Chapter 1. Finding Your Way in the Inventor Interface

  • Understanding Inventor's interface behavior

  • Opening existing files

  • Creating new files

  • Modifying the look and feel of Inventor

  • Managing file locations

  • Accessing the Help system

Inventor's User Interface

When you're learning a new software application, it can sometimes seem as though finding a tool is more difficult than learning to use it.

When Inventor first launches, you're greeted with an opportunity to participate in the Customer Involvement Program (Figure 1.1). This program will help Autodesk improve the product in the future. I highly recommend lending a hand — your input may influence the future of the software you're learning today.

Figure 1.1. Autodesk Customer Involvement Program sign-up dialog ...

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