Autodesk Inventor 5/5.3: Basics Through Advanced demonstrates this powerful tool in a clear and concise manner, focusing on the highest professional standards. Building on your basic understanding of AutOCAD® and mechanical drafting, this text introduces you to solid modeling objects and the tools and commands used in Autodesk Inventor to complete fully parametric 3-dimensional parts, assemblies, and presentations, and 2-dimensional drawings. The chapters are arranged in an easy-to-understand format, beginning with basic topics and working toward advanced subjects. The advanced topics in each chapter are highlighted, allowing you to focus on the most appropriate level of material. Each chapter contains frequent practice exercises that allow you to practice what you have just learned. Some outstanding features of the book are: Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you identify the main points of the chapter. Field Notes provide a variety of professional shortcuts, advanced applications, and additional instruction. Screen displays and illustrations accompanying the discussion of every topic clearly demonstrate the commands and content. Learning Checkpoints provide questions after each related content area. This unique feature allows you to build confidence by checking your progress. Chapter Tests and Drawing Problems in each chapter assist you in reviewing and mastering the material.Madsen, David P. is the author of 'Autodesk Inventor 5/5.3 Basics Through Advanced' with ISBN 9780130985149 and ISBN 0130985147.