It’s been a while since we reviewed some of the Design Accelerators in Inventor, so for 2012 I thought we should catch up on them. Starting with the Bolted Connection Generator. Check out this video to see a bolted connection placed on a circular pattern. A sketch with a circular pattern of points is already created as a starting point for the holes and fasteners.
Watch the video HERE.
There has been a nice addition to the sheet metaltools for Inventor 2009. PEM brand fasteners are now a part of the content center.
This also means that you can place them using the bolted connection tools as well.
They are quick and easy to use. This addittion will give you a lot more control over building up those sheet metal parts.
Jim………Another INCAT CAD Geek!
Every good assembly needs to have fasteners to hold it all together. So to help speed up the process of putting in holes and fasteners with constraints, Inventor has a great tool. Bolted Connection creator. This tool allows you to build up types of connections and insert them into assemblies. Fasteners, washers, holes, and nuts, all at the same time.
Jim….Another one of the INCAT CAD Geeks