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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...

Question:
Do you have any ideas for ways to teach students about parts feeders in industry?
Answer:
Imagine a project that incorporates VEX pneumatics, 3D printing, CAD design, and Robotics all in one! That’s exactly what we did here. I taxed one of my students with this “Going Beyond”...

How do I make a simple presentation using Inventor? Add Bill of Materials or a Parts List? Add Balloons to a drawing? The answers are all here!

Do this FIRST when machining a part using HSM.

Question:
Do you have a list of all the VEX parts? I want to order just a few, but I do not know what the part numbers are can you help?
Answer:
Sure can! Ryan Stobaugh, CIM Master teacher, has put together an updated spreadsheet that has been updated with all of the parts with numbers and prices...

Question:
I want to make something on my MakerBot that I have modeled in Inventor, but it always comes out too small. I hate doing math; is there an easy way to scale it?
Answer:
Sure is! Best way I have found is to scale it in Inventor when exporting the STL file. Here’s the process for...

Question:
There really isn’t one. Just this video with examples of a VEX Transfer System, a VEX hydraulic parts feeder, and a VEX hydraulic gripper.
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Question:
My DDP class (IED) could sure use some help with the train tutorials! Any solutions?
Solution:
Of course we do! Special thanks to Jason Hyatt from Cazenovia for doing all of these in Camtasia. After all DDP (IED)is the gateway to the coolest course of them all: CIM!
Below are nine...

Question:
What’s the simplest way to design in Inventor? What’s the difference between “additive” and “subtractive” modelling?
Answer:
See the 6 minute video below for one way to do it. It walks you through all the steps including starting a new file, doing additive...