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

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Creating Lip and Groove Features

image Lip and groove features are used to mate two parts together so that they fit together precisely. You can use the Lip tool in Inventor to create either the lip or the groove of the part by specifying a path consisting of a set of tangent, continuous boundary edges. You can also use work planes to establish a path extents where a lip is not needed around an entire edge. Open the file called mi_19a_036.ipt from the Chapter 19 directory of the Mastering Inventor 2012 folder, and then follow these steps to create lip features:

  1. Expand the Solid Bodies folder in the browser, right-click the solid named Base, and choose ...

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