Updated for use with latest version of Autodesk Inventor software, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, and provides the skills you need to master this commonly-used professional tool. The book walks you through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. A combination 'how-to' and reference manual, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS also features step-by-step tutorials and project exercises, and is an ideal resource for new learners and working professionals alike.
Daniel Banach is a Senior Technical Specialist in Manufacturing group at MasterGraphics, Inc., an Autodesk Gold Partner. His five years of professional mechanical design experience and nineteen years working with CAD software have generated three books on Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, as well as fifteen more on Autodesk Inventor. A longtime speaker at Autodesk University, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Travis Jones owns a consulting company where he manages manufacturing projects for large domestic and international companies in a variety of industries. In addition to more than twenty years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD, he has worked with Autodesk Inventor since its inception and is adept with several other parametric modeling applications.
Alan Kalameja teaches and is the CAD Department Head at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. He has served as both author and co-author for a number of Delmar Cengage Learning titles. Mr. Kalameja is an Autodesk Consultant and a former speaker at Autodesk University.