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 show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other.
What you'll learn
How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCAD
How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques
How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor
How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO MINDSTORMS; Education Base Set with TETRIX kit and a VEX Robot Kit
How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module
Who this book is for
This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Getting Started 1. Fundamentals of AutoCAD 2. Basic Object Construction and Dynamic Input - AutoCAD 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools - AutoCAD 4. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings - AutoCAD 5. Basic Dimensioning and Notes - AutoCAD 6. Pictorials and Sketching 7. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor 8. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts - Autodesk Inventor 9. Model History Tree - Autodesk Inventor 10. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor 11. Geometric Construction Tools - Autodesk Inventor 12. Parent/Child Relationships and the BORN Technique - Autodesk Inventor 13. Part Drawings and 3D Annotations - Autodesk Inventor 14. Symmetrical Features in Design - Autodesk Inventor 15. Design Reuse Using AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor 16. Assembly Modeling - Putting It All Together - Autodesk Inventor 17. Design Analysis - Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Module
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