Inventor Tutorials

Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

How can you tell if your students followed all of the constraints you gave them? Make them do a quick section view like this one to show you.  969 total views,  1 views today
How do you make flutes on your container?

How do you make flutes on your container?

Question: How do you make flutes on your container? They are always so fancy…. Answer: Well, it’s easier than it looks. It’s all laid out here in this four minute video using Inventor.  969 total views,  1 views today
Designing a Container in Inventor 2016

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. Download the Constraints WS here: 2016-container-design-constraints-ws  969 total views,  1 views today
HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY CONTAINER LIP & LID WILL FIT?

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 […]
How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

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.  969 total views,  1 views today
How do I make Inventor default to 3 decimal places?

How do I make Inventor default to 3 decimal places?

Question: How do I make Inventor default to 3 decimal places instead of two? Answer: Well, you just need to change the default dimension style. It’s a setting buried in the menu’s that is best explained in the image below. Just follow the steps and change it to the default that you want!  969 total views, […]
HOW DO I MAKE THE PARTS FOR THE MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY?

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 […]
IED Train Tutorials

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. […]
Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Basic Tools

Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Basic Tools

Autodesk Inventor is a CAD/CAM package that is used in industry to design, model, and then manufacture all kinds of parts. We use this in all PLTW Engineering courses, and we have put together some of the basic tutorials for you all in this one page. This tutorial uses Inventor 2014; remember: PLTW recommends that […]

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