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

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Introduction

Autodesk Inventor was introduced in 1999 as an ambitious 3D parametric modeler based not on the familiar AutoCAD programming architecture but instead on a separate foundation that would provide the room needed to grow into the fully featured modeler it is now, a decade later. Inventor 2011 continues the development of Inventor with improved modeling, drawing, assembly, and visualization tools.

The maturity and continued development of the Inventor tool set coincides with the advancement of the CAD market's adoption of 3D parametric modelers as a primary design tool. And although it is important to understand that 2D CAD will likely never completely disappear from the majority of manufacturing design departments, 3D design will increasingly ...

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