Sunday, April 13, 2014

Face tool and Flange tool (Autodesk Inventor 2013)

Face tool and Flange tool

Serial No. 203

Video Tutorial with caption and audio narration

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Transcription of Video

Face Tool is used to create sheet metal faces by utilizing a closed sketch profile. It is similar to extrude tool where height is automatically set to the thickness of the sheet. This tool is available on the Create panel of Sheet Metal Tab.

1. Open the Assembly file of ‘Chassis for Constant Voltage Transformer’.

2. In the Browser Bar double click the Part2 file to edit it.

3. A closed sketch profile is previously created in Sketch1 of this file.

4. Go on the ribbon, Create panel > Face tool.

5. The Face dialogue box is visible in the design window.

6. The rectangular profile is automatically selected in the design window.

7. Click the ‘Flip Offset’ button to change the direction of the extrusion.

8. And click OK to create sheet metal face.

Flange Tool is used to add a sheet metal planer face and a bend on an existing sheet metal edge. The depth and the angle of the flange can be specified. This tool is available on the Create panel of Sheet Metal Tab.

1. Rotate the model by using View Cube.

2. Go on the ribbon, Create panel > Flange tool.

3. The Flange dialogue box is visible in the design window.

4. In the Shape tab there are two options for creating a flange, first option is ‘Edge Select Mode’ and the other is ‘Loop Select Mode’.

5. Currently the Edge Select Mode button is active allowing you to select only one edge at a time.

6. Select four inside edges of the sheet one by one.

7. Delete the selections and try next option.

8. Click the ‘Loop Select Mode’ button, so you can select multiple edges at a time.

9. By default, ‘Inside of bend face’ option is selected as the ‘Bend Position’.

10. Change it to ‘Outside of base face’.

11. Fill the value in the Height Extents field.

12. Click OK to create new flange.