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From Concepts to Prototypes to Proven Designs
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is your best resource for learning how to create, document, and verify your designs using Autodesk's powerful Inventor 2012 software. Updated for Inventor 2012, this complete reference and tutorial covers all the new features in Inventor Professional, Inventor, and Inventor LT. It also covers topics rarely documented elsewhere, such as configuring designs with iLogic, working with large assemblies, using 2D and 3D data from other CAD systems, and more. Written by an Inventor expert with years of experience using and teaching Inventor, this book is packed with tips and tactics that will help you work productively, maintain best practices, and improve your designs. This detailed reference will also help you prepare for the Inventor certification exams.
Setting up and configuring Inventor project files
Exploring basic modeling tools in depth
Adding parametric intelligence to sketches and models
Setting up title blocks and working with styles and standards
Mastering sheet metal design techniques
Designing and detailing weldments and frames
Exploring less well-known strategies for large assemblies
Producing rapid designs, regardless of original CAD system or features
Working with Tube & Pipe and Cable & Harness design tools
Conducting dynamic simulation and stress analysis
Working with Plastics design features and Inventor tooling for mold design
Automating designs with iLogic, an easy way to capture and reuse your work
Master Autodesk Inventor 2012, Inventor LT 2012, and Inventor Professional 2012
Learn Inventor Tools with Quick and Easy Reference Examples
Explore Advanced Design for Parts, Assemblies, Weldments, and Plastics
Standardize and Automate Your Design Processes with iLogic
Prepare for the Inventor 2012 Certified Associate or Certified Professional Exams
Curtis Waguespack is an Inventor Certified Expert and an Autodesk Manufacturing Implementation Certified Expert who has trained, consulted, and supported manufacturing and design firms in industries ranging from aerospace to consumer products to industrial machinery. Curtis uses Inventor daily in a real-world design environment, where he works on new designs and maintains existing design documentation in stride. Using Inventor to design and properly document construction equipment, industrial machinery, food service equipment, and electronic devices has given him a broad and deep understanding of how Inventor is used in real-world environments across different industries.