Inventor Project Setup

  1. Background
    • Projects vs Application Options
      • I think Projects gives you more flexibility
      • Application Options: File → Options → File tab
        • Default templates → Point this to the network location
  2. Determine where on the network your going to save your work, this is the Project Location
    1. Sharepoint at COJ: C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\GISE\Designs
    2. Sharepoint at Home: C:\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\GISE\Designs
    3. Sharepoint at Journey C:\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents
    4. Sharepoint at CSI: C:\Users\jjensen5\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\GISE\Designs
  3. Copy Inventor Templates and Design Data folders to the network using Windows Explorer
    1. FROM→ C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2019\Design Data
    2. TO→ C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Design Data
    3. FROM→ C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2019\Templates
    4. TO→ C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Templates
  4. Create Project in Inventor
    1. Open Inventor, should have the “Get Started” tab
    2. Projects (from the ribbon, just right of open) opens a new dialog box
    3. New
      1. New Single User Project - > Next
      2. Name: GISE
      3. Project (Workspace) Folder: C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\
    4. Use Style Library = Read-Write
    5. Workspace edit to “.\Designs”
      1. C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Designs
    6. Folder Options
      1. Templates = “.\Templates\
        1. C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Templates
      2. Design Data = ”.\Design Data\
        1. C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Design Data
    7. Save
    8. Done
  5. Create a workspace (default file open location) under the Project Location (all my work is saved here)
    1. C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Designs
  6. Edit Styles
    1. Manage → Styles Editor
    2. Dimension
      • Feet and Inches: 6'-4 1/2“ if can't be done try 76-1/2” or 76 1/2“ where the fraction is horizontal
      • Units
        • “UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES (IN)”
        • “UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL DIMENSIONS ARE IN MILLIMETERS (mm)”
          • (ASME-Y14.100-2004 Engineering Drawing Practices, p. 8)
        • 0.9 mm (don't use .9 for millimeters)
        • .9 IN (don't use 0.9 for inches)
        • “A zero is not used before the decimal point for values less than 1 in”
        • Figure 1-0 Decimal Inch Dimensioning
        • Figure 1-0 Millimeter Dimensioning
    • Tolerances
    1. Text → Note Text (ANSI)
      1. Font: Arial Narrow
      2. Text Height: 0.060 in
    2. Manage → Save (updates the network Template and Design Data files)
  7. Edit Template
    1. Open Template File (which one?)
      1. Sheet Metal (in).ipt
      2. Standard (in).ipt
    2. Manage → Update (syncs the Template and Design Data changes with the template files)
      1. Style Conflict warning message
        1. The following style definitions in template C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\GISE\Templates\Standard.dw differ from the definitions in the style library; the style library definitions will be used.
        2. Dimension: Architectural (ANSI), Layers: 0, Standard:Default Standard (ANSI), Table:Table (ANSI), Text:Label Text(ANSI), Text Note Text (ANSI)
        3. If the style definitions in the style library are intended for the new document, update the template with the new style definitions.
        4. If the style definitions in the template are intended for the new document, remove these styles from your style library using the Style Library Manager.
        5. Figure 1-0 Style Conflict Error
      2. I don't see any styles to update

Style Manager

  • File → Manage → Projects → Folder Options → Design Data (Styles, etc.) = [Default]
  • local styles - saved in the drawing .idw
  • global styles - saved in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2019\Design Data

Inventor Drawing Problems

  • Seems the best workflow is create the model in Inventor, then xref into AutoCAD for the custom title block
  • Drawing Resources
    • First change the sheet size then add the drawing resources like borders and title blocks
  • Logos and Images
    • if you insert a linked image in a border or title block, you cannot delete it. Need to uncheck the link box when adding
    • If you import an AutoCAD drawing with an image, Inventor makes it a linked image so you cannot delete it
  • Multiline MTEXT
    • appears the justification and tabs are not supported by Inventor, seems the best solution is to use single line MTEXT
  • AutoCAD Blocks
    • Hatches are not support, have to recreate within Inventor

