Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor LT 2012 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2011 - Computers - 400 pages
Essential guide to learning Autodesk Inventor and Inventor LT

The new Essentials books from Sybex are beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guides that help you get up to speed on Autodesk topics quickly and easily. Inventor Essentials thoroughly covers core features and functions of Autodesk's industry-leading 3D mechanical design software, teaching you what you need to become quickly productive with the software.

By following the book's clear explanations, practical tutorials, and step-by-step exercises, you'll cover all the bases. Topics include drawing, modeling parts, creating assemblies, working with plastic and sheet metal parts, automating processes with iLogic, and much more. Whether you're an aspiring manufacturing designer or just brushing up on the basics, this is the essential grounding you need in Autodesk Inventor.

  • Covers Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor 2012 LT fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software
  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions
  • Helps you develop the skills you'll need throughout a typical workflow, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics
  • Prepares you for the Autodesk Inventor Certified Associate and Professional exams and is also an Autodesk Official Training Guide

From appliances to airplanes, from furniture to cars, you can design it using Autodesk Inventor and this essential guide.

 

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Contents

Connecting to Inventors Interface
1
Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Data
33
Learning the Essentials of Part Modeling
63
Putting Things in Place with Assemblies
93
Customizing Styles and Templates
109
Creating Advanced Drawings and Detailing
127
Advanced Part Modeling Features
153
Building a Hole Pattern
160
Working with Sheet Metal Parts
217
Building with the Frame Generator
243
The Weldment Environment
259
Creating Images and Animation from Your Design Data
275
Working with NonInventor Data
297
Automating the Design Process and TableDriven Design
317
appendix Inventor Certification
349
Index
357

Advanced Assembly and Engineering Tools
175
Creating Plastic Parts
199

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About the author (2011)

Thom Tremblay is a Subject Matter Expert on the Autodesk Strategic Universities team. He is an Inventor Certified Professional who has been using Autodesk software for 25 years to design everything from cabinets and castings to ships and video monitors. He has close ties to the Inventor community; is a frequent speaker at training centers, colleges, and universities; and presents at Autodesk University every year.

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