Chapter 5. Working with the Frame Generator

  • Adding standard metal shapes to an assembly

  • Editing end treatments

  • Using the Bolted Connection Component Generator

  • Performing 3D grip editing

Leveraging the Assembly

As I've stated before, Inventor was built for the user to work from the assembly. In this chapter, we'll do a little more exploration of working within the assembly while you learn how to use a fantastic tool for making metal frames.

Being able to control assemblies and subassemblies is key to your success. There are times when you just can't anticipate everything or when you may want to modify the structure of the assembly strategically.

Building the Foundation of a Metal Frame

In this exercise, you'll create a part file; but doing so is really ...

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