Learning Autodesk Inventor 2017

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 163057046X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2017 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Design(CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.
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Autodesk Inventor 2017 A Tutorial Introduction

Author: L. Scott Hansen

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570206

Category: Computers

Page: 363

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This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Autodesk Inventor for anyone with little or no prior experience with CAD software. It can be used in virtually any setting from four year engineering schools to on-the-job use or self-study. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a very advanced level. It’s perfect for anyone interested in learning Autodesk Inventor quickly and effectively using a “learning by doing” approach. Additionally, the extensive videos that are included with this book make it easier than ever to learn Inventor by clearly demonstrating how to use its tools. The philosophy behind this book is that learning computer aided design programs is best accomplished by emphasizing the application of the tools. Students also seem to learn more quickly and retain information and skills better if they are actually creating something with the software program. The driving force behind this book is “learning by doing.” The instructional format of this book centers on making sure that students learn by doing and that students can learn from this book on their own. In fact, this is one thing that differentiates this book from others: the emphasis on being able to use the book for self-study. The presentation of Autodesk Inventor is structured so that no previous knowledge of any CAD program is required. This book uses the philosophy that Inventor is mastered best by concentrating on applying the program to create different types of solid models, starting simply and then using the power of the program to progressively create more complex solid models. The Drawing Activities at the end of each chapter are more complex iterations of the part developed by each chapter’s objectives. CAD programs are highly visual, there are graphical illustrations showing how to use the program. This reinforces the “learn by doing” philosophy since a student can see exactly what the program shows, and then step through progressive commands to implement the required operations. Rather than using a verbal description of the command, a screen capture of each command is replicated. Included Videos Each book includes access to extensive video training created by author Scott Hansen. The videos follow along with the table of contents of the book. Each chapter has one or more videos in which the author demonstrates how to use the tools that are covered in that chapter. Most videos follow an exercise from start to finish. The exercises created in the video are very similar to the exercise found in the corresponding chapter. Throughout the videos Scott Hansen describes how to perform each step, the reason behind these steps, and some of the other options available with the various tools. The author's clear and simple description of each exercise is a perfect companion to the text and makes learning Autodesk Inventor easier than ever. To access the videos you will need to follow the instruction included on the inside front cover to redeem the access code included with each book. Redeeming the code will add this book to your SDC Publications Library and allow you to access the videos whenever you want.
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Autodesk Inventor 2020 Essentials Plus

Author: Daniel Banach,Travis Jones

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630572497

Category: Computers

Page: 588

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Autodesk Inventor 2020 Essentials Plus provides the foundation for a hands-on course that covers basic and advanced Autodesk Inventor features used to create, edit, document, and print parts and assemblies. You learn about part and assembly modeling through real-world exercises. Autodesk Inventor 2020 Essentials Plus demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, as it equips you with the skills to master this powerful professional tool. The book walks you through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. Its unique modular organization puts key information at your fingertips, while step-by-step tutorials make it an ideal resource for self-learning. Packed with vivid illustrations and practical exercises that emphasize modern-day applications, Autodesk Inventor 2020 Essentials Plus will prepare you for work in the real world. Each chapter is organized into four sections. Objectives, which describe the content and learning objectives; topic coverage, which presents a concise review of the topic; exercises, which present the workflow for a specific command or process through illustrated step-by-step instructions; and finally a checking your skills section, which tests your understanding of the material. Who Should Use this Manual? This manual is designed to be used in instructor-led courses, although you may also find it helpful as a self-paced learning tool. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® as well as a working knowledge of mechanical design principles.
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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2017

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570303

Category: Computers

Page: 594

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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2017 contains a series of sixteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Inventor, solid modeling, and parametric modeling. It uses a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent mechanical designs, creating multi-view drawings and assembly models. Other featured topics include sheet metal design, motion analysis, 2D design reuse, collision and contact, stress analysis and the Autodesk Inventor 2017 Certified User Examination.
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Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2017 and Autodesk Inventor 2017

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570427

Category: Computers

Page: 640

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Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and shows how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other.
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Autodesk Inventor 2018 A Tutorial Introduction

