Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating holes in the caddy base using the Hole and Pattern commands, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- All right, so we're ready to take a look at…placing some holes into our base,…and we need these holes to precisely…match up with our ring support pattern…that we just created, the nice array…of ring supports.…So, in order to basically make these holes…in the right place, we're going to pretty much…do the same process in patterning…when we create these holes.…So, we'll place an initial sketch of one circle,…and then we'll pattern that.…So we'll kind of make multiple patterns here.…
You'll get a lot of practice doing that.…All right, so we're 3.5 from the bottom edge,…and we're 3 in, so let's take a look.…First thing we want to do is open our base drawing,…and you can do that any way you wish.…I'll use this little Preview screen here to open it.…All right, so we need to place a sketch on…this top face, so let's click on that face…and do New Sketch, and the first thing,…like we said, we're going to actually place…a circle on that face, and this circle, golly,…I have Etch A Sketch brain.…
This circle is, is 3.5 in diameter.…
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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