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

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Working with iFeatures

image iFeatures are features that have been extracted from an existing part file and configured for reuse in other parts. If you are familiar with AutoCAD, you might relate iFeatures to blocks, in that you can write out blocks for reuse in other drawings. Any feature based upon a sketch can be used as an iFeature, but there are some best practices to follow when creating sketches and features to be extracted for iFeatures. Once extracted, the iFeature is stored in an external location and can be placed into any other part file. Inventor is supplied with a number of standard iFeature files as well. iFeatures cannot currently be ...

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