Author: L. Scott Hansen

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570907

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4332

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This unique text and video set presents a thorough introduction to Autodesk Inventor for anyone with little or no prior experience with CAD software. It can be used in virtually any setting from four year engineering schools to on-the-job use or self-study. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a very advanced level. It’s perfect for anyone interested in learning Autodesk Inventor quickly and effectively using a “learning by doing” approach. Additionally, the extensive videos that are included with this book make it easier than ever to learn Inventor by clearly demonstrating how to use its tools. The philosophy behind this book is that learning computer aided design programs is best accomplished by emphasizing the application of the tools. Students also seem to learn more quickly and retain information and skills better if they are actually creating something with the software program. The driving force behind this book is “learning by doing.” The instructional format of this book centers on making sure that students learn by doing and that students can learn from this book on their own. In fact, this is one thing that differentiates this book from others: the emphasis on being able to use the book for self-study. The presentation of Autodesk Inventor is structured so that no previous knowledge of any CAD program is required. This book uses the philosophy that Inventor is mastered best by concentrating on applying the program to create different types of solid models, starting simply and then using the power of the program to progressively create more complex solid models. The Drawing Activities at the end of each chapter are more complex iterations of the part developed by each chapter’s objectives. CAD programs are highly visual, there are graphical illustrations showing how to use the program. This reinforces the “learn by doing” philosophy since a student can see exactly what the program shows, and then step through progressive commands to implement the required operations. Rather than using a verbal description of the command, a screen capture of each command is replicated.
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Autodesk Inventor 2019

Introduction to Solid Modeling - Part 1: Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947456150

Category:

Page: 602

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The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling learning guide provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge needed to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production. Topics Covered Understanding the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software interface Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed Creating equations and working with parameters Manipulating the display of the model Resolving feature failures Duplicating geometry in the model Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies Manipulating the display of components in an assembly Duplicating components in an assembly Obtaining model measurements and property information Creating Presentation files (Exploded views and Animations) Modifying and analyzing the components in an assembly Simulating motion in an assembly Creating parts and features in assemblies Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials Working with projects Creating and annotating drawings and views Customizing the Autodesk Inventor environment Prerequisites Access to the 2019 version of the software. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions. As an introductory learning guide, Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software. Students do need to be experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.
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Autodesk Inventor 2017

Autodesk Authorized Publisher: Working with Imported Data

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge

ISBN: 9781943184989

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2017: Working with Imported Geometry student guide teaches you how to work with data from other CAD platforms using the Autodesk Inventor software. Using this student guide, you will learn the various methods for importing data into Autodesk Inventor and how you can edit both imported solid and surface data. Additionally, you will learn how to index scanned point cloud data, and attach and use it in an Inventor file. The final chapters in this student guide discuss how you can use AutoCAD .DWG files in the Autodesk Inventor software. The topics covered in this student guide are also covered in ASCENT's Autodesk (R) Inventor (R) 2017: Advanced Part Modeling student guide, which includes a broader range of advanced learning topics. Topics Covered Import CAD data into the Autodesk Inventor software. Export CAD data from the Autodesk Inventor software in an available export format. Index a supported point cloud data file, attach, and edit it for use in a file. Use the Edit Base Solid environment to edit solids that have been imported into the Autodesk Inventor software. Create Direct Edit features in a model that move, resize, scale, rotate, and delete existing geometry in both imported and native Autodesk Inventor files. Set the import options to import surface data from other file format types. Transfer imported surface data into the Repair Environment to conduct a quality check for errors. Appropriately set the stitch tolerance value so that gaps in the imported geometry can be automatically stitched and identify the gaps that are not stitched. Use the Repair Environment commands to repair gaps or delete, extend, replace, trim and break surfaces to successfully create a solid from the imported geometry. Open an AutoCAD DWG file directly into an Autodesk Inventor part file and review the data. Use the DWG/DXF File Wizard and its options to import files into an Autodesk Inventor file. Use an AutoCAD DWG file in an Autodesk Inventor part file so that the geometry created in Inventor remains associative with the AutoCAD DWG file. Freeform modeling. Emboss and Decal features. Advanced Drawing tools (iPart tables, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols). Adding notes with the Engineer's Notebook. Prerequisites The material covered in this student guide assumes a mastery of Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) basics as taught in the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) Introduction to Solid Modeling student guide.
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Autodesk Inventor 2020: Advanced Part Modeling (Mixed Units)

