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Inventor 2014 and Inventor LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press Kindle Edition

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Learn Autodesk Inventor Quickly and Easily

Whether you′re starting from scratch with Autodesk Inventor or want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect hands–on guide. It thoroughly covers the software′s core features and functions, bringing you quickly up to speed on everything you need to start using the software productively right away the Inventor 2014 interface and tools, parametric sketching and 2D drawing basics, part and assembly modeling, weldments, and more. You′ll also gain hands–on experience by designing familiar, everyday mechanical components. This complete revision also features expanded coverage of solid modeling workflows, dozens of content upgrades, and information to help you prepare for Autodesk Inventor certification.

Learn these Autodesk Inventor essentials and more:

  • The Autodesk Inventor 2014 interface, tools, and settings
  • How to create a parametric sketch and add constraints
  • The basics of part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing
  • Creating images and animation from your design data
  • Sculpting plastic parts with ribs, decals, and more
  • Building and properly documenting sheet metal parts
  • Blending parts and assemblies into weldments
  • Creating metal frames with the Frame Generator

Learn to create complex assemblies using simple tools

Select standard components for your designs quickly and easily using Design Accelerators

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter–opening learning objectives
  • Step–by–step tutorials
  • Full–color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Downloadable exercise files and three bonus chapters

About the Author

Thom Tremblay is a Global Strategy Manager on the Autodesk Education team. He is an Inventor Certified Professional and Autodesk Certified Instructor who has been using the software for 14 years to design everything from cabinets and castings to ships and video monitors. He has close ties to the Inventor community, presents at Autodesk University every year, and is a frequent speaker at training centers, colleges, and universities.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11058 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (28 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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adds to my current knowledge of the software.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f8caa44) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa03bad80) out of 5 stars Pretty lousy "beginner" book. 10 Oct. 2014
By Jamie Bresner - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm only on page 54 and I can't remember ever reading a book that's more frustrating. The author many times has mistaken clicking for double-clicking (or vice versa). No big deal. I figured it out. But on more critical explanations, the author skips steps leaving the reader (at least in my case) very confused how to get from step 1 to step 2 (when in fact there's at least an additional step that's left out). I'll give it to chapter 2, and if the material doesn't improve, the book is going in the trash.
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HASH(0x9fbd3d80) out of 5 stars For School 9 Sept. 2013
By JaredL - Published on Amazon.com
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I use this for school and it definitely helps tremendously. You probably want to have a little knowledge of Inventor and a good bit of AutoCAD experience before diving into this though. The illustrations are helpful I just wish there was more as the steps can get confusing. It is a small book and pretty light for all the material it has in it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fbd3c84) out of 5 stars Introduction to Inventor 15 Aug. 2013
By Larry Stegner - Published on Amazon.com
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He is an Excellent Instructor. It really works well to have Example Files that allow you to operate your Program as though you knew what yo were doing. It make me happy that I sprang for the full Inventor Suite. It is wonderfully Powerful.
HASH(0xa0ad0684) out of 5 stars Good Starting Point for Begginers 23 Dec. 2014
By Anon E-mouse - Published on Amazon.com
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For a beginner, this is an ideal starting point. For an intermediate user of Inventor there are other books that go in greater detail in setting up the Inventor environment. I particularly like the simple approach that the author takes in bringing the reader to a point where he or she can start using the software with a significant amount of confidence without explaining every single detail of the menus and setup options.
The final output of a design is the drawing document, I think even an intermediate user can benefit from this chapter.
If you are just starting to use Inventor '14 or '15, this book is for you.
HASH(0xa0739054) out of 5 stars Awesome for learning inventor yourself 29 July 2015
By Wes - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome for learning inventor yourself. This book walks you through inventor 2014 in very easy steps and has bonus content that helps you learn. Weather you are a hobbyist, or a professional trying to up your game, i highly recommend this book. We used it for curriculum in my Drafting Design Technology class and it was perfect. Great for people who want to learn to design for things like manufacturing or 3D Printing. And of course if you are a student, you can get Inventor for free from Auto Desk so the program isn't cost prohibitive!
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