Create The Complete Digital Prototype
Finally, there is a top-notch, beginner-level book on Autodesk's Inventor 3D mechanical design software that helps you quickly master the essentials and start designing with confidence. With the skilled instruction of Inventor expert and veteran trainer Thom Tremblay, you'll learn Inventor 2009 in the context of real-world workflows and tasks.
After getting up to speed on Inventor's interface, you'll quickly learn to create the accurate 2D drawings you need. From there, the book walks you through core tools and capabilities, so you can explore 2D sketching and 3D part modeling before moving to increasingly sophisticated techniques such as advanced assembly modeling, effectively using sheet metal tools, and managing standards and styles. With pages of striking examples and practical tips, this is your best one-stop guide to getting started and getting innovative with Inventor 2009.
Create 2D drawings quickly, easily, and with complete accuracy
Learn sketching and 3D part modeling—and start replicating reality
Combine surfaces and solids with advanced modeling tools
Easily assemble parts and subassemblies into complete products
Pull precise information out of assemblies with parts lists, balloons, and exploded views
Use Sheet Metal tools to create parts with production specs, multiple flanges, and more
Generate engineering and manufacturing documentation from your 3D models
Find practice files to accompany the tutorials in the book as well as striking examples of finished prototypes at www.sybex.com/go/IntroducingInventor2009.
Thom Tremblay and Sybex publishing have taken this top-shelf tool and brought it to the masses. This book not only allows the novice to get their feet wet, but it motivates them by allowing them to easily gain confidence and move from the shallow end of the pool into deeper water. Rating: 4.5 out of 5.—Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal