Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Constraining the arm to the base, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- Now we're taking a look at…our Assembly that we have so far.…We have our feet, our base…and our ring supports assembled together.…And if you're not already in the Assembly file,…you can go ahead and open that one up.…Because our next part that…we're going to bring in is the arm.…I will go over and select Place Component…and grab the Caddy arm.…We can place that arm anywhere.…Because we're going to apply…that Virtual glue to certain parts…of this to make it stick to our base.…
So in this case we've used…different types of Constraints so far.…But on this one, we're going to use…a simple Mate Constraint.…With this, you can select the face…or and edge whichever you prefer.…I'm going to go with…doing an edge on this one.…So I'm going to select…that inner edge of the arm.…And then I'm going to swing around…and select what that actually…should be glued to…which is the edge of this base.…And now we have it…pretty much aligned with our base.…
But again it's not if I select Apply…real quick and I slide around and show you.…It's not fully constrained.…
Jana reviews techniques such as setting up your project file; creating and modifying geometry; creating extrusions, sweeps, and lofts; and working with Inventor's freeform tools. She also shows how to combine your parts in an assembly, create presentation-quality animations and still renders of the design, and document the product design with working 2D drawings.
- Modeling the caddy base with the Extrude and Hole commands
- Modeling a caddy foot with Revolve
- Modeling ring supports using the Pattern command
- Placing and constraining the model parts in a caddy assembly
- Adjusting materials and appearance
- Adding a handle with the freeform tools
- Creating an exploded view, a technical drawing, and an animation
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Inventor UI and File Management
2. Creating and Modifying the Beverage Caddy Parts
3. Assembling the Beverage Caddy
4. Creating a Rendered Image and Animation of the Caddy Project
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