Last time we took a look at the process of creating a hole on a point. Now let’s also look at creating a proper plane to terminate that hole at the proper depth. The general process will require a plane through the end of our sketched hole depth, a point at the intersection of the that plane and the holes axis, and finally another work plane through the new point that is perpendicular to the hole’s axis. Check out this video for an example HERE.
This post will feature working with View Representations inside of Autodesk Inventor. I take a look at setting them up inside your assembly environment and some of the tips and tricks associated to using them within your drawing environment. There is a lot of confusion between using level of detail and view representations hopefully this makes the choice a little easier.
This week I am taking another look at the i CHECK IT product for Autodesk Inventor. I am using the product to enforce the usage of iproperties within my design using Inventor. This check will allow me to easy check to make sure that all the necessary iproperties are filled out within my designs. This check works on part, assembly, drawing and presentation files I just choose the properties I want to check for. The benefits of using such a tool will allow for better reuse of my designs, better searching capabilities with inventor and most importantly checking to make sure the appropriate information will be included in my bill of materials.
Lets Take a Look:
Are Your iProperties Filled Out – i CHECK IT
Here is an example of creating holes at a compound angle in Inventor. There are other methods, but this one allows you to control the hole from its profile views (with sketches).
1) Create profile sketches for the hole on faces of the part
2) Create work planes through each sketch and perpendicular to the sides of the part.
3) Create a work axis at the intersection of the two planes.
4) Create a work plane perpendicular to the axis, and then create a work point where the axis meets the plane (visibility of other planes also turned off for clarity).
5) A hole can now be created on the point and in the direction of the axis.
Additional work planes and points could also be created to control the depth of the hole from the profile view as well. Look for that in an upcoming post.