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

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Working in the Presentation Environment

Presentations are generally used to document how an assembly model is put together. Your end result could be as simple as a static explosion that you'll use to generate a 2D view in a drawing or a dynamic video where a design is assembled or disassembled through animation.

When you first create a new presentation file, you'll find that the environment looks similar to the other part and assembly modeling environments, but it has a significantly reduced set of tools. The 3D navigation tools detailed earlier in this book (Orbit and ViewCube), as well as the browser, are used in presentations as well as in the 3D modeling environments. In the following pages, you will create a basic exploded assembly and explore ...

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