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fsamir
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How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

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06-27-2013 03:28 PM

Hi there,

 

is it possible to create threads with Inventor Fusion? Any workaround?

 

It seems is a killer feature that is missing.

 

Thanks,

Franklin

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Phil.E
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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-16-2013 08:58 AM in reply to: fsamir

Franklin,

 

Thanks for posting. You are correct, threads are a great feature. Can you describe how you would use the threads?

 

Thanks!



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-16-2013 03:13 PM in reply to: Phil.E
Hi,

I would like to use to connect thing, like a jar lid, screws, etc.
It would be great if we were able to apply a positive thread externally to
a cylinder and substract the same thread from another shape, so they could
connect to each other.


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Franklin Dattein
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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-16-2013 03:28 PM in reply to: fsamir

Franklin,

 

I'm sorry I should have been more clear. By "use the threads" I mean: do you need a 3D model, or just a picture, a 3D printed model, or a drawing of the parts?

 

Thanks,



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-16-2013 05:11 PM in reply to: Phil.E

Hi,

I can think of some different ways to achieve the job. Please let me know if it is clear enough.

 

1. Using sketches
Given a 3D object (like a cylinder) I would like to be able to apply a thread sketch to its surface,
in such a way that I can define thread thickness, distance between threads, thread angle
And pull it up in such a way that it will add threads to the surface of the object
Or pull it down in such a way that it will substract the thread to the surface of the object.

 

2. Using a 3D object
Given there is a new Thread 3D Object model in the menu
When I choose it
Then it render the object like an spiral
And I can define the following parameters:
  thread thickness;
   distance between threads;
   thread height;
   thread angle
And I can snap it to an existing 3D object
And I can subsctract it from an existing object.

 

 

3. Modifying an existing object (similar the holes functionality)
Given I have an 3D object that supports threads (like cylinders and cilindircal holes)
When I select the object surface
Then there is an option to apply the thread pattern to the selected object's surface.
And I can specify the following parameters:
   thread thickness;
   distance between threads;
   thread height;
   thread angle

 

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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-17-2013 08:21 AM in reply to: fsamir

Franklin,

 

Thanks for letting us know how you would like to use threads.

 

Inventor Fusion does not support such features. However, Fusion 360 does.

 

Fusion 360 has a thread command that:

  • Has physical (3D) and graphical threads
  • Threads are specified by picking the size and standard
  • Geometry adjusts to the thread size.

Try it here: Fusion 360 Hub

 

Thanks again,

 



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-17-2013 05:49 PM in reply to: Phil.E

Hi Phil,

 

thanks for ponting to Fusion 360.

 

I just downloaded it and I managed to create threads just as I was looking for. I hope when Fusion 360 becomes a payed software it won't be too expensive for a hobbist like me.

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Re: How to do threads with Inventor Fusion?

07-17-2013 06:10 PM in reply to: fsamir

Franklin,

 

There are three worspaces. Threads are in the Model workspace, which is for traditional 3D solid modeling. I suspect you are in the Sculpt workspace.

 

threads_in_Fusion_360.png

 

 

 

 

 



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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