Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 Essentials Plus, 1st Edition

  • Daniel T. Banach
  • Travis Jones
  • Alan J. Kalameja Trident Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 1111646651
  • ISBN-13: 9781111646653
  • 784 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00 
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About The Solution

Overview

Updated for use with latest version of Autodesk® Inventor® software, AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, and provides the skills to master this commonly-used professional tool. The book walks readers through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. A combination 'how-to' and reference manual, AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS also features step-by-step tutorials and project exercises, making it an ideal resource for self-learning as well as classroom instruction.


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  • Offers tutorials that showcase practical skills and project exercises designed both for self-paced learning and classroom instruction.
  • AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS is illustrated with over 1400 screen captures that bring life to Inventor concepts and take users step-by-step through the use of the interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, and assembly modeling.
  • Contains modular coverage that makes it easy for your students to find material on a desired task.

What's New

  • JUST-RELEASED MATERIALS: Extensive coverage of Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 (the latest version of the software) updates readers on the newest features, and includes screen captures, end-of-chapter questions, online instructor materials, and more!
  • PRACTICAL LESSONS FOR THE REAL WORLD: Exercises emphasize modern-day applications and straightforward examples, informing without overwhelming, and preparing readers for the tasks they will see on the job.
  • MODULAR COVERAGE: Thoughtfully organized, subjects are separated into modules, putting essential information at the reader's fingertips, and making AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS an indispensible desk reference.
  • HELPFUL PROJECT FILES: FREE with the book, online project files provide extra information to help readers complete practice exercises with ease.
  • CERTIFICATION GUIDANCE: AUTODESK® INVENTOR® 2012 ESSENTIALS PLUS identifies certification objectives, and provides practice performance tasks for readers preparing for the Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 Certified User Exam.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
2. Sketching, Constraining, and Dimensioning.
3. Creating and Editing Sketched Features.
4. Creating Placed Features.
5. Creating and Editing Drawing Views.
6. Creating and Documenting Assemblies.
7. Advanced Part Modeling Techniques.
8. iComponents and Parameters.
9. Advanced Assembly Modeling Techniques.
10. Sheet Metal Design.

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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Inventor® CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 111164666X | ISBN-13: 9781111646660)

A quick-reference card, CourseNotes reinforces critical components of Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 in a visual and user-friendly format.

List Price = $6.95  | CengageBrain Price = $5.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.25


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Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Inventor® CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 111164666X | ISBN-13: 9781111646660)

A quick-reference card, CourseNotes reinforces critical components of Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 in a visual and user-friendly format.

List Price = $6.95  | CengageBrain Price = $5.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.25


Meet the Author

About the Author

Daniel T. Banach

Daniel Banach is a Senior Technical Specialist in Manufacturing group at MasterGraphics, Inc., an Autodesk® Gold Partner. His five years of professional mechanical design experience and nineteen years working with CAD software have generated three books on Autodesk® Mechanical Desktop®, as well as fifteen more on Autodesk® Inventor®. A longtime speaker at Autodesk® University, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Travis Jones

Travis Jones owns a consulting company where he manages manufacturing projects for large domestic and international companies in a variety of industries. In addition to more than twenty years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD, he has worked with Autodesk® Inventor® since its inception and is adept with several other parametric modeling applications.

Alan J. Kalameja

Alan Kalameja teaches and is the CAD Department Head at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. He has served as both author and co-author for a number of Delmar Cengage Learning titles. Mr. Kalameja is an Autodesk® Consultant and a former speaker at Autodesk® University.

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