Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015

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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015

PDF Free Download | Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015 by Curtis Waguespack.

Contents of Mastering Autodesk Inventor

  • Chapter 1 Getting Started 
  • Chapter 2 A Hands-on Test-Drive of the Workflow
  • Chapter 3 Sketch Techniques 
  • Chapter 4 Basic Modeling Techniques
  • Chapter 5 Advanced Modeling Techniques 
  • Chapter 6 Sheet Metal 
  • Chapter 7 Reusing Parts and Features 
  • Chapter 8 Assembly Design Workflows 
  • Chapter 9 Large Assembly Strategies 
  • Chapter 10 Weldment Design 
  • Chapter 11 Presentations and Exploded Views 
  • Chapter 12 Documentation 
  • Chapter 13 Tools Overview
  • Chapter 14 Exchanging Data with Other Systems
  • Chapter 15 Frame Generator
  • Chapter 16 Inventor Studio
  • Chapter 17 Stress Analysis and Dynamic Simulation 
  • Chapter 18 Routed Systems
  • Chapter 19 Plastics Design Features
  • Chapter 20 iLogic 

Introduction to Mastering Autodesk Inventor eBook

The Autodesk® Inventor® program was introduced in 1999 as an ambitious 3D parametric modeler based not on the familiar Autodesk® AutoCAD® software programming architecture but instead on a separate foundation that would provide the room needed to grow into the fully-featured modeler it is now, more than a decade later.

Autodesk Inventor 2015 continues the development of Autodesk Inventor with improved modeling, drawing, assembly, and visualization tools.

Autodesk has set out to improve this release of Autodesk Inventor by devoting as much time and energy to improving existing tools and features as it has to add new ones.

With this book, the sixth edition of Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2015, I have set out to update the existing pages and add new content and exercises.

In these pages, you will find detailed information on the specifics of the tools and the principles of sound parametric design techniques. Some readers will find this book works best for them as a desktop reference, whereas others will use it primarily for the step-by-step tutorials.

With this in mind, I’ve worked to shape the pages of this book with a mix of reference material, instructional steps, and tips and hints from the real world.

Who Should Read Mastering Autodesk Inventor

This book is written with a wide range of Autodesk Inventor users in mind, varying from beginner to advanced users and Autodesk Inventor instructors:

1. Beginner Autodesk Inventor users who are making the move from traditional 2D CAD design to Autodesk Inventor 2015.

These readers might have experience with AutoCAD and will possess an understanding of the basic design and engineering concepts as well as a desire to improve their skill set and stay competitive in the marketplace.

2. Intermediate Autodesk Inventor users who are self-taught or have gone through formal Autodesk Inventor training during their company’s initial implementation of Autodesk Inventor and who are looking for more information on a specific module within Autodesk Inventor.

This book also targets users looking for a desktop reference to turn to when they come upon an area of Autodesk Inventor they do not encounter on a day-to-day basis.

3. Advanced Autodesk Inventor users who have mastered the Autodesk Inventor tools used over and over daily but want to conquer the parts of the program they do not utilize during their normal design tasks.

This book also targets advanced users who want to add to their skill set to move up the ranks within their current company or want to expand their knowledge in pursuit of a new position with another employer.

4. Autodesk Inventor users of any skill and experience level who are preparing for the Autodesk Inventor Associate or Professional exam.

5. CAD and engineering instructors looking for a text to use in instructor-led classroom training.

Attempting to learn all the tools in Autodesk Inventor can be an intimidating experience because of the wide range of task-specific modules available.

It is the goal of this book to separate these modules into easy-to-tackle chapters relating to real-world situations for which the tools were designed while also including chapters on general Autodesk Inventor tools, techniques, and design principles.

What Is Covered in Mastering Autodesk Inventor

Chapter 1, “Getting Started with Autodesk Inventor,” introduces the Autodesk Inventor interface, project setup, and the concept of parametric 3D design.

Chapter 2, “A Hands-on Test-Drive of the Workflow,” explores the general workflow of modeling parts, creating detailed drawings of those parts, assembling those parts, and then detailing the assembly.

Chapter 3, “Sketch Techniques,” explores the principles of creating parameter-driven sketches for use in modeling features and parts.

Chapter 4, “Basic Modeling Techniques,” conquers creating parametric features and building 3D parts models.

Chapter 5, “Advanced Modeling Techniques,” explores complex feature creation, including sweeps, lofts, and more.

Chapter 6, “Sheet Metal,” covers how to create accurate sheet-metal models and flat patterns as well as how to create documentation and set up sheet-metal styles and templates.

Chapter 7, “Reusing Parts and Features,” examines the different methods for reusing parts and features for maximum consistency and design efficiency.

Chapter 8, “Assembly Design Workflows,” gives you a thorough understanding of this key concept of Autodesk Inventor design, including the use of Assembly constraints, subassemblies, and more.

Chapter 9, “Large Assembly Strategies,” explores tips and techniques to get the best performance out of your Autodesk Inventor workstation and considers upgrade requirements for the future.

Chapter 10, “Weldment Design,” explores the Autodesk Inventor weldment modeling environment and the weldment documentation tools.

Chapter 11, “Presentations and Exploded Views,” gives you a thorough look at the presentation tools used to create exploded assembly views and animated assembly instructions.

Chapter 12, “Documentation,” covers how to use the Drawing Manager to create traditional 2D annotated drawings.

Chapter 13, “Tools Overview,” examines this collection of Autodesk Inventor utilities, including AutoLimits, the Design Assistant, the Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard, style tools, and much more.

Chapter 14, “Exchanging Data with Other Systems,” shows the available options for importing and working with solid models from other CAD packages.

Chapter 15, “Frame Generator,” covers how to get the most out of this utility when creating structural frames from the Autodesk Inventor library of common shapes.

Chapter 16, “Inventor Studio,” covers this powerful toolset to create photorealistic images and animations of all your Autodesk Inventor models.

Chapter 17, “Stress Analysis and Dynamic Simulation,” explores the simulation tools used to analyze load stress and mechanism motion on your models.

Chapter 18, “Routed Systems,” covers the cable and wire harness and tube and pipe environments and their uses in creating routed design layouts.

Chapter 19, “Plastics Design Features,” explores the tools used specifically for plastics design as well as the general tools used in specific ways for plastics design. Also included is the Autodesk Inventor Tooling module used to design mold tooling for plastic-part design.

Chapter 20, “iLogic,” introduces and explores the iLogic tools used to customize, configure, and automate your Autodesk Inventor design files.

This chapter provides a solid foundation in the rules-based iLogic programming toolset and interface, allowing you to move forward with your advanced automation and configuration goals.

Appendix A, “The Bottom Line,” gathers together all the self-testing Master It problems from the chapters and provides a solution for each.

Appendix B, “Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certification,” points you to the chapters in this book that will help you master the objectives for each exam.

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