Chapter 7

Part and Feature Reuse

The ability to reuse parts and features in other designs is an important step in increasing productivity. Inventor provides this ability through different workflows. This chapter introduces you to several methods that will assist you in achieving your goal.

Developing the proper workflow for your company will depend on several criteria. Depending on your involvement with the functional-design aspect of Inventor, you may be converting some iParts to Content Center components. Additionally, you may decide to utilize iParts and iFeatures for design development if your design needs require them.

In this chapter, you will learn how to

  • Create and modify iParts
  • Create and use iFeatures and punches
  • Copy and clone features ...

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