Autodesk Inventor by James Leake is a hands-on, tutorial-driven introduction to Autodesk Inventor. Each chapter contains measurable learning objectives, a discussion of tools and features covered in the chapter, tutorials, and additional problems. The text is consequently built around product assemblies, as evidenced by the tutorials covered in each chapter. Autodesk Inventor is a textbook intended to provide readers with the most important aspects of Autodesk Inventor. Each chapter contains an introduction as it relates to parametric modeling, tutorials, and additional problems. The tutorials at the end of each chapter take the user through part and assembly modeling, drawing documentation, and finally, the simulation, analysis, and presentation of these products. Another characteristic of Autodesk Inventor is an emphasis on build strategy. The steps required to complete each end-of-chapter tutorial are summarized at the beginning of the tutorial. Taken together, these summary steps amount to a strategy for building each model. It is important for users new to 3D modeling, as well as experienced users, to learn to think in terms of features, and to plan out a feature-based build strategy before starting to model. Book jacket.Leake, James M. is the author of 'Autodesk Inventor', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072922370 and ISBN 0072922370.