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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Chapter 6

Sheet Metal

The sheet-metal functionality in Inventor is an extremely powerful tool set, centered around productivity and capturing your manufacturing intent. When you first begin working in the sheet-metal environment, you may feel overwhelmed because the tools and methods you have become familiar with to create other parts in Inventor do not yield good results in the sheet-metal file. However, a mastery of some basic fundamentals in sheet-metal tools 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 ...

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