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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)

Driving Automation and Parametric Modeling in Inventor

Automating aspects of the CAD design process should always be your target as an Inventor user. With automation techniques, the utilization of existing geometry and parameters, model updates, and design changes can be accomplished much more efficiently. By applying design intent with these features and methodologies early in the process, models will update and change as expected, without the need for extensive rework.

In this chapter, you will cover how equations and parameters are used to drive design intent in a model, and how to apply iMates, iFeatures, iParts, and iAssemblies to reuse existing digital features, parts, and assembly data throughout your designs.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Reviewing equations and parameters in Inventor
  • Creating equations and driving a model
  • Creating parameters and driving a model
  • Reusing design feature data with iFeatures
  • Creating automatic...