Autodesk Inventor 2008 for Designers
is a comprehensive textbook that introduces the users to feature based 3D parametric solid modeling using the Autodesk Inventor 2008 software. The textbook covers all environments of Autodesk Inventor 2008 with a thorough explanation of all commands, options, and their applications to create real-world products. About 60 mechanical engineering industry examples are used as tutorials and an additional 40 as exercises to ensure that the user can relate their knowledge and understand the design techniques used in the industry to design a product. After reading the textbook, the user will be able to create solid parts, sheet metal parts, assemblies, weldments, drawing views with bill of materials, and presentation views to animate the assemblies. Also, the user will learn the editing techniques that are essential to make a successful design. In this book, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the user.
Salient Features of the TextbookConsists of 16 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence. These chapters cover the Sketching, Modeling, Assembly, Drafting, Presentation, Sheet Metal, and Weldment environments of Autodesk Inventor 2008.The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.Every chapter begins with the command section that provides the detailed explanation of the Autodesk Inventor 2008 commands.Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes. Self-evaluation test and review questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
Free Teaching and Learning ResourcesFree online technical support at email@example.comPart, assembly, and drawing files of the models used in illustrations, tutorials, and exercises.Customizable PowerPoint presentations for every chapter in this textbookInstructor s guide that provides solutions to review questions and exercises provided in the textbook.Student projects to enhance the skills.Class tests that can be used by faculty in the class.Course outline listing the topics that should be covered in basic and advanced classes.
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