Create Full-Featured Digital Prototypes the Inventor Way
Whether you're designing airplanes, appliances, or industrial machinery, this complete guide to Autodesk Inventor 2010 shows you how to produce and manage build-worthy 3D virtual prototypes from the ground up. Inventor experts Curtis Waguespack and Loren Jahraus not only pack this reference with veteran insights and valuable engineering principles, they also cover topics that are rarely documented elsewhere.
You'll receive a thorough grounding in basic concepts before moving on to a wealth of advanced topics for professional environments, including standard and sheet metal part design, the dos and don'ts of working with large assemblies, setting up professional workflows, effectively sharing data, and more. The book fully covers Inventor 2010 and Inventor Professional 2010, including newly enhanced simulation tools for motion and finite element analysis.
Understanding the "Inventor way" of 3D mechanical design
Using the new interface effectively and productively
Transitioning from AutoCAD or third-party 3D design packages
Learning all aspects of part and assembly design, including sketching and modeling
Mastering advanced sheet metal design techniques
Exploring little-known strategies for large assemblies
Leveraging cable and harness capabilities, tube and pipe design, and dynamic simulation and stress analysis features
Creating multibody parts and plastic part features
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Enhance your learning with the innovative video tutorials for each chapter that highlight advanced techniques and best practices. You'll also find before-and-after tutorial files, interesting and useful Inventor utilities, and a fully searchable PDF of the book.
Master the Powerful New Inventor 2010 Interface
Discover Techniques and Tricks Not Widely Documented Elsewhere
Learn in the Context of Real-World Workflows and Work Environments
Delve into Advanced Design for Parts, Assemblies, Weldments, and Plastics
Use Inventor Studio to Create High-Impact Presentations
Enhance Data Exchange and Design Effectively Across Different Industries