Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling a caddy foot using the Revolve command, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- [Voiceover] So we're back in the sketching guide.…And our next part that we're actually going to model…is the ball foot, and I wanted to show you a picture…of that very quickly, so that you understand…how it's constructed.…We have a diameter of one inch,…and then a small portion that sticks up…above the circle with a diameter of .25.…So going back to Inventor, we're going to select New,…to generate a new cart.…We're going to go ahead and remember this time…to save this part as ball_foot.…
And now we have it ready to go.…So we're going to start 2D Sketch.…And on this one we're going…to select a little different plane.…We're going to go to XY and we're ready to use…our anchor point here to generate a circle.…Notice there's tons of different types of circles.…We're going to utilize Center Point circle.…We'll draw that circle to be one inch, so enter one.…Next, we're going to draw a line…from the top quadrant to the bottom quadrant of that circle.…
You'll feel the cursor sort of snap to those quadrants,…so be sure and make sure…
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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