An Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD 2012

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SDC Publications, 2011 - Computers - 524 pages
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 Most schools using Autodesk software first introduce students to the 2D features of AutoCAD and then go on to its 3D Capabilities. Inventor is usually reserved for the second or third course or for a solid modeling course.

However, another possibility is to introduce students first to solid modeling using Inventor and then to introduce AutoCAD as a 2D product. Students learn to create solid models using Inventor and then learn how to create working drawings of their 3D models using AutoCAD. This approach provides students with a strong understanding of the process used to create models and drawing in the industry.

This book contains a series of tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, solid modeling, and parametric modeling. It uses a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the import parametric modeling techniques and concepts. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent mechanical designs, creating multi-view drawings and assembly models.

Introduction to Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD 2012 consists of ten chapters from Parametric Modeling using Inventor 2012 and six chapters from AutoCAD 2012 Tutorial-First Level: 2D Fundamentals. This book is used by Ohio State in their freshman engineering program.

 

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Contents

Drawings from Parts and Associative Functionality
2-3
Autodesk Inventor Screen Layout
2-5
Modifying the Dimensions of the Sketch
2-12
Viewing Tools Standard Toolbar
2-18
Sketch plane It is an XY CRT but an XYZ World
2-24
Adding a Cut Feature
2-30
Exercises
2-36
The Locator Design
3-4
Finite Element Analysis Procedure
16-6
Create an FEA Simulation
16-12
Refinement of the FEA Mesh Global Element Size
16-18
Creating an HTML Report
16-24
Questions
16-27
Introduction
16-31
Application Menu
16-38
Leaving AutoCAD 2012
16-44

Model Dimensions Format
3-10
Creating the Next Solid Feature
3-16
Creating a PLACED FEATURE
3-23
Exercises
3-29
A Design Change
4-17
Exercises
4-23
Applying GeometricDimensional Constraints
5-6
Using the Auto Dimension Command
5-12
Dimensional Values and Dimensional Variables
5-19
Questions
5-27
The Auto Dimension Command
6-1
Starting Autodesk Inventor
6-4
Chapter 7
6-7
ParentChild Relationships and the BORN Technique
7-1
Creating the 2D Sketch of the Base Feature
7-11
Creating the Second Cut Feature
7-17
A Different Approach to the CENTER_DRILL Feature
7-23
Creating and Editing Material Properties
7-29
810
8-10
Repositioning and Hiding Feature Dimensions
8-16
Completing the Drawing Sheet
8-22
Questions
8-34
Starting Autodesk Inventor
10-4
Mirroring Features
10-10
Circular Pattern
10-17
Creating Views
10-23
Adding Center Lines to the Pattern Feature
10-31
Assembly Modeling Putting It All Together
13-1
Starting Autodesk Inventor
13-7
Apply the First Assembly Constraint
13-13
Placing the Third Component
13-19
Adaptive Design Approach
13-25
Setup a Drawing of the Assembly Model
13-31
Completing the Assembly Drawing
13-38
Chapter 16
16-1
Using the InfoCenter to Get More Information
1-7
Repeat the Last Command
1-13
Changing to the 2D UCS Icon Display
1-15
Creating Circles
1-22
Drawing Area Setup
1-28
Using the Circle Command
1-34
Chapter 2
2-2
Drawing Units Display Setup
2-8
Using the LINE command
2-14
217
2-17
Using the Polygon Command
2-20
223
2-23
Saving the CAD file
2-27
230
2-30
310
3-10
316
3-16
GRID and SNAP Intervals Setup
3-22
323
3-23
Using the EXTEND Command
3-28
329
3-29
Using the Area Inquiry Tool to Measure Area and Perimeter
3-34
Chapter 5
5-1
Using the OFFSET Command
5-7
Adding More Objects in the Front View
5-10
511
5-11
517
5-17
523
5-23
Object Information Using the List Command
5-25
Chapter 6
6-1
Using the OFFSET Command
6-8
The Dimension Toolbar
6-14
Adding Linear Dimensions
6-20
626
6-26
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