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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)

Understanding the fundamentals and usage of iLogic

In this recipe, you will learn how to operate and utilize an existing iLogic assembly of a ladder. You will become familiar with the iLogic browser and how you can access and edit rules to construct models. You will also make changes to the assembly using the predefined iLogic form.

iLogic itself is a large topic, but this chapter aims to introduce readers to the core functionalities. Here are some common areas where iLogic is utilized:

  • Suppress or unsuppress parts or features
  • Control assembly constraints
  • Run multiple operations on a single input
  • Make configurations
  • Update iProperties of models
  • Work with iFeature, iParts, and iAssemblies
  • Control drawing borders and title block information

As with most features and functionality in Inventor, there is a recommended workflow. For iLogic, this is as follows:

  1. Create and define the model.
  2. Create the iLogic rules.
  3. Set rule triggers...