Inventor Title Blocks and Borders

  • Title Blocks (special kind of sketch symbol - can only have one title block per drawing)
    • Save dynamic text (anything that needs to change between drawings). Problem - can't snap AutoCAD blocks or Sketch Geometry to midpoints, end points, etc. Seems it only snaps to the corner of a border.
    • Title block or strip
    • Logo
    • iProperties (DWGPROPS and FIELDS) - best way to populate a Title Block in AutoCAD
    • Prompted Entries (ATTDEF)
      • Appears you can't have static text with a Prompted Entry Text Field, solution to create two text objects, for example
        • PLOT DATE (YMD): <Enter Date YYYYMMDD>
          • PLOT DATE (YMD): is the static text
          • <Enter Date YYYYMMDD> is the prompted entry text
        • Create this as Sketch Symbol instead of in the title block
  • Borders
    • Save static text.
      • Issue #1 - can't insert AutoCAD blocks or Sketch Geometry in a border.
      • Issue #2 - only one layer allowed, Borders, so have to change color & linetype by object
    • Border
    • Ruler (inch and mm)
    • 3 Hole Punch
    • GD&T symbols
  • Sketch Symbols

Drawing Layouts

  • Background
    • Do all plotting using AutoCAD instead of Inventor. Reasons:
    • Inventor cannot add a plot stamp date
    • Inventor cannot plot in grayscale, WYSIWYG no plot styles (.ctb or .stb) like with AutoCAD
    • Inventor layers don't support transparency, so if you want a faded line, need to use a light gray color
    • Inventor cannot group objects - if you want to move a title block, each entity has to be moved individually
      • Inventor Drawing Resources are grouped together, unknown how to group objects together in Inventor
    • Inventor cannot import images/graphics in the drawing.
      • I think Inventor recognizes .bmp or .gif
    • Inventor custom title blocks and borders are difficult to use (draw, move, edit)
      • Works ok, if setup correctly
    • Inventor doesn't support AutoCAD Blocks with MTEXT, HATCH patterns, annotative text styles
  • Step 0 - Projects (.ipj) - a workspace
    • Tells Inventor where to save files, can be a network drive
    • Projects use relative paths rather than absolute paths when the project locations such as the workspace, workgroup, or libraries are in a subfolder of the folder that contains the project file. About Projects Autodesk Inventor 2019
    • C:\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects (home computer)
    • Can only have one active project open at a time
    • Design Data Folder - To Move the Design Data Folder
  • Step 1 - create drawing template GISE.idw
  • Step 1 - create the title block in AutoCAD
  • Step 2 - using Inventor, open the AutoCAD title block
    • Options… → Non-Inventor DWG File → Import
    • DWG/DXF File Wizard → Read Content From: AutoCAD or AutoCAD Mechanical File
      • Import Destination Options
        • Import Files Units → Detected Units → inch
        • Destination for 2D data → Title Block
        • Templates
          • Drawing Template → Standard.idw
          • Sheet Size: A
    • Error: Undefined Template creation in progress. Insert not done. Please complete and close creation in progress and try again.
  • Step 3 - save as Autodesk Inventor DWG in the Templates folder
  • Step 4 - drawing resources are like AutoCAD Design Center (ADC) storing blocks, layout shows an instance of the border and title block, if you delete the border, it is still available in the drawing resources
  • SharePoint journeyeducation.org\Jensen-Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\templates\A-Landscape-in-Inventor.dwg
  • Help

Custom Title Block

  1. Open Inventor Drawing
  2. Save Copy as template
    1. Inventor Drawing Files (*.idw)
    2. SharePoint GISEngineering\templates\GISE-A-Landscape-in.idw
  3. Sheet:1 delete Default Border and ANSI - Large title block
    1. Edit Sheet: Size A, Name GISE-A

Title Block - Letter Simple Portrait

  • Manage → Styles Editor → Layers
    • Title (ANSI) Line Weight = 0.020 in default (don't change this, because then will have to change template and library, which other end users might not want)
  • Line Properties - change width to 0.01 in

