Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required
The only continuous, step-by-step tutorial on the essentials of this manufacturing software
If you want to get up and running quickly on the industry-leading 3D mechanical design software, Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required is your perfect resource. It quickly teaches the essential skills and demonstrates the software using a continuous, real-world tutorial project.
Once you understand the interface and how to use Inventor conventions, you'll begin actually designing and modeling a project from start to finish. Along the way, you'll learn the "why" behind each step.
Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required gives you all the instruction you need to begin using this powerful 3D mechanical design tool.
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Tremblay is not new to the Autodesk world, having written an excellent book Introducing Autodesk Inventor 2009 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2009 on the previous edition of Inventor. I am not new to the field, as I've consulted to various manufacturing and Engineering companies and Engineering Software companies of the past 30 years. However, I still have an eye for those coming up the ranks in the field and their issues.
While the title boldly states no experience required, it refers to Inventor Experience. If you do not have a mechanical design background or some similar design engineering background, the book will be well beyond the average person's ability to use Inventor effectively. This is not Visio flowcharting or PowerPoint on steroids. This is a serious engineering application.
Those ground rules understood, Thom jumps straight into how Inventor is laid out. If you expect a slow meander and the typical two or three chapters before you really get into hold onto your hat. You're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy. From the get go, the book gives you a firm grasp on how the User interface is laid out and proceeds to go through almost step by step with major design activities and features which are so rich in Inventor. By the end of the book you'll have a working knowledge of how to not only create a 3D model with multiple views correctly, you'll have an understanding of working with Purchased & Multipurpose Parts and of real importance today Assemblies.
If you're entering into the Mechanical Design Field or would like a refresher on using Inventor to its best advantage I would strongly recommend Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required