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autodesk
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Registered: ‎10-22-2012
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How would you design a box like this with lots of tabs?

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10-22-2012 02:13 PM

I would like to use inventor 2013 to create boxes as described at Inventables which contains acrylic pieces with tabs on each side that fit together like a puzzle.  So 2 questions, first what technique would work best for creating sketches for each part and making sure they all fit together?  Here is a link to the picture off all the parts: All Parts Picture  and 2) Basically the tabs are a repeating structure, is there a way to programically tell inventor to repeat structure to fit sides? 

 

 

Tab Patterns:

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Anything-Using-Acrylic-and-Machine-Sc/?ALLSTEPS

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Xun.Zhang
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Re: How would you design a box like this with lots of tabs?

10-23-2012 12:00 AM in reply to: autodesk

Hi,

 

Thanks for your poster, I did investigation on the issue you've post, and I think iPart could support for the situation, please refer the attachment for the case 1 (M3x10) and case 2 (M3x16), please have a try for the same iPart rule for the case 3 (6mm Sheet stock/ M3x16).

 

The Tabs listed in the Table node, hopefully it's the one you desired.



Xun Zhang
Software QA Engineer
Inventor Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: How would you design a box like this with lots of tabs?

10-23-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: Xun.Zhang

I don't think iParts will allow me to automatically duplicate the design to fit different size parts.  From doing some more reading, it seems like what I need to do is make Sketch Blocks with the patterns.  What do you think?

 

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NicolasXu
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Re: How would you design a box like this with lots of tabs?

10-23-2012 08:11 PM in reply to: autodesk

Hi, 

 

I'm thinking there might be two approaches matching the requirements, and depend on what level of flexibility you want to have and the real design specification.

 

  •  Multi body technology + sketch block
  •  Multi body technology + iFeature

What's your opinion? 

 

Thanks,

 



Nicolas Xu
Sr. SQA Eng.
Fusion 360 Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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