Join John Helfen for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimensioning a part, part of Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor.
In the previous movie, we learned how to draw with the Line tool.…During that movie, we created the sketch that you see on the screen, and we are now ready…to add dimensions to define the overall size.…To begin, we need to get into the sketch environment, and we can do that by double-clicking the…sketch in the browser to edit that sketch.…You will notice that the Sketch tab is displayed, and we are now in the editing environment,…and we are ready to add our dimensions. Inventor only has a single dimension command.…It can be found on the Sketch tab under the Constrain panel or through right-clicking…to bring up the Marking menu, and selecting the lower-left position.…
We know that the plate on the screen needs to be perfectly square.…So we need an overall height dimension. There is a couple of ways to add this.…I am going to show you both ways because both are valid, and depending on the type of sketch…geometry you've created, you may select one over the other.…While into the Dimension command, we'll start by switching the bottom horizontal line followed…
- Navigating drawings with the View Cube and other navigation tools
- Sketching geometry
- Dimensioning parts
- Creating parameters
- Drawing circles, squares, and other shapes
- Creating extrusions
- Creating and managing constraints in assemblies
- Setting basic drawing dimensions
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Navigating the Interface
4. Part Modeling
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