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

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Chapter 6: Sheet Metal

Take advantage of the specific sheet-metal features available in Inventor. Knowing what features are available to help realize your design can make more efficient and productive use of your time.

Master It Of the sheet-metal features discussed, how many require a sketch to produce their result?

Solution Five sheet-metal features consume a sketch: Contour Flange, Face, Cut, Punch, and Fold. Since Inventor has well-established paradigms for how sketches can be manipulated, knowing which features consume sketches may allow you to develop designs that are flexible and parametrically configurable.

Understand sheet-metal templates and rules. Templates can help get your design started on the right path, and sheet-metal rules ...

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