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

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Simplifying Parts

Albert Einstein once suggested that things be made as simple as possible but not simpler. This is a good concept to keep in mind when creating models in Inventor. Adding extraneous details to common parts can have a negative impact on large assembly performance. Of course, if the part file is to be used for fabrication, then a certain level of detail is required. Oftentimes, though, we create models of common parts to be used in an assembly for the end goal of getting an accurate bill of materials. Your assembly performance could most likely be improved by reducing the amount of detail in those types of parts.

Removing or Suppressing Unneeded Features

Reducing the number of edges and faces in a part is a sure way to minimize ...

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