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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2011 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2011: Autodesk® Official Training Guide by Nat Coalson

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Chapter 1. Inventor Design Philosophy

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of parametric 3D design and the general tools and interface of Inventor. This chapter will focus on the concepts of parametric modeling and the work flow, tools and interface elements found in Inventor that are used to turn your ideas into a design.

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create parametric designs

  • Get the "feel" of Inventor

  • Use the Inventor graphical interface

  • Work with Inventor File Types

  • Move from AutoCAD to Inventor

  • Create 3D virtual prototypes

  • Use functional design

Understanding Parametric Design

Autodesk Inventor is first and foremost 3D parametric modeling software. And although it has capabilities reaching far beyond the task of creating ...

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