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781951139490

Category:

Page: 682

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Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2020: Advanced Part Modeling is the second in a series of guides on the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software that is published by ASCENT. The goal of this guide is to build on the skills acquired in the Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling learning guide by taking users to a higher level of productivity when designing part models using the Autodesk Inventor software. In this guide, the user considers various approaches to part design. Specific advanced part modeling techniques covered include: multi-body design, advanced lofts, advanced sweeps, coils, generative shape design, surface modeling, and Freeform modeling. Material aimed at increasing efficiency includes: iFeatures for frequently used design elements, iParts for similar designs, and how to work with imported data. The guide also covers some miscellaneous drawing tools, such as: custom sketches symbols, working with title blocks and borders, and documenting iParts. Topics Covered Advanced model appearance options 2D and 3D sketching techniques Multi-body part modeling Advanced geometry creation tools (work features, area lofts, sweeps, and coils) Analysis tools Generative shape design using Shape Generator Creating and editing basic surfaces, importing surfaces, and surface repair tools iFeatures and iParts Importing data from other CAD systems and making edits Working with AutoCAD DWG files Freeform modeling Emboss and Decal features Advanced Drawing tools (iPart tables, surfaces in drawing views, and custom sketched symbols) Adding notes with the Engineer's Notebook Prerequisites Access to the 2020.0 version of the software (or later). The practices and files included with this guide are not compatible with prior versions. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that will not be reflected in this guide. The material assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics, as taught in Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) Introduction to Solid Modeling. Users should know how to create and edit parts, use work features, create and annotate drawing views, etc. The use of Microsoft Excel is required for this guide.
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Autodesk Inventor 2018: Design Variations and Representations

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 262

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The Autodesk® Inventor® 2018: Design Variations and Representations learning guide contains topics that teach you how to efficiently create and represent designs based on existing geometry. Using this learning guide, you will learn how the iFeature, iPart, and iAssembly tools can be used to leverage existing geometry to quickly and easily create additional or slightly varied geometry, and how iMates can be used to define geometry placement in an assembly. The remaining chapters in the learning guide focus on how you can simplify a model to create positional configurations to evaluate components’ range of motion (Positional Representations), create simplified geometry to share with customers while protecting your intellectual property (Shrinkwrap and Assembly Simplification), and how to manage working with large assemblies (Level of Detail Representations). The topics covered in this learning guide are also covered in the following ASCENT learning guides, which include a broader range of advanced topics: - Autodesk® Inventor® 2018: Advanced Assembly Modeling - Autodesk® Inventor® 2018: Advanced Part Modeling Objectives - Create and place an iFeature. - Use the Copy command to duplicate features in a model or between models. - Create a table-driven iFeature. - Edit an iFeature. - Create an iPart that can generate different configurations of a model. - Insert standard or custom iParts into an assembly. - Replace an iPart in an assembly with a new iPart instance. - Modify an iPart factory. - Use a table-driven iPart to create an iFeature. - Build iMate constraints into parts or subassemblies. - Combine multiple iMates into a Composite iMate group. - Manually or automatically match iMates of parts in an assembly. - Control the order in which iMate pairs are previewed by using the Match List functionality. - Vary constraint settings in iParts by including iMates. - Create and place an iAssembly. - Edit an iAssembly Factory. - Create and edit different positional representations of an assembly by overriding the existing settings of an assembly. - Create a Shrinkwrap part that is a simplification of the original component. - Selectively determine which assembly components to include in a simplified view and use that information to create a new part model. - Define bounding box or cylindrical geometry to represent assembly components and use that information to create a new part model. - Combine the use of a simplified view, envelopes, and visibility settings to create a new simplified model. - Display a system-defined Level of Detail (LOD) Representation. - Simplify the display and create user-defined LOD Representations in an assembly. - Replace a complex component for a simpler one using a Substitute Level of Detail Representation. Prerequisites The material covered in this learning guide assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics as taught in the Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling learning guide.
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