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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)

Sketch enhancements

This release features a few sketch-based enhancements that focus on repairing broken projected geometry and additional options for accessing iProperties in sketch-based text or 3D Annotations.

Fixing broken projected geometry

When modeling in Inventor, geometry can sometimes break due to associated sketches, dimensions, or geometry being deleted or changed. This often occurs when critical referenced geometry in the model browser has been changed or deleted. Associated sketches or geometry can then become broken or orphaned. Previously, this was a much more manual task to address, but now you can go to those sketches and repair or delete the broken projections. This is advantageous, as sometimes the geometry that needs to be changed is difficult to locate or identify.

The new workflow is to edit the sketch with the broken geometry – right-click the Sketch Browser node and select Broken Projections. This highlights the problematic geometry so that...