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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)

Creating and managing an Inventor .ipj project file

Before embarking on a practical recipe for creating and managing an Inventor project file, it is important to understand the terminology and nomenclature and how the project file system works within Inventor.

Inventor uses project files to organize and collate all the design data associated with a job or project that you are working on. Projects can consist of parts and assemblies but also standard components, and libraries of the standard components used, such as fasteners.

Inventor projects act as a central repository and location for your design files, so Inventor knows the location of all parts and assemblies that are associated with a particular design job.

There is no limit to the amount of project files that you can have to manage your work within Inventor. There are normally two schools of thought about managing projects in an organization:

  • A single project with an internal folder structure within it for each...