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

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Annotating Your Sheet-Metal Design

image The Drawing Manager environment contains several tools and functions specifically focused on helping you document your sheet-metal design. A quick overview of sheet-metal-specific tools might help you understand them a bit better.

Creating a View of Your Sheet-Metal Design

The first step in creating your documentation will be to choose which model file to reference, but with sheet metal comes the added requirement of deciding between a folded model and a flat pattern view, as shown in Figure 6.31. Once a sheet-metal model file is selected on the Component tab, a Sheet Metal View options group will appear immediately ...

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