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engineer-mechanical:inventor-drawinglayouts [2019/01/11 22:21]
jjensen [Inventor Title Blocks and Borders]
engineer-mechanical:inventor-drawinglayouts [2019/03/15 21:39] (current)
jjensen [Inventor Drawing Problems]
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         * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​dimensioning-mm.png|Figure 1-0 Millimeter Dimensioning}}         * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​dimensioning-mm.png|Figure 1-0 Millimeter Dimensioning}}
     * Tolerances     * Tolerances
 +      * Change the tolerance dimension to size/text height 0.07"
 +      * Open InchDecimal.dwg -> Manage -> Styles Editor -> Dimension -> Inch Decimal -> Text tab -> Size 0.07"
 +      * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​style-dimension-text-size.png|Figure 1-0 Tolerance Size}}
     - Text -> Note Text (ANSI)     - Text -> Note Text (ANSI)
       - Font: Arial Narrow       - Font: Arial Narrow
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 ==== Style Manager ==== ==== Style Manager ====
 +  * Step 1 - make a change to the style 
 +  * Step 2 - Save the change from the drawing into the Library (SAVE)
 +  * Step 3 - open the template
 +  * Step 4 - Update the template with changes in the Library (UPDATE)
   * File -> Manage -> Projects -> Folder Options -> Design Data (Styles, etc.) = [Default]   * File -> Manage -> Projects -> Folder Options -> Design Data (Styles, etc.) = [Default]
   * local styles - saved in the drawing .idw   * local styles - saved in the drawing .idw
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   * Multiline MTEXT   * Multiline MTEXT
     * appears the justification and tabs are not supported by Inventor, seems the best solution is to use single line MTEXT     * appears the justification and tabs are not supported by Inventor, seems the best solution is to use single line MTEXT
-  * AutoCAD Blocks+  * AutoCAD Blocks ​and Clipboard Copy & Paste
     * Hatches are not support, have to recreate within Inventor     * Hatches are not support, have to recreate within Inventor
  
 ===== Inventor Title Blocks and Borders ===== ===== Inventor Title Blocks and Borders =====
 +  * Template - journeyeducationorg.sharepoint.com\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\GISEngineering\Inventor\projects\Templates\InchDecimal.dwg
   * Title Blocks (special kind of sketch symbol - can only have one title block per drawing)   * 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.     * 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     * Title block or strip
     * Logo     * 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   * Borders
 +    * Can insert AutoCAD blocks
     * Save static text.     * Save static text.
       * Issue #1 - can't insert AutoCAD blocks or Sketch Geometry in a border.       * Issue #1 - can't insert AutoCAD blocks or Sketch Geometry in a border.
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       * Sketch Only in a drawing = Construction Line in a part       * Sketch Only in a drawing = Construction Line in a part
       * Use Points or Rectangles around text saved in a sketch symbol. Select that point and toggle on "​Select Insertion Point Grip" then when inserting this Sketch Symbol in a drawing, it will snap to the border.       * Use Points or Rectangles around text saved in a sketch symbol. Select that point and toggle on "​Select Insertion Point Grip" then when inserting this Sketch Symbol in a drawing, it will snap to the border.
 +      * [[https://​blogs.rand.com/​files/​ma234-5-build-the-foundation-1.pdf|AU 2010 - Autodesk Inventor Drawing Templates]] by Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT
  
  
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     - Edit Sheet: Size A, Name GISE-A     - Edit Sheet: Size A, Name GISE-A
  
-==== Logo Graphics ​====+==== 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 - Image ==== 
 +  * Essential Question - How do I import my PNG/JPG logo into Inventor Drawing?
   * Model Browser: Drawing Resources -> Sketch Symbols -> Define New Symbol   * Model Browser: Drawing Resources -> Sketch Symbols -> Define New Symbol
   * Ribbon -> Insert panel -> Image -> single click where to insert the image   * Ribbon -> Insert panel -> Image -> single click where to insert the image
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   * References   * References
     * Autodesk Inventor 2019 - [[https://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2019/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-F5A5790A-F748-49F0-A81F-BCA56C7C1E89|Add Images (2D Sketches)]]     * Autodesk Inventor 2019 - [[https://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2019/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-F5A5790A-F748-49F0-A81F-BCA56C7C1E89|Add Images (2D Sketches)]]
 +
 +==== Logo - Vector DWG, AI ====
 +  * Essential Question - How do I import my Adobe Illustrator (.ai) logo into Inventor Drawing?
 +  * Step 1 - Adobe Illustrator CC
 +    * open .ai file in Illustrator CC
 +    * save as .dwg (version 2012)
 +  * Step 2 - AutoCAD 2018
 +    * open .dwg 
 +    * save as version 2018
 +  * Step 3 - Inventor
 +    * 
  
 ==== Drawing Resources - AutoCAD Blocks ==== ==== Drawing Resources - AutoCAD Blocks ====
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   * [Q] How do I save sketch symbols to a Symbol Library?   * [Q] How do I save sketch symbols to a Symbol Library?
     * right click on Sketch Symbols and select "Save All to 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.
   * <​html><​iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​svfMgU3SeGU?​rel=0"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe></​html>​   * <​html><​iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​svfMgU3SeGU?​rel=0"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe></​html>​
  
