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 shows 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 AutoCADHow to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniquesHow to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk InventorHow to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk InventorHow to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set, with a TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot KitHow to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module
This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2015 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.
Author: Randy H. Shih
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2009 contains a series of fifteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Inventor, 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. Other featured topics include sheet metal design, motion analysis, 2D design reuse, collision and contact, and the Autodesk Inventor 2010 Certified Associate Examination.
Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Fusion 360, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces Autodesk Fusion 360 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and 3D printing your own designs. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects, and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.
Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
Release Date: 2018-03-25
Note: This book is a continuation of Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling - Part 1. The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling learning guide provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. You will learn the key skills and knowledge needed to design models using Autodesk Inventor, starting with conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production. Topics Covered Understanding the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) software interface Creating, constraining, and dimensioning 2D sketches Creating and editing the solid base 3D feature from a sketch Creating and editing secondary solid features that are sketched and placed Creating equations and working with parameters Manipulating the display of the model Resolving feature failures Duplicating geometry in the model Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assemblies Manipulating the display of components in an assembly Duplicating components in an assembly Obtaining model measurements and property information Creating Presentation files (Exploded views and Animations) Modifying and analyzing the components in an assembly Simulating motion in an assembly Creating parts and features in assemblies Creating and editing an assembly Bill of Materials Working with projects Creating and annotating drawings and views Customizing the Autodesk Inventor environment Prerequisites Access to the 2019 version of the software. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions As an introductory learning guide, Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling does not assume prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software. Students do need to be experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.
Author: L. Scott Hansen
Publisher: SDC Publications
Release Date: 2014-03
This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Autodesk Inventor for anyone with little or no prior experience with CAD software. It can be used in virtually any setting from four year engineering schools to on-the-job use or self-study. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a very advanced level. It’s perfect for anyone interested in learning Autodesk Inventor quickly and effectively using a “learning by doing” approach. The philosophy behind this book is that learning computer aided design programs is best accomplished by emphasizing the application of the tools. Students also seem to learn more quickly and retain information and skills better if they are actually creating something with the software program. The driving force behind this book is “learning by doing.” The instructional format of this book centers on making sure that students learn by doing and that students can learn from this book on their own. In fact, this is one thing that differentiates this book from others: the emphasis on being able to use the book for self-study. The presentation of Autodesk Inventor is structured so that no previous knowledge of any CAD program is required. This book uses the philosophy that Inventor is mastered best by concentrating on applying the program to create different types of solid models, starting simply and then using the power of the program to progressively create more complex solid models. The Drawing Activities at the end of each chapter are more complex iterations of the part developed by each chapter’s objectives. CAD programs are highly visual, there are graphical illustrations showing how to use the program. This reinforces the “learn by doing” philosophy since a student can see exactly what the program shows, and then step through progressive commands to implement the required operations. Rather than using a verbal description of the command, a screen capture of each command is replicated.
Updated for use with latest version of Autodesk Inventor software, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, and provides the skills to master this commonly-used professional tool. The book walks readers through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. A combination 'how-to' and reference manual, AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS also features step-by-step tutorials and project exercises, making it an ideal resource for self-learning as well as classroom instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This practical resource provides a series of Inventor® exercises covering several topics, including: sketches part models assemblies drawing layouts presentations sheet metal design welding for users with some familiarity with Autodesk® Inventor, or other similar feature-based modelling software such as Solid Works ®, CATIA ®, Pro/ENGINEER and Creo Parametric, and who want to become proficient. Exercises are set out in a structured way and are suitable for releases of Inventor from versions 7 to 13.
