You should read in sequence the numbered parts, starting with this one. These will give you a
brief and neccessary overview of the Inventor API, with examples.
Then you should use the index to find answers to specific questions as they pop up when you
create your own Autodesk Inventor C++ programs.
If you are a subscriber, and have any questions not answered here, then please contact me,
Owen Ransen, at
I've also included tips on Using Inventor Manually (the second book icon in the contents list to
the left of this page). You may be a programmer but you do need how to use Inventor as a
normal user before you can hope to program it! There are a ton of tutorials out there about

using Inventor. If neccessary please do at least some of them before attempting the rest of this