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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Creating Grill Features

image You can use the Grill tool to create vents and openings on thin wall parts to provide access and airflow to parts housed within an exterior part. To create grill features, use the Grill tool to project 2D sketches onto the surface of the part to create various raised or recessed features. Although the boundary sketch is the only required grill element, you can create islands, ribs, and spars and then give them all a draft angle. You can also check the flow area of the opening to ensure that it meets the required area. Open the file called mi_19a_028.ipt in the Chapter 19 directory of the Mastering Inventor 2012 folder, ...

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