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Autodesk Inventor 2014 and Inventor LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Thom Tremblay

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Chapter 5

Introducing Assembly Modeling

Few people need to work on parts that exist on their own. Not only is working with assemblies necessary, but in many ways, Autodesk® Inventor® software works best in the assembly environment. To become proficient with the Inventor assembly environment, you must understand how to use assembly constraints. Once you’re familiar with the tools, it is best to think about how things fit together from a more elemental standpoint.

  • Creating an assembly
  • Understanding grounded components
  • Applying assembly constraints
  • Working with the Content Center
  • Using the Bolted Connection Generator
  • Joints: An Alternative to Constraints

Creating an Assembly

To create an assembly, you follow the same basic process as beginning ...

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