Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 2013 and AutoCAD 2013

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SDC Publications, Aug 13, 2012 - Computers - 525 pages

 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 Autodesk Inventor and then to introduce AutoCAD as a 2D product.

In this book students learn to create solid models using Autodesk 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 by many professionals in the industry to create models and working drawings.

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.

An Introduction to Inventor 2013 and AutoCAD 2013 consists of eleven chapters from Parametric Modeling with Inventor 2013 and six chapters from AutoCAD 2013 Tutorial-First Level: 2D Fundamentals. Both of these books are highly regarded and are very popular making this book an exceptional value for anyone interested in learning both software packages.

 

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Contents

The Content of an Inventor Project File 119
2-1
Create Rough Sketches
2-8
Dynamic Viewing Functions Zoom and Pan 214
2-14
Chapter 3
3-1
Base Feature
3-7
Using the Measure Tools 313
3-13
Create a CUT Feature 321
3-24
Exercises 330
3-30
Placing the First Component 108
10-8
Questions 1041
10-41
Chapter 11
11-2
Assigning the Material Properties 1110
11-10
Create a Mesh and Run the Solver 1116
11-16
Comparison of Results 1123
11-23
Introduction 122
12-2
Screen Layout 128
12-8

Modeling Strategy
4-4
Adjusting the Width of the Base Feature
4-12
Assigning and Calculating the Associated Physical Properties
4-20
CONSTRAINTS and RELATIONS
5-2
OverConstraining and Driven Dimensions
5-10
Constraint and Sketch Settings
5-16
Viewing the Established Parameters and Relations
5-22
Questions
5-28
Starting Autodesk Inventor
6-4
Create a 2D Sketch
6-5
Use the Trim and Extend Commands
6-10
Profile Sketch
6-17
Chapter 7
7-1
Renaming the Part Features 411
7-4
Create the 2D Sketch of the Base Feature
7-7
Create the First Cut Feature 716
7-16
Feature Suppression 722
7-22
A Flexible Design Approach 728
7-28
Chapter 8
8-2
Delete Activate and Edit Drawing Sheets
8-9
Repositioning and Hiding Feature Dimensions 816
8-16
Chapter 9
9-1
Create the 2D Sketch for the Revolved Feature
9-9
Circular Pattern 917
9-17
Create the necessary Views 923
9-23
Add Center Lines to the Pattern Feature 930
9-32
Introduction 102
10-2
Leaving AutoCAD 2013
12-14
Using the InfoCenter to Get More Information
13-7
Repeat the Last Command
13-13
Chapter 14
14-2
Drawing Units Display Setup 148
14-8
Using the LINE command 1414
14-14
Using the Polygon Command 1420
14-20
Saving the CAD file 1427
14-27
Chapter 15
15-1
Bisection of an Angle
15-7
Dividing a Given Line into a Number of Equal Parts
15-13
The Gasket Design
15-20
Using the EXTEND Command
15-28
Using the Area Inquiry Tool to Measure Area and Perimeter
15-34
Chapter 16
16-1
Set Layer Object as the Current Layer
16-7
AutoCADs AutoSnap TM and AutoTrack TM Features
16-11
Drawing Using the Miter Line Method
16-17
Object Information Using the List Command
16-24
Chapter 17
17-1
Set Layer Object_Lines as the Current Layer
17-8
Turn OFF the Construction Lines
17-10
The Dimension Toolbar
17-14
Adding Angular Dimensions
17-20
Exercises
17-26
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