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Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By : Alexander Bordino
Book Image

Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By: Alexander Bordino

Overview of this book

Autodesk Inventor is an industry-leading, computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation. This book will help to bridge the gap between the fundamentals of this software and the more advanced features, workflows, and environments it has to offer. Using cookbook-style recipes, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in creating dynamic 3D parts, assemblies, and complete designs. You’ll also explore a variety of topics, including automation and parametric techniques, collaboration tools, creating sheet metal designs, and design accelerators such as frame generators. As you progress, the chapters will guide you through surface modeling tools, advanced assembly, and simplification tools, along with covering iLogic, Finite Element Analysis, and more. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be able to use the advanced functionality within Autodesk Inventor but also have the practical experience you need to deploy specific techniques in your own projects and workflows.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Work axes – Best practices

A work axis is a construction line of infinite length that is parametrically attached to a part. A work axis compliments the use of work planes and can be used as a reference in the creation of new axes/planes, or other part modeling features such as a Revolve operation.

A summary of all work axes in Inventor (with examples of how they are used) is shown in Figure 1.14:

Figure 1.14: Work axes and examples in Inventor

Now that we have covered all the work axes, here are some best practices to keep in mind:

  • Work planes and work points can be created when applying work axes and used as a reference.
  • You can redefine references for axes by right-clicking on a work axis and selecting Redefine Feature.
  • You can change the visibility of work axes in the same way as work planes. Right-click on an axis and select Visibility. The global control for this in Inventor can be found by clicking on the View...