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

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Assembly Reuse and Configurations

Quite frequently, existing assemblies are used in other designs or are used in multiple locations within the top-level assembly. There are three basic workflows for reusing and configuring assemblies in a design:

  • Copying designs
  • Using view, positional, and level-of-detail representations
  • Using iAssemblies (table-driven assemblies)

Copying Designs

Quite often you'll need to copy a previous design to create a similar design based on the original. Part of the challenge of doing this with Inventor is creating copies of only the parts that will be modified in the new design while reusing parts that do not incur changes, all while maintaining healthy file links. To do this effectively, you can employ the Copy Components ...

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