Autodesk Inventor 7: Basics Through Advancedfully demonstrates the powerful abilities of the Autodesk Inventor software program. This text is written in a clear and concise manner, focusing on the highest professional standards. Building on your basic understanding of CADD and mechanical drafting, this text introduces you to solid modeling and the tools and interface components 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. Each chapter contains a variety of learning tools that simulate real-world activities and mechanical drafting material as closely as possible. Some outstanding features of the book include: Learning Goalsat the beginning of each chapter help you identify the main points of the chapter. Figures,which accompany the discussion of every topic, clearly demonstrate commands, tools, techniques, and content. Field Notesprovide a variety of professional shortcuts, advanced applications, and additional instruction. Chapter Exercisesare an important initial "hands-on" activity. Chapter exercises allow you to practice what you learn and build confidence using Autodesk Inventor. Chapter Testscan be used to test knowledge or as a comprehensive review of chapter content, which is an excellent way to reinforce what has been covered in the text. Chapter Projectsprovide basic through advanced activities that pull exercise concepts together and build upon material learned in previous chapters.Madsen, David P. is the author of 'Autodesk Inventor 7 Basics Through Advanced' with ISBN 9780131149823 and ISBN 0131149822.