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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2009 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2009

by Curtis Waguespack, Sean Dotson, Bill Bogan, Andrew Faix
     
 

Create Full-Featured Digital Prototypes—the Inventor Way

Whether you're designing airplanes, appliances, or industrial machinery, this complete guide to Autodesk Inventor 2009 shows you how to produce and manage build-worthy 3D virtual prototypes. A team of industry professionals and Autodesk developers combines years of Inventor expertise with hands

Overview

Create Full-Featured Digital Prototypes—the Inventor Way

Whether you're designing airplanes, appliances, or industrial machinery, this complete guide to Autodesk Inventor 2009 shows you how to produce and manage build-worthy 3D virtual prototypes. A team of industry professionals and Autodesk developers combines years of Inventor expertise with hands-on CAD/CAM savvy to give you the practical skills, veteran insights, and solid fundamentals you need to master this powerful 3D mechanical design software.

This packed reference gives you a thorough grounding in Inventor concepts before moving on to a wealth of advanced topics for professional environments. You'll explore standard and sheet metal part design, learn the do's and don'ts of working with large assemblies, leverage design accelerators, master professional workflows, and more. Whether you're new to 3D parametric modeling or expanding your skills, you'll turn to this Inventor 2009 guide again and again.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the "Inventor way" of 3D mechanical design
  • Transitioning from AutoCAD or third-party 3D design packages
  • Learning all aspects of part design, including sketching, modeling, and more
  • Creating reusable components with iParts and iFeatures
  • Mastering advanced sheet metal design techniques
  • Exploring little-known strategies for large assemblies
  • Sharing and managing data effectively across teams
  • Using Inventor Studio to create high-impact presentations
  • Master Inventor 2009 in the Context of Real-World Workflows and Work Environments
  • Explore Techniques and Tricks Not Widely Documented Elsewhere
  • Learn Advanced Design for Parts, Assemblies, and Weldments
  • Create Documentation That Improves Productivityand Impresses Your Customers
  • Design Effectively Across Different Industries
  • Use Functional Design Wizards to Accelerate Your Design Process

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470293140
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/13/2008
Series:
Serious Skills Series
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Curtis Waguespack is a consultant and trainer at D3 Technologies, the Autodesk Partner of the Year for 2008. He is an Inventor Certified Expert and an Autodesk Manufacturing Implementation Certified Expert.

Sean Dotson, P.E., is the President of RND Automation, an Inventor expert who helped develop portions of the software, and one of the Inventor community's most active participants.

Bill Bogan works for Autodesk as an Inventor Subject Matter Expert and has more than 24 years of CAD/CAM experience. Andrew Faix is an Inventor Product Design Lead.

Seth Hindman works for Autodesk and is responsible for the design of Inventor's sheet metal environment. Loren Jahraus, P.E., has worked on Inventor since 1999 and is currently a product designer.

Dennis Jeffrey is an Inventor Certified Expert and Autodesk Manufacturing Implementation Certified Expert. He writes the "The Creative Inventor" column for AUGI HotNews newsletter.

Dr. Shekar Subrahmanyam is a modeling expert at Autodesk who holds seven patents related to CAD and solid modeling.

Bob Van der Donck co-created Inventor and currently works at Autodesk in the Product Support department.

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