Designing a Container in Inventor 2016

Question:


How do I design a container in Inventor 2016?

Answer:


Many many ways to do it, but here’s an easy method I use in my classroom.

reddownloadDownload the Constraints WS here: 2016-container-design-constraints-ws

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HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY CONTAINER LIP & LID WILL FIT?

Question:

How do I make sure my Container Lip & Lid will fit? The last time we did the container project, the student made them the same size, and the parts did not fit together! I do not want this to happen again!

Solution:

The 3 minute video below will help you make sure that the two parts will fit together. Always leave a little room between the two, or they will not fit about 0.002″ works on my Super Prolight, but my old Prolight requires a tolerance of about 0.003″.

Inventor, verify, lid, fit, change, dimension, section, view, custom, view
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How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

Question:

How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

Answer:

See the video below for one way to do it. It walks you through all the steps from hole cycles to profiles, to roughing operations.

The video below does not have any sound track.

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HOW DO I MAKE A CONTAINER IN INVENTOR?

Question: How do I make a container for CIM class in Inventor? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a bunch of video tutorials to walk you through it step by step from making the part in Inventor 2015, and then putting the tool paths on it, simulating it, and posting code from CAM software. Watch the videos below to see how Jim does it, then try it yourself!

   Be sure to download the documents that accompany them by clicking on the icon below the video.
   
Making the Base in Inventor Making the Lid in Inventor
Making the Base Download (PDF) Making the Lid Download (PDF) 
   
Making the Surface in Inventor Making the Fixture to Machine the Surface
Making the Surface Download (PDF)  Making the Fixture Download (PDF) 
   
   
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