At any point in your design process, you can choose to begin documenting your design with the Autodesk® Inventor® program. Although creating drawings was traditionally something that had to wait until the design was fully complete, there are no such restrictions in Inventor. You can start to develop an annotated 2D drawing file at any point in your process. It is generally recommended, however, that you start documenting as late in the design as possible.
The ultimate goal of this chapter is to illustrate how you can use the Drawing Manager in Inventor to generate traditional 2D annotated drawings. You can then output your documentation in a variety of file formats, including DWF and PDF.
In this chapter, you will learn ...