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Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015: Autodesk Official Press by Curtis Waguespack

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Chapter 1Getting Started

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of parametric 3D design and the general tools and interface of Autodesk® Inventor®. This chapter will focus on the concepts of parametric modeling and the workflow, tools, and interface elements found in the Inventor software that are used to turn your ideas into a design.

In this chapter, you'll learn to

  • Create parametric designs
  • Get the “feel” of Inventor
  • Use the Inventor graphical interface
  • Work with Inventor file types
  • Understand how project search paths work
  • Set up library and Content Center paths
  • Create and configure a project file
  • Determine the best project type for you

Understanding Parametric Design

Autodesk Inventor is first and foremost 3D parametric ...

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