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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 6. Sheet Metal

The sheet-metal functionality in Inventor is extremely powerful, centered around productivity and capturing your manufacturing intent. When you first begin working in the sheet-metal environment, you may feel overwhelmed; however, a mastery of some basic fundamentals can make Inventor sheet metal straightforward and highly integrated with your manufacturing environment.

In this chapter, you'll learn to:

  • Take advantage of the specific sheet-metal features available in Inventor

  • Understand sheet-metal templates and rules

  • Author and insert punch tooling

  • Utilize the flat pattern information and options

  • Understand the nuances of sheet-metal iPart factories

  • Model sheet-metal components with non-sheet-metal features

  • Work with imported sheet-metal ...

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