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Autodesk Inventor 2010 Essentials Plus Mr Dalton

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Autodesk Inventor 2010 Essentials Plus Mr Dalton. Course Objectives. Create, Constrain, Dimension and Modify Sketches Create and Edit Part Features Create, Constrain and Analyze Assemblies Create and Edit Drawing Views of Parts and Assemblies Utilize Design Automation Techniques - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Autodesk Inventor 2010 Essentials Plus

Mr Dalton

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Course Objectives• Create, Constrain, Dimension and Modify Sketches• Create and Edit Part Features • Create, Constrain and Analyze Assemblies• Create and Edit Drawing Views of Parts and Assemblies• Utilize Design Automation Techniques• Create Sheet Metal Parts

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Chapter 1 Getting Started

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• In this chapter, you will gain an understanding of the following:– How to open files– How to create new files– Different file types used in Autodesk Inventor– Save options– The user interface– Application options– How to issue commands– Reasons for which a project file is used– How to create a project file for a single user– Autodesk Vault– The Help system– Different viewing commands

Chapter 1 - Objectives

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Open and Create New Files•Open

–Open an existing Autodesk Inventor file

•New–Template for a new part, assembly, presentation file, sheet metal part, or drawing

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File Type Information

• File Types– Part .ipt

• 2D or 3D

– Assembly .iam• Consist of single part, multiple parts, or subassemblies

– Presentation .ipn• Shows parts of an assembly, exploded in different states

– Sheet Metal .ipt• Part files that have sheet metal environment loaded

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• File Types– Drawing .idw

• Contain 2D projected drawing views of parts, assemblies and/or presentation files

– Project .ipj• ASCII-based text files, contain search paths to locations of all

files in project– iFeature .ide

• Contains complete parts, 3D features, or 2D sketches, that inserted into a part file

– Design Views (.idv) • Private Design Views are configuration files in which saves

component visibility, component selection status, color settings, zoom magnification, and viewing angle of an assembly.

File Type Information

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Save Options

• Save– Save current document

• Save As– A new file is created and is made active

• Save Copy As– A new file is created but is not made active

• Save All– Save all open documents and all of their

dependents

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User Interface

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Inventor Application Button• Recent and Open documents

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Ribbon• Tabs – current tab is highlighted in green

• Panels – breaks down commands

• Reposition

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Quick Access Toolbar• Common commands

• Remove or Add commands

• Move below Ribbon

• Move above Ribbon

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Application Options• Customized to your preferences

– General - Common settings– Save - Set how files are saved– File - Set where files are located– Colors - Change the color scheme – Display - Adjust how parts look– Hardware - Adjust video card settings– Prompts - Modify responses– Drawing – Set how drawings are created

and displayed– Notebook - Set how the Engineer’s

Notebook is displayed– Sketch – Set how sketch data is created

and displayed– Part - Change how parts are created– iFeature – Set where iFeatures are stored– Assembly - Control assemblies– Content Center - Access options

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Application Options• Customized to your preferences

– General - Common settings– Save - Set how files are saved– File - Set where files are located– Colors - Change the color scheme – Display - Adjust how parts look– Hardware - Adjust video card settings– Prompts - Modify responses– Drawing – Set how drawings are created

and displayed– Notebook - Set how the Engineer’s

Notebook is displayed– Sketch – Set how sketch data is created

and displayed– Part - Change how parts are created– iFeature – Set where iFeatures are stored– Assembly - Control assemblies– Content Center - Access options

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Exercise 1-1

• User Interface

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Command Entry– Command Entry– Tooltips– Shortcut Menus– Repeat Last Command– Auto-hide Dialogs– Undo & Redo

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Help System• Help system in Autodesk Inventor

– Help Topics

– New Features Workshop

– Shortcut/Alias Quick Reference

– Learning Tools

– Ribbon Learning Tools

• Help Access– F1 key

– Help menu

– Information Toolbar

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Projects in Autodesk Inventor• Projects Overview

– Most designs involve more than a single file: parts, subassembly, top level assembly, presentation, and drawings

– Projects are files that contain search paths to find files that are required for a project

– Autodesk Inventor always has a project named Default. The default project’s path is located relative to the folder that the referencing file located

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Projects in Autodesk Inventor•Project Setup

–Plan your project folder structure

•Project File Search Options–Inventor stores cross-file reference information–Resolves information to find referenced file

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Projects in Autodesk Inventor•Project File Search Options

–Included File, Workspace & Local Search Paths–Workgroup Search Paths

• More file management sophistication

–Library Search Paths• Store standard company and third-party models

–Project File Search Order• Library Paths• Workspace• Local Search Paths in the order listed in the project file • Workgroup Search Paths in the order listed in the project file• Folder containing the parent document

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Projects in Autodesk Inventor• Creating Projects

– .ipj file extension– Types of project

• Single User• Vault Project

– Available only if Autodesk Vault is installed

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Projects in Autodesk Inventor

• Project wizard– Project Name– Location– Libraries

• Editing Projects

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Autodesk Vault• Available on the Autodesk Inventor DVD • Autodesk Vault enhances the data

management process by – File check in / out– Manage any electronic file– Track file versions– Track team member access– Copy designs– Enhanced search capabilities

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Exercise 1-2

• Projects

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Viewpoint Options• Viewing Models From Different Viewpoints

– View Cube– Navigation Toolbar– Home View– View Tab

• Camera Views• Display Options

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Exercise 1-3

• Viewing a Model

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Checking Your Skills1. Explain the reasons why a project file is used.

2. True_ False_ Only one project can be active at any time.

3. True_ False Subfolders need to be added to the project file in order for the files to be found.

4. True_ False_ Autodesk Inventor stores the part, assembly information, and related drawing views in the same file.

5. True_ False_ Press and hold down the F4 key to dynamically rotate a part.

6. True_ False_ The Save Copy As command saves the active document with a new name, and then makes it current.

7. List four ways to access the Help system.

8. Explain how to change the location of the Ribbon.

9. True_ False_ Commands can be added to the Quick Access toolbar.

10. True_ False_ You can only edit a part while it is in Shaded Display.