How to create and work with derived parts #2 – AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly

AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly – #2

How to create and work with derived parts, part number 2

Hello there, and Merry Christmas. Here’s part two of the Inventor video tutorial about how to create and edit derived parts. This is excerpted from my Inventor Assembly course. It’s embedded below, but if you prefer the direct link, here it is:

Kind regards & best wishes for a very Merry Christmas – Rosanna D – VTN

AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly - how to create & edit derived parts, #2

AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly – how to create & edit derived parts, #2

Here is an excerpt of the transcript, continued from part 1 (AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly, How to create and edit derived parts #1):

“The third radio button in the Derive Style control area is Maintain each solid as a solid body. This last option lets us export the body as a surface body. Below, there’s a selection window where we can include bodies or exclude them. Currently solid bodies are available, as well as model parameters. Down below, we can check here to Show all objects, Use color override from source component, Specify design view, Scale factor—for example, for shrinking during the molding process, and Use mirror part. If this option is selected, we need to set the mirror plane. Once you’ve set your parameters, you can click OK.

In the graphic area we now see our solid body. Let’s start by changing the color of our solid body. I’m going to choose gold, for example. Say, gold for example. Click OK.

Now, let’s go to the Model tab. Apply a fillet. Once we’ve made our fillet selections, click Apply. Then click the red X to cancel out of the fillet tool. As you see we can still edit the geometry. Now let’s see how we can import a sketch. Right click on the sketch node and select Share sketch.

Now let’s return to our derived part. Right click on its node and select Edit derived part. Next to the sketch folder is the plus sign; expand this to include the sketch. Inventor gives us a warning: Selecting a non-exported object will modify the base component to mark the object S for export. The S here means sketch 2. That’s ok, so let’s click OK again.”

End of part 2 – How to create and edit derived parts (AutoDesk Inventor Tutorials Assembly)