1st Edition

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2022 and Autodesk Inventor 2022 Hand Sketching, 2D Drawing and 3D Modeling

By Randy H. Shih Copyright 2021
    650 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    Tools for Design is intended to provide you 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 AutoCAD
    • How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques
    • How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor
    • How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
    • How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set, with a TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot Kit
    • How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module

    Who this book is for

    This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.

    Introduction: Getting Started

    1. Fundamentals of AutoCAD

    2. Basic Object Construction and Dynamic Input - AutoCAD

    3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools - AutoCAD

    4. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings - AutoCAD

    5. Basic Dimensioning and Notes - AutoCAD

    6. Pictorials and Sketching

    7. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor

    8. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts - Autodesk Inventor

    9. Model History Tree - Autodesk Inventor

    10. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals - Autodesk Inventor

    11. Geometric Construction Tools - Autodesk Inventor

    12. Parent/Child Relationships and the BORN Technique - Autodesk Inventor

    13. Part Drawings and 3D Model-Based Definition - Autodesk Inventor

    14. Symmetrical Features in Design - Autodesk Inventor

    15. Design Reuse Using AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor

    16. Assembly Modeling - Putting It All Together - Autodesk Inventor

    17. Design Analysis - Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Module


    Randy H. Shih