Monday, November 25, 2013

Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation Tutorial--‘Bolt-Nut’ (with caption and audio narration)

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Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation Tutorial--‘Bolt-Nut’ (with caption and audio narration)

In this video, we will demonstrate how to apply the different type of mates in the assembly environment for creating the Dynamic Simulation of the ‘Bolt and Nut’.


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Transcription of Video.

  1. Create a ‘‘Standard (in) .iam’ assembly’ and save it with the name ‘Bolt-Nut-Dynamic Simulation’.
  2. Select ‘Place component’ tool from the marking menu and place the Bolt in the Assembly.
  3. Place a Nut in the Assembly in the same manner.
  4. Align the Nut in desired position using the Rotate Component Tool.
  5. Apply a Mate Constraint between Z Axis of Bolt and Z Axis of Nut.
  6. Apply a Mate Constraint between front face of Nut and end face of Bolt.
  7. Place an Angle Constraint between side face of Bolt and side face of Nut.
  8. In the solution field area, select Directed Angle option.
  9. Set the browser from Assembly View to Modeling View using the toggle at the top of the browser.
  10. Select Mate:2 and Angle:1 constraints under the Constraints folder in the Browser Bar, and Supress them from the context menu.
  11. Activate the Dynamic Simulation Tool from the Begin Panel of Environments Tab.
  12. Activate Insert Joint from the Marking menu.
  13. Select ‘Screw’ from the drop down menu of Insert Joint dialog box.
  14. In the Insert Joint dialog box, select Circular edge of Bolt in ‘Component 1’ selection option and select Circular edge of Nut in ‘Component 2’ selection option.
  15. Enter the value 1/12 in the ‘Pitch’ input box. Click OK.
  16. Select Cylindrical:1 joint in the Browser under the Standard Joints folder, right click and select Properties from the context menu.
  17. Click dof 1 (R) tab and select Edit imposed motion button and check the Enable imposed motion option.
  18. Click the arrow to expand the input choices, and click Constant Value.
  19. Enter the value 360*12 deg/s and click Ok.
  20. Open the visibility of Sketch 16 of Bolt from the Browser Bar.
  21. In Simulation Player, fill the value 1000 in the Images field area.
  22. Clear the screen by activating the Clean Screen command.
  23. Click Run in the Simulation Player to display motion in Bolt and Nut.
  24. Now Nut will rotate 12 rounds and cover a lateral distance of 1 inch over the Bolt.