Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Create a Twist Drill as an 'iPart' (Autodesk Inventor 2013)

Create an iPart through Autodesk Inventor

Serial No. 211

Video Tutorial with Captions
iParts are different from standard parts they are table driven part factories with a group of parts. The parts have the different parameter and different features that are controlled by table. The table is controlled by iPart Author or Spread Sheet.

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Transcription of Video

  1. Activate the ‘Create iPart’ command.
  2. iPart Author dialogue box is visible in the graphics window.
  3. Notice that columns for the named parameters were automatically displayed and iTwist Drill-01 has been added to the current file to define the first family member’s part number.
  4. Only 3 named parameters are required, so discard the other parameters by clicking Remove arrow button one by one each time.
  5. Right click the row of iTwist Drill-01, and click Insert Row in the context menu.
  6. In the second row change the value of diameter Major, Overall Length and Flute Length for the new member.
  7. Click OK to generate the iPart.
  8. Parameter Table has been added in the browser bar.
  9. Click the ‘+’ sign to expand the node.
  10. Right click the iTwist Drill-02 node and choose ‘Activate’ option to change the size of the member.
  11. Activate the first member once again.
  12. Right-click the table icon and select ‘Edit via Spreadsheet’.
  13. The iPart table is opened in Microsoft Excel.
  14. More parameters can be added with the excel file.
  15. Save the spreadsheet and close it.
  16. In the browser bar, expand the table node, the family members have been automatically added, it can also be seen from the Edit Table.
  17. Save the part file.