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Introducing Autodesk Inventor
Who should use Autodesk Inventor?
What’s in this manual?
Key Features
Information Management
User Interface
Tools and Commands
Context Menus
Sketch and Select Modes
Cursor Symbols
File Templates
Projects in Autodesk Inventor
Creating New Projects
Opening Existing Projects
Specifying Path Types
Finding Files
Importing and Exporting Data
AutoCAD Files
Autodesk Mechanical Desktop Files
SAT Files
STEP Files
IGES Files
Design Support System
Learning Autodesk Inventor
Where to Go for Additional Help and Training
What is a sketch?
Why create sketches?
When do I use the sketch environment?
Where do I find sketches?
Work Flow
Sketching Shapes
Sketch Geometry Styles
Entering Precise Values
Modifying Sketches
Adding or Removing Constraints
Placing Dimensions
Sketching Tools and Symbols
Sketching Tools
Constraint Symbols
Working Smarter
Efficient Sketching
Shortcuts for Sketching
Shortcuts for Refining the Geometry
Advanced Constraint Techniques
Why use the 3D sketch environment?
Where do I find a 3D sketch?
Planning Your Work
Sketching 3D Paths
Creating Bends in 3D Paths
Positioning 3D Paths
3D Sketching Tools
How do I create a 3D part model?
What is a feature?
When do I use the part modeling environment?
Where do I find a part model?
Creating New Parts
Creating Base Features
Creating Work Features
Viewing Parts
Modifying Features
Adding Sketched Features
Adding Placed Features
Creating Patterns of Features
Splitting Faces or Parts
Viewing Tools
When do I use the solid modeling environment?
What can I do with solid models?
Where do I find a solid model?
Importing Files
Editing Base Solids
Solids Editing Tools
How do part modeling and sheet metal differ?
What makes sheet metal a design environment?
How do I create a flat pattern?
How can I create stamped features?
Creating Cuts and Holes
Creating Flanges
Creating Bends and Seams
Creating Flat Patterns
Sheet Metal Tools
What are assemblies?
When do I use the assembly environment?
What are adaptive assemblies and parts?
How do I design parts in-place?
What are derived parts?
What are derived assemblies?
What are iMates?
Creating or Placing the First Component
Positioning Components
Adding Components
Creating Patterns
Replacing Components
Adding Constraints to Components
Using Drive Constraints
Adding Constraints to Adaptive Parts
Creating 2D Layouts
Checking for Interference
Creating Design Views
Restructuring Assemblies
Producing Bills of Material
Packaging Assemblies
Assembly Tools
Loading and Updating Components Faster
Managing Components
Using Efficient File Structures
Managing Assembly Constraints
Navigating with the Browser
What is an iFeature?
Why use iFeatures?
Where can I use iFeatures?
Creating iFeatures
Viewing the Catalog of iFeatures
Inserting iFeatures
What are presentation documents?
How many views can I have?
How can I show partial assemblies?
How can I animate the exploded view?
Creating Presentation Views
Changing View Vectors
Tweaking Components
Editing Tweaks
Editing Trails
Animating Tweaks
Presentation Tools
When can I create a drawing?
When do I use the drawing environment?
How do I revise a part from the drawing?
Creating Drawings
Customizing Drawings
Creating Views
Rotating Views
Adding Sheets
Using Model Dimensions
Creating Dimensions in Drawings
Changing Dimensions
Annotating Drawings
Hole Tables in Drawings
Parts Lists in Drawings
Creating Sketch Overlays
Printing and Plotting
Drawing Tools
Drawing Management Toolbar
Drawing Annotation Toolbar
Sketch Toolbar
What is collaboration?
What is the Engineer’s Notebook?
What is Design Assistant?
Collaborative Environment
Using Microsoft Windows NetMeeting
Accessing Assemblies Concurrently
Reserving Files
Prioritizing Paths in Project Files
Engineer’s Notebook
Creating Notes
Creating Reports
Tracking Files
Design Assistant Tools
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Autodesk Inventor - Getting Started

Autodesk Inventor - Getting Started

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