Chapter 9

Large Assembly Strategies

Working with large assemblies is more manageable than ever before with fully native 64-bit support, removing the memory limitations related to the Windows XP 32-bit platform. Large assembly design on 32-bit systems is improved in Inventor with the use of tools such as shrink-wrap and substitute level of detail (LOD) representations. LODs allow you to swap out complex subassemblies with single substitute parts of less detail, all while maintaining model properties and an accurate bill of materials (BOM).

Although each design department may have a different view on what a large assembly is, everyone can benefit from the large assembly tools and strategies discussed in this chapter. You can create fully functional ...

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