Monday, March 24, 2014

Circular Tub through Sheet Metal (Autodesk Inventor 2013)

Circular Tub through Sheet Metal

Serial No. 188

Video Tutorial with Caption and Audio Narration

Inside this video, viewers will watch full detailed process of creating this model through Autodesk Inventor Software's Sheet Metal design functionality .

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Transcription of Video

  1. Create a new sheet metal part file with an English template.
  2. Go to Setup panel and activate Sheet Metal Defaults.
  3. Specify the thickness of the sheet manually and end the command.
  4. Create a new sketch over the XY plane.
  5. Take the project of Y Axis and convert this projected line into centreline.
  6. Draw a sketch along with dimensions by utilizing Line tool.
  7. Use constrains to position the geometry and fully constrain the sketch.
  8. The required sketch is complete, hence finish the sketch.
  9. Go to Create panel and activate Contour Roll tool.
  10. Profile geometry and rotation axis are automatically selected.
  11. Offset the material thickness to the other side of the selected profile.
  12. Fill up the Rolled Angle.
  13. Activate sweep the Contour Roll both side equally option.
  14. Terminate the command.
  15. Save the part file with the default name.
  16. Change the colour of the model to Flaked Reflective-Being.
  17. Activate Cross Section Analysis Tool to get the information about the interior of the part.
  18. This view provides a cutaway view of the part along XY plane.
  19. Now deactivate the command from the Browser Bar.
  20. Go to Flat Patten panel and activate Create Flat Pattern tool.
  21. Check the bend sequence of the part by activating the Bend Order Annotation command.
  22. Return back to folded Sheet Metal part.
  23. Save and close the file.
  24. Create a new assembly file with an English template.
  25. Place the previously created sheet metal part in the assembly.
  26. Save the assembly with the name ‘Circular Tub through Sheet Metal’.
  27. Create a new sheet metal part in the assembly using English template.
  28. Define XY Plane of the Assembly as the sketch plane for the base feature.
  29. Specify the thickness of the sheet by activating Sheet Metal Defaults command.
  30. Start a new sketch over the XY plane of the part.
  31. Take the project of Part 1 by using Project Cut edges command.
  32. Activate Project Geometry tool and take the project of Y axis.
  33. Convert all the projected lines into Construction Geometry.
  34. Finish the sketch and return back to assembly.
  35. Switch to View tab—Appearance panel and activate Half Section View along the XY plane of the assembly.
  36. Again edit the Part 2 and activate the previously created Sketch 1.
  37. Draw a sketch along with dimensions as displayed.
  38. The required sketch is complete so finish the sketch.
  39. Activate the Contour Roll tool.
  40. Profile geometry is automatically selected so define Y axis as axis of rotation.
  41. Offset the material thickness to both side of the selected profile.
  42. Activate sweep the contour roll both side equally option.
  43. The last applied Rolled Angle is filled up automatically.
  44. Execute the command.
  45. Change the colour of the part to Maple - Solid Natural Medium Gloss.
  46. Save the part file and return to assembly.
  47. In the assembly Half Section View is active, take a closer look of the assembly to get the information about the interior of the model.
  48. Switch to View tab and end the Half Section View command.
  49. Select the Part 2 in the browser bar and open it separately.
  50. Check the Flat Pattern of the model as well as Bend Order sequence.
  51. Close the part and return to assembly.
  52. At present there are degrees of freedom in the assembly.
  53. Apply a Mate constraint between Y Axis of Assembly and Y Axis of Part 2.
  54. Activate Flush Mate and click ‘Predict Offset and Orientation’ option.
  55. Select top face of Part 1 and top face of Part 2 and apply the flush mate.
  56. Now there is no degree of freedom left in the assembly.
  57. Switch to Inspect Tab and Analyze interface between the assembly parts.
  58. There were no interfaces detected.
  59. Save the file.