Chapter 4 Basic Modeling Techniques

This chapter covers the principles of creating a 3D parametric part with the Autodesk® Inventor® and Autodesk® Inventor LT programs, which makes it one of the most important chapters in this book. You’ll start by looking at the general options and settings associated with Inventor and part files and then move on to a basic exercise exploring the fundamentals of creating parametric models. Then you’ll take a deeper look at the options found in the primary feature tools.

All the skills in this chapter are primarily based on creating a single part, whether in a single-part file or in the context of an assembly file. Do yourself a favor and learn or review these basics before jumping into the more complex ...

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