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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1
Understanding Parametric Design
Creating a Base Sketch
Creating a Base Feature
Adding More Features
Using the Part in an Assembly
Making Changes
Understanding History-Based Modeling and Dependencies
Taking a Closer Look at Sketch Dimensions
Part Modeling Best Practices
Assembly Modeling Best Practices
Understanding the “Feel” of Inventor
Understanding the Intuitive Interface
Using General Tools vs. Specific Commands
When in Doubt, Right-Click
Using the Graphical Interface
Inventor Title Bar
Graphics Window Tools
Te Ribbon Menu
Te Browser Pane
Dialog Boxes and the In-Canvas Mini-Toolbars
Task-Based Tools
Learning the File Types in Inventor
What Is an Inventor Project?
Project Files and Search Paths
Library Folders and Library Editor IPJ Files
Content Center Files
How Search Paths and Project Files Are Used
Explo ring Project File Types
Creating the Project File
Creating Single-User Projects
Creating Multiuser Projects
Understanding Inventor Templates
Working with Styles, Style Libraries, and Company Standards
Creating a Part Model
Starting with a Part Template
Understanding Origin Geometry
Creating a Base 2D Sketch
Creating a Profile in the Sketch
Creating a Base 3D Feature
Creating a Secondary 2D Sketch
Creating a Secondary 3D Feature
Patterning a 3D Feature
Creating and Detailing Drawings of Part Models
Creating a Base View on a Drawing
Creating Projected Views on a Drawing
Creating Dimensions on a Drawing
Putting Part Models Together in Assembly Files
Placing, Rotating, and Moving Parts in an Assembly File
Working with Degrees of Freedom in an Assembly
Placing Assembly Constraints to Define Mechanical Movement
Creating and Detailing Drawings of Assembly Models
Creating an Assembly Detail View
Placing a Parts List and Balloons
Exporting a Drawing to a PDF File
Exploring the Options and Settings for Sketches
Application Options
Document Settings
Sketching Basics
Creating a Sketch on an Existing Sketch
Projecting Geometry into Your Sketch
Breaking Links to Projected Geometry
Deleting a Sketch
Creating Another New Sketch
Creating Dimensions
Creating a Sketch in a New Part
Creating a New Part File from a Template
Creating Lines Using the Line Tool
Understanding Sketch Constraints
Using Degrees of Freedom to View Underconstrained Sketch Elements
Using Dimensions to Fully Constrain a Sketch
Understanding the Save Options
Making a Sketch Active for Edits
Using Construction Geometry
Using the Polygon Tool and Creating an Aligned Dimension
Using Offset and Creating a Tree-Point Rectangle
Creating Driven Dimensions
Taking a Closer Look at Sketch Constraints
The Tangent Constraint
The Perpendicular Constraint
Te Parallel Constraint
Te Coincident Constraint
Te Concentric Constraint
Te Collinear Constraint
Te Horizontal Constraint
Te Vertical Constraint
Te Equal Constraint
Te Fix Constraint
Te Symmetric Constraint
Te Smooth Constraint
Gaining More Sketch Skills
Creating Arcs
Creating Automatic Tangents with the Line Tool
Understanding the Point/Center Point Tool
Projecting Geometry
Learning More about Dimensions
Measuring Geometry
Creating Sketches from AutoCAD Geometry
Importing Existing AutoCAD Designs
Copying and Pasting Existing AutoCAD Designs into Inventor
Creating and Using 3D Sketches
Creating a 3D Path
Using the 3D Coordinate Triad
Exploring More 3D Sketch Tools
Best Practices for Working with Sketches
Specifying Global Settings
Specifying Document-Specific Settings
Key Concepts for Creating Basic Part Features
Simplifying Your Sketches
Exploring the Extrude Tool
Extruding Basic Features
Editing an Extrusion Feature
Extruding with Cut and Taper
Extruding with Intersect
Extruding Surfaces from Open Profiles
Extruding Solids from Open Profiles
Extruding with To
Extruding with the Minimum Solution Option
Extruding with To Next
Extruding Between
Extruding Multi-Body Solids
Creating Revolved Parts
Revolved Cylindrical Parts vs. Stacked Circular Extrusions
Creating Work Features
Work Planes
Work Axes and Work Points
Creating Fillets
Edge Fillets
Face Fillets
Full Round Fillets
Working with Fillet Features
Creating Treaded Features
Creating Cosmetic Treads Using the Tread Tool
Using the Coil Tool to Create Physical Treads
Hole Features
Using the Tread and Clearance Spreadsheets
Creating Holes in Parts
Setting Tolerance Values in Holes
Bend Parts
Part Modeling Exercise
Creating a Second Feature
Creating a Sketch-Based Hole Feature
Creating a Rectangular Hole Pattern
Editing Sketches and Features
Repairing Features and Sketches
◆Create complex sweeps and lofts
Creating Complex Sweeps and Lofts
Creating and Using Sweeps
Exploring Sweep Options
Creating Loft Features
Creating a Part Using Loft and Sculpt
Creating Multi-Body Parts
Creating Multiple Solids
Using One Solid to Shape Another
Creating Derived Parts and Assemblies
Creating Derived Parts
Deriving a Part File
Deriving an Assembly File
Modifying Derived Parts
Using the Component Derive Tool
Working with Patterns
Rectangular Patterns
Circular Patterns
Patterns along Curves
Te Coil Tool and Spiral Patterns
Pattern Solids
Dynamic Patterns
Setting iProperties and Parameters
iProperties
Part Parameters
Assembly Parameters
Adding Part Tolerances
Tolerances in Sketches
Setting Global File Tolerances
Working with Limits and Fits
Troubleshooting Failures with the End-of-Part Marker
Step 1: Editing the First Feature
Step 2: Moving the EOP Marker Down One Feature at a Time
Understanding Sheet-Metal Parts
Getting to Know the Features
Starting with a Base Feature
Creating Secondary Flange Features
Adding, Removing, or Deforming Material
Using Sheet-Metal Templates and Rules
What Are Sheet-Metal Rules?
