Introduction: Understanding AutoDesk Inventor 2012: Creating Objects and Extruding
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Step 1: Understanding the Toolbar and Creating a Sketch
The toolbar is fairly easy to understand. There is basically two main modes, the 2D sketch mode and the 3D view. In the 2D sketch mode you can create 2D objects (i.e. circles, squares, triangles, ect). Additionally you can measure dimensions, create constraints, modify the object (copying, rotating, moving), creating text, and many more basic features. Click on the pictures for a step to step guide and a more detailed view and explanation. You can choose what plane you would like to use also.
Step 2: Creating 2D Objects: Box, Circle, Triangle, Polygon
To make 2D objects use the toolbar located at the top of the page. The pictures show the steps to make a square/box, circle, triangle and polygon.
Step 3: Extruding Features
There are four extrusion options: Direction 1, Direction 2, Symmetric, and Asymmetric.
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