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

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Chapter 1: Inventor Design Philosophy

Create parametric designs. The power of parameter-based design comes from the quick and easy edits, when changing a parameter value drives a change through the design. To make changes easily, though, you need to follow certain general rules so that the changes update predictably.

Master It You want to create a model of a base plate, a rectangular-shaped part with a series of holes and rectangular cutouts. What would your initial sketch look like in Inventor?

Solution To start a model for the base plate, your initial sketch would most likely be just a rectangle defining the width and length of the part. This rectangle would be extruded to give it a thickness, and then you would create secondary sketches ...

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