Logo Graphics

  • Model Browser: Drawing Resources → Sketch Symbols → Define New Symbol
  • Ribbon → Insert panel → Image → single click where to insert the image
  • Browse to the logo file location
    • to embed image, make sure Link is unchecked
    • Inventor sketches can include .BMP, .GIF, .JPG, and .PNG images
  • References

Drawing Resources - AutoCAD Blocks

  • translated blocks can only have
    • 2D geometry (lines and arcs)
    • MTEXT allowed but not with annotative text styles
    • hatches are not supported - use PLINE with WIDTH option (e.g. WIDTH=0.0625) to draw a solid fill rectangle
  • unable to Import Block
  • Step 1 - Inventor open Journey Sharepoint/JeffJensenGISEngineering/Inventor/projects/Templates/InchDecimal.dwg
  • Step 2 - Model Browser → Drawing Resources → AutoCAD Blocks → right click Import AutoCAD Blocks
  • Step 3 - browse to ScalesRulers/PaperSpace-Inch/Ruler-Arch-all.dwg
    • select Ruler-Arch-1-16th.dwg
  • Step 4 - place in drawing
  • [Q] how do I change 1) Set Insertion Point Grip and 2) Connection Point Grip of an AutoCAD block?

Drawing Resources - Sketch Symbols

  • Sketch symbols are created in a drawing or template, they can contain geometry, text, iProperties and imported bitmap images (.bmp either linked or embedded)
  • To make sketch symbols available to all new drawings, add them to the template you use to create drawings or store them in a symbol library
  • To place and move a sketch symbol precisely on a drawing, add one insert point and several connection points.
  • It appears Sketch Symbols are saved to the Symbol Library, by default in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2019\Design Data\Symbol Library
  • [Q] How do I make a sketch symbol of a ruler, 3 hole punch, GD&T symbols, etc
    • Drawing Resources → Sketch Symbols → right click Define New Symbol
  • [Q] How do you use a sketch symbol
    • Annotate tab → Insert Sketch Symbol
  • [Q] How do I save sketch symbols to a Symbol Library?
    • right click on Sketch Symbols and select “Save All to Symbol Library”
  • [Q] How do you change the color of a Sketch Symbol?
    • Appears you can only change the color of the parent, not the child. So if your parent sketch symbol is black and you then insert into a drawing. You CANNOT change the child instance to another color such as red. So the color is either ByLayer or I'm guessing ByBlock.

How to create a sketch symbol

  • Open block in AutoCAD, using the Clipboard copy with base point or Ctrl+C
  • Inventor → Open a Drawing template
  • from Model browser: Drawing Resources → Sketch Symbols → Create New Folder → ScalesRulers
    • How do I add sketch symbols to a folder? First create the symbol, then drag into the folder to organize
  • from Model browser: Drawing Resources → Sketch Symbols → Define New Symbol
  • Paste (Ctrl+V) in AutoCAD block
  • Create a point in the sketch where you want it to be a connection point (multiple)
  • Center Point
  • Connection Point Grip
    • Create a point in the sketch where you want the scalebar to snap to
    • Select the point, then toggle on Connection Point Grip (blue background)
  • Set Insertion Point Grip
    • Create a point in the sketch where you want it to be the insertion point (only one) → finish sketch
    • Select the point, then toggle on Set Insertion Point Grip, and toggle on Connection Point Grip
  • Finish Sketch
    • Name:
  • This creates a local sketch symbol, next need to save it to the Symbol Library
  • right click on sketch symbol in the browser and select Save to Symbol Library
    • Tools → Application Options → File tab → Sketch Symbol Library folder
      • asking to select an Inventor Drawing (Scales.idw)
      • default: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2019\Design Data\Symbol Library
      • update: %USERPROFILE%\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Design Data\Symbol Library\
      • It appears the symbol library is saved in an Inventor drawings, e.g. Scales.idw
  • References

