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

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Assembly Features

An assembly feature is a feature created and utilized purely within the active assembly file and environment. Because this feature was created within the assembly file, it does not exist at the single part or subassembly level. A good example of an assembly feature in use is the technique of creating drilled holes through a standard tabletop within an assembly. Common practice is to place brackets on the tabletop to find the mounting-hole locations. This allows the holes to be drilled at the same time, ensuring an exact match and placement. Assembly features in Inventor mimic this approach.

Examining the individual tabletop file reveals that the part file does not contain the drilled holes, simply because the drill operation ...

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