Chapter 1

Connecting to the Interface

To access the power of Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, you have to start with the interface. To some extent, Inventor is an interface between your ideas and your computer.

The ability to navigate and leverage the nuances of a program interface can mean the difference between struggling and excelling with the application. In this chapter, you will explore the components of dialog boxes, Ribbons, tabs, and viewing tools that will help you create your designs. You will also learn how to modify the interface to increase your comfort with Inventor.

  • Exploring the graphical user interface
  • Setting application options
  • Using visualization tools
  • Working with project files

Exploring the Graphical User Interface

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