Chapter 4. Working with Solid Models and Weldments

  • Basic solid modeling

  • Working with predefined features

  • Creating Weldment files

  • Creating a drawing template

  • Creating 2D drawing views

  • Dimensioning and detailing a drawing

Keep It Simple, Make It Work

Inventor's tools can be used to create incredibly complex parts. I hope you've seen that you can turn simple sketches into elaborate components very easily with these powerful tools. Unlike the last two chapters, this chapter will focus on the geometrically simple parts that so many machines are built from.

In this chapter, you'll build a number of parts and you'll also assemble them into groups referred to as subassemblies before adding them to the fan. These subassemblies should be approached just like any ...

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