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Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2014 and Autodesk Inventor 2014

Published June 17, 2013
611 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-806-0


Key Features

  • Designed for the absolute beginning CAD student wanting to learn AutoCAD and Inventor 2014
  • Covers 2D drawing, 3D modeling, assembly modeling, freehand sketching and finite element analysis
  • Uses step-by-step instructions thoughout the book
  • Includes three assembly projects using three popular robot kits

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 and a VEX Robot 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Getting Started
  2. Fundamentals of AutoCAD
  3. Basic Object Construction and Dynamic Input - AutoCAD
  4. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools - AutoCAD
  5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings - AutoCAD
  6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes - AutoCAD
  7. Pictorials and Sketching
  8. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor
  9. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts - Autodesk Inventor
  10. Model History Tree - Autodesk Inventor
  11. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor
  12. Geometric Construction Tools - Autodesk Inventor
  13. Parent/Child Relationships and the BORN Technique - Autodesk Inventor
  14. Part Drawings and 3D Annotations - Autodesk Inventor
  15. Symmetrical Features in Design - Autodesk Inventor
  16. Design Reuse Using AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
  17. Assembly Modeling - Putting It All Together - Autodesk Inventor
  18. Design Analysis - Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Module

    Bonus Chapters

  19. Assembly Model with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Set - Autodesk Inventor®
  20. Assembly Model with the TETRIX® by Pitsco Building System - Autodesk Inventor
  21. Assembly Model with VEX® Robot Kit - Autodesk Inventor


Bonus Chapter 18: Assembly Model with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Set - Autodesk Inventor
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