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

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Creating Basic Part Features

Inventor 3D part modeling is based upon the principle of creating a base feature and then adding features to the base feature to build a more complex part. Figure 4.9 illustrates the basic workflow for creating a part composed of multiple features.

As you create parts in Inventor, you should keep in mind the following concepts because each will go a long way toward making your modeling endeavors more productive:

  • Anchor and orient your base sketch to the 0,0,0 origins of the part file. This will make your parts much easier to manage as you go forward. The base feature will generally be the largest feature in the part, unless there is a specific reason for not making it so.

    FIGURE 4.9: Part-creation workflow

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