This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2020 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 Design(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.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started 2. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 3. CSG Concepts and Model History Tree 4. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals 5. Pictorials and Sketching 6. Symmetrical Features and Part Drawings 7. Datum Features in Designs 8. Gear Generator and Content Center 9. Advanced 3D Construction Tools 10. Planar Linkage Analysis using GeoGebra 11. Design Makes the Difference 12. Assembly Modeling and Motion Analysis
Randy H. Shih