Working with Styles and Templates
Working with the Flat Pattern
Exploring the Flat Pattern Edit Features
Adding Manufacturing Information to the Flat Pattern
Using the Flat Pattern Definition Dialog Box
Manufacturing Your Flat Pattern
Using Sheet-Metal iPart Factories
iParts for Configurations
iParts for Fold Progression
Modeling with Non-Sheet-Metal Features
Selecting Problematic Features
Using Surface-Based Workflows
Working with Imported Parts
Setting Yourself Up for Success
Converting Components
Annotating Your Sheet-Metal Design
Creating a View of Your Sheet-Metal Design
Adding Bend, Punch, and Flat Pattern Annotations
Working with iParts
Creating and Modifying iParts
Using iParts in Designs
Working with iFeatures
Creating iFeatures
Reusing Existing Geometry
Copying Features
Cloning
Linking Parameters between Two Files
Copying Sketches
Introducing Content Center
Configuring Content Center
Using Content Center
Customizing Content Center Libraries
Publishing Parts to Content Center
Assembly Relationships
Degrees of Freedom
Grounded Components
How the Constraint Tool Works
How the Joint Tool Works
Working with Constraints
Additional Constrain Tools and Options
Working with Joint Relationships
Understanding Subassemblies
Top-Down Design
Layout Sketches
Flexibility
Adaptivity
Creating Adaptivity
Removing Adaptivity from Parts
Assembly Features
Managing the Bill of Materials
Parts-Level BOM Control
Assembly-Level BOM Control
Using iAssemblies
Use Assembly Design Accelerators
Functional Design vs. Geometric Modeling
Working with Design Accelerators
Selecting a Workstation
Physical Memory vs. Virtual Memory
Hardware
Working with Performance Settings
Express Mode
Working with Drawing Settings
Working with Model Display Settings
Working with General Settings
Using the Memory Probe
Working with System Settings
Large Assembly Best Practices
Working with the Model
Improving File Open Time
Reducing Assembly Constraints
Selection Tools
View Representations
Find
Opening the Model
Working with Large Assembly Drawings
Managing Assembly Detail
LOD Strategies
Substitute LODs
Subassembly LODs
Simplifying Parts
Removing or Suppressing Unneeded Features
Exploring Weldment Design Methodologies
◆Part fles and part features
◆Weldment assembly and derived technology
Part Files and Part Features
Weldment Assembly and Derived Technology
Weldment Assembly
Weldment Assembly
Multi-Body Part Files
Modeling Preparations
Exploring Cosmetic Welds
Create a Simple Cosmetic Weld
Using Split Faces to Place Cosmetic Welds
Place Cosmetic Welds with Extents
Creating Weld Beads
Creating Fillet Welds
Modeling a Fillet Weld
Fillet Welds and Gaps
Creating Intermittent Fillet Welds
Creating Groove Welds
Performing Machining Operations
Exploring Weld Properties and Combinations
Weld Properties
Replication
Groove and Fillet Weld Combinations
Split Technique
Using the Weld Symbol
Understanding Bead Property Report and Mass Properties
Creating Drawing Documentation
Weldment Design Stages
End Fill
Drawing Weld Symbol
Caterpillar
Generating a Bill of Materials and Parts List
Working in the Presentation Environment
Creating a Basic Explosion
Prompted Entry
Sketched Symbols
AutoCAD Blocks
Sheet Formats
Transfer Drawing Resources
Editing Styles and Standards
Object Defaults
Creating Styles
Working with Substyles
Drawing Style Administration
Creating Drawing Views
Creating a Base View
Creating Projected Views
Moving and Copying Views
Creating Section Views
Slice Views
Using Breakout Views
Using Detail Views
Creating Break Views
Cropping Views
Using Draft Views
Creating Overlay Views
Annotating Part Drawings
Using Centerline and Center Marks
Hole and Tread Notes
Leadered Symbols
Drawing Text
General Tables
Hole Tables
Annotating Assembly Drawings
Assembly Representations
Reference Data in Drawing Views
Interference and Tangent Edge Display
Parts Lists
Balloons
Center of Gravity Display
Working with Sheet-Metal Drawings
Flat Pattern Views
Bend Centerlines and Extents
Bend and Punch Notes
Bend Tables
Punch Tables
Working with Weldment Views
Working with iParts and iAssembly Drawings
Sharing Your Drawings outside Your Workgroup
Additional Resources
Exploring the BIM Exchange
Assembly Model Simplification
Part Model Simplification
Model Authoring
Model Publishing
