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Bennetts
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animate extrusion

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04-13-2012 08:25 AM

Hi Guys .... i am fairly new to inventor ... so here goes .... i am trying to show a blank plank of  "wood" being past though profile knife and cutter head and then on the other side of the knife i would like the plank of wood to now  be of course profiled acordingley. The only way i can explain that to people not in the wood tooling industry (that means everybody who will read this!!) is, imagine a block of aluminium going into a die at one end and coming out the other as its extruded shape. My problem is animating this process, i have no idea where to start !!! is it even possible ? I have drawn the knives and cutter head and can even get them to rotate using a drive constraint......................... Any help  would be greatly appreciated

 

Cheers

 

Assign parameter to lengths.
Animate parameter shortening one while lengthening the other.

Attach your assembly here.

Hi Bennetts, 

You'll need to use the tools in the Studio environment to do this rather than the Drive Constraints tool. You'll likely need to link your extrusion cut length parameter from the plank to the assembly (from the assembly go to Tools > Parameters > Link button > change the file type to look for .ipt files) and select the plank model). Then you can add the parameter to the favorites and animate it.

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details). You can open the assembly and go to the Studio Environment and then use the Animation Timeline controls to play it.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

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Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details).  

 


Curtis - I think the cutter is rotating the wrong direction. 
:smileyvery-happy:

 

Bennetts,
Of course you could also have the tool rotating in place and the stock moving.
If you have trouble figuring it out from Curtis' example - attach what you are able to complete.


JDMather wrote:

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details).  

 


Curtis - I think the cutter is rotating the wrong direction. 
:smileyvery-happy:


:smileyhappy:

 

Yeah, I knew I'd get called on that, but it took me too long to get the GIF file small enough to post, to justify re-doing it once I noticed it. :smileyhappy:


Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

Yeah, I knew I'd get called on that, but it took me too long to get the GIF file small enough to post, to justify re-doing it once I noticed it. :smileyhappy:


Good demonstration on the basic technique.  Hopefully Bennetts will be able to figure it out from your files.

I want to see chips flying off the board !  :smileyvery-happy:

That is fantastic!  I will have to spend some time looking at it to figure out how you did that. This could be a fun tool to learn.

 

Jim

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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: Bennetts

Assign parameter to lengths.
Animate parameter shortening one while lengthening the other.

Attach your assembly here.

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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 11:13 AM in reply to: Bennetts

Hi Bennetts, 

You'll need to use the tools in the Studio environment to do this rather than the Drive Constraints tool. You'll likely need to link your extrusion cut length parameter from the plank to the assembly (from the assembly go to Tools > Parameters > Link button > change the file type to look for .ipt files) and select the plank model). Then you can add the parameter to the favorites and animate it.

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details). You can open the assembly and go to the Studio Environment and then use the Animation Timeline controls to play it.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 11:25 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details).  

 


Curtis - I think the cutter is rotating the wrong direction. 
:smileyvery-happy:

 

Bennetts,
Of course you could also have the tool rotating in place and the stock moving.
If you have trouble figuring it out from Curtis' example - attach what you are able to complete.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 11:28 AM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather wrote:

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

 

Attached are some simple example files (please excuse the lack of real world details).  

 


Curtis - I think the cutter is rotating the wrong direction. 
:smileyvery-happy:


:smileyhappy:

 

Yeah, I knew I'd get called on that, but it took me too long to get the GIF file small enough to post, to justify re-doing it once I noticed it. :smileyhappy:



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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 11:29 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis_Waguespack wrote:

Yeah, I knew I'd get called on that, but it took me too long to get the GIF file small enough to post, to justify re-doing it once I noticed it. :smileyhappy:


Good demonstration on the basic technique.  Hopefully Bennetts will be able to figure it out from your files.

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Re: animate extrusion

04-13-2012 02:58 PM in reply to: JDMather

I want to see chips flying off the board !  :smileyvery-happy:

That is fantastic!  I will have to spend some time looking at it to figure out how you did that. This could be a fun tool to learn.

 

Jim

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Re: animate extrusion

04-14-2012 12:02 AM in reply to: Bennetts

Amazing ............... thank you gentlemen, you can tell I am not used to using these discussion forums ..... to receive such a quick reply from such knowledgeable chaps as your selves  is very cool…………… I have a very thumbed version of Mastering autodesk inventor 2011 …… I also have a very thumbed copy of Great Expectations …. Tried contacting that author about something but he didn’t reply at all !!!....... just rude if you ask me :-)

Thanks once again ……………….. if it doesn’t  work I will be taking JD up on his offer !!

 

 

Bennetts (Gary Shaw)

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Re: animate extrusion

04-16-2012 12:04 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Stunning work!

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Re: animate extrusion

04-19-2012 02:03 PM in reply to: Bennetts

Thank you  to JD and Curtis for their help re: animation....... i have another question .... is it possible to import my animation in to showcase..... or 3ds Max ????

 

thanks

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