Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2013 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 29, 2012 - Computers - 400 pages

Get up to speed with Autodesk Inventor, the leading manufacturing design program

This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Inventor LT 2013. Focusing on basics such as using the interface, creating parts and assemblies, applying standards and styles, creating 2D drawings from 3D data, and more, it teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. Whether you're a new student learning CAD, preparing for certification, or updating your Inventor skills, this is the fast, thorough grounding you need.

  • Features approachable, real-world, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials
  • Teaches you how to create 2D drawings from 3D data, model parts and assemblies, apply standards and styles, and work with sheet metal parts and create plastic parts
  • Explains how to blend parts and assemblies into weldments, create images and animations from your design data, and work with non-Inventor data
  • Helps you streamline tasks with design automation tools

The book's concise discussions and real-world tutorials make it the perfect resource for manufacturing design professionals and students needing to quickly learn the software.

 

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Contents

Setting Application Options
1-16
Using Visualization Tools
1-22
Working with Project Files
1-32
Chapter 2
1-37
Drawing Views of a Part
2-1
Editing Views
2-10
Adding Detail to Drawing Views
2-16
Dimensioning
2-21
Chapter 9
8-26
Developing Specialized Features for Plastic Components
8-27
Creating an Assembly Using a Multibody Solid to Maintain a Consistent Shape
11
Chapter 10
15
Defining Sheet Metal Material Styles
16
Building Sheet Metal Components
19
Preparing the Part for Manufacture
37
Documenting Sheet Metal Parts
40

Chapter 3
2-35
Defining a Parametric Sketch
2-36
The Parametric Solid Model
3-10
Chapter 4
3-34
Creating an Assembly
3-35
Understanding Grounded Components
3-36
Applying Assembly Constraints
3-37
Working with the Content Center
4
Using the Bolted Connection Generator
7
Saving Time with the Assemble Tool
10
Chapter 5
12
Working with Styles
13
Defining a New Material
24
Defining a Title Block
25
Saving a New Template
27
Creating a QuickStart Template
29
Chapter 6
31
Using Advanced Drawing Annotation Tools
6-12
Chapter 7
6-28
Projecting Sketches and Lofting
6-29
Building a Hole Pattern
7-9
Exploring Advanced Efficiency Features
7-15
Chapter 8
7-29
Controlling the Assembly Environment
7-30
Using Design Accelerators
8-1
Working with Additional Assembly Tools
8-17
Chapter 11
45
Editing Metal Frames
51
Chapter 12
63
Converting an Assembly
64
Calculating a Fillet Weld
12-1
Preparing to Apply Weld Features
12-2
Applying Weld Features
12-4
Adding Machined Features to the Weldment
12-10
Documenting Welds and Weldments
12-11
Chapter 13
12-17
Developing an Exploded View
12-18
Creating Renderings and Animations
5
Building Options to Refine Scenes
9
Making a Movie of the Assembly
17
Chapter 14
25
Exploring the Data Formats for Inventor Import and Export
26
Working with AutoCAD Data
28
Exchanging 3D Data
34
Creating Content for Building Information Modeling
44
Chapter 15
52
Building a TableDriven Product
53
Expanding the Control Options
15-21
Appendix
15-35
Index
15-44
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About the author (2012)

About the Author
Thom Tremblay
is on the Autodesk Global Education team and is an Inventor Certified Professional and an Autodesk Certified Instructor. He has been using Autodesk software for over 25 years to design everything from cabinets and castings to ships and video monitors. Thom 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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