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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011

A step-by-step guide to engineering design solutions

Autodesk® Inventor® Simulation is an essential element in the Autodesk Digital Prototyping workflow that enables engineers, designers and manufacturers to transition from traditional design and physical prototyping methods to the innovative use of 3D modeling for evaluating form, fit and function. This allows virtual exploration and testing of objects, components and products before they are made, saving critical development time and cost. Autodesk Inventor Simulation provides the dynamic tools required to revolutionize the product design process, but these tools are complex to learn and use to their full potential.

Up and Running with Autodesk® Inventor® Simulation 2011 is dedicated to the requirements of Inventor users who need to quickly learn or refresh their skills and apply the dynamic simulation, stress analysis, frame analysis, and optimization capabilities of Inventor Simulation 2011. Providing clear guidance and all-important real-world tutorials, the step-by-step, heavily-illustrated approach of this book will help designers, engineers, and manufacturers of all skill levels become Simulation experts.


Primary audience: Design engineers and engineering managers in mechanical, manufacturing, product development and design fields needing to take projects to concept level, including basic strength analysis and validation; Engineering design consultants offering a full design package from concept through to digital prototyping, detailed design and manufacture information.
Secondary audience: Instructors and students on engineering courses using Inventor.

Paperback, 464 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-382102-7


  • Foreword
    About the Author

    1  An Introduction to Inventor Simulation
    2  Design Problem 1: 90 Degree M16 Bolt Removal Tool
    3  Design Problem 2: New Mechanism Design for Existing Bridge
    4  Design Problem 3: New Mechanism Design for Transporter Ramp
    5  Design Problem 4: Racing Car Engine Connecting Rod
    6  Design Problem 5: Agricultural Spring Mechanism Design
    7  Design Problem 6: Rotary Compressor Design
    8  Design Problem 7: High Speed Bottle Transfer Unit
    9  An Overview of Part and Assembly Stress Analysis
    10  Design Problem 8: Structural Validation of Mounting Lugs
    11  Design Problem 9: Structural Validation of Connecting Rod
    12  Design Problem 10: Industrial Centrifugal Fans
    13  Design Problem 11: Structural Design of Moving Bridge
    14  Design Problem 12: Structural Validation of Trailer Chassis
    15  Design Problem 13: Structural Optimization of a Lifting Mechanism
    16  Design Problem 14: Modal Analysis of TV Camera Arm Attached to Helicopter
    17  Frame Analysis Environment
    18  Design Problem 15: Frame Analysis Using Content Centre Structures
    19  Design Problem 16: Frame Analysis Using Frame Generator Structures



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