Friday, February 21, 2014

Tub-Rectangular through Sheet Metal (Autodesk Inventor 2013)

Tub-Rectangular through Sheet Metal

Serial No. 186

Video Tutorial with Caption and Audio Narration

In the video we will create a rectangular tub using sheet metal features (Face tool and Flange tool).



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Transcription of Video

  1. Create a new Sheet Metal (in).ipt part file.
  2. Go on the ribbon > Setup panel > click Sheet Metal Defaults icon.
  3. The Sheet Metal Defaults dialogue box will be opened in the graphics window.
  4. Uncheck the ‘Use Thickness from Rule’ option to specify the thickness value 1/16 inch manually.
  5. Create a new sketch on the XY Plane.
  6. Draw a rectangle of dimension 32 ¼ inch x 27 inch with the help of ‘Three Point Centre Rectangle’ tool.
  7. Exit from the sketching environment.
  8. Activate the ‘Face’ tool from the marking menu.
  9. The sketch profile will be automatically selected.
  10. Click OK to apply face feature.
  11. Save the file with the name 'Tub (Rectangular)'.
  12. Change the colour of the model to ‘Flaked Reflective – Beige’.
  13. Activate the ‘Flange’ tool from the marking menu.
  14. On the Shape tab, click the ‘Loop Select Mode’ and click the bottom edge of the part.
  15. A preview of flange is visible in the graphics window.
  16. Click the Flip Direction button in the Height Extents field.
  17. And set the height extents value to 6 3/16 inch.
  18. Click OK to create the new flanges.
  19. Activate the ‘Flange’ tool once again.
  20. And select the four outer edges of the part.
  21. Fill the value 1 1/16 inch in the height extents field.
  22. Switch to the Corner tab, ‘Apply Auto-Mitering’ option is checked by default.
  23. Uncheck the Auto Mitering option to see the effect.
  24. Click OK to create the new flanges.
  25. Go on the ribbon > Flat Pattern panel > click Create Flat Pattern icon to generate the flat pattern of the model.
  26. Double-click the ‘Folded Model icon at the top of the Model browser to return to the folded model.