Inventor General

Reply
Active Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-14-2014
Message 1 of 7 (314 Views)
Accepted Solution

Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

314 Views, 6 Replies
02-14-2014 08:04 AM

Hi, I am building an cip tank. Revolved a ramp. Sketched 2 circles and extruded to have a foot. Would extrude to the outside of the ramp, not through the ramp. How could I extrude it to the outside? I've looked and tried many times, but this problem drives me crazy Regards, Dirk

*Expert Elite*
Posts: 25,227
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 2 of 7 (276 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-14-2014 09:13 AM in reply to: d1rk

The image files you attached are huge.  I recommend using *.png file type.

If you go to the Windows Start globe in lower left corner of screen and start typing Snip... you should get the Windows Snipping tool for doing screen captures.

 

It appears that you are doing adaptive parts in an assembly.

I recommend that beginners stay away from adaptive parts until they have more experience and are therefore no longer beginners.

 

I recommend that you do this design as multi-body solids within a single part file and then "push" out the individual part and assembly. 

 

A second alternative is master modeling technique utilizing Derived Components.

 

Attach your assembly here for alternative options.

Respond with urls and/or pictures of a finished assembly similar to what you are trying to design.

 

Indicate how much training/experience you have with Inventor.

Indicate what version of Inventor you are using.

 

What is a "non equal" surface?

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2014 Edu 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Active Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-14-2014
Message 3 of 7 (228 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-14-2014 12:32 PM in reply to: JDMather

Hi JD

 

Thanks for answering.

I'm just a beginner. I've experience with Autocad for 5 years and started with Inventor. The most dificult is that inventor works so different compared with autocad.

 

I' ve drawed with more parts  because I don't want to change the BOM afterwards, but as you described is this maybe a to strong learning curve.

 

Regards,

 

Dirk

*Expert Elite*
Posts: 25,227
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 4 of 7 (203 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-14-2014 03:07 PM in reply to: d1rk

An assembly file (*.iam) is only a list of hyperlinks to the part files (*.ipt) and a record of assembly constraints (and a bit more).

You must include the part files.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2014 Edu 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Active Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-14-2014
Message 5 of 7 (159 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-16-2014 03:28 AM in reply to: JDMather

Oops sorry,

 

Herewith the parts.

 

Looking forward to your answer :smileyvery-happy:

 

*Expert Elite*
Posts: 25,227
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 6 of 7 (138 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-16-2014 06:10 AM in reply to: d1rk

There is no grounded part in your assembly?

The parts are not fully constrained in relative position to each other.

For a beginner it would be easier to create and control this as multi-body solids rather than as Adaptive parts,

but

if you want to do this way,

Establish grounded reference part

Fully constrain positions

Edit part in the context of the assembly and Project Geometry or Copy Object from reference part into part being edited.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2014 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2014 Edu 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Active Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-14-2014
Message 7 of 7 (106 Views)

Re: Could someone help me with extruding to non equal surface

02-17-2014 04:37 AM in reply to: d1rk

Hi JD,

 

I've struggled with it for a few hours, but the result is here...

 

I've did it as follow...

 

 

* extrude one foot to the desired length.

* copy object -face - create new surface

* split -  trim solid

 

Now I'm curious if you referred to this as a solution, this is the best way? (I know, there are many roads to Rome :smileywink: )

 

 

 

 

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Welcome to the new Autodesk Community!
If this is your first visit, click here to get started and make the most of the Community. Let us know what you think of the new experience in the Community Feedback Forum.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Inventor Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for Autodesk Inventor helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Inventor

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube