Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a technical drawing of the caddy, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- In this final lesson of product design…with Autodesk Inventor, we'll take a look…at how to create drawing files,…the documentation process primarily used…by designers and manufacturers…to communicate detailed information…such as parts' height, width, depth, and location,…size of key features such as holes.…In essence, we would show any information needed…to make the part in this type of technical working drawing.…I'll go ahead and go to Autodesk Inventor,…and I should say although creating technical drawings…takes a bit of knowledge regarding the rules and regulations…that designers typically follow such as the ASME standards,…we'll put that aside for now and just take a look at…how the drawings are created in Inventor.…
So we're going to begin a new IDW file,…so we've used almost all of these icons…except for this one so far, so this is our new drawing,…so we'll select that.…And it will put us in to the drawing environment,…and you can see here by default,…Inventor has put us into sheet,…and although you may not know about…
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
Migrating from AutoCAD to Inventorwith Thom Tremblay1h 18m Beginner
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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