Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2013 and Autodesk Inventor 2013 by Randy Shih
Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other.
What you'll learn
How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCAD
How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques
How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor
How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGOMINDSTORMSEducation Base Set with TETRIX kit and a VEX Robot Kit
How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module
Who this book is for
This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.
Introduction: Getting Started 1. Fundamentals of AutoCAD 2. Basic Object Construction and Dynamic Input - AutoCAD 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools - AutoCAD 4. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings - AutoCAD 5. Basic Dimensioning and Notes - AutoCAD 5. Pictorials and Sketching 6. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor 7. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts - Autodesk Inventor 8. Model History Tree - Autodesk Inventor 9. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor 10. Geometric Construction Tools - Autodesk Inventor 11. Parent/Child Relationships and the BORN Technique - Autodesk Inventor 12. Part Drawings and 3D Annotation - Autodesk Inventor 13. Symmetrical Features in Design - Autodesk Inventor 14. Design Reuse 15. Assembly Modeling - Putting It All Together - Autodesk Inventor 16. Design Analysis - Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Module
Bonus Chapters on CD 17. Assembly Model with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Set - Autodesk Inventor 18. Assembly Model with the TETRIX by Pitsco Building System - Autodesk Inventor 19. Assembly Model with VEX Robot Kit