Autodesk Inventor 11 for Designers
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet 
and Deepak Maini, CADCIM Technologies, USA
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 1-932709-17-7
Paperback, 736 Pages

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This textbook introduces the reader to Autodesk Inventor 11, the world's leading parametric solid modeling software. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the user. Also, the chapters are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes this textbook very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. The following are some additional useful features of this book.

This textbook consists of 15 pedagogically sequenced chapters covering the Part, Assembly, Drafting, Presentation, Sheet Metal, and Weldment environments of Autodesk Inventor 11. Every chapter begins with a command section that provides detailed explanation of the commands and tools in Autodesk Inventor 11. The command section is followed by tutorials that are created using these commands. This approach allows the user to use this textbook initially as a learning tool and then later use it as a reference material.

Detailed explanation of Autodesk Inventor 11 commands and tools
More than 50 real-world mechanical engineering designs as tutorials and projects with step-by-step explanation
Emphasis on Why and How with explanation
Tips and Notes throughout the textbook
736 pages with heavily illustrated text  
Self-Evaluation Tests, Review Questions, and Exercises at the end of each chapter

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
Chapter 2: Adding Constraints and Dimensions to Sketches
Chapter 3: Editing, Extruding, and Revolving Sketches
Chapter 4: Other Sketching and Modeling Options
Chapter 5: Advanced Modeling Tools-I
Chapter 6: Editing Features and Adding Automatic Dimensions to Sketches
Chapter 7: Advanced Modeling Tools-II
Chapter 8: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 10: Working with Drawing Views-I
Chapter 11: Working with Drawing Views-II
Chapter 12: Presentation Module
Chapter 13: Working with Special Design Tools
Chapter 14: Working with Sheet Metal Components
Chapter 15: Introduction to Weldments
Student Projects

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk Inventor 11 for Designers textbook (zipped pdf files) (46.3 KB),
(528 KB), (1.24 MB),
(2.2 MB),
(1.5 MB)
Free Technical Support
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Inventor Files (zipped files)
Part, assembly, drawing, and presentation files used in illustrations and tutorials.
  c01-inv-11 (196 KB), c02-inv-11 (196 KB), 
(1.2 MB), c04-inv-11 (1.6 MB),
(4.5 MB), c06-inv-11 (1.6 MB), 
c07-inv-11 (5.25 MB), c08-inv-11 (2.6 MB), 
c09-inv-11 (2.4 MB), c10-inv-11 (8.8 MB),  
c11-inv-11 (3.31 MB),  c12-inv-11 (2.81 MB), 
c13-inv-11 (1.03 MB), c14-inv-11 (3.1 MB), 
(2.9 MB)
Student Projects
(zipped PDF file)
  student-project-inv-11 (188 KB)
Tips and Notes 
(Zipped MS Word 2000 files)
These tips and notes are in addition to those given in the Autodesk Inventor 11 for Designers textbook.
  Creating Centerlines
Creating Patterned Center Marks
Changing the Color of Text in the Title Block
Creating Parameters in Excel Files and Linking them with Part Files
Creating Oblique Cone

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Last updated: April 22, 2006