Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor LT 2012 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2011 - Computers - 400 pages
"Inventor Essentials is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach new users the software's core features and functions. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then briskly moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter's lessons. Readers can download starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials so that they can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pro's. Inventor Essentials first introduces users to the software's interface and foundational concepts. Following a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, the book then guides readers through creating 2D drawings from 3D data, model parts, combining parts into assemblies, working with standards and styles, annotating drawings, using advanced assembly tools, working with sheet metal, building with the frame generator, using weldments, presenting designs, and working with other file formats. Based on the very real-world task of designing tools and a toolbox to house them, the hands-on exercises in Inventor Essentials will get all users up to speed on the program's core functionality so they can quickly become productive with the software. The full-color book also features dataset downloads so readers can jump in anywhere as well as compare their work to the pro's."--Provided by publisher.
 

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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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