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