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Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required by Thom Tremblay

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Chapter 2. Building the Foundation of the Design

  • Learning the essential sketching tools

  • Learning the basics of parametric dimensions

  • Understanding sketch constraints

  • Developing sheet metal styles

  • Using sheet metal tools to define the foundation

  • Developing flat patterns of components

  • Creating drawings of components

It's About the Design

When people use Autodesk Inventor, they don't use it for the sake of using Inventor. It's used as a means to create the products that they and their employer will build. In this way, the design software is simply a tool. Traditionally, books about a software package have focused on the software's tools rather than how they're used as part of the process creating a product.

In this book, I want to introduce tools that are ...

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