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

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Creating Multi-body Parts

image It is possible to create a multi-body part file with separate solids representing each part of an assembly and then save the solids as individual parts, even having them automatically placed into an assembly. Creating multiple solid bodies in a single-part file offers some unique advantages compared to the traditional methods of creating parts in the context of an assembly file. For starters, you have one file location where all your design data is located. Second, it is often easier to fit parts together using this method, by simply sketching one part right on top of the other, and so on.

These two advantages are also ...

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