Sometimes you just have to see it to understand it. I know because I am a visual learner. So here it is: How to make the container from start to finish….. Physically speaking! From a block of Renshape to final product. No code or 3D modelling at all!
If your looking for the Inventor tutorials for the container, look here: http://chrisandjimcim.com/how-do-i-make-a-container-in-inventor/Lets start with the fixture:Then we can machine the base:And now for the lid. It gets machined on the back side of the base!Next we use a bandsaw to split the top from the base:Want to manually face the part? Here is how:Last but not least…. How to put a surface on your container: