# An Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD 2012

## Description

### Key Features

- Covers solid modeling with Inventor and 2D drawing in AutoCAD
- Designed for beginning CAD users
- Uses step-by-step tutorials

### In Detail

Most schools using Autodesk software first introduce students to the 2D features of AutoCAD and then go on to its 3D Capabilities. Inventor is usually reserved for the second or third course or for a solid modeling course.

However, another possibility is to introduce students first to solid modeling using Inventor and then to introduce AutoCAD as a 2D product. Students learn to create solid models using Inventor and then learn how to create working drawings of their 3D models using AutoCAD. This approach provides students with a strong understanding of the process used to create models and drawing in the industry.

This book contains a series of tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, solid modeling, and parametric modeling. It uses a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the import parametric modeling techniques and concepts. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent mechanical designs, creating multi-view drawings and assembly models.

Introduction to Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD 2012 consists of ten chapters from Parametric Modeling using Inventor 2012 and six chapters from AutoCAD 2012 Tutorial-First Level: 2D Fundamentals. This book is used by Ohio State in their freshman engineering program.

## Table of Contents

- Inventor 2012 - Getting Started
- Parametric Modeling Fundamentals
- Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts
- Model History Tree
- Parametric Constraints Fundamentals
- Geometric Construction Tools
- Parent/Child Relationships and the BORN Technique
- Part Drawings and Associative Functionality
- Symmetrical Features in Designs
- Assembly Modeling - Putting It All Together
- AutoCAD 2012 Getting Started
- AutoCAD Fundamentals
- Basic Object Construction Tools
- Geometric Construction and Editing Tools
- Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings
- Basic Dimensioning and Notes