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

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Chapter 5: Advanced Modeling Techniques

Create complex sweeps and lofts. Complex geometry is created by using multiple work planes, sketches, and 3D sketch geometry. Honing your experience in creating work planes and 3D sketches is paramount to success in creating complex models.

Master It How would you create a piece of twisted flat bar in Inventor?

Solution Create the flat bar profile in a base sketch. Then create a work plane offset from the original sketch and make it the length of the bar. Create the profile sketch on this work plane at a rotated orientation to match the degree of twist needed. Create a 3D sketch, and connect the corners of the first profile to the appropriate corners of the second profile. Using the 3D sketch lines as ...

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