13.2: Parametric Modeling - Basic Inventor Skills Overview

 

In order to begin designing a custom part in Autodesk Inventor, a few basic commands need to be reviewed. Select each of the following videos for a quick overview of the commands used in the Inventor for this lesson. If you are already comfortable with the Inventor topics, skip to the next section.  

2D Sketches

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In this video, students will learn about template, IPT part files, coordinate systems and creating 2D sketches.
Note: The file type shown in the video is for an Imperial part drawing (in).ipt. A metric equivalent can be found in the metric template folder (mm).ipt.

Part Browser

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In this video, students will learn about the Brower and sharing sketches.

Line and Fillet Tool

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In this video, students will learn about the line and fillet sketching tools.

Geometric Constraints

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In this video, students will learn how to add and remove geometric constraints, as well as show specific constraints on a model.

Dimensional Constraints

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In this video, students will learn about how to dimension a sketch, degrees of freedom, and how to tell if a part is fully constrained.

Part Basics

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In this video, students will learn about basic features and creating sketches for features like Extrude and Revolve.

Creating Parts 1

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In this video, students will learn a variety of ways to extrude features on a part.

Creating Parts 2

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In this video, students will learn how to create fillets, chamfers and threads.

Creating Parts 3

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In this video, students will learn how to create a variety of different style holes in a part.  

Work Features

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In this video, students will learn about work points, axes and planes.

Pattern Features

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In this video, students will learn how to mirror features and create rectangular and circular patterns.

Part Properties

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In this video, students will learn about iProperties and how to modify the physical properties of a part.

Creating Drawings

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In this video, students will learn how to create new IDW drawings, change sheet sizes and title blocks, as well as add several views of the part to the drawing. 
Note: Metric template .idw and metric size layouts and borders are also able to be selected using this method.