Now that we have an understanding of the navigation tools and browser, we can look at the Ribbon bar.…For those who have used the Microsoft Office applications, the Ribbon bar should become…immediately familiar to you.…You may also recognize it if you've used AutoCAD or Revit because like the navigation tools,…they're part of a common interface.…This may help you become more familiar as you switch between applications as well.…Like the browser, the Ribbon bar is very context-sensitive.…Right now, we're looking at an assembly, therefore we see the Assemble tab.…But if we were to switch and view a part file by double-clicking on an item in the graphics…window, you'll notice that the Assemble tab becomes invisible or is removed from the Ribbon…bar, and it's replaced with tools that are more likely to be used in part modeling.…
In this case, we've been moved to the 3D Model tab, and we have things like Extrude and…Revolve and features that we'll cover later in the course.…Like the Microsoft Office applications, there are certain times when the Ribbon bar will…
- 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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