Borders in AutoCAD

Borders in Inventor

  • General
    • Margin0.50
    • Margin0.75
    • Margin1.00
  • Page Size Specific (includes border, 3 hole punch, ruler inch & mm, GD&T symbols)
    • 8.5×11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75
    • 11×8.5-Margin0.50-Top-0.75
    • 17×11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75
    • 17×11-Margin0.75-Left-1.00
    • 17×11-Margin1.00-Left-1.25
  • Drawing Resources → Borders
  1. [Q] How do you change the page size of the border? I want to make a border for different paper sizes - 8.5×11, 11×17, 24×36
  2. [Q] How do I draw construction lines in the Border sketch? I want to make some reference guides, no-plot layers, similar to how dimensions don't plot
  3. [Q] How do I create different layers and/or lineweight of the Border? I want a thick lineweight for the Border, but thin lineweight and transparency for the GD&T table, etc
  4. [Q] How do I snap or dimension from the paper edge? I want a border with 0.75 left margin, the rest 0.5
  • Layer
    • lineweight 0.70mm (~ 0.028”) for 8.5×11
    • lineweight (0.055“) for 11×17
  • Figure 3-0 Title block and Border - Size Letter - Orientation Portrait

Define 11x17 Border with 1 inch margin

  • Open template InchDecimal.dwg
  • Manage → Styles Editor → Layers → Border (ANSI) Line Weight 0.028” (~ 0.70mm)
  • Model Browser panel → Drawing Resources → Borders → right click Define New Border
  • Draw Rectangle with 1“ border around sheet
  • Finish Sketch
    • Name: 17×11-margin1.00
  • InchDecimal.dwg → right click New Sheet
  • right click on sheet and select Edit Sheet
    • Name 17×11
    • Size B
    • Orientation Landscape
  • Insert Border (Drawing Resources → Borders → 17×11-margin1.00 → right click Insert)

Define 11x17 Border with 1 inch margin and left 1.25 inch margin

  • Open template InchDecimal.dwg
  • Manage → Styles Editor → Layers → Border (ANSI) Line Weight 0.028” (~ 0.70mm)
  • Model Browser panel → Drawing Resources → Borders → right click Define New Border
  • Draw Rectangle with 1“ border around sheet
  • Finish Sketch
    • Name: 17×11-margin1.25left
    • Will notice the margin disappears. Still in the Drawing Resources, but now have to add it to the Drawing Sheet
  • InchDecimal.dwg → right click New Sheet
  • right click on sheet and select Edit Sheet
    • Name 17×11
    • Size B
    • Orientation Landscape
  • Insert Border (Drawing Resources → Borders → 17×11-margin1.25left → right click Insert)

Define 11x17 Border with 0.5 inch margin and left 0.75 inch margin

  • Open template InchDecimal.dwg
  • Manage → Styles Editor → Layers → Border (ANSI) Line Weight 0.028” (~ 0.70mm)
  • Model Browser panel → Drawing Resources → Borders → right click Define New Border
  • Draw Rectangle with 1“ border around sheet
  • Finish Sketch
    • Name: 17×11-Margin1.00-Left-1.25
    • Will notice the margin disappears. Still in the Drawing Resources, but now have to add it to the Drawing Sheet
  • InchDecimal.dwg → right click New Sheet
  • right click on sheet and select Edit Sheet
    • Name 17×11
    • Size B
    • Orientation Landscape
  • Insert Border (Drawing Resources → Borders → 17×11-margin1.25left → right click Insert)

Borders

  • 8.5×11-margin0.5
    • Layer Border, lineweight 0.70mm (~ 0.028”)
  • 11×8.5-margin0.5
  • 11×17-margin0.75
    • line properties - lineweight 0.055”, color black, corner fillet radius 0.1“
    • left margin 1.5”, top/right/bottom margin 0.75“
  • 17×11-margin0.75
  • 24×36-margin1.0
  • 36×24-margin1.0

Three Ring Holes - Sketch Symbol

  • Open InchDecimal.dwg
  • Model Browser → Drawing Resources → Sketch Symbols → right click Define New Symbol
  • Sketch - create the following
    • diameter of hole is 0.25”
    • Sketch Properties - Color light gray
      • right click on circle, then select Properties from the context menu/heads up display
      • Figure 3-0 Sketch Properties - Color
    • draw another hole, spacing is 4.25“ apart
    • distance from edge of paper to center of hole is 0.5”
      • I don't know how to do this
    • Finish sketch
    • Right click on Sketch Symbols → ThreeRingHoles → Insert
      • How do you snap this to an exact location?
  • Problems
    • When I create the three holes, I'm unable to dimension to the edge of paper.
    • When I insert the ThreeRingHoles sketch symbol, I'm unable to dimension to the edge of paper
    • How do I change the color of the ThreeRingHoles to a light gray and not use the default layer color?
      • Sketch Properties → Color → Gray
  • LAYER JensenBorder-3ring (not sure how to create this layer and make it current when drawing sketches)
    • Line Weight 0.007 in
    • Line Type Continuous
    • Color light gray
  • 8.5×11 sheet of paper
  • Reference

Ruler - millimeters

  • Line Weight 0.09 mm (0.007 inches in Inventor)
  • Line Type Continuous
  • Color light gray
  • 10mm = 0.1476
  • 1 mm = 0.0492
  • 5 mm = 0.0984

Ruler - Inches

  • Figure 3-0 Inch Ruler 16th of an inch
  • AutoCAD Block (C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\templates\Blocks\Ruler-Inch16th.dwg)
  • LAYER JensenBorder-inch16th
    • Line Weight 0.09 mm (0.007 inches in Inventor)
    • Transparency 20
    • Line Type Continuous
    • Color light gray
    • Tick mark lengths
      • 1“ = 0.15
      • 1/2” = 0.125
      • 1/4“ = 0.10
      • 1/8” = 0.075
      • 1/16“ = 0.05
    • Text
      • Font: ArialNar05pt
      • INCHES (in or ”)
      • 1/16 OF AN INCH

Ruler - Machinist

  • Figure 3-0 Machinist Ruler
  • AutoCAD Block (C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\templates\Blocks\Ruler-Machinist.dwg)
    • Layer - JensenRuler
      • Lineweight 0.09 mm
      • Transparency 20
    • Text Style
      • ArialNar05pt01x
    • 0 zero
      • length 0.15
    • 0.010 ten thou
      • length 0.05
    • 0.050 fifty thou
      • length 0.06
    • 0.100 hundred thou
      • length 0.075
    • 1.000 thousand thou
      • length 0.09

Scalebars

  • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\blocks\ScalesRulers\ModelSpace-Feet
    • Figure 1-0 Architecture Scales
      • Ruler-Arch001-12in-to-1ft.dwg (1:1) (12“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch002-6in-to-1ft.dwg (1:2) (6“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch004-3in-to-1ft.dwg (1:4) (3“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch008-1.5in-to-1ft.dwg (1:8) (1 1/2“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch012-1in-to-1ft.dwg (1:12) (1“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch016-3-4th-to-1ft.dwg (1:16) (3/4“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch024-1-2nd-to-1ft.dwg (1:24) (1/2“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch032-3-8th-to-1ft.dwg (1:32) (3/8“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch048-1-4th-to-1ft.dwg (1:48) (1/4“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch064-3-16th-to-1ft.dwg (1:64) (3/16“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch096-1-8th-to-1ft.dwg (1:96) (1/8“ = 1'0”)
      • Ruler-Arch128-3-32nd-to-1ft.dwg (1:128) (3/32“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch192-1-16th-to-1ft.dwg (1:192) (1/16“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch384-1-32nd-to-1ft.dwg (1:384) (1/32“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch768-1-64th-to-1ft.dwg (1:768) (1/64“ = 1'-0”)
      • Ruler-Arch1536-1-128th-to-1ft.dwg (1:1536) (1/128“ = 1'-0”)
    • Figure 2-0 Civil Engineering Scales
      • Ruler-Civil-10.dwg (1=120)
      • Ruler-Civil-20.dwg (1=240)
      • Ruler-Civil-30.dwg (1=360)
      • Ruler-Civil-40.dwg (1=480)
      • Ruler-Civil-50.dwg (1=600)
      • Ruler-Civil-60.dwg (1=720)
    • Figure 2-0 Mechanical Engineering Scales
      • Scale-Mech-1to1.dwg (full)
      • Scale-Mech-1to2.dwg (half)
      • Scale-Mech-1to3.dwg
      • Scale-Mech-1to4.dwg (quarter)
      • Scale-Mech-1to8.dwg (eighth)
      • Scale-Mech-1to10.dwg (tenth)
      • Scale-Mech-2to1.dwg (double)
      • Scale-Mech-2to3.dwg
      • Scale-Mech-3to2.dwg
      • Scale-Mech-4to1.dwg
      • Scale-Mech-5to1.dwg
      • Scale-Mech-10to1.dwg
    • Figure 2-0 Mechanical Engineering Scales - double
      • Scale2-Mech-1to10.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-1to8.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-1to4.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-1to3.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-1to2.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-2to3.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-1to1.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-3to2.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-2to1.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-3to1.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-4to1.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-5to1.dwg
      • Scale2-Mech-10to1.dwg
  • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\blocks\ScalesRulers\PaperSpace-Inch
  • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\templates\Blocks\
    • scale-1to1-inch-single-anno.dwg
    • scale-1to2-inch-single-anno.dwg
  • Step 0 - create scalebars in AutoCAD
    • Architectural Scales
      • UNITS architectural (feet with ' and default is inches)
    • Civil 3D
      • UNITS decimal (feet )
  • Step 1 - create an AutoCAD drawing with all the scalebars inserted
    • lineweight 0.13mm
    • layer 0
    • color ByBlock (very important - then can change color within Inventor as Title Blocks can only go on layer TITLE and borders can only go on layers BORDER)
      • Inventor → within the Drawing, right click on the Block and select Properties
      • Block Properties
        • Line Type: By Layer
        • Line Weight: By Layer
        • Color: black
    • Civil 3D - C:\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\blocks\ScalesRulers\ModelSpace-Feet\Ruler-All-feet.dwg
  • Step 2 - open Inventor drawing template
  • Step 3 - Drawing Resources → AutoCAD Blocks → Import AutoCAD Blocks → open Ruler-All-feet.dwg
    • Problems
      • Inventor doesn't recognize annotative text
      • Cannot change the insertion point of a block in Inventor, have to do this in AutoCAD (Block Editor → Parameter Manager → Basepoint parameter to set insertion point - doesn't work), BASE doesn't work either. Seems like I need to recreate with WBLOCK
      • Cannot add additional connection points. Workaround copy and paste the block as a Sketch Symbol.

Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard

  • Use the Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard to copy drawing resources such as borders, title blocks, and sketch symbols from a source drawing to one or more target drawings.

Multiview

Drawing Annotation

  • Steps to change the text size/height
  1. Manage tab > Styles Editor from the Styles and Standards panel > Text > Note Text (ANSI) > New… button
    1. Figure 1-0 Autodesk Inventor - Create New Note Text
  2. Name it Note Text Jensen and change the Text Height from 0.120 inches to 0.200 inches
    1. Figure 1-0 Autodesk Inventor - Change Note Text Size
  3. Save
  4. select Dimension > Architectural (ANSI) > Units tab
    1. Figure 1-0 Autodesk Inventor - Change Note Text Units
    2. Figure 1-0 Autodesk Inventor - Change Note Text Units