Author: Paul Munford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Your real-world introduction to mechanical design with Autodesk Inventor 2016 Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is a complete real-world reference and tutorial for those learning this mechanical design software. With straightforward explanations and practical tutorials, this guide brings you up to speed with Inventor in the context of real-world workflows and environments. You'll begin designing right away as you become acquainted with the interface and conventions, and then move into more complex projects as you learn sketching, modeling, assemblies, weldment design, functional design, documentation, visualization, simulation and analysis, and much more. Detailed discussions are reinforced with step-by-step tutorials, and the companion website provides downloadable project files that allow you to compare your work to the pros. Whether you're teaching yourself, teaching a class, or preparing for the Inventor certification exam, this is the guide you need to quickly gain confidence and real-world ability. Inventor's 2D and 3D design features integrate with process automation tools to help manufacturers create, manage, and share data. This detailed guide shows you the ins and outs of all aspects of the program, so you can jump right in and start designing with confidence. Sketch, model, and edit parts, then use them to build assemblies Create exploded views, flat sheet metal patterns, and more Boost productivity with data exchange and visualization tools Perform simulations and stress analysis before the prototyping stage This complete reference includes topics not covered elsewhere, including large assemblies, integrating other CAD data, effective modeling by industry, effective data sharing, and more. For a comprehensive, real-world guide to Inventor from a professional perspective, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is the easy-to-follow hands-on training you've been looking for.
Autodesk Fusion is a product of Autodesk Inc. It is the first of its kind of software which combine D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool in single package. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In CAD environment, you can create the model with parametric designing and dimensioning. The CAD environment is equally applicable for assemblydesign. The CAE environment facilitates to analysis the model under real-world load conditions. Once the model is as per your requirement then generate the NC program using the CAM environment.With lots of features and thorough review, we present a book to help professionals as well as beginners in creating some of the most complex solid models. The book follows a step by step methodology.In this book, we have tried to give real-world examples with real challenges in designing. We have tried to reduce the gap between educational and industrial use of Autodesk Fusion. In this edition of book, we have included topics on Sketching, D Part Designing, Assembly Design, Rendering & Animation, Sculpting, Mesh Design, CAM, Simulation, D printing, D PDFs.ContentsStarting with Autodesk Fusion 360Sketching3D Sketch and Solid ModellingAdvanced 3D ModellingPractical and PracticeSolid EditingAssembly DesignImporting Files and InspectionSurface ModellingRendering and AnimationDrawingSculptingSculpting-2Mesh DesignCAMGenerating Milling Toolpaths - 1Generating Milling Toolpaths - 2Generating Turning and Cutting ToolpathsMiscellaneous CAM ToolsIntroduction to Simulation in Fusion 360Simulation Studies in Fusion 360
Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011 provides a clear path to perfecting the skills of designers and engineers using simulation inside Autodesk Inventor. This book includes modal analysis, stress singularities, and H-P convergence, in addition to the new frame analysis functionality. The book is divided into three sections: dynamic solution, stress analysis, and frame analysis, with a total of nineteen chapters. The first chapter of each section offers an overview of the topic covered in that section. There is also an overview of the Inventor Simulation interface and its strengths, weaknesses, and workarounds. Furthermore, the book emphasizes the joint creation process and discusses in detail the unique and powerful parametric optimization function. This book will be a useful learning tool for designers and engineers, and a source for applying simulation for faster production of better products. Get up to speed fast with real-life, step-by-step design problems—3 new to this edition! Discover how to convert CAD models to working digital prototypes, enabling you to enhance designs and simulate real-world performance without creating physical prototypes Learn all about the frame analysis environment—new to Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011—and other key features of this powerful software, including modal analysis, assembly stress analysis, parametric optimization analysis, effective joint creation, and more Manipulate and experiment with design solutions from the book using datasets provided on the book's companion website (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/v2/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123821027) and move seamlessly onto tackling your own design challenges with confidence New edition features enhanced coverage of key areas, including stress singularities, h-p convergence, curved elements, mechanism redundancies, FEA and simulation theory, with hand calculations, and more
Get started with the basics of part modeling, assembly modeling, presentations, and drawings in this step-by-step tutorial on Autodesk Inventor fundamentals. Next, this book teaches you some intermediate-level topics such as additional part modeling tools, sheet metal modeling, top-down assembly features, assembly joints, and dimension and annotations. Engaging explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions make this tutorial book complete. Once you have read Learn Autodesk Inventor 2018 Basics you will be able to use Autodesk Inventor for 3D modeling, 2D drawings, finite element analysis, mold design, and other purposes, just like a design professional. You will gain all the basic information and essential skills you need to work in Autodesk Inventor immediately. What You'll Learn Carry out virtual 3D modeling for your next 3D printing projects Design molds for 3D printing and other projects Generate 2D drawings Who This Book Is For Novice users of Autodesk Inventor.
