Tools for Design provides students with an introduction to 2-D drawing using AutoCAD and 3-D modeling using Autodesk Inventor. The Autodesk Inventor assembly modeling chapter shows students how to create robot assemblies for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT and TETRIX® by Pitsco with files that are included with the book. Using this knowledge, students can create their own robot designs. Tools for Design is the ideal textbook for middle and high schools looking to link CAD design with robotics programs and activities. Updated annually for the latest software releases.