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

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Sharing Your Drawings Outside Your Workgroup

Once your design is fully annotated, you can share the design documents with others in numerous ways. Of course, the traditional hard-copy route is available from the Print tool, but there are electronic means to share your Inventor drawings with people who do not have Inventor. The native file formats offer several possibilities. Inventor IPT, IAM, IPN, and IDW files can be viewed using the freely distributed Inventor View application. A version of this is already installed with Inventor but can be downloaded for free from the Autodesk website.

As mentioned earlier, if you use DWG as your drawing-file format, anyone with a copy of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2007 or newer can view, plot, and measure the ...

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