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     * Margin1.00     * Margin1.00
   * Page Size Specific (includes border, 3 hole punch, ruler inch & mm, GD&T symbols)   * Page Size Specific (includes border, 3 hole punch, ruler inch & mm, GD&T symbols)
-    * 8.5x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75+    * 8.5x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75-GDT 
 +    * 8.5x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75-GDTtop
     * 11x8.5-Margin0.50-Top-0.75     * 11x8.5-Margin0.50-Top-0.75
     * 17x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75     * 17x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75
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   * 24x36-margin1.0   * 24x36-margin1.0
   * 36x24-margin1.0   * 36x24-margin1.0
 +
 +=== Border 11x8.5 ===
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​border-11x8-5.png|Inventor Border 11x8.5}}
 +    * Sketch Properties
 +      * Line Type Continuous
 +      * Line Weight 0.020"
 +      * Color Black
  
 ==== Three Ring Holes - Sketch Symbol ==== ==== Three Ring Holes - Sketch Symbol ====
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 ==== Ruler - millimeters ==== ==== Ruler - millimeters ====
 +  * Procedure
 +    * Have to manually draw each ruler in each drawing border, no way to insert a block or sketch symbol
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​drawing-ruler-sketch-properties.png|Inventor Drawing Layout - Sketch Properties}}
 +  * Inventor -> InchDecimal.dwg
 +  * Drawing Resources -> Borders -> 17x11-Margin0.50-Left-0.75
   * Line Weight 0.09 mm (0.007 inches in Inventor)   * Line Weight 0.09 mm (0.007 inches in Inventor)
 +    * Sketch Properties -> Line Weight -> 0.007 in
   * Line Type Continuous   * Line Type Continuous
-  ​* Color light gray+    ​Sketch Properties -> Line Type -> Continuous 
 +  * Color medium gray 
 +    * Sketch Properties -> Color (3rd from bottom right is too light/faint, try using bottom middle ​gray)
   * 10mm = 0.1476   * 10mm = 0.1476
   * 1 mm = 0.0492   * 1 mm = 0.0492
   * 5 mm = 0.0984   * 5 mm = 0.0984
 +  * Text
 +    * Font: ArialNar05pt
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​drawing-border-position-ruler-mm.png?​500|Inventor Drawing Layout - Position Ruler - mm}}
  
 ==== Ruler - Inches ==== ==== Ruler - Inches ====
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       * length 0.09       * length 0.09
  
 +==== Geometric Dimension and Tolerance (GDT) ====
 +  * Add to Border
 +  * Use Autodesk Inventor GDT font AIGDT
 +
 +=== GDT on Left Margin ===
 +  * Border ​
 +    * offset 0.120"
 +    * color ACI# 252 (RGB 91, 91, 91) (little light - med gray)
 +    * linetype 0.007
 +  * Divider line between GD&T Symbols
 +    * dimension intervals 0.05"
 +  * Text Settings
 +    * Arial Narrow 5pt (0.05)
 +    * Justification Left Center
 +    * offset distance 0.060"
 +  * **First Row**
 +  * Diameter
 +  * Radius
 +  * Arc Length
 +  * Slope
 +  * Plus/Minus
 +  * Centerline
 +  * Counterbore
 +  * Countersink
 +  * Depth
 +  * Spotface
 +  * Taper
 +  * No. Times or Decimal Places
 +  * Surface Finish Mark
 +  * MMC
 +  * LMC
 +  * RFS
 +  * PROJECTED
 +  * TANGENT
 +  * FREE
 +  * **Second Row**
 +  * FORM
 +    * STRAIGHTNESS
 +    * FLATNESS
 +    * CIRCULARITY
 +    * CYLINDRICITY
 +  * PROFILE
 +    * PROFILE OF A LINE
 +    * PROFILE OF A SURFACE
 +  * LOCATION
 +    * POSITION
 +    * CONCENTRICITY
 +    * SYMMETRY
 +  * ORIENTATION
 +    * PARALLELISM
 +    * PERPENDICULARITY
 +    * ANGULARITY
 +  * RUNOUT
 +    * CIRCULAR RUNOUT
 +    * TOTAL RUNOUT
 +  * References
 +    * Engineering Drawing & Design 5th Ed by Madsen, p. 502
 ==== Scalebars ==== ==== Scalebars ====
   * C:​\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\blocks\ScalesRulers\ModelSpace-Feet   * C:​\Users\jjensen.CI\journeyeducation.org\Jensen - Documents\JeffJensen\dwg\blocks\ScalesRulers\ModelSpace-Feet
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     * layer 0     * 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)     * 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     * 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 2 - open Inventor drawing template
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       * Cannot add additional connection points. Workaround copy and paste the block as a Sketch Symbol.       * Cannot add additional connection points. Workaround copy and paste the block as a Sketch Symbol.
 ==== Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard ==== ==== 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.+  * Use the Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard to copy drawing resources ​1) borders, ​2) title blocks, and 3) sketch symbols from a source drawing to one or more target drawings. Doesn'​t work with AutoCAD blocks. 
 +  * Inventor Library does NOT save 1) borders, 2) title blocks, 3) sketch symbols in it. Seems like the Library saves settings, layers, styles.
   * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2016/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-905806F4-93C0-43D7-83C8-3F50095B7060|Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard]]   * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2016/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-905806F4-93C0-43D7-83C8-3F50095B7060|Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard]]
 +
 +==== Selling Inventor Templates ====
 +  * Create a zip folder of the following
 +    * Project File - same level as these folders
 +    * Templates Folder - include Parts, Drawings, Assembly templates
 +    * Design Data Folder
 +    * Designs Folder (the workspace should point here)
 +    * Preset Folder (this is for custom hole commands)
  
