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

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Getting to Know the Features

The Inventor sheet-metal environment contains numerous specialized tools to help you design components that follow your sheet-metal-manufacturing guidelines and process restrictions. The following sections describe general feature classifications and capabilities that will provide you with a quick road map to the features. Once you understand how the features work, you will be able to build models that capture your design intent.

Starting with a Base Feature

Out of all the sheet-metal features provided, only four create what are referred to as base features. Base features are simply the first features that appear in the feature history. The following tools can create base features:

  • Face
  • Contour Flange
  • Contour Roll ...

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