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

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Reusing Existing Geometry

Geometry reuse is a productive technique in Inventor. You can reuse existing features and sketch geometry to create additional features within the same part or even on other open parts. You don't need to create additional new sketches to utilize this technique. The following sections will cover how to copy sketches and features and develop dependent and independent relationships between the features.

Copying Features

image Copying features in Inventor is a relatively simple procedure using the Model browser. In an existing model, simply right-click a feature within the browser, and select Copy. Next, select a different face ...

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