Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2013
Buy Rights Online Buy Rights

Rights Contact Login For More Details

More About This Title Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2013


The complete, real-world reference and tutorial for mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013

This completely updated and revised edition includes new content requested by readers and coverage of all of Inventor's latest features. Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Inventor LT 2013 starts with a basic hands-on tour of the 3D design workflow and concludes with coverage of Inventor's built in programming tools. In between you'll find exercises and productivity tips as well as information on all aspects of the Inventor tools in Inventor LT to Inventor Professional.

This detailed guide helps you quickly become proficient with everything from 3D parametric modeling design concepts and working with large assemblies to Weldment design and the routed systems features. Written by an Autodesk Certified Instructor with extensive experience using and teaching Inventor, this book features techniques and tactics not documented elsewhere, making this an invaluable reference that you'll turn to again and again.

Helps you master Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Inventor LT 2013 and the fundamentals of 3D design Reviews how to effectively configure and use Inventor project files Shows you how to build and edit robust part models using basic and advanced tools Explores the tools used for designing sheet metal parts and how to copy assemblies for design reuse Covers large assembly strategies and reviews the ever-changing computer hardware landscape Other topics include conducting dynamic simulation and stress analysis, and working with Plastics design features and Inventor tooling for mold design


Curtis Waguespack, an Inventor expert and Autodesk Certified Instructor, has taught Inventor in the classroom and consulted with and supported manufacturing and design firms in industries ranging from aerospace to consumer products and industrial machinery. He uses Inventor daily in a real-world design and manufacturing environment and has designed a wide range of manufactured products, large and small, with Inventor. Curtis maintains the popular "From the Trenches" Inventor blog ( and speaks at Autodesk University and other industry events.


Introduction xxvii

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Autodesk Inventor 1

Chapter 2 A Hands-on Test Drive of the Workfl ow 45

Chapter 3 Sketch Techniques 69

Chapter 4 Basic Modeling Techniques 133

Chapter 5 Advanced Modeling Techniques 203

Chapter 6 Sheet Metal 257

Chapter 7 Part and Feature Reuse 315

Chapter 8 Assembly Design Workfl ows 361

Chapter 9 Large Assembly Strategies 433

Chapter 10 Weldment Design 469

Chapter 11 Presentations and Exploded Views 505

Chapter 12 Documentation 523

Chapter 13 Tools Overview 603

Chapter 14 Exchanging Data with Other Systems 643

Chapter 15 Frame Generator 667

Chapter 16 Inventor Studio 703

Chapter 17 Stress Analysis and Dynamic Simulation 739

Chapter 18 Routed Systems 777

Chapter 19 Plastics Design Features809

Chapter 20 iLogic 847

Appendix A The Bottom Line 891

Appendix B Autodesk Inventor Certifi cation 925

Index 933