Have spent several days trying to figure this tool out. Can someone explain to me what exactly is the point of a "Sketch"? Is it just a vehicle to a solid? Are Sketches just meant to be temporary?
The extremely limited documentation seems to presume I am already a CAD expert, and have just transitioned from a similar tool to this one. Where can I find some sort of tutorials?
What is the point of contraints? For example, I have two cylinders with parallel centerlines. I want to create a plane that is tangent to both cylinders. I can get as far as a line that is tangent to the circular face of one of the cylinders, but am now stuck. Is this even the right approach?
Another easy one. How would I draw a sheave (like for a pulley block)? I have a flat cylinder. How can I make the groove in the curved face of the cylinder? Fillet appear to require an edge, and I have not been able to make a Sketch circle around the center of the curved face of the cylinder. Is this even the right approach?
Thanks for trying Inventor Fusion. I can answer most of your questions. For the rest, we can continue the conversation as needed.
You are correct. A sketch is a 2D shape created (usually) for the purpose of making 3D shapes. A sketch defines the profile that is used in Extrude, Revolve, and other 3D commands. Sketches are stored in a folder in the browser.
Tutorials are accessed through the Help site. Help is accessed via the question mark button in the upper right hand corner.