Going beyond the available Inventor manuals and references, this book first teaches Inventor step-by-step using many sample and exercise problems—and then shows how to apply it to design problems. The step-by-step format enables users to work directly from the book to the screen, while an eight chapter Inventor tutorial teaches the fundamentals of Inventor and shows how to create models and assemblies. It starts with two-dimensional shapes and concludes with sheet metal models and assemblies, including animation. Coverage of dimensions and tolerances includes geometric tolerances and uses ANSI standards, but also covers IO standards. The creation of design using bearings, gears, cams, and tolerance is presented using only algebra, and supported with many examples and sample problems. For AutoDesk/AutoCAD users, engineers, designers, and drafters.