Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk Inventor 2012, and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT & TETRIX

Out of Print
Published June 3, 2011
694 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-688-2


Key Features

  • Designed for the absolute beginning CAD student wanting to learn AutoCAD and Inventor 2012
  • Covers 2D drawing, 3D modeling, assembly modeling, freehand sketching and finite element analysis
  • Includes an assembly project using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set with TETRIX® kit

In Detail

Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other.

What you'll learn

  • How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCAD
  • How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques
  • How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor
  • How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
  • How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set with TETRIX® kit
  • How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module

Who this book is for

This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.