Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an exploded view of the caddy, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
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- One of the more common views used in technical…presentation or documentation is the…exploded view.…So what we'll do now is use the inventor…of presentation file tools to create an exploded view…of the beverage caddy.…Beginning at the home screen, you can either do…it here or here, we're going to select a new…presentation file.…And the next screen that you see is the presentation…environment, so let's take a look at those features.…First I want to go ahead and save as, so we're…going to call this "caddy presentation."…All right.…
Okay, so now that we've named it, we can select…create view, and we get a menu that asks us…to go out and browse and find that assembly…that we want to create the exploded view of.…So we'll do caddy assembly, and we'll select open.…Leave all of the rest of this to the default settings,…and select okay.…So at this point it doesn't look much different…from the assembly environment, but the cool…part is that we get to come over here and select…tweak components, and this is going to have us…
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