get a good rest, even a 2 hour nap works!