Inventor_Getting Started_Rev07_07_2009

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First-Year Engineering Program P. 1 Computer-Aided Design  (CAD) Getting Started Inventor® 2010, Chapters 1 & 2
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 2 Computer Aided Engineering Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Computer Aided Design (CAD) Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Computer Geometric Modeling Computer Aided Drafting Finite Element Analysis
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 3 Evolution of CAD 2D Wireframe – Points and  Lines 3D Wireframe – Points and  Edges Surface Modeling – Adding  a surface to 3D Wireframe Solid Modeling –  Constructive Solid  Geometry Assembling primitive  solids by adding or  subtracting
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 4 Evolution of CAD (continued) Feature-Based Parametric Solid Modeling A design process Sketch a 2D shape Add Dimensions for size Extrude or revolve the shape to make a solid Repeat as needed while adding or cutting away features Dimensions can be changed at any time in the design  process and the part will be updated This approach is typical for parametric modeling programs –  these include Pro Engineer, Solid Works, Solid Edge,  CATIA, and other software packages.
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First-Year Engineering Program Inventor Opening Window P. 5 Click on  New to Open  New  Part File
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 6 Select  or   Metric Then Choose  Standard (in).ipt Or Standard (mm).ipt
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 7 Graphics Window For Sketching 2-D Sketch Panel Sketch automatically  named “Sketch1” Tabs for Other Panels View Controls View Cube
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 8 Default Sketch Plane ** You need to begin with a profile plane from  the proper view or the isometric will be  rotated differently from what you desire. The default sketch plane for…  English  system parts is the  FRONT  view.  Metric  system parts is the  TOP  view, but in  terms of the View Cube, it is labeled the  FRONT .
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First-Year Engineering Program P. 9 Use the “Line” function to sketch an L-shaped profile Note the symbol  Note the symbol  indicating the second  indicating the second  line segment is  line segment is  perpendicular to the  perpendicular to the  first first
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