 ==== Multiview ==== ==== Multiview ====
 +  * How do I change the view in a Drawing?
 +    * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​multiview-change.png?​400|Figure 3-0 Rotate a Multiview}}
   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​multiview-bookend.png|Figure 3-0 Multiview of Bookend, Basic Technical Drawing by Spencer, p. 15}}   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​multiview-bookend.png|Figure 3-0 Multiview of Bookend, Basic Technical Drawing by Spencer, p. 15}}
   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​workingdrawingpowersupplyinsulator2.png|Figure 3-0 Working drawing of a power supply insulator, Basic Technical Drawing by Spencer, p. 6}}   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​workingdrawingpowersupplyinsulator2.png|Figure 3-0 Working drawing of a power supply insulator, Basic Technical Drawing by Spencer, p. 6}}
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   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​nwcta-finalexam-partmultiview.jpg|Figure 3-0 Multiview created with Inventor}}   * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​nwcta-finalexam-partmultiview.jpg|Figure 3-0 Multiview created with Inventor}}
  
 +==== Dimensions ====
 +  * Inventor Drawing
 +    * Annotate tab -> Symbols panel -> Feature Control Frame
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​dimensions-featurecontrolframe.png|Figure 1-0 Dimensions - Feature Control Frame}}
 +  * Problem - dimension and tolerance is static/hard coded, not dynamic
 +  * Dimension tool
 +    * Good - the overall diameter dimension is correct ​
 +    * Bad - the tolerance is static/hard coded, not dynamic
 +    * Bad - don't know how to add the Feature Control Frame to the dimension
 +    * Bad - even if the sketch has a tolerance, appears the only way to get it is to do retreive model dimensions which adds everything and is messy
 +    * Bad - appears a bug in "​Retrieve Model Annotation"​ unable to just select a certain part
 +
 +==== GD&T - Total Runout ====
 +  * Total Runout means workpiece diameter is within tolerance along the z-axis (turning axis) or the perpendicular face is within tolerance perpendicular to the z-axis
 +  * "Total runout provides a combined control of surface elements. This is a tolerance that blankets the surface to be controlled. Total runout is used to control the combined variations of circularity,​ straightness,​ coaxiality, angularity, taper, and profile when applied to surfaces constructed around and at right angles to a datum axis. The reference datums are always regardless of material condition."​
 +  * "Total runout can be used to control the combined variations of perpendicularity (to control wobble and flatness) and to control concavity or convexity when applied to surfaces perpendicular to a datum axis. The total runout tolerance zone encompasses the entire surface as the part is rotated 360°. The entire surface must lie within the specified tolerance zone. To determine this, the dial indicator is placed at every location along the surface as the part is rotated 360°. Total runout is shown in Figure 13.105."​ (Engineering Drawing & Design by Madsen and Madsen, 5th, p. 544-5)
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​gdt-totalrunout.png|Figure 1-0 GD&T Total Runout}}
 +
 +==== Hole Table ====
 +  * {{engineer-mechanical:​inventor-drawinglayouts:​holetable-title-bold.png|Hole Table Title}}
 +
 +==== Chamfers ====
 +  * Inventor Drawing -> Annotate tab -> Chamfer
 +    * First select the chamfer edge
 +    * Second select the adjacent horizontal/​vertical line
 +    * Third click where you want to place the label such as **.03 X 45° Chamfer**
 +  * [[http://​help.autodesk.com/​view/​INVNTOR/​2019/​ENU/?​guid=GUID-E77376A2-279A-4FD0-AB6F-3166E6FE9688|To Add or Edit Chamfer Notes on Drawing Views]]
 ==== Drawing Annotation ==== ==== Drawing Annotation ====
   * Steps to change the text size/height   * Steps to change the text size/height
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   * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Mo5k-rQIjPw|Creating Your Own Drawing Template in Autodesk Inventor Tutorial]] by [[https://​www.youtube.com/​channel/​UCwusYhBNmB5Ol6h7lfo8I7A|Inventor Tutorials]] YouTube   * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Mo5k-rQIjPw|Creating Your Own Drawing Template in Autodesk Inventor Tutorial]] by [[https://​www.youtube.com/​channel/​UCwusYhBNmB5Ol6h7lfo8I7A|Inventor Tutorials]] YouTube
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