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

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Creating Derived Parts and Assemblies

You can create parts derived from other components using the Derive tool. Common uses of the Derive tool are to create scaled and mirrored versions of existing parts, to cut one part from another part, and to consolidate an assembly into a single-part file. Nonlinear scaling is accomplished using an add-in available in the Inventor installation directory.

Creating Derived Parts

Derived parts are base solids that are linked to the original feature-based part. Modifications to the derived part in the form of additional features are allowed. Original features are modified in the parent part, and changes to the parent part are moved to the derived part upon save and update. There is no reasonable limit to the ...

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