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Autodesk Inventor 2013 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2013 Essentials by Thom Tremblay

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Chapter 11

Building with the Frame Generator

The specialized tools in Autodesk® Inventor® software help you shortcut arduous and repetitive processes. The design accelerators and plastic part features you worked with in earlier chapters are great examples of this. Another is the Frame Generator. The frames you create with this tool are constructed from dozens of metal shapes contained in the Content Center. Once you place them, you can control how the frame members are joined together, and if the skeleton they’re based on changes, the members update as well.

  • Creating metal frames
  • Editing metal frames

Creating Metal Frames

To build a frame, you must have a sketch (2D or 3D) or a solid model to use as a skeleton. You place the frame members by ...

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