Author: Randy H. Shih
Release Date: 2009
AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce students to AutoCAD 2010. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. Students will learn to use the AutoCAD Heads-up DesignTM interface, which means the students will learn to focus on the design, not on the keyboard. This book also includes a multimedia DVD with video presentations of the tutorial exercises found in the text! AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination The content of AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book. If you are teaching an introductory level AutoCAD course and you want to prepare your students for the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination this is the only book that you need. If your students are not interested in the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination you will know that your students will be studying the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as important enough to include on the certification examination. Table of Contents AutoCAD Certified Associate Examination Reference Guide Introduction: Getting Started 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals 2. Basic Object Construction Tools 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 4. Object Properties and Organization 5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes 7. Templates and Plotting 8. Parametric Drawing Tools 9. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 10. Section Views 11. Assembly Drawings and Blocks
Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
Release Date: 2017-04-17
The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2018: Surface and Freeform Modeling student guide teaches you how to incorporate surfacing and freeform modeling techniques into your design environment. You begin with instruction on how to create the splines and 3D sketches commonly used in surface creation. Chapters on surface creation focus on using these sketches or existing geometry to create surfaces for use in your solid models. Freeform modeling is also covered, which enables you to create complex shapes without needing the constraints required in a parametric workflow. To complete the student guide, you will learn how to use the Autodesk Inventor surface analysis tools to evaluate the continuity between surfaces and the curvature on a surface, determine if the applied draft is within a specified range, and conduct section analysis to evaluate wall thickness values. The topics covered in this student guide are also covered in ASCENT's Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2018: Advanced Part Modeling student guide, which includes a broader range of advanced learning topics. Topics Covered Create spline and 3D sketched entities. Create planar and three-dimensional surfaces. Combine individual surface features into a single quilted surface. Add or remove material in a model by referencing a surface. Create solid geometry using surface geometry. Remove portions of a surface using a reference surface or work plane. Manipulate the extent of a surface by extending or stretching it. Create a new solid face by replacing an existing solid face with surface geometry. Remove existing surfaces or solid faces from a model. Copy surfaces from one model into another. Create freeform geometry base shapes, faces, and converted geometry. Edit freeform base geometry by manipulating existing geometry or adding new elements to the base shape. Use the surface analysis tools to evaluate continuity between surfaces, check draft values, analyze curvature on a surface, and review sectioned areas of the model. Prerequisites The material covered in this student guide assumes a mastery of Autodesk Inventor basics as taught in the Autodesk Inventor: Introduction to Solid Modeling student guide.
Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge
Release Date: 2017-01-23
The Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) 2017: Surface and Freeform Modeling student guide teaches you how to incorporate surfacing and freeform modeling techniques into your design environment. You begin with instruction on how to create the splines and 3D sketches commonly used in surface creation. Chapters on surface creation focus on using these sketches or existing geometry to create surfaces for use in your solid models. Freeform modeling is also covered, which enables you to create complex shapes without needing the constraints required in a parametric workflow. To complete the student guide, you will learn how to use the Autodesk Inventor surface analysis tools to evaluate the continuity between surfaces and the curvature on a surface, determine if the applied draft is within a specified range, and conduct section analysis to evaluate wall thickness values. The topics covered in this student guide are also covered in ASCENT's Autodesk (R) Inventor (R) 2017: Advanced Part Modeling student guide, which includes a broader range of advanced learning topics. Topics Covered Create spline and 3D sketched entities. Create planar and three-dimensional surfaces. Combine individual surface features into a single quilted surface. Add or remove material in a model by referencing a surface. Create solid geometry using surface geometry. Remove portions of a surface using a reference surface or work plane. Manipulate the extent of a surface by extending or stretching it. Create a new solid face by replacing an existing solid face with surface geometry. Remove existing surfaces or solid faces from a model. Copy surfaces from one model into another. Create freeform geometry base shapes, faces, and converted geometry. Edit freeform base geometry by manipulating existing geometry or adding new elements to the base shape. Use the surface analysis tools to evaluate continuity between surfaces, check draft values, analyze curvature on a surface, and review sectioned areas of the model. Prerequisites The material covered in this student guide assumes a mastery of Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) basics as taught in the Autodesk(R) Inventor(R) Introduction to Solid Modeling student guide.