Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing frame members, part of Autodesk Inventor: Accelerating Design Using Standards.
- [Instructor] Using design accelerators…to leverage standards and advanced placement tools…makes it much faster to create my metal frame.…But, like all design accelerators,…the real power comes in when it's time to edit.…Rather than creating a series of construction planes,…and splitting bodies to fix some of the elements…of my frame, I can zoom in to see that there are problems…with the two by one sections that go around the top…of my frame as they intersect one another,…and intersect the vertical frame members.…
I use the Miter tool, which allows me…to select two frame members,…establish an offset, if I want, for a weld gap,…and choose whether or not this miter will be divided equally…between both sides or applied to one side or the other.…So I'll select one frame member, then the other,…I'll keep my zero offset, and apply this.…Then, I can continue on, even using the right click menu…to apply.…I'll grab the other end of the frame and apply the miter…and in no time, I have that part of the frame cleaned up.…
- Accessing the standards-based tools
- Placing and editing a bolted connection
- Placing, editing, and reusing frame members
- Power transmission tools
- Adding a compression spring to an assembly