Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Autodesk Inventor Drive Constraint Tutorial--‘Worm Gear’ (with caption and audio narration)

Worm Gear-Drive Constraint

Serial No. 108

Autodesk Inventor Drive Constraint Tutorial--‘Worm Gear’ (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 animation of the ‘Worm Gear’.


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Transcription of Video

Display motion in Worm Gear through Drive Constraint.

  1. Create a ‘New Assembly’ and save it with the name ‘Worm Gear - Drive Constraint’.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key, and click the Worm Gear tool on the Power Transmission panel of the Design Tab.
  3. The Worm Gears Component Generator dialog box will open with its default values. Click ok.
  4. Click anywhere in the Design Window, to place the Worm and Worm Gear.
  5. Align the model in correct position by using View Cube.
  6. Make the Worm Gear Assembly flexible from the Browser Bar.
  7. Open the Visibility of X Axis of Assembly and X Axis of Worm in the Browser; later apply a Mate Constraint between them.
  8. Place a Mate Constraint between Centre Point of Assembly and Centre Point of Worm.
  9. Open the visibility of XY Plane of Assembly.
  10. Place a Mate Constraint between XY Plane of Assembly and XY Plane of Worm Gear.
  11. Place an Angle Constraint between XZ Plane of Worm and XY Plane of Assembly. In the solution field area, select Directed Angle option.
  12. Turn off the visibility of Work Plane to make the screen clear.
  13. Set the browser from Assembly View to Modeling View using the toggle at the top of the browser.
  14. Select the Angle Constraint in the Browser and change its name as ‘Drive’ by clicking twice slowly.
  15. Right click the Drive Constraint and select Drive Constraint Tool from the context menu.
  16. In the Drive Constraint dialog box, set the End value to 360*10 deg.
  17. Expand the dialog box and set the value for Increment 4 deg.
  18. Clear the screen by activating the Clean Screen command.
  19. Click the Forward Button to display motion in Worm and Worm Gear.