Chapter 11. Functional Design
In this chapter, we will introduce the concept of functional design in Inventor 2010. The functional design tools enable you to create complex geometry by entering size data. Before any geometry is created, you can verify whether the design meets the requirements by performing calculations. The formulas used for the calculations are based on international standards, and they are fully documented in the Engineer's Handbook. This allows you to override or ignore certain calculations when experience dictates.
In this chapter, you'll learn to:
Use Inventor's Design Accelerators
Use Inventor's Design Calculators
Understand the interaction of these tools with Content Center
Develop best practices for using these tools