When you’ve never used Autodesk Inventor 2013, it is easy to focus entirely on the three-dimensional (3D) design tools, but many people still need to produce two-dimensional (2D) production drawings.
Chances are, if you’re reading this book, you have created detail drawings and will likely need to create them in the future. Creating detail drawings from the solid (or surface) model is so easy it can often be thought of as fun.
To create a new drawing in Inventor, it is not necessary to have any 3D file open. In fact, if your system resources are limited, it is best not to have the file open.