Autodesk Inventor 2021 and Engineering Graphics

An Integrated Approach

Published June 23, 2020
680 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-340-9


Key Features

  • Teaches you the principles of both engineering graphics and Autodesk Inventor 2021
  • Uses step by step tutorials that cover the most common features of Autodesk Inventor
  • Includes a chapter on stress analysis
  • Prepares you for the Autodesk Inventor Certified User Exam

In Detail

Autodesk Inventor 2021 and Engineering Graphics: An Integrated Approach will teach you the principles of engineering graphics while instructing you on how to use the powerful 3D modeling capabilities of Autodesk Inventor 2021. Using step-by-step tutorials, this text will teach you how to create and read engineering drawings while becoming proficient at using the most common features of Autodesk Inventor. By the end of the book you will be fully prepared to take and pass the Autodesk Inventor Certified User Exam.

This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in this text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in-depth discussions of parametric feature-based CAD techniques.

This textbook contains a series of fifteen chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial style lessons, designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphic language used in all branches of technical industry. This book does not attempt to cover all of Autodesk Inventor 2021’s features, only to provide an introduction to the software. It is intended to help you establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

Autodesk Inventor 2021 Certified User Examination

The content of this book covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the Autodesk Inventor 2021 Certified User examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals
  3. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts
  4. Geometric Constructions
  5. Model History Tree
  6. Geometric Construction Tools
  7. Orthographic Projection and Multiview Constructions
  8. Dimensioning and Notes
  9. Tolerancing and Fits
  10. Pictorials and Sketching
  11. Auxiliary Views and Reference Geometry
  12. Section Views & Symmetrical Features in Designs
  13. Threads and Fasteners
  14. Assembly Modeling and Working Drawings
  15. Introduction to Stress Analysis
    Appendix A. Running and Sliding Fits – American National Standard
    Appendix B. Metric Limits and Fits
    Appendix C. Unified National Thread Form
    Appendix D. Metric Thread Form
    Appendix E. Fasteners (Inch Series)
    Appendix F. Metric Fasteners
    Appendix G. Fasteners
    Appendix H. References


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Product Details

Published June 23, 2020
680 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-340-9 | ISBN 10: 163057340X
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-581-7