Autodesk Inventor  2008 for Designers
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Suresh T V
, CADD Engineer, CADCIM Technologies, USA
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-193270923-0
Paperback, 736 Pages


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This textbook introduces the reader to Autodesk Inventor 2008, 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 16 pedagogically sequenced chapters covering the Part, Assembly, Drafting, Presentation, Sheet Metal, and Weldment environments of Autodesk Inventor 2008. Every chapter begins with a command section that provides detailed explanation of the commands and tools in Autodesk Inventor 2008. 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.

Following are the additional features of this book:
   Detailed explanation of Autodesk Inventor 2008 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: Introduction
Chapter 2: Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
Chapter 3: Adding Constraints and Dimensions to Sketches
Chapter 4: Editing, Extruding, and Revolving Sketches
Chapter 5: Other Sketching and Modeling Options
Chapter 6: Advanced Modeling Tools-I
Chapter 7: Editing Features and Adding Automatic Dimensions to Sketches
Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling Tools-II
Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 10: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 11: Working with Drawing Views-I
Chapter 12: Working with Drawing Views-II
Chapter 13: Presentation Module
Chapter 14: Working with Special Design Tools
Chapter 15: Working with Sheet Metal Components
Chapter 16: Introduction to Weldments
Student Projects
Index

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk Inventor 2008 for Designers textbook (zipped pdf files)   contents-inv-2008.zip (63 KB),
c02-inv-2008.zip (605 KB),
c08-inv-2008.zip (1.99 MB), 
c13-inv-2008.zip (578 KB)
Free Technical Support
For free technical support, please email to
  techsupport@cadcim.com
Free Software Download   If you are a student and have a school-issued email address from a college or university, you can click on the following link and download the software for free:

http://students7.autodesk.com/?lbon=1 

Inventor Files (zipped files)
Part, assembly, drawing, and presentation files used in illustrations and tutorials.
  c02-inv-2008 (197 KB), c03-inv-2008 (186 KB), 
c04-inv-2008
(1.18 MB), c05-inv-2008 (1.28 MB),
c06-inv-2008
(4.56 MB), c07-inv-2008 (1.37 MB), 
c08-inv-2008 (4.46 MB), c09-inv-2008 (2.18 MB), 
c10-inv-2008 (2.42 MB), c11-inv-2008 (6.58 MB),  
c12-inv-2008 (4.80 MB),  c13-inv-2008 (2.95 MB), 
c14-inv-2008 (1.01 MB), c15-inv-2008 (2.56 MB), 
c16-inv-2008
(2.01 MB)
Student Projects
(zipped PDF file)
  http://www.cadcim.com/Students_Project/basic_projects.htm
http://www.cadcim.com/Students_Project/intermediate.htm
http://www.cadcim.com/Students_Project/advance_projects.htm
 
Tips and Notes 
(Zipped MS Word 2000 files)
These tips and notes are in addition to those given in the Autodesk Inventor 2008 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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