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Getting Started in Inventor

by Dan Halsell

In this series of lessons we will learn the layout of Inventor, how to sketch, how to create 3D parts, and the basics of assembly in Inventor. Software required: Inventor 2013.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons we will learn the layout of Inventor, how to sketch, how to create 3D parts, and the basics of assembly in Inventor. Throughout these lessons we will learn the different toolbars. We will learn the basic sketch tools and how they work, as well as draw sketches and show how to constrain and dimension the sketch. Finally, we will turn the sketch into a 3D model and show how to prepare it for an assembly, as well as create two additional parts and create a basic 3D assembly. Software required: Inventor 2013.

About the author

Dan Halsell is a Drafter/Designer in the oilfield equipment manufacturing industry. He has been drafting for over 10 years and has an Associate’s Degree in Drafting and Design from North Central Texas College. He specialized in Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. He is currently in the beginning stages of starting his own drafting company.

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