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Autodesk Inventor 2010: No Experience Required by Thom Tremblay

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Chapter 8. Creating Contoured and Plastic Parts

  • Using surfaces to define a solid

  • Adding text as a model feature

  • Lofting between shapes

  • Advanced filleting

  • Creating hollow parts

  • Adding specialized plastic features

Working with Plastic Parts

So far, everything you've done has focused on machined, cast, or sheet metal parts. Every type of material or process affects the way that you define a component, but people who create plastic parts work with a different approach and even have a language all their own. I won't attempt to describe how it's all done, but I do want to walk you through some of Inventor's specialized features that help the experts in this field work more efficiently.

A workflow called multibody modeling can be used in a number of situations. ...

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