Synopses & Reviews
is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach new users the software’s core features and functions. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then briskly moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter’s lessons. Readers can download starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials so that they can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pro’s. There’s also information to help readers prepare for the Inventor Certification exams.
Inventor Essentials first introduces users to the software’s interface and foundational concepts. Following a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, the book then guides readers through creating 2D drawings from 3D data, model parts, combining parts into assemblies, working with standards and styles, annotating drawings, using advanced assembly tools, working with sheet metal, building with the frame generator, using weldments, presenting designs, and working with other file formats.
Based on the very real-world task of designing tools and a toolbox to house them, the hands-on exercises in Inventor Essentials will get all users up to speed on the program’s core functionality so they can quickly become productive with the software. The full-color book also features material to help users prepare for the growing Inventor Certification program as well as dataset downloads so readers can jump in anywhere as well as compare their work to the pro’s.
Learn Autodesk Inventor Quickly and Easily
This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Inventor LT 2013. Focusing on basics such as using the interface, creating parts and assemblies, applying standards and styles, creating 2D drawings from 3D data, and more, this detailed resource teaches you everything you need to become productive with the software quickly. Whether you're a new student learning CAD, preparing for certification, or updating your Inventor 2013 skills, this is the fast, thorough grounding you need.
Learn these Inventor and Inventor LT essentials—and more:
- Creating 2D drawings from 3D data
- Modeling parts and assemblies
- Applying standards and styles
- Working with sheet metal parts and creating plastic parts
- Blending parts and assemblies into weldments
- Creating images and animations from your design data
- Working with non-Inventor data
- Streamlining tasks with design automation tools
This striking Essentials book features:
- Chapter-opening learning objectives
- Step-by-step tutorials
- Four-color screenshots and illustrations
- Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
- Downloadable exercise files
Get up to speed with Autodesk Inventor, the leading manufacturing design program
This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Inventor LT 2013. Focusing on basics such as using the interface, creating parts and assemblies, applying standards and styles, creating 2D drawings from 3D data, and more, it teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. Whether you're a new student learning CAD, preparing for certification, or updating your Inventor skills, this is the fast, thorough grounding you need.
- Features approachable, real-world, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials
- Teaches you how to create 2D drawings from 3D data, model parts and assemblies, apply standards and styles, and work with sheet metal parts and create plastic parts
- Explains how to blend parts and assemblies into weldments, create images and animations from your design data, and work with non-Inventor data
- Helps you streamline tasks with design automation tools
The book's concise discussions and real-world tutorials make it the perfect resource for manufacturing design professionals and students needing to quickly learn the software.
About the Author
About the Author
Thom Tremblay is on the Autodesk Global Education team and is an Inventor Certified Professional and an Autodesk Certified Instructor. He has been using Autodesk software for over 25 years to design everything from cabinets and castings to ships and video monitors. Thom has close ties to the Inventor community; is a frequent speaker at training centers, colleges, and universities; and presents at Autodesk University every year.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Connecting to Inventor's Interface 1
CHAPTER 2 Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Data 33
CHAPTER 3 Learning the Essentials of Part Modeling 63
CHAPTER 4 Putting Things in Place with Assemblies 97
CHAPTER 5 Customizing Styles and Templates 113
CHAPTER 6 Creating Advanced Drawings and Detailing 129
CHAPTER 7 Advanced Part Modeling Features 153
CHAPTER 8 Advanced Assembly and Engineering Tools 179
CHAPTER 9 Creating Plastic Parts 203
CHAPTER 10 Working with Sheet Metal Parts 221
CHAPTER 11 Building with the Frame Generator 245
CHAPTER 12 Working in a Weldment Environment 259
CHAPTER 13 Creating Images and Animation from Your Design Data 273
CHAPTER 14 Working with Non–Autodesk Inventor Data 295
CHAPTER 15 Automating the Design Process and Table-Driven Design 317
APPENDIX Autodesk Inventor Certification 349