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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)

Reviewing equations and parameters in Inventor

Inventor equations help to enable the designer to incorporate intelligence and an element of design intent into the model. This ensures that as design changes are made to the design, the model updates and behaves as expected. Inventor equations are established through the creation of mathematical relationships between existing dimensions in a sketch or feature. They can also be established with parameters, which can also be user defined.

Equations sound much more difficult than they are; most of the time, a simple set of basic mathematical functions is required to produce the desired output. For more advanced automation and logic-based rules, iLogic would be incorporated. iLogic is the use of VB.NET code to run rules within Inventor to automate tasks and model updates. An understanding of the basic equations and parameters is fundamental to understanding iLogic. This chapter will focus solely on equations and parameters; more details...