It is often useful to show an assembly of parts in a disassembled or exploded view for use in assembly instructions, repair manuals, and replacement part diagrams for catalogs. Inventor has a specific environment and file type that allows you to create these views in 3D using the assembly files you've already created. You can even animate the assembly (or disassembly) of your designs and create video files or animated DWF files. Be aware that in order to access the presentation tools, you must be using a full version of the Autodesk® Inventor® program. The Autodesk® Inventor LT™ software does not include the presentation tools.
In this chapter, you'll learn to: