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

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Performing Machining Operations

Once you've created the preparations and welds, you can create machine features. The features available for machining are similar to the features in the preparations environment. In terms of operations, they are performed after the generation of weld beads. One of the main advantages of providing the machining operations in a separate environment is that in drawings, you can document them in the as-machined state. Holes and extrude cuts are typical post-weld machining features.

Figure 10.27 shows a welded assembly with machining operations performed on it.

FIGURE 10.27: Machining features on a weldment assembly

To create the machining features, follow these steps:

  1. On the Get Started tab, click the Open button. ...

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