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

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Chapter 11: Functional Design

Use Inventor's Design Accelerators. Design Accelerators and Design Generators allow you to rapidly create complex geometry and the associated calculations that verify the viability of your design.

Master It Your design needs a bolted connection, but you are not certain about the number of bolts to use to ensure a proper connection.

Solution Use the Bolted Connections tool to determine the optimum number of bolts for a given material and loading conditions.

Use Inventor's Design Calculators. Design Calculators do not create any geometry, but they permit you to store the calculations in the assembly and repeat the calculation with different input values at a later time.

Master It You need to calculate the size ...

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