Autodesk Inventor Functions
A product usually consists of a number of component parts. Using computer as a tool to design and manufacture products, you construct computer models to represent each individual component of the product and put the computer models together to form a virtual assembly to explore and evaluate the integrity of the design. To illustrate how the component of an assembly are related to each other, you explode them apart. Although it is very common to use electronic data of computer models directly in downstream computerized manufacturing operations, you output engineering drawings from the computer models of the individual parts, assemblies, and exploded assemblies. Serving these design requirements, Autodesk Inventor has four basic functions: constructing 3D parametric solid parts, assemblies of solid parts, exploded presentations of assemblies, and engineering drawings.