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Autodesk Inventor from the Top

ISBN-10: 0766843580
ISBN-13: 9780766843585
Edition: 2002
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Description: Based on the latest version of the software, Autodesk Inventor from the Top uses realistic examples, exercises, tutorials, plus more than 500 screen captures to guide readers, step-by-step, through basic sketching and solid modeling to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/14/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Based on the latest version of the software, Autodesk Inventor from the Top uses realistic examples, exercises, tutorials, plus more than 500 screen captures to guide readers, step-by-step, through basic sketching and solid modeling to the application of more advanced modeling techniques. Ideal for mechanical engineering professionals and students, this how-to and reference manual begins with an overview of part creation. Subsequent chapters, each building on information presented previously, lead readers through the process of using mission-critical Autodesk Inventor features and functions. Users learn to sketch, constrain and dimension 3D drawings, create and edit drawing views, and create assemblies and sub-assemblies. A variety of time saving and productivity enhancing advanced solid modeling techniques - such as derived parts and assemblies plus mass property information for active and multiple parts - are also explored in detail. Comprehensive in scope, the final chapter provides opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience with additional Autodesk Inventor functionality, including: transcripting, migrating, importing other 3D file types, using the Design Assistant and Engineer's Notebook, and more!

Introduction
Autodesk Inventor: from the Top
Product Background
Prerequisites for Using this Book
Book's Intent
Special Sections
Book Notations
Designing in 3-D
Terms and Phrases
Toolbars
Intellimouse
Included Files on the CD
Project Files for Tutorials and Exercises
The Tutorials and Exercises
Overview of Part, Assembly, and Drawing View Creation
Acknowledgments
Dedications
Getting Started, Sketching, Constraining, and Dimensioning
Getting Started
Projects
Application Options
Design Support System
User Interface
Command Entry
Sketching and Part Application Options
Units
Templates
Creating a Part
Sketch the Outline of the Part: Step 1
Sket Ching
Constraining the Sket CH: Step 2
Adding Dimensions: Step 3
Entering and Editing Dimension Values
Over-Constrained Sketches
Constraining and Dimensioning
Practice Exercises
Bracket
Connecting Rod
Review Questions
Viewing, Extruding, Revolving, Editing Features, Sketched Features, and Boolean Operations
Viewing a Model from Different Viewpoints
Viewing a Model
Understanding what a Feature is
Using the Browser for Creating and Editing
Swit Ching Environments
Features Tools
Extruding the Sketch
Extruding a Sketch
Revolving the Sketch
Centerlines and Diametric Dimensions
Revolving a Sketch
Editing a Feature (Feature Editing)
Editing Features
Editing a Feature's Sketch
Editing a Feature's Sketch
Sketched Features
Assigning a Plane to the Active Sketch
Sketch Planes
Sketch Planes
Cut, Join, and Intersect Operation
Operations and Terminations
Practice Exercises
Bracket
Connecting Rod
Cylinder
Review Questions
Placed Features
Fillets
Creating Fillets
Chamfers
Creating Chamfers
Holes
Creating Holes
Threads
Creating Threads
Shelling
Shelling a Part
Face Draft
Applying Face Draft
Creating a Work Axis
Creating Work Points
Creating a Work Axis and Work Points
Creating Work Planes
Creating Work Planes
Creating Work Planes
Creating Work Planes
Patterns
Rectangular Patterns
Circular Patterns
Practice Exercises
Drain Plate
Cylinder
Review Questions
Creating and Editing Drawing Views
Drawing Options, Creating a Drawing, and Drawing Tools
Drawing Sheets Preparation
Border Creation
Title Block Creation
Sheets, Borders, and Title Blocks
Setting Up Drafting and Dimension Standards
Template
Creating Drawing Views
Draft Views
Drawing Views
Editing Drawing Views
Dimensions
Editing Drawing Views and Dimensioning
Annotations
Sketched Symbols
Hole and Thread Notes
Parts List
Creating an Autocad 2-D Drawing from Inventor Drawing Views
Annotations
Practice Exercises
Drain Plate
Connector
Review Questions
Assemblies
Creating Assemblies
Assembly Options
Bottom up Approach
Top Down Approach
Grounded Components
Subassemblies
Reorder and Restructure
Bottom Up Assembly Technique
Top Down Assembly Technique
Assembly Constraints
Editing Assembly Constraints
Driving Constraints
Interference Checking
Bottom Up Assembly Continued
Top Down Assembly Continued
@iMates
Replacing Components
Patterned Components
@iMates, Replacing, and Pattern Components
Assembly Work Features
Adaptivity
Adaptivity
Enabled Components
Design Views
Presentation Files
Presentation Views
Creating Drawing Views from Assemblies and Presentation Files
Creating Balloons
Parts List
Assembly Drawing Views
Practice Exercises
Adaptive Assembly
Review Questions
Advanced Dimensioning, Constraining, and Sketching Techniques
Construction Geometry
Ellipses
Pattern Sketches
Shared Sketches
Mirror Sketches and Symmetry Constraint
Ellipses, Pattern Sketches, Shared Sketches, and the Mirror Tool
Slice Graphics
Project Edges
Sketch on Another Part's Face
Projecting Edges and Sketching on Another Part's Face
Auto Dimension
Dimension Display, Relationships, and Equations
Parameters
Parameters Linked to a Spreadsheet
Auto Dimension, Relationships, Parameters, and Spreadsheets
@iParts
@iParts
2-D Design Layout
2-D Design Layout
Practice Exercises
@iPart-Rectangular Steel Tubing
2-D Layout
Review Questions
Advanced Modeling Techniques
Sweep
Sweep Features
Coil Features
Coil Features
Loft Features
Loft Features
Part Split
Splitting a Part
Copy Features
Copy/Paste Feature
Reorder Features
Mirror Features
Mirroring about a Plane
Feature Suppression
Using Surfaces
Ribs and Webs
Rib Networks
Creating Ribs and Webs
@iFeatures
Create iFeatures
Inserting iFeatures
Derived Parts
Create a Derived Part
Create a Derived Assembly
File Properties
Review Questions
Additional Functionality
Engineers Notebook
Sheet Metal Parts
Sheet Metal Tools
Sheet Metal Part
Parts Library
Fasteners and Redspark Parts Library
Design Assistant
Dwg (Autocad and Mechanical Desktop) Wizards
Dwg Import
Importing Other File Types
Review Questions
Index

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