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

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Creating a Sketch in a New Part

When you create a new part file from a template, Inventor creates the first sketch for you. In the following exercises, you will create a new part file and further explore the tools used to create sketch entities. To create a part model in Inventor, you will typically start with a 2D sketch and build a base feature from that sketch.

Creating a New Part File from a Template

You create new part files from an IPT template. Once you open the IPT template, you will automatically be in the sketch environment. In this exercise, you will use the Standard(mm).ipt file.

To explore sketch fundamentals in the next exercise, you should disable the HUD tools. The HUD tools allow you to place dimensions as you create sketch geometry ...

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