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

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Creating Snap Fit Features

image Snap fit features are used to secure a plastic part to another part. Although you can model any number of snap fit connections using Inventor's standard modeling tools, Inventor includes a tool to create the common hook-and-loop cantilever snap fit. Figure 19.17 shows a few common snap fits you might create with the Snap Fit tool and standard modeling tools.

FIGURE 19.17: From left to right: a permanent locking snap, nonlocking snap, and U-shaped removable locking snap

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To insert a snap fit, select an insert point made ...

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