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Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition, 1st Edition

Modular coverage in this text provides exceptional teaching and learning flexibility

Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition, 1st Edition

Price: $52.95

Product Code: 9781111648473

ISBN: 9781111648473


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning

Introduce your high school or middle school students to Autodesk Inventor concepts and skills, from basic sketching and modeling to advanced modeling techniques, using Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition, endorsed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The only high school book focused directly on Inventor software, this practical text combines powerful “how-to” instruction with the usefulness of a reference manual. Clear illustrations and memorable, real-world exercises reinforce the book’s in-depth explanations of Inventor’s user interface, toolbars, dialog boxes, sketch commands, drawings views, and assembly modeling with a special section on Stress Analysis. Step-by-step tutorials showcase projects that are ideal for either self-paced learning or classroom instruction, while the book’s modular approach makes it easy to locate and teach a specific task without interrupting the flow of your course. Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition focuses on your students’ success with straight-forward examples that prevent readers from becoming overwhelmed with overly complex data sets. Online project files for completing exercises save students additional time. Count on Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition to help your students master the concepts and skills they can later apply with success on the job. 416 pp.


  • Engaging presentation clarifies Autodesk Inventor 2012 concepts for high school students. Your high school students learn to master the key concepts and skills necessary for success with Inventor 2012 software, from basic sketching and modeling to more advanced modeling techniques. The authors combine a practical, how-to approach with strong reference materials, including in-depth explanations of user interface, toolbars, sketch commands, drawing views, assembly modeling and much more.
  • Content endorsed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) ensures the coverage your students need for success. The authors, Cengage Learning, and Project Lead The Way (PLTW), leading developers of engineering curriculum, have partnered to provide a distinctive approach that’s proven effective in high schools today. This unique book has been carefully reviewed by PLTW Master Instructors and approved by PLTW.
  • Real world exercises emphasize practical experience. Engaging, memorable examples drawn from real organizations today demonstrate how students can apply the skills they’re learning now on the job.
  • Modular coverage provides exceptional teaching and learning flexibility. This School Edition’s modular structure makes it easy for students to locate and reference material on a desired task. You, the instructor, can choose the coverage that’s best for your individual course, without loss of continuity.
  • straight-forward examples ensure understanding. The text authors have intentionally kept examples useful, yet straight-forward, so students can apply the concepts and test their knowledge without being overwhelmed by overly complex data sets.
  • Online project files save time and ensure accuracy. Your students find it easier to complete project exercises and applications with online project files, available at their convenience. Step-by-step tutorials showcase the practical exercises, making this text an ideal tool for self-paced as well as classroom instruction.
  • Section on Stress Analysis written by teachers for teachers focuses on the content best for your course and your students. To supplement the authors’ expertise and ensure coverage of Stress Analysis meets your needs, PLTW Master Teachers have offered their expertise and contributed explanations and exercises to support the PLTW curriculum.

New to this Edition:

  • Autodesk Inventor 2012 School Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and revised to reflect the 2012 release of Autodesk Inventor.
  • New Inventor 2012 functionality is incorporated.
  • Images have been updated to reflect the new user interface.
  • All exercise now use “inch” as the default unit.
  • Drawing chapter reorganized to improve work flow.
  • New exercises added throughout the book.

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 Modeling Techniques

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