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

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Exploring the BIM Exchange

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) Exchange is an add-in environment for parts and assemblies. Using the BIM Exchange, you can import Inventor models into Autodesk AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP, which are also Autodesk products used for building design and construction systems. The MEP products are used to document the building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing information of the designs. To access the BIM Exchange environment, select the Environments tab and click BIM Exchange while in a part or an assembly.

Model Simplification

Typically, when you author an Inventor model for use with a building-systems application (such as Revit, for example), you will want to reduce the amount of detail in that model so the ...

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