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Instant Design: Fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 10

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Instant Design: Fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 10


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Instant Design: Fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 10 introduces readers to the Autodesk Inventor® 10 program and offers them a firm grounding in the basics of part and assembly creation from sketch to production drawings. Unique in its conversational tone and user-friendly illustrations, it helps readers comprehend the complexities of the program in the simplest method possible, delivering technical information in a quick and easy format. Command sequences, tip boxes, and hands-on labs help readers gain experience with the interface and end-of-chapter testing sections and a robust CD-ROM help students assess their understanding of new topics and improve their skills and design efficiency. 

  • Updated to reflect release 10-of the Autodesk Inventor program. Also introduces readers to the new capabilities of this release, including changes to Projects, Styles Editor, Bill of Materials, Design Accelator and more.
  • Hundreds of figures appear throughout the text that illustrate the processes needed to move from a 2D sketch to a fully annotated drawing using a 3D solid model as a base.
  • Tip Boxes appear in each chapter to provide students with a quick and easy reference
  • Testing..testing...1,2,3 test sections appear at the end of each chapter that provide a review for each new concept being presented and will challenge the students understanding of the program
  • Learning assistant CD-ROM accompanies the text and provides details and more in-depth explanation of topics presented in the text.   


  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 8-1/4" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 208
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-171393-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-171393-2

Audience- Students who study Autodesk Inventor 10 both at the 2-year and 4-year level.

Approach- This is a brief text that students an overview of the Autodesk Inventor 10 software with hands on tutorials that reinforce concepts learned throughout each chapter.

Competition- Banach (Delmar)

  • Very encylopedic in approach and explanations are not always clear
  • More of a reference manual than an actual classroom text

Bundling options -

  • Student version of Autodesk Inventor 10 180-day and 1-year packages available

Sample Content

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction to Autodesk Inventor®

2.      Design Fundamentals

3.      Part Creation

4.      Viewing and Working in 3D

5.      Part Editing

6.      Part Drawing

7.      Assembly Creation

8.      Assembly Drawing

APPENDIX A: Installing CD-ROM Files

APPENDIX B: Reference Information

APPENDIX C: CAD Commands and Terms


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