Chapter 1. Get Started

Chapter Objectives

• Learn how to create part drawings

• Understand the different drawing formats

• Learn how to sketch using Inventor

• Draw holes in an object

• Draw angular shapes

Introduction

This chapter presents a step-by-step introduction to Inventor 2015. When the program is first accessed the Get Started panel will appear. See Figure 1-1.

Inventor uses a system of tabs and panels to present commands. In Figure 1-1 the tab is Get Started, and the panels are Launch, My Home, and New Features. Within each panel is a series of commands. On the Launch panel are the commands New, Open, Projects, and Open Samples.

To Start a New Drawing

There are two ways to start a New drawing; click the New tool located under the ...

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