Join Jana Schmidt for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of caddy parts and project approach, part of Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow.
- Now that you've set up the project file and…you're ready to begin modeling parts,…let's take a moment to look at the individual parts…that make up the caddy design.…I begin the design process by sketching each part.…So I had a general idea of the shape, form, and dimensions.…You should have these sketches that I generated…in a folder called Exercise Files under Chapter Two,…Design Sketches.…If you open each of those sketches,…you'll see just a general thumbnail,…quick drawing of each part so that you could explore…the shape, the size, the form of each of the parts.…
You don't have to be a professional illustrator…necessarily to do this type of small thumbnail sketching.…All you need to do is draw the part…to the best of your ability and add notes…and necessary annotations.…Sketching is really a useful way and quick way…to record your ideas of the moment…and to brainstorm various renditions of your design.…I'll close these sketches and then I'll go to a document…inside the design sketches called CAD design specs…
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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