Question: How do I use Inventor to split a part into two? Solution: I put together a short video to show how to do this. The method I show here is good if you want to remove the other part, and ALWAYS make a copy of your part to work with, and ALWAYS use SAVE […]

Ring Pops were invented in the late 1970s by a man named Frank Richards who was a product engineer at the Topps Company. He wanted to help his daughter in breaking her thumb-sucking habit, so he invented the Ring Pop as a treat to eliminate her childish addiction. ( Wilson, Laurnie. “A Ring Pop History”. Candy Favorites.) In the videos […]

Answer: It’s easy, albeit a little slow in a browser from our experience, but slow Fusion is better than no Fusion! Your kids must have a student community log in in order for this to work. I did this last year with all of my students, and it makes this process very easy… Otherwise there […]

Worksheet with Dimensions Electronic Hand-in Document In this activity, students can download the worksheet with the dimensions and directions, and use them to build the METRIC models in your favorite 3D modeling software. NOTE: Worksheet with Dimensions Drawings updated 4/30/2020… Thanks Tim Sullivan! When they have built all the METRIC parts in 3D Modeling software, […]

Download the Worksheet Download Hand-In Student Notes: Download the Worksheet, dimension the parts using the given scale, then make them in your 3D modeling software! Here is a project to help you and your students get acquainted with Autodesk Fusion 360. There are eleven parts to make, and they are all pretty simple. There are […]

Students in my DDP class really wanted a video tutorial for the train project for assembly with the insert constraint; and I needed a reason to tune my new microphone… so here it is! This is an update from the one done in 2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZrNAhv3Gxg 60 total views

Question: I don’t understand how to make the CNC container project… can you elaborate? Solution: There are lots of ways to do it, and a search of this site will give you many, but the steps outlined below is the easiest way to get started. want this is a PDF? Click HERE. 60 total views

Question: The browser in Inventor is ok, but is there a way to show more detail? Solution: There sure the heck is! Thank Jim for this obscure trick. He must sit around in his free time and look this stuff up! Just go to the Tools tab, click on application options go to the part […]

Question: My Inventor loads slow! How can I speed it up? Solution: One way to do it, and this works especially well on older computers or ones with low end graphics, is to turn off Add-ins. Most of these are not necessary when you do most things in Inventor, so you can have Inventor start […]

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