Lock in your Inventor skills with a retro product design project for a vintage beverage caddy.
- Hello there, my name is Jana, and welcome to Product Design with Autodesk Inventor. This course takes a project based approach to gaining 3D modeling skills. If you already have the basic skills in Inventor, this is a great place to land in order to practice your skills with a fun, 3D modeling project, making this stylish beverage caddy. I'll start by showing you how to build the five basic components of the caddy by using a variety of Inventor commands, including extrude, revolve, sweep, pattern, loft, shell, and mirror.
I'll show you how to assemble the five components in a an assembly file, allowing you to see how the caddy parts interrelate. Next we'll see how to create a presentation quality animation. And a still image of the caddy design. Finally, we'll take a look at how to document your caddy design by creating 2D working drawings using Inventor documentation tools. Without further delay, let's jump in and get started with designing products in Autodesk Inventor.
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