Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Inventor.
- If you're a Premium member of the lynda.con library, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course. You can download the files from the Exercise Files tab on the main page for this course. Once you've expanded those files onto your desktop, you'll see that they're organized by chapter. There are a couple of special things in regards to Autodesk Inventor including the Content Center folder, which keeps track of all the standard components that you'll find in the exercise for this file, and the project file. The project file is an important element of Autodesk Inventor and helps Inventor understand where these files are kept.
For example, if we explore into a chapter, we'll see the various parts, assemblies and drawings that are used for these exercises. And thanks to the project file, Autodesk Inventor is able to grab all of the data associated with this assembly and bring it to you in Autodesk Inventor. Most of the movies in this course have exercise files that you can load up so can follow along with the same project that I am working in. If you don't have access to the Exercise Files, you can still follow along and create your own data from scratch.
Okay, let's get started.
- Customizing the look and behavior of Inventor
- Creating 2D drawings
- Adding dimensions and dimension styles
- Leveraging 3D properties in 2D drawings
- Creating 3D models
- Connecting models as an assembly
- Rendering 3D models
- Exporting drawings