The sheet-metal functionality in the Autodesk® Inventor® program is an extremely powerful tool set, centered around productivity and capturing your manufacturing intent. When you first begin working in the sheet-metal environment, you may feel overwhelmed because the tools and methods you have become familiar with to create other parts in Inventor do not yield good results in the sheet-metal file. However, a mastery of some basic fundamentals in sheet-metal tools can make Inventor sheet metal straightforward and highly integrated with your manufacturing environment. The Autodesk® Inventor LT™ program does not include the sheet metal tools discussed in this chapter.
In this chapter, you'll learn to: