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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HOW DO I MAKE THE PARTS FOR THE MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY?

Question: How do I make the parts for the Mass Property Analysis activity? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a four video tutorials to walk you through them step by step from a solid piece of material in Inventor subtracted down to a finished part. Click on the videos below to play them. 1. Slotted Angle Block:
2. Mounting Bracket:
3. Support Bracket:
4. Pipe Support:
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IED Train Tutorials

So you want to know how to make the train parts from Introduction to Engineering Design class? I don’t blame you…. they are a great first step in Inventor to teach the basics of Inventor. One of my favorite IED teachers of all time, Jason Hyatt from Cazenovia HS, has put these together for us. Yes, it’s an older version of Inventor, but the concepts are the same. Please remember: we are trying to teach concepts, NOT which buttons to press! If the “Array” button is not in the same place in your version, don’t email us telling us we need to update our videos; maybe you should find the button yourself! Have fun!   Continue Reading

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