Building assembly instructions in Autodesk Inventor has never been easier. Learn how to create associative assembly instructions with a presentation files in Autodesk Inventor. Show others you are collaborating with exactly how a design is taken apart and put back together through images and animations.
- [Voiceover] Hi We're now ready to look at how we can create presentations. A presentation file, essentially, tells a story about how something is taken apart or put back together. It's really used to make assembling instructions, so that people that you're collaborating with can understand how you're assembly is put together. To begin, the very first thing you need to do is actually create the presentation file. On the screen, you can see the engine assembly we'll be working with, and to create a new presentation, you can simple go to the Quick Access toolbar and select the arrow next to the New button and select Presentation.
Now because a presentation file is specifically telling a story about how something is assembled, you can only use assembly files. So Inventor's defaulted to those that are in our exercise folder. I'm going to select Engine and select open, and you'll see that the model is opened in the presentation environment. Now what's important here is to know that there is an associated link between the model in the presentation and that in the design file. If, for example, a material were to change in the design file, that would also be reflected here in the presentation.
The reason I bring it up is because later in the course, we'll look at how we can override some of those settings to adjust the opacity of parts. Now if you've used presentations in the past, or even if you haven't, let's look at the user interface, because it's changed quite dramatically. You still have the graphics window, the area where the model is displayed, and to the left of that, you have the model browser and the scene. You also have snapshots, which we'll touch during this course, but the main component that's changed is you now have a timeline along the bottom that will help in the building of your assembly instructions.
We also have, in the ribbon bar, a few new tools that are specifically focused around presentations, things like creating new story boards, creating new snapshots, tweaking components, which we've always had, but that remains. You can also capture camera views, create drawings, and publish to image or video.
- Creating presentations
- Adding component trails
- Creating storyboards and snapshot views
- Adding cameras
- Animating presentations
- Publishing presentations