Quickly learn essential inventor tools and techniques
This full-color Autodesk Official Press guide will help you quickly learn the powerful manufacturing software's core features and functions. Thom Tremblay, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, uses concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises to help you become productive with Inventor. Full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.
Based on the very real-world task of designing tools and a toolbox to house them, the book demonstrates creating 2D drawings from 3D data, modeling parts, combining parts into assemblies, annotating drawings, using advanced assembly tools, working with sheet metal, presenting designs, and more. Full-color screenshots illustrate the steps, and additional files are available for download so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll also get information to help you prepare for the Inventor certification exams.
- Introduces new users to the software with real-world projects, hands-on tutorials, and full-color illustrations
- Begins each chapter with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then moves into approachable, hands-on exercises
- Covers the interface and foundational concepts, modeling parts, combining them into assemblies building with the frame generator, using weldments
- Includes material to help you prepare for the Inventor certification exams
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Essentials provides the information you need to quickly become proficient with the powerful 3D mechanical design software.
Chapter 1 Connecting to the Interface 1
Chapter 2 Introducing Parametric Sketching 37
Chapter 3 Introducing Part Modeling 75
Chapter 4 Creating 2D Drawings f rom 3D Data 105
Chapter 5 Introducing Assembly Modeling 137
Chapter 6 Exploring Part Modeling 157
Chapter 7 Advanced Part Modeling 185
Chapter 8 Creating Advanced Drawings and Annotations 217
Chapter 9 Advanced Assembly and Engineering Tools 245
Chapter 10 Creating Sculpted and Multibody Parts 271
Chapter 11 Working with Sheet Metal Parts 291
Chapter 12 Building with the Frame Generator 321
Chapter 13 Working in a Weldment Environment 345
Appendix Autodesk Inventor Certification 361