FEA - Reverse Engineered

One of the easliy overlooked features of the FEA module in Inventor Pro's FEA is the ability to reverse engineer the loading scenarios by specifying a known deflection instead of a load. This allows you to determine if a part will be structurally sound at a known deflection, and also allows us to determine the reaction forces at a known deflection.
Take a look at this video for an example of this hidden gem:
Contributed by Ben of the INCAT CAD Geeks



Are there any books that explain how to use Inventor's FEA program? Basic level. I understand that it is an abbreviated version of ANSYS, but would like to read something at the introduction level.

Mike Malloy
Corpus Christi, Tx


This book is a great option