Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015: Autodesk Official Press
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A comprehensive guide to Autodesk Inventor and Inventor LT
This detailed reference and tutorial provides straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials that focus squarely on teaching Autodesk Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. The book also includes a project at the beginning to help those new to Inventor quickly understand key interface conventions and capabilities.
In addition, there is more information on Inventor LT, new practice drawings at the end of each chapter to reinforce lessons learned, and thorough coverage of all of Inventor's new features. The author's extensive experience across industries and his expertise enables him to teach the software in the context of real-world workflows and work environments.
Mastering Inventor explores all aspects of part design, including sketching, basic and advanced modeling techniques, working with sheet metal, and part editing. Here are just a few of the key topics covered:
- Assemblies and subassemblies
- Real-world workflows and offering extensive detail on working with large assemblies
- Weldment design
- Functional design using Design Accelerators and Design Calculators
- Everything from presentation files to simple animations to documentation for exploded views
- Frame Generator
- Inventor Studio visualization tools
- Inventor Professional's dynamic simulation and stress analysis features
- Routed systems features (piping, tubing, cabling, and harnesses)
The book's detailed discussions are reinforced with step-by-step tutorials, and readers can compare their work to the downloadable before-and-after tutorial files. In addition, you'll find an hour of instructional videos with tips and techniques to help you master the software.
Mastering Inventor is the ultimate resource for those who want to quickly become proficient with Autodesk's 3D manufacturing software and prepare for the Inventor certification exams.
allow you to add design parameters and a bit of intelligence to your sketches. Driven Dimensions Standard dimensions in AutoCAD are called driven or reference dimensions. A driven dimension is controlled by the geometry, and it reflects the actual value of the geometry being referenced by the dimension. If you stretch a line, for example, the dimension attached to the line will update to the new value. If you think about it, the only reason for a dimension on a traditional AutoCAD drawing is to
cases material will need to be removed, deformed, or added. Several sheet-metal-specific features have been created to optimize the process of adding, removing, and deforming sheet-metal parts because most sheet-metal-manufacturing operations (punch presses, for example) create features perpendicular to the surface. The current capabilities of Inventor assume that these manufacturing operations are done in the flat prior to folding and therefore should not interfere with unfolding (Inventor does
grayed out and will not calculate against the assembly. Click and drag either of the cogs to rotate them. If you start the rotation with both yellow faces showing and count the number of times the small cog rotates before the yellow face on the large cog comes back around, you will see it make three revolutions for every one of the large cogs, as specified by the ratio in the constraint input. You can close the file without saving changes and continue to the next set of steps, where you will
activating the Solver tab. Then locate the Create OLE Link To Result Files option and uncheck the check box. To remove links created when this check box was selected, you can go to the Tools tab and click the Links button on the Options panel. In the Document Links And Embeddings dialog box, select a link path and use the Break Link button to remove the link. Interpreting the Results Once a simulation is run, the Results node of the browser is populated, and the graphics area updates to show
to a folder that does not exist, what happens? Solution When you create a path to a nonexistent folder, Inventor will create that folder for you. Keep this in mind when you create paths in the project file, and watch out for spelling and syntax errors because Inventor will create a new folder with an incorrectly spelled name as well. Create and configure a project file. Project files are a key component of working successfully in Inventor, but for many people, this is a one-time setup. Once the