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

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Performing Calculations and Analysis

Included in the standard Frame Generator tools are two calculator tools: the Beam And Column Calculator and the Plate Calculator. These calculators are Design Accelerator tools that can do a simple stress analysis. The Beam And Column Calculator, for instance, can analyze a single beam or column, but it assumes a uniform cross section, so it does not take into account holes or end treatments.

If you have Inventor Professional or Inventor Simulation, you can use the Frame Analysis tools that are part of those packages. You can learn more about the Frame Analysis tools in Chapter 17, “Stress Analysis and Dynamic Simulation.”

The Beam and Column Calculator

You can find the Beam And Column Calculator tool in the ...

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