Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling a ring support using the Pattern command, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- All right, now we're going to take a look at…putting the legs on the upper portion of the ring support.…So, we have four legs and we'll actually just draw one leg…and then we'll pattern the others.…So, the legs are 2.75 in height…and their diameter is .20 as well.…So, flipping back to our drawing of the ring support…that we already have in place.…I am going to need a work plane again.…Gosh, (inaudible) is just not friendly about…drawing on curved linear surfaces,…so we need some type of drawing surface.…
And, in this case, in selecting a regular plane,…I'm actually going to select "Midplane of Torus,"…and that's because we have a torus shape, so it works great.…So, what that does when I click on the part…is it actually places a work plane midplane…on that torus shape.…And so now we can get to drawing and placing those legs.…Just close that out.…All right, so, we're ready to sketch.…I'm going to select that work plane…and then I'm going to select "New Sketch."…And the hard part here is that we can't really see…
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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