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Learning Autodesk Inventor 2013

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359827-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359827-8

In this training course for Autodesk Inventor 2013, expert author and trainer Andrew Warren takes you through the ins and outs of this 3D mechanical and solid modeling design software. This tutorial requires no previous experience using Inventor and is built specifically with the beginning Inventor user in mind.
You will start with the absolute basics of Inventor, beginning with the interface, concepts, and best practices in the industry. Once you have a solid foundation in the basics, you follow along step by step as the author takes you through sketching, creating a feature from those sketches, turning the features into parts, building an assembly from the parts, and creating a presentation view of the assembly. The video tutorial finishes off with teaching you how to create drawings of your design.
By the completion of this computer based training course for Inventor 2013, you will have a solid grasp of how to use Inventor to build parts, assemblies, and drawings on your own, bringing your own projects to life. Working files are included to let you follow through the tutorial every step of the way with the same source materials that the author uses in the lessons.

Total Time: 13.5 hours

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Table of Contents

01. Autodesk Inventor
    0101 Getting Started
    0102 User Interface
    0103 Project File
    0104 Inventor File Types
    0105 View Manipulation
    0106 Designing Parametric Parts
    0107 Parametric Part Models
    0108 Capturing Design Intent
    0109 Part Design Environment
02. Basic Sketching Techniques
    0201 Basic Sketching Techniques
    0202 Creating 2D Sketches
    0203 Reorienting The Initial Sketch
    0204 Creating Lines
    0205 Creating Circles
    0206 Creating Arcs
    0207 Creating Rectangles
    0208 Patterning
    0209 Guidelines For Creating Successful Sketches
03. Sketch Constraints
    0301 Constraint Inference And Persistence
    0302 Applying Geometric Constraints
    0303 Showing And Deleting Constraints
    0304 Guidelines For Successful Constraining
    0305 Creating Dimensional Constraints
    0306 Dimension Display And Relationships
    0307 Guidelines For Dimensioning Sketches
04. Base Shape Design
    0401 Creating Base Sketched Features
    0402 Creating An Extruded Feature
    0403 Extrude Feature And Exercise
    0404 Creating Revolved Features
    0405 Revolved Feature And Exercise
    0406 Orientating Sketches
    0407 Sketch Line Types
    0408 Sketch Line Types - Hands-On
    0409 Creating And  Using Construction Geometry
    0410 Creating Centreline Geometry
    0411 Referencing Model Edge Geometry
    0412 Editing Features
    0413 Editing Sketches
    0414 Using Parameters
    0415 3D Grip Editing
    0416 Creating Work Planes
    0417 Creating Work Planes - Hands-On
    0418 Creating Work Axis
    0419 Creating Work Axis - Hands-On
    0420 Creating Work Points
    0421 Creating Work Points - Hands-On
    0422 Creating Work Planes Normal To A Path
05. Detail Shape Design
    0501 Creating Chamfers
    0502 Creating Fillets
    0503 Creating Holes
    0504 Creating Threads
    0505 Creating Rectangular Patterns
    0506 Creating Circular Patterns
    0507 Mirroring Features
    0508 Creating Shell Features
    0509 Creating Ribs
    0510 Creating Sweeps
    0511 Creating Lofts
06. Assembly Design Overview
    0601 Assembly Design Approaches
    0602 Assembly Design Environment
    0603 Recommended Workflow
    0604 Project Files
07. Placing, Creating And Constraining Components
    0701 Placing Components In An Assembly
    0702 Assembly Constraints
    0703 The Constraint Tool
    0704 The Assembly Tool
    0705 Editing Constraints
    0706 Proper Constraining Techniques
    0707 Placing Standard Components Using The Content Center
    0708 Patterning Components
    0709 Copying Components
    0710 Mirroring Components
    0711 Basic Part Design In An Assembly
    0712 Creating A Component In Place
    0713 Editing A Component In Place
08. Interacting With An Assembly
    0801 Selecting Components
    0802 Isolating Components
    0803 Browser Filters
    0804 Locating Components In The Browser And Graphics Window
    0805 Creating Assembly Sections
    0806 Calculating Physical Properties
    0807 Checking For Interferences
    0808 Constraint Limits
    0809 Driving Constraints
    0810 Presenting Your Assembly Introduction
    0811 Animating An Exploded View In A Presentation
09. Managing Assembly Information
    0901 Managing Assembly Information Introduction
    0902 View Representations
    0903 Positional Representations
    0904 Level Of Detail
    0905 Shrinkwrap
10. Basic View Creation
    1001 Creating Drawings
    1002 Drawing Creation Environment
    1003 Creating Base Views
    1004 Creating Exploded Drawing Views
    1005 Creating Projected Views
    1006 Creating And Editing Section Views
    1007 Creating And Editing Detail Views
    1008 Creating A Quick Cropped View
    1009 Creating A Broken View
    1010 View Organization
    1011 Moving, Aligning And Editing Views
    1012 Line Visibility
11. Dimensions, Annotations And Tables
    1101 Automatically Placed Dimensions
    1102 Retrieving Model Dimensions
    1103 Editing Model Dimensions
    1104 General, Baseline, Ordinate And Chain Dimensions
    1105 Placing General Dimensions
    1106 Creating Baseline Dimensions
    1107 Creating Ordinate Dimensions
    1108 Creating Chain Dimensions
    1109 Hole And Thread Notes
    1110 Creating And Editing Hole Tables
    1111 Centrelines And Center Marks
    1112 Documenting Views With Symbols
    1113 Placing And Editing Leaders And Text
    1114 Revision Table Styles
    1115 Adding And Editing Revisions Tables
    1116 Adding And Editing Revisions Tags
12. Annotating Assembly Drawings
    1201 Bill Of Materials
    1202 Parts List
    1203 Editing The Parts List
    1204 Placing And Editing Balloons
13. Drawing Standards And Recourses
    1301 Styles
    1302 Drawing Standards
    1303 Defining The Active Standard
    1304 Using Layers
    1305 Creating Sheets
    1306 Sheet Formats For Sheet Layout
    1307 Creating A Custom Border
    1308 Customize A Title Block
    1309 Document Settings
    1310 Application Options
    1311 Import AutoCAD Files
    1312 Export To Other Formats
14. Conclusion
    1401 Additional Resources And Conclusion
    1402 About The Author


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