How to Create Slots with the Draw Tool in Autodesk Inventor


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Creating slots

In this video, we're going to be exploring how to create slots in Inventor. On the screen, you see a basic flange that includes three arced slots. This is the complete part, which you can find in the exercise files. I've also created a version that we can start with, that does not include slots. To begin, we need to create a new sketch on the face where we want to create our slots. I'm going to select the top face of this plate, and use the Heads-Up Display to create a new sketch. If I return to the home view, you'll notice that the sketch was created directly through the center of this part.

To clean up the display so that I can see the sketch more clearly, I'm going to right click in the Graphics window, and select Slice Graphics. Or press F7 on our keyboard. What that does is temporarily removes the solid model in front of the sketch, so that you can clearly see what you're working on. Again, F7 on your keyboard will toggle that on and off. Now that we're in the sketch en...

Creating slots
Video duration: 5m 43s 8h 36m Beginner Updated May 19, 2014

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Creating slots provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by John Helfen as part of the Inventor 2014 Essential Training

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