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

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mike

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
f.malloy@sbcglobal.net

INCAT CAD Geek

This book is a great option

http://store.autodesk.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=adsk&Locale=en_US&productID=105089300