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Advance Part Modeling in Inventor

Derived Parts

  • Reference existing parts and assemblies as base components that can then be modified.
  • Think of manually machining a workpiece on a lathe. The original round would be the base component and the modifications who be the different machining steps.
    • A Casting blank can be machined several different ways
    • Derived parts and assemblies are useful for controlling changes to models

Drawing From Derived Parts

  • Insert each derived part as base drawings
  • Note, AutoCAD can insert Base View → From Inventor (cool!!!)

Simplified Part

  • convert an assembly into a single part


  • Assemble tab → Components Panel → Shrinkwrap
  • removes detail
  • surface part, light weight .ipt

Civil Engineering Engineering - Computer Engineering - Electrical Mechanical Engineering

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