Title Blocks

References

Retrieve Dimensions

NIMS Lathe Drawing

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Skills Level 1 - Job Duty 2.3 - Turning Between Centers
  • Figure 1-0 NIMS Turning Between Centers
  • Figure 2-0 NIMS Turning Between Centers - 2D Drawing
  • Figure 1. Table 6. American National Standard Combined Drills and Countersinks - Plain and Bell Types, Machinery's Handbook, 27th Edition by Industrial Press, p. 873
  • Figure 1-0 NIMS Turning Between Centers - No. 4 Center Drill Dimensions Detail
  • Figure 2, ANSI Standard Twist Drill Nomenclature, Machinery's Handbook, 27th Edition by Industrial Press, p. 855

Machining Procedure

  1. get 7-8“ long, cold rolled steel, 1” diameter
  2. Lathe, 3 jaw chuck, with workpiece extending 2“ out of chuck
    1. Face
    2. Turn to 0.900”
    3. Chamfer
    4. Center drill
    5. remove from chuck
  3. Lathe, reverse workpiece extending 2“ out of chuck
    1. Face
    2. Chamfer
    3. Center drill
    4. remove from chuck
  4. Lathe, Collet and install live center in tailstock
    1. Rough cuts - Turn to 0.900”
    2. Parting tool 0.125“ - cut 3 thread reliefs
    3. Turn 2.375” from right down to 0.750“
    4. Turn 3 faces that maintain concentricity
      1. Turn 3.375 to 5.125 down to 0.750” (concentric 1 of 3)
      2. Turn 1.500“ from right down to 0.625” (concentric 2 of 3)
      3. Turn 1.000“ from right down to 0.500” (concentric 3 of 3)
  5. Lathe, cut threads
    1. Turn 4.5 to 5.125“ down to 0.625”
    2. Turn chamfers
    3. Thread 4.5 to 5.125“ with 1/2”-13 TPI UNC-2A (A = air or outside)
    4. Thread 1.5 to 2.375 with 3/4“-16 UNF-2A
  6. Knurl
  7. Bandsaw - cut 2” off used to hold in chuck
    1. grind off any burrs
    2. polish
  8. Surface treatment
  9. Heat treatment

NIMS Machining Skills Level 2

Equipment - Cutting Tools

Knurl in 3D part model view

  • Issues showing a knurled surface - Autodesk Inventor - Knurled 45 appearance not displaying properly by Adam Forney. For some reason this video only played in Google Chrome (got error using Firefox and IE).
    • Step 1 - select part face to be knurled and assign the “Knurled 45” material to it.
    • Step 2 - open the Appearance Browser, right click on the “Knurled 45” material and select Edit
      • Figure 1-0 Assign and Edit Knurl 45 material
    • Step 3 - Change the Relief Pattern type from Knurl to Custom Image
      • Figure 2-0 Knurl Relief Pattern - Custom Image
    • Step 4 - assign knurl image (C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2015\Textures\bumpmaps\Knurl_bump.bmp)
    • Step 5 - change sample size to 0.08 inches (click the image to open the Texture Editor dialog box)
      • Figure 3-0 Knurl Sample Size
    • Note - the knurl texture pattern will only display in a drawing (.idw) isometric view that is shaded. Will not be shown in a multiview drawing.

Knurl in 2D part drawing view

  • Step 1 - open Inventor drawing file (.idw)
  • Step 2 - select the right or top view border (red dotted line) you want to apply a hatch to
  • Step 3 - Ribbon → Place Views tab → Start Sketch (open the Sketch tab)
  • Step 4 - Sketch > Project Geometry and select the boundary
  • Step 5 - draw a rectangle over the projected geometry, ensure it snaps to the edges so it remains dynamic
  • Step 6 - Ribbon: Click “Hatch Region” button (keep this open)
  • Step 7 - select rectangle from step 5
  • Step 8 - change hatch pattern from step 6, then click OK
  • References
  • Problem - the lineweight is too thick, how do I change it?
  • Figure 3-0 Object Defaults Style

Materials

Auxiliary and Broken Section Views

  • Figure 1-0 Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics, 114th Edition by Giesecke, Mitchell, Spencer, Hill, Dygdon, Novak and Lockhart, Exercise 8.15 45° Elbow, p. 320, with corrections

Section Views in Model Part

Section Views in Drawings

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