Work with 2D sketch

To create a 3D object, first you need to create a 2D sketch. Let’s review the main functions of creating sketches. When creating geometry, the program automatically applies constraints and dependencies. Let us adjust the settings of the applied automatic constraints. On the Tools tab click Application options. In the window that opens, go to …

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Loft, sweep and coil

Additional functions for creating parts are Loft, Sweep and Coil. Loft creates a part with a variable area. Open “Application Options”. Mark off “Sketch on XY plane” in tab “Part”. Click “Apply” and “Close”. Start a new part. The sketch on the XY plane has already been created. Draw a circle centered on the origin …

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Task with parts

There is a range of tasks in order to edit parts. Let us review some of them. First, let us open Part 2 we’ve created earlier. The software allows us to assign parts of the properties of various materials. Right click on the part name (in the browser area) and select Inventor Properties. On the tab …

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Creating an assembly

An assembly is a set of interdependent components. Any assembly can consist of parts, other simpler assemblies, standard components and various elements. Let’s review the major functions for creating assemblies. Lets create an assembly. Click New and choose an assemble file Standard.iam.   Rename our assembly to Bracket and save it. Our assembly will consist of …

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Operations with the assembly

Let us insert a standard Angle from the Content Center. From a drop-down menu choose Place and next Place from Content Center or by clicking the right mouse button and choosing the same item. You see the window, where you can choose standard components. The left part of the window contains a tree structure, which contains …

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CREATING DRAWINGS

Inventor allows you to prepare drawings of the created parts and assemblies. Lets create the drawing of a bracket assembly. Create the drawing file.   You should now see the available options to create a drawing. Next you should check whether you have the ESKD support enabled. On the Environments tab open the Add-Ins manager and …

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