AutoCAD Inventor :: Quickest Way To Create Part That Starts Off As Basic Extruded AISC Shape?

Dec 10, 2013

I am new Inventor user (2014 version) trying to get up to speed on best practices and the most efficient work flows. I find myself designing individual parts that start off as base AISC shapes (angles, square tubes, rectangular tubes, etc.).  These are parts that start off as base extrusions that then have multiple machining operations performed on them.  In most cases, the parts are stand along parts that aren't involved in any type of frame.

In these cases, I generally sketch the profile from scratch using my AISC book and then extrude.  I'm sure this is silly.  Frame generator already has the profile data built in- so why am I sketching these profiles from scratch?  But using frame generator in an assembly environment to make a single member part seems silly to me also.  Why should there be an assembly file at all?  I just want a single part that starts off as some length of some standard profile.  Using frame generator in an assembly environment seems like overkill.

What is the best practice for starting off a part with some length of a standard ANSI, ISO, or other profile? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Part (IPT) Using Structural Shape?

Jan 19, 2012

Using Inventor 11 I wish to create some individual parts using Structural Shapes from the Content Center as the basis for my sketch profile and extrude to length before doing other machining.

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Oct 22, 2012

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Here are some of the parameters that got created. 


I have included the file that this issue occurs in.

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Jun 18, 2012

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Aug 30, 2012

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Aug 16, 2013

Autocad 2014.

I have the outline of a solid body guitar that I drew with spline, extruded and now trying put a 1/2" fillet radius along the edges, top and bottom.

Using the 3d fillet command produces an error, and extruding a profile along the edge path doesn't work either.

Attached is the spline outline, the red part is what needs the fillet, but the white part does not. However, they can't be extruded into a 3d solid unless their joined!

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May 17, 2013

I am trying to create a 3D meshed surface from an irregular shaped solid I created using firstly a SPLINE, FILLET, PEDIT, and EXTRUDE. I have a solid in the basic shape now, but I am trying to create a meshed top and bottom (x, y, z,) to change the contours of those surfaces. I have looked at 3DMesh but it asks for (n,M,) coordinates like it is a regular shaped surface (square, rectangle) where one can calculate the required even spacing needed.

My goal is to create in CAD something like a fine art carved piece of wood, with irregular shaping and no straight planes or surfaces.

I have included a basic picture in JPEG format for your review. This is the item from which I am trying in ACAD 2010 to construct into a usable adjustable form so I may parametric for my needs.

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Nov 30, 2012

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Apr 9, 2012

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I want to change to 1014.

I can hightlight all parts in Vault, go rename and then replace prefix manually for each part.

Seems hectic.Any quicker, more automatic way?

Adding prefix does not work since does not replaces but adds.

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Apr 10, 2012

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For example,  If I have a pipework sub-assembly within a manifold assembly.  I want to create a custom iProperty for 'Component Type' which would be called 'Pipework' for every component called up within that subassembly.

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Feb 11, 2012

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I select the polyline that i do this

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but Autocad throw an Invalid Input exception.

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Apr 26, 2011

I need to create a gold bar in the shape of the map of Texas that looks 3D.  I need it to look real.  I have a pic of a gold bar with the embossed 999.9 and the serial number.  I have taken an outline of the map and extruded it so it looks 3D.  I cannot figure out how to fill the extrusion with the bitmap. I want to wrap it so it looks like real gold on the front and sides with embossing undistorted. I am using Draw X4.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Project Sketch Onto Part To Remove 2mm Of Shape

Dec 7, 2013

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May 30, 2013

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Feb 18, 2013

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I attached the .dwg to be more easily understood...(hopefully...)

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Jun 27, 2011

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Dec 11, 2011

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Oct 25, 2012

I am trying to create two plane's one after the other like it is done in this video tutorial.


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Nov 10, 2011

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Nov 3, 2013

I'm trying to design a linear bearing that is composed of a billet of material to which six ball bearings are bolted. I was able to create a part representing the ball bearing from the manufacturer's dimensions. I then modeled a lock washer as a part, then an assembly consisting of a ball bearing and a lock washer. I then created an assembly from that assembly, with six of these ball bearing/lock washer assemblies in the desired orientations.

Now that I have the ball bearings oriented in space the way I need them, I need to model the billet to which they will all mount. I did things in this order because the ball bearings are metric, yet the rest of my design is in imperial units, and it just seemed easier to orient the bearings (which will interface with yet another assembly that I have yet to design) first.

I'd like to create my billet using the assembly as a reference. The assembly will tell me where I need holes in the billet to mount the bearings, where I need to cut out material for clearances, etc. I can't figure out how (or if) I can import my assembly into my part file, or what other tools are available to accomplish this task.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly Extruded Cut

Feb 17, 2012

Is there a way to extrude a cut through an assembly but only cutting the parts I want cut?  I am using Inventor 2012. Basically I want to use a part in the assembly as reference for the cut.  But I do not actually want to cut that part only the surrounding parts.

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Apr 6, 2013

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Aug 28, 2013

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Nov 28, 2011

Can we have a better way to create “text” in the Inventor part drawings?

I almost create “text” in every part drawing in different view. I have to create a sketch first, than create a text and dimension the text so I can lock the text in position, otherwise when you move the view and the text will stay in different location.

I had been used “Solid works” for long times. When I need to create a text, just click that view and create a text and the text will stay with that view, whatever you move that view and the text move together.

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Jan 12, 2014

it's possible to create a derived part using only some of the features of the base components i.e. I've got a funny shaped part with a bunch of holes in it, and I need another part with exactly the same shape but totally different holes (location and size)I know you can do this with the different solids in the part (only use some of the solids) but I haven't been able to figure it out with features, if it's possible at all.

I could probably create one base part (just the shape) and derive both parts from that, but then I've got a part lying around doing jack.using IV 11.

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Jul 15, 2013

I am trying to use Create Simplified part and during the creation process..I downloaded a model of a FD breaker off the Eaton Website in .stp format. I am simply trying to get a .ipt file of the model for my layout model.So the steps I did:

1- Open .stp file

2- Save .stp file as an .iam inventor file (ignore the  prompt box "this is not a part file", that is from my logic rule for a part file)

3- once saved in inventor format, I click the simplify tab, select create simplified part, select a name and directory and press save

4- the .iam saves into a single part, BUT it is saved as sean.ipt, not the part number I assigned earlier and it is saved to the directory C:Users, not the directory I assigned in the dialogue box earlier.

Why does it do this every time I "dummy" down an assembly to a single .ipt file?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: 2013 / Can Create Part With Different Configuration

Nov 19, 2012

I want to ask if in Autodesk Inventor 2013, can we create a part with a different configuration?

example:I made a cube the size of 10mm x 10mm x 10mm, after which it would be revised measures 15mm x 15mm x 15mm. The second revision to change the size of a 12mm x 12mm x 12mm.
Can all the revision is done in one file?And if I want to revise again be 10mm x 10mm x 10mm, can?

Have I been that provides revision always create a new file and the file number so much that hard to figure out which revision. I am still learning Autodesk Inventor 2013.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Possible To Create Weld Build Up Around A Part

Oct 5, 2012

I'm starting with a tube and want to add a weld build up around the OD on both ends. I mainly want to do this so that when I create a sectioned view on a drawing, you can see the difference in hatching between the original tube and the weld build up. I've had to create sketches on the drawing up to this point.

The photo I've attached shows the tube and shape of the weld build up. the green line is where I would like the tube OD to be, and the weld build up would be everything above that.

I'm using Inventor Pro 2013.

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