After the installation procedure of Inventor 2010, its time to move ahead with learning of various aspects of Inventor 2010.
In this post, we shall review and see how the Getting Started Tab will help us in knowing more about Autodesk Inventor.
Getting Started Tab:
Note : Commands that were earlier available on the Panel bar & Drop down menu bar are now available on Tabs as shown above.
The Getting Started Tab contains many new options to increase productivity and learn more about the latest development in Autodesk Inventor 2010.
The Get Started Tab are available on all environments like the Sketching, Part Modeling, Assembly and Drafting. . .
Logical Grouping available in Get Started Tab are listed below
- User Interface Overview
- New Features
- Learn About Inventor
The Luanch > This contains options that help an user in starting a new file, opening a saved file and opening / creating a new project database.
On Pressing the
New command > you will be prompted to select the template for creating a new part file which includes Units in
Note: During the Installation, you can select the type of units you generally work, saving time during selecting a template file.
Open > This option helps you in selecting and opening a file that was already saved in the hard disc. You can also open files created from other CAD Softwares like Pro-E, Catia, Solidworks, UG NX and few netural format file like IGES, SAT etc.,
Projects > This helps the user to create a new project or access an existing projects folder.
- User Interface Overview
Ribbon Introduction > On clicking this you will be taken to a new window which provides access to video tutorials related to New Interface options some are listed below in the image
- Ribbon Interface
This gives a complete information about the different Ribbon Interface for different environments of Autodesk Inventor 2010.
Topics in this section
- Introduction to the Ribbon Interface
- Interface fundamentals
- Set the active project
- Create a part
- Create a sketch geometry
- Finish the sketch
- Extrude the sketch
- Switch to an environment
- Create an assembly
- Place occurrences
- Add command to Quick Access Toolbar
- Use file tabs and edit the part
- Increase screen space
- Create constraint
- Create drawing views
- Create parts list and annotation
- Customize tabs
- Create your own tab panels
- Export tab settings to XML
- Using access points through the browser
- Inventor Command Locator
With Autodesk Inventor 2010, following the lines of Office 2007, its time for every user to know where exactly the different tools and commands exists.
Note on clicking on the Sketch > Circle you will be taken to new window as shown below to identify the exact location where the command exists.
We have the What’s New Interface > this helps an user to know more about the new features available within Autodesk Inventor 2010.
- Getting Started Guide >
This helps in opening all the associated PDF files of Autodesk Inventor 2010.
This is divided into three levels
- General Interest
- Specific Interest
See the various learning Path available for Autodesk Inventor 2010
- Show Me Animation
This helps an user to learn how a particular command works or gives a step by step tutorial in executing an operation
- Engineers Rule.ORG
This option takes you to the student community > Autodesk Education
- Customer Involvement Program
This helps users to register for the CIP > To learn more about CIP > Click Here