Using AutoLimits
Creating AutoLimits
Editing AutoLimits
Using the Design Assistant
Using the Find Files Tool
Using the Where Used Tool
Renaming, Copying, and Replacing Files
Using Pack And Go
Using the Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard
Using the Style Library Manager
Using the Task Scheduler
Creating a Task for Migrating Files
Performing Sequential Tasks
Performing Custom Tasks
Tweaking Multi-Process Settings
Publishing DWF Files and Filenames
Using iProperties
Copying iProperties to Drawings
Creating Expressions with iProperties
Working with the Design Assistant and iProperties
Creating Design Property Reports
Using the Measure Tools
Using Measurement Helpers
Measuring in Assemblies
Participating in the CIP and CER
Participating in the CIP
Participating in CER
Using Miscellaneous Tools
Using the Autodesk Multi-Sheet Plot Tool
Using the Add-In Manager
Using the Project Editor
Importing and Exporting Geometry
Translating DWG and DXF Files
Accessing DWF or DWFx Markups in Inventor
Accessing Frame Generator Tools
Exploring the Frame Generator File Structure
Exploring the Anatomy of a Frame Member
Inserting Frame Members
Specifying a Structural Shape
Changing the Orientation
Selecting Placement Geometry
Creating a Basic Frame
Aligning Frame Members
Using the Change Tool
Adding End Treatments
Miter
Trim/Extend to Face
Trim to Frame Member
Notch Frame Members
Lengthen/Shorten Frame Member
Maintaining Frames
Remove End Treatments
Frame Member Information
Refresh
Performing Calculations and Analysis
Te Beam and Column Calculator
Publishing Frame Members
Authoring a Part
Publishing a Part
Frame Assemblies and BOMs
Exploring the Inventor Studio Environment
Creating and Managing Styles
Applying Appearance Styles
Creating Appearance Styles and Appearance Libraries
Exploring Lighting and Lighting Styles
Exploring the Scene Styles Dialog Box
Composing and Rendering Images
Animating with Inventor Studio
Using Animation Tools
Using Video Producer
Rendering Video or Animations
Introduction to Analysis
Conducting Stress Analysis Simulations
Simulation Guide
Static Stress vs. Modal Analysis
Simplifying Your Model
Specifying Materials
Applying Simulation Constraints
Applying Loads
Specifying Contact Conditions
Preparing Tin Bodies
Generating a Mesh
Running the Simulation
Interpreting the Results
Using the Result, Scaling, Display, and Report Tools
Conducting Parameter Studies
Conducting a Frame Analysis
Frame Analysis Settings
Frame Constraints
Frame Loads
Te frame loads
Connections
Results
Conducting Dynamic Simulations
Working with Joints
More on Working with Joints
Working with Redundancy
Working with Environmental Constraints
Running a Simulation
Exporting to FEA
Tube and Pipe
Understanding Routes, Runs, and Assembly Structure
Exploring the Tube and Pipe Styles
Placing Fittings
Creating Routes
Exporting ISOGEN Files
Cable and Harness
Creating and Placing Electrical Parts
Creating a Harness
Placing Wires
Using the Cable & Harness Library
Placing Cables
Placing and Editing Segments
Copying Cable and Harness Designs
Creating Nailboard Drawings
◆Create thicken/offset features
Creating Shell Features
Creating Split Features
Creating Grill Features
Creating Rule Fillet Features
Creating Rest Features
Creating Boss Features
Creating Lip and Groove Features
Creating Snap Fit Features
Creating Rib and Web Features
Creating Draft Features
Mold Design Overview
Inventor Tooling
Importing a Plastic Part
Creating Runners and Gates
Analyzing and Creating Cores and Cavities
Working with Mold Bases
Working with Ejectors and Sprue Bushings
What Is iLogic?
Understanding iLogic Rules
What Are Functions?
Conditional Statements
Understanding the iLogic Elements and Interface
Exploring iLogic Parameter Types
Using the iLogic Browser
Understanding the iTrigger
Working with Event Triggers
Creating iLogic Parameters, Rules, and Forms
Creating iLogic Rules
Creating iLogic Forms
Working with iLogic Components
Index
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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press

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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.

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.

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