Thursday, February 6, 2014

Application of 'Loft' tool Ex.2 (Autodesk Inventor 2013)

Application of 'Loft' tool

Serial No. 200

Video Tutorial with caption and audio narration

In this exercise, we are using a partially constructed model of ‘Mug-Plastic’. We will create a Handle on the curve surface of the model, for this we will add some 2D sketches, work planes and Loft feature.

 

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Transcription of Video

  1. Open ‘Mug-Plastic’ part file.
  2. Create a new work plane 0.25 inch below from the top face of the model.
  3. Create a new sketch for upper portion of handle on the newly created work plane.
  4. Right click in the graphics window and select Slice Graphics command.
  5. Take the project of the model by using Project Cut Edges tool.
  6. And with the help of Project Geometry tool, take the project of XY Plane.
  7. Select all the sketches in the design window and convert them into construction geometry.
  8. Now proceed further and draw a sketch with the given dimensions.
  9. Exit from the sketching environment.
  10. Close the visibility of Work Plane8 from the Browser Bar.
  11. Create another work plane named 9, 3 inch below from the top face of the model.
  12. Create a new sketch for lower portion of handle on Work Plane9.
  13. Close the visibility of work plane and activate the Slice Graphics command.
  14. Draw the sketch with the given dimensions.
  15. Now the sketch is complete.
  16. Finish the sketch.
  17. Activate the ‘Loft’ tool.
  18. Select the upper and lower sketch profiles in the graphics window.
  19. Preview of Loft is visible.
  20. Click OK to execute the loft feature.
  21. Open the visibility of Sketch17 from the Browser Bar.
  22. Create a new sketch on Work Plane8.
  23. Take the project of these two lines and arc.
  24. Draw a centre point arc between point1 and point2 (indicated by blue colour).
  25. Close the visibility of Sketch17 from the browser bar.
  26. Revert these two construction lines into regular lines.
  27. Exit from the sketching environment.
  28. Create a new work plane named 10, 0.0625 inch below from the top face of the handle.
  29. Auto-Resize the work plane.
  30. Create a new sketch on work plane 10.
  31. Activate the Slice Graphics command.
  32. Close the visibility of Work Plane10.
  33. Take the project of the model by using Project Cut Edges tool.
  34. And with the help of Project Geometry tool, take the project of XY plane.
  35. Convert all the sketches in the graphics window into the construction geometry.
  36. Draw the sketches as displayed.
  37. Finish the sketch.
  38. Activate the Loft tool once again.
  39. Select the upper and lower enclosed profiles, created over the handle.
  40. And click OK to execute the loft feature.
  41. Now most of the portion of the handle is complete.
  42. Save the part file.