How to Extract and Reuse iFeatures in Inventor 2014


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Extracting iFeatures for use in other parts

Now that we've learned how to create iParts and place iParts, it's time to learn how to create and place iFeatures. iFeatures and iParts are very similar. But they do have differences, and we'll see that here. iFeatures are actually quite a bit easier to create. On the screen what you can see is a standard part I've developed from scratch. I created a new part. I drew a rectangle to create this base extrusion and then, I created a new sketch and I placed a couple of holes in that sketch and that you can see here.

And, the holes are the ones I'm going to use to create the iFeatures. But in order to do that, similar to preparation work you'd have to do on an iPart, there's a little preparation work that we need to do on this part as well. I'm going to go ahead and expand hole one and double-click on sketch two to edit it, because really, what I want to do is use this iFeature to automate the process of creating the sketch, placing these two hole centers, connecting it wi...

Extracting iFeatures for use in other parts
Video duration: 5m 11s 8h 36m Beginner Updated May 19, 2014

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Extracting iFeatures for use in other parts provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by John Helfen as part of the Inventor 2014 Essential Training

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