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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 model states in parts

Model states are incredibly versatile and effective ways of simplifying parts and assemblies and creating configurations of parts or assemblies. In this respect, they are an alternative to iParts and iAssemblies.

Model states allow for the creation of multiple representations of a part or assembly within a single file. This workflow makes it easier and more efficient to create and manage configurations within a design, and as all variations exist within one file, there is no risk of accidentally breaking the association between files. Model states are also an effective way of not only creating configurations of a product but also detailing assembly stages or manufacturing stages within a model.

Model states in parts can be used to create or represent the following:

  • Manufacturing or production stages
  • Manufacturing preparation stages
  • Ranges or product families
  • Simplification levels
  • The range of movement of parts