Inventor 2014 and Inventor LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

  • ID: 2509002
  • Book
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Learn Autodesk Inventor Quickly and Easily

Whether you′re starting from scratch with Autodesk Inventor or want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect hands–on guide. It thoroughly covers the software′s core features and functions, bringing you quickly up to speed on everything you need to start using the software productively right away the Inventor 2014 interface and tools, parametric sketching and 2D drawing basics, part and assembly modeling, weldments, and more. You′ll also gain hands–on experience by designing familiar, everyday mechanical components. This complete revision also features expanded coverage of solid modeling workflows, dozens of content upgrades, and information to help you prepare for Autodesk Inventor certification.

Learn these Autodesk Inventor essentials and more:

  • The Autodesk Inventor 2014 interface, tools, and settings
  • How to create a parametric sketch and add constraints
  • The basics of part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing
  • Creating images and animation from your design data
  • Sculpting plastic parts with ribs, decals, and more
  • Building and properly documenting sheet metal parts
  • Blending parts and assemblies into weldments
  • Creating metal frames with the Frame Generator

Learn to create complex assemblies using simple tools

Select standard components for your designs quickly and easily using Design Accelerators

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter–opening learning objectives
  • Step–by–step tutorials
  • Full–color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Downloadable exercise files and three bonus chapters
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Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 Connecting to the Interface 1

Chapter 2 Introducing Parametric Sketching 37

Chapter 3 Introducing Part Modeling 75

Chapter 4 Creating 2D Drawings f rom 3D Data 105

Chapter 5 Introducing Assembly Modeling 137

Chapter 6 Exploring Part Modeling 157

Chapter 7 Advanced Part Modeling 185

Chapter 8 Creating Advanced Drawings and Annotations 217

Chapter 9 Advanced Assembly and Engineering Tools 245

Chapter 10 Creating Sculpted and Multibody Parts 271

Chapter 11 Working with Sheet Metal Parts 291

Chapter 12 Building with the Frame Generator 321

Chapter 13 Working in a Weldment Environment 345

Appendix Autodesk Inventor Certification 361

Index 371

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Thom Tremblay is a Global Strategy Manager on the Autodesk Education team. He is an Inventor Certified Professional and Autodesk Certified Instructor who has been using the software for 14 years to design everything from cabinets and castings to ships and video monitors. He has close ties to the Inventor community, presents at Autodesk University every year, and is a frequent speaker at training centers, colleges, and universities.

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