Chapter 4. Working with Solid Models and Weldments
Basic solid modeling
Working with predefined features
Creating Weldment files
Creating a drawing template
Creating 2D drawing views
Dimensioning and detailing a drawing
Keep It Simple, Make It Work
Inventor's tools can be used to create incredibly complex parts. I hope you've seen that you can turn simple sketches into elaborate components very easily with these powerful tools. Unlike the last two chapters, this chapter will focus on the geometrically simple parts that so many machines are built from.
In this chapter, you'll build a number of parts and you'll also assemble them into groups referred to as subassemblies before adding them to the fan. These subassemblies should be approached just like any ...