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

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Chapter 11

Functional Design

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of functional design in Inventor. The functional-design tools enable you to create complex geometry by entering size data. Before any geometry is created, you can verify whether the design meets the requirements by performing calculations. The formulas used for the calculations are based on international standards, and they are fully documented in the Engineer's Handbook. This allows you to override or ignore certain calculations when experience dictates.

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Use Inventor's Design Accelerators
  • Use Inventor's Design Calculators
  • Understand the interaction of these tools with Content Center
  • Develop best practices for using these ...

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