Chapter 9 Large Assembly Strategies

Working with large assemblies is more manageable than ever before with the Autodesk® Inventor® software’s Express mode tools. Using Express mode allows you to open a large assembly four to six times more quickly than opening the same file using Full mode. Combining Express mode with the use of tools such as shrinkwrap and substitute level of detail (LOD) representations improves performance and minimizes the time spent waiting. Substitute LODs allow you to swap out complex subassemblies with single substitute parts of less detail, all the while maintaining model properties and an accurate bill of materials (BOM).

Although each design department may have a different view on what a large assembly is, everyone ...

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