Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014: Autodesk Official Press / Edition 1

Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014: Autodesk Official Press / Edition 1

by Curtis Waguespack
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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014: Autodesk Official Press / Edition 1

An Autodesk Official Press guide to the powerful mechanical design software

Autodesk Inventor has been used to design everything from cars and airplanes to appliances and furniture. This comprehensive guide to Inventor and Inventor LT features real-world workflows and work environments, and is packed with practical tutorials that focus on teaching Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally, you can download datasets to jump in and practice on any exercise.

This reference and tutorial explains key interface conventions, capabilities, tools, and techniques, including design concepts and application, parts design, assemblies and subassemblies, weldment design, and the use of Design Accelerators and Design Calculators. There's also detailed coverage of design tactics for large assemblies, effective model design for various industries, strategies for effective data and asset sharing, using 2D and 3D data from other CAD systems, and improving designs by incorporating engineering principles.

  • Uses real-world sample projects so you can quickly grasp the interface, tools, and processes
  • Features detailed documentation on everything from project set up to simple animations and documentation for exploded views, sheet metal flat patterns, plastic part design, and more
  • Covers crucial productivity-boosting tools, iLogic, data exchange, the Frame Generator, Inventor Studio visualization tools, dynamic simulation and stress analysis features, and routed systems features
  • Downloadable datasets let you jump into the step-by-step tutorials anywhere

Mastering Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor LT is the essential, comprehensive training guide for this powerful software.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118544860
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Pages: 1032
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xxvii

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Autodesk® Inventor® 1

Chapter 2 A Hands-on Test Drive of the Workflow 43

Chapter 3 Sketch Techniques 67

Chapter 4 Basic Modeling Techniques 131

Chapter 5 Advanced Modeling Techniques 201

Chapter 6 Sheet Metal 255

Chapter 7 Reusing Parts and Features 309

Chapter 8 Assembly Design Workflows 355

Chapter 9 Large Assembly Strategies 443

Chapter 10 Weldment Design 481

Chapter 11 Presentations and Exploded Views 517

Chapter 12 Documentation 535

Chapter 13 Tools Overview 621

Chapter 14 Exchanging Data with Other Systems 667

Chapter 15 Frame Generator 691

Chapter 16 Inventor Studio 727

Chapter 17 Stress Analysis and Dynamic Simulation 763

Chapter 18 Routed Systems 803

Chapter 19 Plastics Design Features 837

Chapter 20 iLogic 875

Appendix A Th e Bottom Line 919

Appendix B Autodesk Inventor Certification 953

Index 963

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